Eddyville, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Eddyville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Eddyville had a population of 2,504 as of July 1, 2018. Eddyville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eddyville is located at latitude 37.0774 and longitude -88.0749 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eddyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 509 feet.

The City of Eddyville (GNIS ID: 2403538) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Eddyville is located within Eddyville Division of Lyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eddyville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Eddyville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,504
Population in Households 1,887
Population in Familes 1,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 617
Population Density2 363
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $31,839
Average Household Income $46,677
Per Capita Income $21,252


Total Housing Units 943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $111,842
Average Home Value $147,682


Total Households 804
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.18%
Households 0.21% -0.25%
Families 0.31% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Eddyville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eddyville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 74th
Population Density # 431 20th
Diversity Index # 110 80th
Median Household Income # 437 19th
Per Capita Income # 334 38th

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