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The City of Kuttawa had a population of 672 as of July 1, 2017. Kuttawa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kuttawa is located at latitude 37.0605 and longitude -88.1144 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kuttawa (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Kuttawa (GNIS ID: 2404844) 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 Kuttawa is located within Eddyville Division of Lyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kuttawa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Kuttawa, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 672
Daytime Population: Workers 493
Daytime Population: Residents 450
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 943
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 575
Population in Familes 455
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 307
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $44,943
Average Household Income $58,801
Per Capita Income $25,794


Total Housing Units 404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $158,824
Average Home Value $173,058


Total Households 254
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 159
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 0.29% -0.03%
Households -0.05% -0.08%
Families 0.17% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Kuttawa, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kuttawa to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 309 43rd
Population Density # 451 17th
Diversity Index # 384 29th
Median Household Income # 225 59th
Per Capita Income # 171 69th

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