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Berea, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Berea had a population of 14,548 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Berea is located at latitude 37.5893 and longitude -84.2945 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berea (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Berea (GNIS ID: 2403858) 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 Berea is located within Berea Division of Madison County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berea: Barea, The Bresh, The Glades.

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


Total Population 14,548
Daytime Population: Workers 9,991
Daytime Population: Residents 8,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,065
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 13,335
Population in Familes 10,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,213
Population Density2 887
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,672
Average Household Income $51,165
Per Capita Income $20,431


Total Housing Units 5,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,035 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,434 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 465 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $140,968
Average Home Value $157,477


Total Households 5,469
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,641
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 0.98% 0.95%
Households 0.92% 0.94%
Families 1.03% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Berea, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berea 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 # 32 94th
Population Density # 274 49th
Diversity Index # 176 68th
Median Household Income # 279 49th
Per Capita Income # 336 38th

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