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Hardin, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Hardin had a population of 634 as of July 1, 2017. Hardin ranks in the lower 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 Hardin is located at latitude 36.7651 and longitude -88.3022 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hardin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Hardin (GNIS ID: 2403798) 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 Hardin is located within Benton Division of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hardin 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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Hardin, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 634
Daytime Population: Workers 181
Daytime Population: Residents 371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 552
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 530
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 906
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $31,570
Average Household Income $44,984
Per Capita Income $17,698


Total Housing Units 298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $130,452


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 178
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 0.42% -0.03%
Households 0.39% 0.0%
Families 1.14% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Hardin, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardin 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 # 319 41st
Population Density # 270 50th
Diversity Index # 430 21st
Median Household Income # 431 20th
Per Capita Income # 456 16th

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