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Hendron, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Hendron Census Designated Place had a population of 4,999 as of July 1, 2017. Hendron ranks in 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 Hendron is located at latitude 37.0331 and longitude -88.6456 in McCracken County. The formal boundaries for the Hendron Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McCracken County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Hendron Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402577) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Hendron Census Designated Place is located within Paducah Division of McCracken County.

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


Total Population 4,999
Daytime Population: Workers 1,472
Daytime Population: Residents 2,587
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,059
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 4,891
Population in Familes 3,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 968
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $45,582
Average Household Income $65,754
Per Capita Income $29,106


Total Housing Units 2,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,290 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $133,851
Average Home Value $169,050


Total Households 2,233
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,322
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 0.88% 0.5%
Households 0.85% 0.51%
Families 0.35% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Hendron, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hendron 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 # 88 84th
Population Density # 253 53rd
Diversity Index # 114 79th
Median Household Income # 218 60th
Per Capita Income # 127 77th

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