McCreary County KY Information


McCreary County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,197
Population in Households 16,248
Population in Familes 13,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,949
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $25,254
Average Household Income $36,516
Per Capita Income $14,926


Total Housing Units 7,888 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,387 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,164 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,337 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $76,551
Average Home Value $90,050


Total Households 6,551
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,473
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 -0.07% -0.28%
Households 0.14% -0.25%
Families -0.05% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.29%


McCreary County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCreary County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents 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 # 65 47th
Population Density # 82 33rd
Diversity Index # 33 74th
Median Household Income # 118 3rd
Per Capita Income # 120 1st

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