Pine Knot, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pine Knot, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Pine Knot Census Designated Place had a population of 1,625 as of July 1, 2017. Pine Knot 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 Pine Knot is located at latitude 36.6656 and longitude -84.4398 in McCreary County. The formal boundaries for the Pine Knot Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. McCreary County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,421 feet.

The Pine Knot Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403414) 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 Pine Knot Census Designated Place is located within Pine Knot Division of McCreary County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pine Knot 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 Pine Knot: High Point.

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


Total Population 1,625
Daytime Population: Workers 604
Daytime Population: Residents 1,153
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,757
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 1,462
Population in Familes 1,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $20,489
Average Household Income $31,939
Per Capita Income $13,248


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $81,667
Average Home Value $90,262


Total Households 557
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 374
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 0.03% -0.2%
Households 0.05% -0.14%
Families -0.04% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Pine Knot, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pine Knot 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 # 185 66th
Population Density # 477 12th
Diversity Index # 214 61st
Median Household Income # 530 2nd
Per Capita Income # 531 2nd

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