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Island, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Island had a population of 486 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Island is located at latitude 37.445 and longitude -87.1439 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Island encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Island (GNIS ID: 2404769) 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 Island is located within Island Division of McLean County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Island: Island Station.

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Island, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Island, KY Housing Affordability Index is 278
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Island, KY Wealth Index is 54
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 486 (100%)
Population in Households 486 (100.0%)
Population in Families 410 (84.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,444
Diversity Index2 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,169
Average Household Income $59,972
Per Capita Income $23,486
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $89,583
Housing Affordability Index3 278
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.64% 0.29%
Households 0.58% 0.21%
Families 0.64% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Island, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Island to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 354 35th
Population Density # 160 71st
Diversity Index # 311 43rd
Median Household Income # 245 55th
Per Capita Income # 255 53rd

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