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Brandenburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Brandenburg had a population of 2,661 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Brandenburg is located at latitude 37.999 and longitude -86.1694 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brandenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Brandenburg (GNIS ID: 2403913) 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 Brandenburg is located within Brandenburg Division of Meade County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brandenburg: Brandenberg, Buzzard Roost.

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


Total Population 2,661
Population in Households 2,462
Population in Familes 1,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 640
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $40,876
Average Household Income $56,731
Per Capita Income $23,947


Total Housing Units 1,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $135,490
Average Home Value $157,719


Total Households 1,071
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 645
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% -0.06%
Households 0.11% -0.04%
Families 0.34% -0.16%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Brandenburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brandenburg to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 132 76th
Population Density # 344 36th
Diversity Index # 188 65th
Median Household Income # 291 46th
Per Capita Income # 239 56th

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