Tompkinsville, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Tompkinsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Tompkinsville had a population of 2,164 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Tompkinsville is located at latitude 36.7023 and longitude -85.6916 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tompkinsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 919 feet.

The City of Tompkinsville (GNIS ID: 2405594) 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 Tompkinsville is located within Tompkinsville Division of Monroe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tompkinsville: Watsons Store.

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


Total Population 2,164
Population in Households 2,129
Population in Familes 1,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 659
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $23,962
Average Household Income $37,743
Per Capita Income $16,551


Total Housing Units 1,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $179,424


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 569
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 -0.4% -0.52%
Households -0.31% -0.46%
Families 0.35% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

Tompkinsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tompkinsville 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 # 162 70th
Population Density # 339 37th
Diversity Index # 197 64th
Median Household Income # 520 4th
Per Capita Income # 504 7th

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