Drakesboro, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Drakesboro, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Drakesboro had a population of 506 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Drakesboro is located at latitude 37.2173 and longitude -87.0499 in Muhlenberg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Drakesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The City of Drakesboro (GNIS ID: 2403507) 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 Drakesboro is located within Drakesboro Division of Muhlenberg County.

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


Total Population 506
Population in Households 506
Population in Familes 413
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 917
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $26,014
Average Household Income $40,205
Per Capita Income $15,861


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $77,397
Average Home Value $80,247


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 133
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 -0.21% -0.32%
Households -0.18% -0.31%
Families -0.27% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Drakesboro, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drakesboro 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 # 348 36th
Population Density # 267 51st
Diversity Index # 203 63rd
Median Household Income # 511 6th
Per Capita Income # 516 5th

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