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Powderly, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Powderly had a population of 758 as of July 1, 2017. Powderly ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Powderly is located at latitude 37.2394 and longitude -87.1539 in Muhlenberg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Powderly (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Powderly (GNIS ID: 2404566) 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 Powderly is located within Greenville Division of Muhlenberg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Powderly population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 758
Daytime Population: Workers 937
Daytime Population: Residents 457
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.84
Population in Households 757
Population in Familes 614
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 478
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $31,123
Average Household Income $46,960
Per Capita Income $20,497


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $65,357
Average Home Value $82,490


Total Households 325
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 215
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 0.24% 0.16%
Households 0.17% 0.12%
Families -0.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Powderly, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powderly 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 # 281 48th
Population Density # 391 28th
Diversity Index # 427 21st
Median Household Income # 436 19th
Per Capita Income # 333 39th

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