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South Carrollton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of South Carrollton had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for South Carrollton is located at latitude 37.3353 and longitude -87.1402 in Muhlenberg County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Carrollton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of South Carrollton (GNIS ID: 2405488) 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 South Carrollton is located within Central City Division of Muhlenberg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Carrollton 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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South Carrollton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 176
Daytime Population: Workers 61
Daytime Population: Residents 124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 185
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 175
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 696
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $24,289
Average Household Income $37,166
Per Capita Income $14,648


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $119,231


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 50
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 -0.61% -0.57%
Households -0.59% -0.59%
Families -0.27% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

South Carrollton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Carrollton 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 # 485 10th
Population Density # 325 40th
Diversity Index # 391 28th
Median Household Income # 518 4th
Per Capita Income # 524 3rd

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