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Rockport, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Rockport had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2017. Rockport ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Rockport is located at latitude 37.3382 and longitude -86.9876 in Ohio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockport (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ohio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 436 feet.

The City of Rockport (GNIS ID: 2404641) 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 Rockport is located within McHenry-Rockport Division of Ohio County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockport: Dentons Ferry, Old Rockport, Riverside, Rock Port.

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


Total Population 286
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 194
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 220
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 240
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 412
Diversity Index3 1


Median Household Income $36,335
Average Household Income $45,133
Per Capita Income $18,771


Total Housing Units 137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $75,625
Average Home Value $82,576


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 81
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 1.0% 0.83%
Households 1.0% 0.69%
Families 0.88% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Rockport, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockport 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 # 437 19th
Population Density # 415 23rd
Diversity Index # 533 1st
Median Household Income # 348 36th
Per Capita Income # 414 24th

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