Owsley County KY Information


Owsley County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 4,513
Daytime Population: Workers 846
Daytime Population: Residents 3,297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,143
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 4,423
Population in Familes 3,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $23,624
Average Household Income $37,681
Per Capita Income $15,569


Total Housing Units 2,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,283 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 542 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 489 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $73,322
Average Home Value $99,766


Total Households 1,825
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,217
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 -0.72% -0.79%
Households -0.65% -0.76%
Families -0.83% -0.87%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.98%


Owsley County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owsley County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents 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 # 119 2nd
Population Density # 118 3rd
Diversity Index # 108 10th
Median Household Income # 120 1st
Per Capita Income # 119 2nd

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