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The City of Buckhorn had a population of 142 as of July 1, 2017. Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn is located at latitude 37.3466 and longitude -83.4698 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckhorn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Buckhorn (GNIS ID: 2403947) 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 Buckhorn is located within Buckhorn Division of Perry County.

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


Total Population 142
Daytime Population: Workers 299
Daytime Population: Residents 109
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.87
Population in Households 137
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $24,097
Average Household Income $36,260
Per Capita Income $15,095


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $60,526
Average Home Value $58,824


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 34
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 -1.8% -1.45%
Households -1.68% -1.8%
Families -0.79% -1.83%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Buckhorn, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckhorn 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 # 507 6th
Population Density # 410 24th
Diversity Index # 473 13th
Median Household Income # 519 4th
Per Capita Income # 519 4th

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