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Hazard, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Hazard had a population of 5,972 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hazard is located at latitude 37.2606 and longitude -83.1984 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hazard (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Hazard (GNIS ID: 2404667) 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 Hazard is located within Hazard Division of Perry County.

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


Total Population 5,972
Daytime Population: Workers 8,843
Daytime Population: Residents 3,675
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,518
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.10
Population in Households 5,721
Population in Familes 4,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density2 802
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,114
Average Household Income $50,987
Per Capita Income $21,462


Total Housing Units 2,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,342 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,025 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $93,272
Average Home Value $125,802


Total Households 2,368
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,460
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 -0.13% -0.39%
Households -0.17% -0.42%
Families -0.23% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Hazard, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hazard 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 # 79 86th
Population Density # 294 46th
Diversity Index # 227 58th
Median Household Income # 321 41st
Per Capita Income # 295 46th

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