Elkhorn City, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elkhorn City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Elkhorn City had a population of 1,146 as of July 1, 2017. Elkhorn City 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 Elkhorn City is located at latitude 37.3161 and longitude -82.3579 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkhorn City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Elkhorn City (GNIS ID: 2403554) 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 Elkhorn City is located within Elkhorn City Division of Pike County.

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


Total Population 1,146
Daytime Population: Workers 330
Daytime Population: Residents 847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,177
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 1,046
Population in Familes 849
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 170
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $29,689
Average Household Income $44,404
Per Capita Income $19,556


Total Housing Units 597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $85,634
Average Home Value $119,659


Total Households 462
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 298
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 -0.48% -1.05%
Households -0.84% -1.11%
Families -1.02% -1.24%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Elkhorn City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhorn City 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 # 223 59th
Population Density # 504 7th
Diversity Index # 511 5th
Median Household Income # 461 15th
Per Capita Income # 376 31st

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