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The Phelps Census Designated Place had a population of 897 as of July 1, 2017. Phelps 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 Phelps is located at latitude 37.5091 and longitude -82.1606 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the Phelps Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Phelps Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403405) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Phelps Census Designated Place is located within Phelps Division of Pike County.

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


Total Population 897
Daytime Population: Workers 181
Daytime Population: Residents 710
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 891
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 876
Population in Familes 728
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 112
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $25,321
Average Household Income $39,607
Per Capita Income $16,688


Total Housing Units 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $78,750


Total Households 390
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 267
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 0.06% -0.52%
Households 0.04% -0.52%
Families 0.21% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Phelps, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phelps 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 # 249 54th
Population Density # 529 2nd
Diversity Index # 527 3rd
Median Household Income # 512 5th
Per Capita Income # 493 9th

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