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Science Hill, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Science Hill had a population of 681 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Science Hill is located at latitude 37.175 and longitude -84.6347 in Pulaski County. The formal boundaries for the City of Science Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pulaski County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The City of Science Hill (GNIS ID: 2405430) 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 Science Hill is located within Science Hill Division of Pulaski County.

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


Total Population 681
Daytime Population: Workers 171
Daytime Population: Residents 383
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 554
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 668
Population in Familes 568
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,098
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $37,925
Average Household Income $47,741
Per Capita Income $19,232


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $127,222
Average Home Value $144,730


Total Households 273
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 198
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 -0.24% -0.12%
Households -0.35% -0.15%
Families 0.0% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Science Hill, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Science Hill 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 # 305 44th
Population Density # 230 58th
Diversity Index # 367 32nd
Median Household Income # 326 40th
Per Capita Income # 396 27th

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