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The City of Simpsonville had a population of 2,733 as of July 1, 2017. Simpsonville ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Simpsonville is located at latitude 38.2169 and longitude -85.3496 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Simpsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Simpsonville (GNIS ID: 2405466) 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 Simpsonville is located within Simpsonville Division of Shelby County.

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


Total Population 2,733
Daytime Population: Workers 2,316
Daytime Population: Residents 1,580
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,896
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 2,308
Population in Familes 1,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 425
Population Density2 1,167
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $61,731
Average Household Income $90,710
Per Capita Income $32,727


Total Housing Units 1,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $188,095
Average Home Value $291,582


Total Households 1,043
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 766
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 1.31% 1.4%
Households 1.5% 1.58%
Families 1.8% 1.5%
Median Household Income   4.07%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Simpsonville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simpsonville 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 # 128 76th
Population Density # 206 62nd
Diversity Index # 40 93rd
Median Household Income # 96 82nd
Per Capita Income # 90 84th

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