Simpson County KY Information

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Simpson County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Simpson County KY Housing Affordability Index is 151
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Simpson County KY Wealth Index is 49
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 18,443
Population in Households 18,116
Population in Families 14,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density 79
Diversity Index1 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,912
Average Household Income $55,104
Per Capita Income $21,604
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,369 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,833 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $138,605
Housing Affordability Index2 151
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,202
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,970
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.68% 0.6%
Households 0.7% 0.61%
Families 0.53% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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Simpson County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simpson County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 65 47th
Population Density # 48 61st
Diversity Index # 15 88th
Median Household Income # 59 52nd
Per Capita Income # 64 48th

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