Spencer County KY Information


Spencer County Subdivisions

Spencer County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,375
Daytime Population: Workers 2,218
Daytime Population: Residents 8,929
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,147
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 18,262
Population in Familes 16,121
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $66,145
Average Household Income $80,815
Per Capita Income $29,116


Total Housing Units 7,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,401 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,192 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 580 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $192,781
Average Home Value $214,192


Total Households 6,593
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 5,196
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 1.03% 1.13%
Households 0.93% 1.07%
Families 0.82% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.69%


Spencer County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spencer County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents 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 # 64 48th
Population Density # 31 75th
Diversity Index # 69 43rd
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 10 93rd

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