Elk Creek, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Elk Creek, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Elk Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,818 as of July 1, 2018. Elk Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Creek is located at latitude 38.1152 and longitude -85.3716 in Spencer County. The formal boundaries for the Elk Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Spencer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The Elk Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628566) 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 ""

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

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Elk Creek, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,818
Population in Households 1,816
Population in Familes 1,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 314
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $84,094
Average Household Income $98,702
Per Capita Income $34,187


Total Housing Units 668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587 (87.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $258,511
Average Home Value $279,053


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.04% 1.94%
Households 2.05% 1.88%
Families 1.84% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Elk Creek, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Creek to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 172 68th
Population Density # 452 16th
Diversity Index # 282 48th
Median Household Income # 47 91st
Per Capita Income # 93 83rd

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