Elk Creek, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elk Creek, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Elk Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,622 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 1,622
Daytime Population: Workers 223
Daytime Population: Residents 743
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 966
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,620
Population in Familes 1,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $80,285
Average Household Income $96,387
Per Capita Income $33,145


Total Housing Units 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (89.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $231,140
Average Home Value $268,857


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 471
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 0.73% 0.94%
Households 0.65% 0.94%
Families 0.48% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 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 # 187 66th
Population Density # 464 14th
Diversity Index # 275 50th
Median Household Income # 45 92nd
Per Capita Income # 88 84th

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