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The City of Sturgis had a population of 1,822 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sturgis is located at latitude 37.5462 and longitude -87.9874 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sturgis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The City of Sturgis (GNIS ID: 2405536) 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 Sturgis is located within Sturgis Division of Union County.

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


Total Population 1,822
Daytime Population: Workers 518
Daytime Population: Residents 1,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,650
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 1,806
Population in Familes 1,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,163
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $35,414
Average Household Income $46,984
Per Capita Income $20,145


Total Housing Units 909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $72,404
Average Home Value $97,141


Total Households 783
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 502
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 -0.56% -0.51%
Households -0.53% -0.46%
Families -0.35% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Sturgis, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturgis 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 # 174 68th
Population Density # 208 62nd
Diversity Index # 200 63rd
Median Household Income # 363 33rd
Per Capita Income # 350 35th

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