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Emlyn, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Emlyn Census Designated Place had a population of 410 as of July 1, 2020. Emlyn ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emlyn is located at latitude 36.7045 and longitude -84.1433 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the Emlyn Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 971 feet.

The Emlyn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629609) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emlyn: Diode, Hog Jaw.

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Emlyn, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 410 (100%)
Population in Households 410 (100.0%)
Population in Families 344 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 575
Diversity Index2 3
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,289
Average Household Income $49,019
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $18,993
Wealth Index5 38
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $65,816
Average Home Value $76,327
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.4% -0.15%
Households -0.47% -0.25%
Families -0.57% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.36%

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Emlyn, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emlyn to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 381 30th
Population Density # 361 33rd
Median Household Income # 309 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 538 99th
Per Capita Income # 443 18th
Diversity Index # 534 1st

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