Wolfe County KY Information


Wolfe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,741
Daytime Population: Workers 1,301
Daytime Population: Residents 5,800
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,101
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 7,609
Population in Familes 6,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $24,262
Average Household Income $36,413
Per Capita Income $15,585


Total Housing Units 3,928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,226 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,027 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 675 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $63,445
Average Home Value $86,366


Total Households 3,253
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,164
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 0.71% 0.7%
Households 0.82% 0.79%
Families 0.65% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.1%


Wolfe County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wolfe 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 # 111 8th
Population Density # 100 17th
Diversity Index # 118 3rd
Median Household Income # 119 2nd
Per Capita Income # 118 3rd

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