Harlan, KY 40831 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 40831: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harlan, KY 40831

Acceptable Alternative
Chevrolet, KY 40831
Smith, KY 40831

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Harlan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.846, Longitude -83.314
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 471
  • PO Box Addresses: 569
  • Residential Addresses: 1,975
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 74
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,901

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Harlan, KY 40831 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,217
Population in Households 5,960
Population in Familes 4,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $28,589
Average Household Income $51,419
Per Capita Income $21,571


Total Housing Units 2,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,543 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 982 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $84,251
Average Home Value $107,129


Total Households 2,525
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,624
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.82% 0.1%
Households 0.87% 0.09%
Families 0.67% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Harlan, KY 40831 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40831 to the other 754 ZIP Codes 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 # 179 76th
Population Density # 205 73rd
Diversity Index # 244 67th
Median Household Income # 646 14th
Per Capita Income # 355 53rd

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