Helton, KY 40840 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 40840: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Helton, KY 40840

Acceptable Alternative
Harlan, KY 40840

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Leslie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.953, Longitude -83.392
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 2
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 169
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 169

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

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Helton, KY 40840 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 286
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 248
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 11
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $36,188
Average Household Income $44,338
Per Capita Income $15,968


Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $79,348


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 75
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 -0.33% -0.64%
Households -0.35% -0.59%
Families -0.47% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Helton, KY 40840 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40840 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 # 669 11th
Population Density # 730 3rd
Diversity Index # 697 8th
Median Household Income # 461 39th
Per Capita Income # 682 10th

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