42166 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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ZIP Code 42166: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Summer Shade, KY 42166

Acceptable Alternative
Willow Shade, KY 42166

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Metcalfe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.891, Longitude -85.715
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42166 has segments in 3 Counties (Barren, Metcalfe, Monroe).

  • Businesses Addresses: 25
  • PO Box Addresses: 75
  • Residential Addresses: 1,013
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,013

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2022, Maps updated: May 5, 2022.


Summer Shade, KY 42166 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,257 (100%)
Population in Households 2,257 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,877 (83.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 30
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $43,534
Average Household Income $56,517
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $22,637
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 742 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $94,922
Average Home Value $135,175
Housing Affordability Index3 292


Total Households 904
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 630
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.01% -0.01%
Households 0.02% 0.02%
Families -0.15% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
Owner Occupied HU   0.13%

Summer Shade, KY 42166 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42166 to the other 753 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 323 57th
Population Density # 608 19th
Median Household Income # 365 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 649 86th
Per Capita Income # 373 51st
Diversity Index # 337 56th

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