Science Hill, KY 42553 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42553: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Science Hill, KY 42553

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pulaski County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.173, Longitude -84.686
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42553 has segments in 2 Counties (Casey, Pulaski).

  • Businesses Addresses: 69
  • PO Box Addresses: 315
  • Residential Addresses: 2,020
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,020

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

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Science Hill, KY 42553 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,976
Daytime Population: Workers 490
Daytime Population: Residents 3,231
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,721
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 5,942
Population in Familes 5,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 92
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $37,019
Average Household Income $51,206
Per Capita Income $19,991


Total Housing Units 2,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,775 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 548 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $120,726
Average Home Value $150,338


Total Households 2,323
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,683
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 0.26% 0.23%
Households 0.22% 0.21%
Families 0.07% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Science Hill, KY 42553 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42553 to the other 756 ZIP Codes 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 # 180 76th
Population Density # 245 68th
Diversity Index # 321 57th
Median Household Income # 429 43rd
Per Capita Income # 430 43rd

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