Horse Cave, KY 42749 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42749: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Horse Cave, KY 42749

Acceptable Alternative
Park, KY 42749

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Hart County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.185, Longitude -85.879
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42749 has segments in 3 Counties (Barren, Hart, Metcalfe).

  • Businesses Addresses: 172
  • PO Box Addresses: 115
  • Residential Addresses: 2,172
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 63
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,109

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

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Horse Cave, KY 42749 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,297
Daytime Population: Workers 3,299
Daytime Population: Residents 3,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,436
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 5,191
Population in Familes 4,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $33,561
Average Household Income $45,590
Per Capita Income $18,545


Total Housing Units 2,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,376 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 740 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $88,742
Average Home Value $118,568


Total Households 2,116
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,398
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 0.18% 0.22%
Households 0.1% 0.16%
Families -0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Horse Cave, KY 42749 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42749 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 # 198 74th
Population Density # 371 51st
Diversity Index # 105 86th
Median Household Income # 521 31st
Per Capita Income # 532 30th

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