Horse Cave, Kentucky

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Horse Cave, Kentucky

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High Points

Horse Cave strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
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Top 4% trophy Horse Cave Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
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Top 8% Horse Cave Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Horse Cave, Kentucky

Comparing Horse Cave to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 6
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 8
Low Violent Crime 7 6

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Horse Cave Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 74 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky
County Hart
Standard Zip Codes 42749
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.179
Longitude -85.906

Horse Cave Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
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Horse Cave Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,252 100%
Male 1,013 45%
Female 1,239 55%
Under 18 492 21.8%
18+ 1,760 78.2%
65+ 457 20.3%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,822 80.9%
African-American 404 17.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.3%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 19 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.6%

Estimated Horse Cave Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,314
Growth 62
Growth % 2.8%

Horse Cave Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 35.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.8%
English 8.3%
Irish 7.4%
German 5.4%
Scottish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
European 1.1%
British 1%
African 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Horse Cave, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Park (42749)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Horse Cave 2,252 $28,026
Bonnieville 354 $29,250
Cave City 1,880 $30,179
Glasgow 13,019 $36,677
Hiseville 224 $28,750
Munfordville 1,563 $26,333
Park City 517 $36,042

Horse Cave Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(270) 786-2191
Emergency Service: No

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Horse Cave High Schools (2004)

2276 S DIXIE ST.
Serves 231 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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