Upton, Kentucky

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Upton, Kentucky

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Upton Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Upton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Upton, Kentucky

Comparing Upton 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
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
College Educated Adults 4 5
People Above Poverty 4 6
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
People Living Alone 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Upton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 55 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 42784
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.465
Longitude -85.893

Upton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
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Upton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 654 100%
Male 322 49.2%
Female 332 50.8%
Under 18 144 22%
18+ 510 78%
65+ 122 18.7%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 2.86
White 633 96.8%
African-American 5 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 14 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Upton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 629
Growth -25
Growth % -3.8%

Upton 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 37.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
Irish 15.3%
German 10.2%
English 8.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
European 1.9%
Italian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Upton 654 $31,477
Bonnieville 354 $29,250
Clarkson 794 $28,000
Elizabethtown 22,542 $45,399
Hodgenville 2,874 $37,125
Munfordville 1,563 $26,333
Sonora 350 $37,500
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