West Point, Kentucky

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West Point, Kentucky

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High Points

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

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Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% West Point Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% West Point Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of West Point, Kentucky

Comparing West Point 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 4 3

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West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 40177
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.999
Longitude -85.943

West Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 20 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
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West Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,100 100%
Male 553 50.3%
Female 547 49.7%
Under 18 288 26.2%
18+ 812 73.8%
65+ 138 12.5%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,079 98.1%
African-American 7 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.6%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.8%

Estimated West Point Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,032
Growth -68
Growth % -6.2%

West Point 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 52.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
English 10.1%
German 9.1%
Irish 5.4%
Dutch 2.4%
European 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Polish 1%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Croatian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
African 0.4%
British West Indian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Point 1,100 $35,139
Brandenburg 2,049 $42,950
Ekron 170 $36,563
Muldraugh 1,298 $31,625
Radcliff 21,961 $41,260
Shepherdsville 8,334 $40,878
Vine Grove 4,169 $43,875
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Coleman, Michigan 86.9   30.9% 14.8% 5.7% 28 $36,544 6.8% 3.1% 1,296 17% 18.5 0.7% 3.9
2. Granby, Missouri 84.9   26.7% 15.7% 5.9% 27 $32,455 7.2% 4.4% 2,121 16.1% 20.3 1% 5.2
3. Spirit Lake, Idaho 84.5   24.4% 10.1% 9.7% 34 $32,337 6.6% 4.4% 1,376 16.4% 19.6 2.7% 2.9
4. Shenandoah, Virginia 84.5   24.4% 15.6% 8.7% 30 $37,896 6.1% 3.2% 1,878 12.1% 15.4 0.9% 1.6
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