Horse Cave is a city located in Hart County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 2,192, it is the 157th largest city in Kentucky and the 10454th largest city in the United States. Horse Cave is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -8.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,387 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Horse Cave has a population density of 696 people per square mile.
The average household income in Horse Cave is $42,390 with a poverty rate of 34.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $490 per month, and the median house value is $73,200. The median age in Horse Cave is 42 years, 35.7 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Horse Cavewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.82%.
98.94% of Horse Cave residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Horse Cave is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Horse Cave is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.52%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Horse Cave
99.50% of Horse Cave residents were born in the United States, with 85.84% having been born in Kentucky. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.