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The Town of Cynthiana had a population of 518 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cynthiana is located at latitude 38.1873 and longitude -87.7085 in Posey County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cynthiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Posey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Town of Cynthiana (GNIS ID: 2396673) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Cynthiana is located within Township of Smith, a minor civil division (MCD) of Posey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cynthiana population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cynthiana, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 518
Population in Households 518
Population in Familes 420
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,299
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $79,808
Average Home Value $97,193


Median Household Income $52,632
Average Household Income $66,658
Per Capita Income $28,083
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.51%
Households -0.48% -0.26%
Families 0.0% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cynthiana, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cynthiana to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 474 30th
Population Density1 # 348 49th
Diversity Index2 # 342 49th
Median Household Income # 238 65th
Per Capita Income # 119 83rd

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