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The Town of Cynthiana had a population of 516 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Cynthiana, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 516
Daytime Population: Workers 22
Daytime Population: Residents 268
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 290
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 516
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,294
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $54,361
Average Household Income $70,500
Per Capita Income $29,424


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $84,375
Average Home Value $103,125


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.75% -0.47%
Households -0.6% -0.45%
Families -0.27% -0.67%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 2017 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 # 473 31st
Population Density # 350 49th
Diversity Index # 346 49th
Median Household Income # 214 69th
Per Capita Income # 117 83rd

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