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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Cave City is a town in Kentucky with a population of 2,463. Cave City is in Barren County. Living in Cave City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Cave City and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$519
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Cave City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    453.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    123.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Cave City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,727
National
$55,322
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Cave City Reviews

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We stayed in Yogi Camp Grounds in one of their biggest cabins. We went though all the caves around, dinosaur land, went right on up the road to ride all kinds of other rides. Fun fill days.
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There are mostly antique stores and run down places where no one really likes going. There are a few tourist stores for rocks and souvenirs from mammoth cave. We are a tourist town so when it is not summer with a lot of people travelling through from the interstate the town is dead. Recently we added liquor to our wares though so sales have been a bit better.
It is very boring but yet the small town sense is comforting for those who like to know everyone living around them.