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North Corbin, Kentucky
Location of North Corbin, Kentucky
Location of North Corbin, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
Counties Laurel, Knox
 • Total 1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Land 1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
1,109 ft (338 m)
 • Total 1,727
 • Density 970.22/sq mi (374.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
40701 (Corbin)
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-56694
GNIS feature ID 0514286

North Corbin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Laurel and Knox counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 1,773 at the 2010 census. The city of Corbin is located south of North Corbin.

The Harland Sanders Café and Museum, the restaurant where Colonel Sanders developed the fried chicken recipe that would later become famous as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is located in the Laurel County portion of North Corbin.


North Corbin is located at 36°57′38″N 84°5′38″W / 36.96056°N 84.09389°W / 36.96056; -84.09389 (36.960433, -84.093867). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 1,727
U.S. Decennial Census
Col Sanders Restaurant
The restaurant where Colonel Sanders developed Kentucky Fried Chicken

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,662 people, 689 households, and 469 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 913.4 people per square mile (352.6/km2). There were 774 housing units at an average density of 425.4/sq mi (164.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.41% White, 0.06% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.06% of the population.

There were 689 households, out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,756, and the median income for a family was $27,389. Males had a median income of $26,912 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,104. About 26.6% of families and 33.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.2% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

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