Bell County, Kentucky Population 2018

Bell County, Kentucky's estimated population is 26,894 with a growth rate of -2.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bell County, Kentucky is the 40th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201726,894-782-2.83%
201627,6764841.78%
201627,192-187-0.68%
201527,379-462-1.66%
201427,841-200-0.71%
201328,041-254-0.90%
201228,295-361-1.26%
201128,656-52-0.18%
201028,708-2,798-8.88%
199031,506-2,824-8.23%
198034,3303,24310.43%
197031,087-4,249-12.02%
196035,336-12,266-25.77%
195047,6023,7908.65%
194043,8125,06513.07%
193038,7474,75914.00%
192033,9885,54119.48%
191028,44712,74681.18%
190015,7015,38952.26%
189010,3124,25770.31%
18806,0552,32462.29%
18703,7310.00%

Bell County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,288
Black or African American934
Two or More Races304
Asian101
Some Other Race40
American Indian and Alaska Native9

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bell County, Kentucky Median Age

41.1


Total

39.2


Male

42.4


Female

Bell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,698 adults, (4,788 of which are seniors) in Bell County, Kentucky.

Bell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

14,173

51.21%

Male

13,503

48.79%

Bell County, Kentucky Households and Families

Bell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bell County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
Male68.9%31.1%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family55.9%44.1%
Female44.5%55.5%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bell County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9782.4365.5
Married4,6183.1681.4
Non Family3,8741.1655.9
Female1,8233.0244.5
Male6633.2468.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bell County, Kentucky Households

Bell County, Kentucky Education

Bell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,98315.35%
9th to 12th Grade3,20916.52%
High School Graduate7,09836.53%
Some College2,91415.00%
Associates Degree1,3697.05%
Bachelors Degree9294.78%
Graduate Degree9264.77%

Bell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,44412,5701,795
Black71446215
Multiple Races117958
Hispanic866716
Asian674221
Native American99

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 native american people with a rate of 31.34%.

Bell County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,435$26,833$18,163
Less Than High School$17,736$21,550$13,664
High School Grad$21,029$25,106$14,686
Some College$21,464$26,778$18,209
Bachelors Degree$36,288$39,143$26,400
Graduate Degree$51,159$61,250$50,694

$22,435

Average Earnings

$26,833

Average Male

$18,163

Average Female

Bell County, Kentucky Language

Bell County, Kentucky Language by Age

Bell County, Kentucky Language

98.76% of Bell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.50% of the population.

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,4589,14635.93%
Black76938550.07%
Multiple26618268.42%
Hispanic1186353.39%

36.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.77%

Male Poverty Rate

39.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 68.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Kentucky is White, with 35.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.12%.

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.12%
High School30.88%
Some College28.01%
Bachelors or Greater12.49%

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.68%
Male Unemployed54.10%
Female Employed17.62%
Male Employed11.72%

Bell County, Kentucky Income

Bell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,603$32,901
Families$29,837$39,715
Married Families$37,680$
Non Families$12,622$18,831

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Bell County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,598

Number of Veterans

1,540

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam716
First Gulf War279
Second Gulf War143
Korea127
World War II99

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74449
55 to 64361
35 to 54330
75+324
18 to 34134

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5117.29%
Black486.44%
2 or More3928.89%

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

18.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Kentucky Employment Status

Bell County, Kentucky Employment by Age

38%

Labor Force Participation

33.9%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bell County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Bell County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bell County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Middlesborough101889626-562-5.52%
Pineville18611756-105-5.64%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990