Bell County, Kentucky Population 2019

Bell County, Kentucky's estimated population is 26,904 with a growth rate of -1.20% 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
201826,569-335-1.25%
201726,904-327-1.20%
201627,231-160-0.58%
201527,391-456-1.64%
201427,847-200-0.71%
201328,047-249-0.88%
201228,296-361-1.26%
201128,657-52-0.18%
201028,709-2,797-8.88%
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
White26,016
Black or African American912
Two or More Races426
Asian55
Some Other Race40
American Indian and Alaska Native20

Bell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Bell County, Kentucky Median Age

41.6


Total

39.2


Male

43.4


Female

Bell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,604 adults, (4,914 of whom are seniors) in Bell County, Kentucky.

Bell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

14,084

51.27%

Male

13,385

48.73%

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%
Male65.3%34.7%
All65%35%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female50%50%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0632.3965
Married4,5713.1281.4
Non Family4,0811.1753.1
Female1,7973.0850
Male6143.1265.3

3.05

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bell County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,95115.25%
9th to 12th Grade3,39417.54%
High School Graduate6,94535.88%
Some College2,87214.84%
Associates Degree1,3927.19%
Bachelors Degree8974.63%
Graduate Degree9044.67%

Bell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,37912,3131,763
Black682476
Multiple Races1851638
Asian551917
Hispanic442913
Native American2020

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 asian people with a rate of 30.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,058$27,171$18,284
Less Than High School$20,302$23,834$14,504
High School Grad$20,931$24,792$14,380
Some College$20,921$25,915$19,825
Bachelors Degree$34,952$41,676$15,909
Graduate Degree$51,918$60,724$51,222

$22,058

Average Earnings

$27,171

Average Male

$18,284

Average Female

Bell County, Kentucky Language

Bell County, Kentucky Language by Age

Bell County, Kentucky Language

98.97% of Bell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,2609,43837.36%
Black70739856.29%
Multiple38018949.74%
Hispanic795974.68%

38.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.06%

Male Poverty Rate

41.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 74.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Kentucky is White, with 37.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.73%
High School34.50%
Some College25.13%
Bachelors or Greater12.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed75.53%
Male Unemployed59.04%
Female Employed17.33%
Male Employed11.78%

Bell County, Kentucky Income

Bell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$23,558$35,347
Families$31,128$41,039
Married Families$38,104-
Non Families$14,336$24,201

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans

1,436

Number of Veterans

1,396

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam782
First Gulf War144
Second Gulf War109
World War II96
Korea89

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3586.60%
2 or More4619.74%
Black324.49%

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

18.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Kentucky Employment Status

37.3%

Labor Force Participation

33.9%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Bell County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Middlesborough101889626-562-5.52%
Pineville18611756-105-5.64%
  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