Breathitt County, Kentucky Population 2019

Breathitt County, Kentucky's estimated population is 12,931 with a growth rate of -1.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Breathitt County, Kentucky is the 85th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201812,726-205-1.59%
201712,931-251-1.90%
201613,182-187-1.40%
201513,369-2-0.01%
201413,371-162-1.20%
201313,533-84-0.62%
201213,617-175-1.27%
201113,792-65-0.47%
201013,857-1,846-11.76%
199015,703-1,301-7.65%
198017,0042,78319.57%
197014,221-1,269-8.19%
196015,490-4,474-22.41%
195019,964-3,982-16.63%
194023,9462,80313.26%
193021,1435292.57%
192020,6143,07417.53%
191017,5403,21822.47%
190014,3225,61764.53%
18908,70596312.44%
18807,7422,07036.50%
18705,67269213.90%
18604,9801,19531.57%
18503,7851,59072.44%
18402,1950.00%

Breathitt County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,941
Black or African American133
Two or More Races118
American Indian and Alaska Native30
Asian29
Some Other Race25

Breathitt County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Breathitt County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2


Total

39.6


Male

43.3


Female

Breathitt County, Kentucky Adults

There are 10,491 adults, (2,038 of whom are seniors) in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Breathitt County, Kentucky Age Dependency

57.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Breathitt County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,601

49.72%

Male

6,675

50.28%

Breathitt County, Kentucky Households and Families

Breathitt County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Breathitt County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
Male73.7%26.3%
All73.1%26.9%
Female67.9%32.1%
Non Family63.4%36.6%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3422.4273.1
Married2,4843.0181.4
Non Family1,7401.1363.4
Female7533.0667.9
Male3653.2873.7

2.95

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Breathitt County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,04211.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,48715.99%
High School Graduate3,28135.29%
Some College1,63617.60%
Associates Degree6797.30%
Bachelors Degree5565.98%
Graduate Degree6176.64%

Breathitt County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,1486,6521,131
Multiple Races5841
Hispanic322121
Native American3026
Other Race212121
Asian212121
Black98

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,547$30,182$24,771
Less Than High School$16,438$18,750$
High School Grad$25,567$27,500$22,533
Some College$25,344$31,035$22,019
Bachelors Degree$34,135$35,833$26,767
Graduate Degree$51,750$57,950$50,375

$26,547

Average Earnings

$30,182

Average Male

$24,771

Average Female

Breathitt County, Kentucky Language

Breathitt County, Kentucky Language by Age

Breathitt County, Kentucky Language

98.84% of Breathitt County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Breathitt County, Kentucky Poverty

Breathitt County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,6574,45535.20%
Black9393100.00%
Hispanic1098880.73%
Multiple1167362.93%
Native30413.33%

35.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.72%

Male Poverty Rate

38.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Breathitt County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Breathitt County, Kentucky is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Breathitt County, Kentucky is Native, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.36%
High School30.77%
Some College22.63%
Bachelors or Greater10.56%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.32%
Female Unemployed42.70%
Male Employed16.67%
Female Employed15.13%

Breathitt County, Kentucky Income

Breathitt County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,861$41,669
Families$31,748$49,942
Married Families$42,875-
Non Families$13,623$22,488

Breathitt County, Kentucky Marital Status

Breathitt County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Breathitt County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Breathitt 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 45-54.

Breathitt County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Breathitt County, Kentucky Veterans

507

Number of Veterans

484

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam206
Korea91
First Gulf War58
Second Gulf War37
World War II22

Breathitt County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Breathitt County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

10.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Breathitt County, Kentucky Employment Status

41.8%

Labor Force Participation

36.8%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Breathitt County, Kentucky

  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