Carter County, Kentucky Population 2019

Carter County, Kentucky's estimated population is 27,193 with a growth rate of -0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carter County, Kentucky is the 38th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201827,004-189-0.70%
201727,193-97-0.36%
201627,290-153-0.56%
201527,443-78-0.28%
201427,521-84-0.30%
201327,605-40-0.14%
201227,645150.05%
201127,630-117-0.42%
201027,7473,40714.00%
199024,340-720-2.87%
198025,0605,21026.25%
197019,850-967-4.65%
196020,817-1,742-7.72%
195022,559-2,986-11.69%
194025,5451,7067.16%
193023,8391,3656.07%
192022,4745082.31%
191021,9661,7388.59%
190020,2283,02417.58%
189017,2044,85939.36%
188012,3454,83664.40%
18707,509-1,007-11.82%
18608,5162,27536.45%
18506,2413,336114.84%
18402,9050.00%

Carter County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,740
Two or More Races246
Black or African American231
American Indian and Alaska Native113
Asian33
Some Other Race19
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3

Carter County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Carter County, Kentucky Median Age

41.1


Total

39.5


Male

41.9


Female

Carter County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,246 adults, (4,752 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Kentucky.

Carter County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,923

50.84%

Male

13,462

49.16%

Carter County, Kentucky Households and Families

Carter County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carter County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
Male81.9%18.1%
All77.6%22.4%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
Female64.4%35.6%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,4602.5577.6
Married5,4763.0286
Non Family3,0481.1868.3
Female1,4513.3864.4
Male4853.3481.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carter County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,97010.56%
9th to 12th Grade1,96410.53%
High School Graduate7,38339.59%
Some College3,89720.90%
Associates Degree8294.45%
Bachelors Degree1,5948.55%
Graduate Degree1,0105.42%

Carter County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,24014,3342,508
Multiple Races12411130
Native American11311310
Hispanic989838
Black554010
Asian17178
Other Race55

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 47.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,490$31,440$24,110
Less Than High School$13,415$23,372$10,866
High School Grad$26,267$30,997$20,265
Some College$26,849$36,495$24,657
Bachelors Degree$35,242$49,000$32,158
Graduate Degree$41,815$38,929$42,962

$27,490

Average Earnings

$31,440

Average Male

$24,110

Average Female

Carter County, Kentucky Language

Carter County, Kentucky Language by Age

Carter County, Kentucky Language

99.15% of Carter County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.42% of the population.

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,8495,48921.23%
Multiple2467831.71%
Black997070.71%
Hispanic2243113.84%
Native1022120.59%
Asian331648.48%
Other14642.86%

21.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.46%

Male Poverty Rate

22.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Kentucky is Black, with 70.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 13.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.01%
Some College20.94%
High School16.02%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.82%
Male Unemployed27.71%
Male Employed9.27%
Female Employed8.30%

Carter County, Kentucky Income

Carter County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,095$46,653
Families$42,798$53,441
Married Families$50,285-
Non Families$20,353$29,172

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Carter County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans

1,197

Number of Veterans

1,165

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam568
First Gulf War141
Second Gulf War128
Korea123
World War II72

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1535.56%
Indian3329.20%
2 or More117.59%

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Kentucky Employment Status

48.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Carter County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Grayson41114043-68-1.65%
Olive Hill16311591-40-2.45%
  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