Carter County, Kentucky Population 2018

Carter County, Kentucky's estimated population is 27,144 with a growth rate of -0.54% 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
201727,144-148-0.54%
201627,292460.17%
201627,246-190-0.69%
201527,436-75-0.27%
201427,511-78-0.28%
201327,589-50-0.18%
201227,639150.05%
201127,624-117-0.42%
201027,7413,40113.97%
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
White26,736
Black or African American243
Two or More Races217
American Indian and Alaska Native37
Asian32
Some Other Race23
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4

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

Carter 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

Carter County, Kentucky Median Age

40.7


Total

39.1


Male

41.8


Female

Carter County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,124 adults, (4,421 of which are seniors) in Carter County, Kentucky.

Carter County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,819

50.63%

Male

13,473

49.37%

Carter County, Kentucky Households and Families

Carter County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carter County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
Male78%22%
All77.1%22.9%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
Female61.3%38.7%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carter County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,6472.577.1
Married5,6303.0286.9
Non Family3,1251.266.7
Female1,4323.0961.3
Male4602.9778

2.97

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carter County, Kentucky Households

Carter County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7639.59%
9th to 12th Grade2,01410.95%
High School Graduate7,46740.60%
Some College3,80020.66%
Associates Degree9315.06%
Bachelors Degree1,3917.56%
Graduate Degree1,0255.57%

Carter County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,03514,2962,332
Hispanic14013135
Multiple Races1099423
Black53398
Native American37377
Asian171711
Other Race77

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 64.71%.

Carter County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,403$32,494$23,095
Less Than High School$18,500$24,447$10,030
High School Grad$27,479$34,787$20,174
Some College$26,722$37,375$22,679
Bachelors Degree$32,183$36,172$31,700
Graduate Degree$39,018$32,488$39,531

$28,403

Average Earnings

$32,494

Average Male

$23,095

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 largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,7534,70718.28%
Black1028482.35%
Multiple2116530.81%
Hispanic3103912.58%
Native311651.61%
Asian321546.88%
Other16743.75%

18.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.10%

Male Poverty Rate

20.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Kentucky is Black, with 82.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 12.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.73%.

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.88%
Some College17.82%
High School12.18%
Bachelors or Greater6.92%

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.22%
Male Unemployed30.65%
Female Employed9.66%
Male Employed7.49%

Carter County, Kentucky Income

Carter County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,367$48,353
Families$43,837$55,548
Married Families$50,126$
Non Families$20,229$29,852

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,325

Number of Veterans

1,292

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam563
First Gulf War160
Second Gulf War159
Korea113
World War II94

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74443
75+306
55 to 64256
35 to 54199
18 to 34121

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3106.32%
2 or More97.09%
Indian616.22%

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

4.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Kentucky Employment Status

Carter County, Kentucky Employment by Age

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Carter County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Carter County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Carter County, Kentucky

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