Harlan County, Kentucky Population 2018

Harlan County, Kentucky's estimated population is 26,713 with a growth rate of -4.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harlan County, Kentucky is the 41st largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201726,713-1,318-4.70%
201628,0311,0153.76%
201627,016-491-1.79%
201527,507-509-1.82%
201428,016-470-1.65%
201328,486-187-0.65%
201228,673-447-1.54%
201129,120-99-0.34%
201029,219-7,355-20.11%
199036,574-5,315-12.69%
198041,8894,51912.09%
197037,370-13,737-26.88%
196051,107-20,644-28.77%
195071,751-3,524-4.68%
194075,27510,71816.60%
193064,55733,011104.64%
192031,54620,980198.56%
191010,5667287.40%
19009,8383,64158.75%
18906,19791917.41%
18805,27886319.55%
18704,415-1,079-19.64%
18605,4941,22628.73%
18504,2681,25341.56%
18403,015862.94%
18302,92996849.36%
18201,9610.00%

Harlan County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,775
Black or African American685
Two or More Races267
Some Other Race125
Asian115
American Indian and Alaska Native36
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

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

Harlan 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

Harlan County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

42.3


Female

Harlan County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,668 adults, (4,597 of which are seniors) in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Harlan County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlan County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

14,384

51.31%

Male

13,647

48.69%

Harlan County, Kentucky Households and Families

Harlan County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harlan County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All69.2%30.8%
Male67.3%32.7%
Female62.7%37.3%
Non Family57.1%42.9%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harlan County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4292.3969.2
Married5,4922.9779.1
Non Family3,4511.1557.1
Female1,7213.0662.7
Male7652.3367.3

2.86

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harlan County, Kentucky Households

Harlan County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,41612.45%
9th to 12th Grade3,14016.18%
High School Graduate6,82435.17%
Some College3,12716.11%
Associates Degree1,5538.00%
Bachelors Degree1,3587.00%
Graduate Degree9875.09%

Harlan County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,72113,2912,295
Black40236535
Multiple Races124855
Hispanic8652
Other Race5521
Asian51386
Native American27244

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 14.81%.

Harlan County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,906$33,557$20,297
Less Than High School$17,434$22,269$11,047
High School Grad$23,139$30,686$16,875
Some College$26,149$35,791$21,093
Bachelors Degree$31,866$37,596$30,208
Graduate Degree$48,100$65,577$36,378

$25,906

Average Earnings

$33,557

Average Male

$20,297

Average Female

Harlan County, Kentucky Language

Harlan County, Kentucky Language by Age

Harlan County, Kentucky Language

98.50% of Harlan County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.50% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,0918,25231.63%
Black66432649.10%
Hispanic22312053.81%
Multiple25310541.50%
Other1146657.89%
Asian1065854.72%
Native301033.33%

32.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.34%

Male Poverty Rate

34.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky is Other, with 57.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky is White, with 31.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.62%.

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.34%
High School26.70%
Some College25.91%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.07%
Male Unemployed42.77%
Male Employed14.35%
Female Employed11.65%

Harlan County, Kentucky Income

Harlan County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,350$38,965
Families$34,171$45,952
Married Families$42,286$
Non Families$15,097$21,473

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlan County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Harlan County, Kentucky Marriage

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

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,696

Number of Veterans

1,577

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam690
Second Gulf War227
First Gulf War208
Korea139
World War II57

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74562
55 to 64398
75+313
35 to 54288
18 to 34135

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5647.51%
Black7314.75%
2 or More4228.00%
Hispanic1815.52%
Asian1320.97%
Indian414.29%

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

16.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlan County, Kentucky Employment Status

Harlan County, Kentucky Employment by Age

39.8%

Labor Force Participation

35.7%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Harlan County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Harlan County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Harlan County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Cumberland22372059-178-7.96%
Harlan17451606-139-7.97%
Evarts884836-48-5.43%
Lynch747694-53-7.10%
Loyall688639-49-7.12%
Benham505459-46-9.11%
Wallins Creek157146-11-7.01%
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