Harlan County, Kentucky Population 2019

Harlan County, Kentucky's estimated population is 26,725 with a growth rate of -1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harlan County, Kentucky is the 42nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201826,409-316-1.18%
201726,725-280-1.04%
201627,005-506-1.84%
201527,511-507-1.81%
201428,018-469-1.65%
201328,487-186-0.65%
201228,673-448-1.54%
201129,121-98-0.34%
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
White26,291
Black or African American724
Two or More Races286
Asian115
Some Other Race108
American Indian and Alaska Native24

Harlan County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Harlan County, Kentucky Median Age

41.4


Total

40.3


Male

42.5


Female

Harlan County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,251 adults, (4,593 of whom are seniors) in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Harlan County, Kentucky Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlan County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

14,225

51.64%

Male

13,323

48.36%

Harlan County, Kentucky Households and Families

Harlan County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harlan County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All68.4%31.6%
Male61.6%38.4%
Female57.8%42.2%
Non Family56%44%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2492.3968.4
Married5,2822.9581
Non Family3,4781.1456
Female1,7863.0657.8
Male7032.5761.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harlan County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,40912.62%
9th to 12th Grade3,04615.96%
High School Graduate6,65534.86%
Some College3,21616.85%
Associates Degree1,5948.35%
Bachelors Degree1,1896.23%
Graduate Degree9805.13%

Harlan County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,42413,0782,123
Black41538319
Multiple Races13610311
Asian534316
Hispanic4313
Other Race355
Native American2420

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 30.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,299$31,849$20,166
Less Than High School$16,095$18,875$10,967
High School Grad$24,778$31,453$18,404
Some College$22,331$32,160$19,309
Bachelors Degree$32,234$36,194$30,787
Graduate Degree$49,113$60,000$38,426

$25,299

Average Earnings

$31,849

Average Male

$20,166

Average Female

Harlan County, Kentucky Language

Harlan County, Kentucky Language by Age

Harlan County, Kentucky Language

98.30% of Harlan County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,6098,93734.90%
Black69239857.51%
Multiple2719936.53%
Hispanic2329139.22%
Other985758.16%
Asian1104641.82%
Native18844.44%

35.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.82%

Male Poverty Rate

37.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky is Other, with 58.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky is White, with 34.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.51%
Some College31.29%
High School29.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.50%
Male Unemployed49.32%
Female Employed16.33%
Male Employed15.44%

Harlan County, Kentucky Income

Harlan County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$24,451$37,206
Families$32,414$43,825
Married Families$42,007-
Non Families$15,161$21,134

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

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

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans

1,612

Number of Veterans

1,460

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam681
Second Gulf War248
First Gulf War205
Korea122
World War II65

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4837.26%
Black8215.77%
2 or More3722.02%
Asian1016.13%

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

21.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlan County, Kentucky Employment Status

38.6%

Labor Force Participation

34.5%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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