Knox County, Kentucky Population 2019

Knox County, Kentucky's estimated population is 31,484 with a growth rate of -0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Knox County, Kentucky is the 32nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201831,304-180-0.57%
201731,484-22-0.07%
201631,506210.07%
201531,485-73-0.23%
201431,558-95-0.30%
201331,6531470.47%
201231,506-376-1.18%
201131,882310.10%
201031,8512,1757.33%
199029,676-563-1.86%
198030,2396,55027.65%
197023,689-1,569-6.21%
196025,258-5,151-16.94%
195030,409-620-2.00%
194031,0294,76318.13%
193026,2662,0948.66%
192024,1722,0569.30%
191022,1164,74427.31%
190017,3723,61026.23%
189013,7623,17529.99%
188010,5872,29327.65%
18708,2945877.62%
18607,7076579.32%
18507,0501,32823.21%
18405,7221,40732.61%
18304,31565417.86%
18203,661-2,214-37.69%
18105,8754,766429.76%
18001,1090.00%

Knox County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White30,478
Black or African American391
Two or More Races256
American Indian and Alaska Native174
Asian122
Some Other Race3

Knox County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Knox County, Kentucky Median Age

39.7


Total

37.3


Male

41


Female

Knox County, Kentucky Adults

There are 23,949 adults, (5,190 of whom are seniors) in Knox County, Kentucky.

Knox County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Knox County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

16,191

51.52%

Male

15,233

48.48%

Knox County, Kentucky Households and Families

Knox County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Knox County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All63.3%36.7%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Male46.4%53.6%
Female45.7%54.3%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2642.563.3
Married5,2243.1679.8
Non Family4,4671.2354.1
Female1,7223.4845.7
Male8513.2546.4

3.15

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Knox County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,41516.23%
9th to 12th Grade3,32815.81%
High School Graduate7,85937.34%
Some College3,41816.24%
Associates Degree9294.41%
Bachelors Degree9674.59%
Graduate Degree1,1305.37%

Knox County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,48613,8942,097
Black236166
Native American143116
Hispanic10168
Asian7474
Multiple Races21

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 10.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,447$31,981$21,987
Less Than High School$19,470$26,436$12,411
High School Grad$26,173$30,801$21,449
Some College$23,558$32,159$20,279
Bachelors Degree$38,553$45,267$36,205
Graduate Degree$52,614$60,720$50,896

$26,447

Average Earnings

$31,981

Average Male

$21,987

Average Female

Knox County, Kentucky Language

Knox County, Kentucky Language by Age

Knox County, Kentucky Language

98.68% of Knox County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Knox County, Kentucky Poverty

Knox County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,42010,34835.17%
Hispanic3078527.69%
Black2948328.23%
Asian1174639.32%
Multiple1912110.99%

34.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.40%

Male Poverty Rate

36.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knox County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knox County, Kentucky is Asian, with 39.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knox County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 10.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.26%
High School26.76%
Some College24.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.28%
Male Unemployed37.06%
Female Employed12.40%
Male Employed11.46%

Knox County, Kentucky Income

Knox County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,061$38,366
Families$32,795$47,045
Married Families$44,095-
Non Families$14,615$21,903

Knox County, Kentucky Marital Status

Knox County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Knox County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Knox County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Knox County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans

1,488

Number of Veterans

1,395

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam625
Second Gulf War279
First Gulf War204
Korea116
World War II45

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4476.21%
Black4113.27%

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knox County, Kentucky Employment Status

42.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.6%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Knox County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Corbin 73157398831.13%
Barbourville3166317040.13%
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