Knox County, Kentucky Population 2018

Knox County, Kentucky's estimated population is 31,227 with a growth rate of -1.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Knox County, Kentucky is the 33rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201731,227-513-1.62%
201631,7404161.33%
201631,324-80-0.25%
201531,404-114-0.36%
201431,518-129-0.41%
201331,6471450.46%
201231,502-375-1.18%
201131,877310.10%
201031,8462,1707.31%
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
White30,820
Black or African American461
Two or More Races214
Asian136
American Indian and Alaska Native106
Some Other Race3

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

Knox 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

Knox County, Kentucky Median Age

40.1


Total

38


Male

42


Female

Knox County, Kentucky Adults

There are 24,249 adults, (5,364 of which are seniors) in Knox County, Kentucky.

Knox County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Knox County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

16,280

51.29%

Male

15,460

48.71%

Knox County, Kentucky Households and Families

Knox County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Knox County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family53.4%46.6%
Male50.2%49.8%
Female49.7%50.3%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Knox County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,3332.5265.4
Married5,5913.1281.5
Non Family4,0361.2153.4
Female1,9213.249.7
Male7853.2950.2

3.09

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Knox County, Kentucky Households

Knox County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,42316.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,96613.93%
High School Graduate8,10438.07%
Some College3,58916.86%
Associates Degree8864.16%
Bachelors Degree1,2125.69%
Graduate Degree1,1085.20%

Knox County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,68514,4662,315
Black277184
Native American9366
Hispanic8858
Asian8686
Multiple Races70505

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 11.19%.

Knox County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,738$30,676$22,515
Less Than High School$17,311$20,556$15,076
High School Grad$24,515$29,760$20,305
Some College$24,201$31,523$18,538
Bachelors Degree$40,047$45,050$36,930
Graduate Degree$54,302$60,152$51,205

$25,738

Average Earnings

$30,676

Average Male

$22,515

Average Female

Knox County, Kentucky Language

Knox County, Kentucky Language by Age

Knox County, Kentucky Language

98.69% of Knox County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.31% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Knox County, Kentucky Poverty

Knox County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,82910,25634.38%
Black36012935.83%
Hispanic2888830.56%
Multiple1426545.77%
Asian1275946.46%
Native1061615.09%

34.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.21%

Male Poverty Rate

35.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knox County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knox County, Kentucky is Asian, with 46.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knox County, Kentucky is Native, with 15.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.54%.

Knox County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.96%
High School26.63%
Some College23.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Knox County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.80%
Male Unemployed42.20%
Female Employed13.44%
Male Employed10.40%

Knox County, Kentucky Income

Knox County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,553$38,027
Families$33,178$45,052
Married Families$42,649$
Non Families$15,754$22,438

Knox County, Kentucky Marital Status

Knox County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Knox County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,520

Number of Veterans

1,440

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam634
Second Gulf War306
First Gulf War258
Korea163
World War II41

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74528
35 to 54355
75+318
18 to 34181
55 to 64138

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4556.18%
Black6318.26%
2 or More21.45%

Knox County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

9.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knox County, Kentucky Employment Status

Knox County, Kentucky Employment by Age

42.9%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Knox County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Knox County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Knox County, Kentucky

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