Laurel County, Kentucky Population 2018

Laurel County, Kentucky's estimated population is 60,174 with a growth rate of 0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Laurel County, Kentucky is the 15th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201760,1742240.37%
201659,950-40-0.07%
201659,9901200.20%
201559,870300.05%
201459,8402110.35%
201359,6291490.25%
201259,4801530.26%
201159,3273350.57%
201058,99215,55435.81%
199043,4384,45611.43%
198038,98211,59642.34%
197027,3862,4859.98%
196024,901-896-3.47%
195025,7971570.61%
194025,6404,53121.46%
193021,1091,2956.54%
192019,814-58-0.29%
191019,8722,28012.96%
190017,5923,84527.97%
189013,7474,61650.55%
18809,1313,11551.78%
18706,0165289.62%
18605,4881,34332.40%
18504,1451,06634.62%
18403,07987339.57%
18302,2060.00%

Laurel County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White58,206
Two or More Races735
Black or African American370
Asian336
American Indian and Alaska Native254
Some Other Race49

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

Laurel 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

Laurel County, Kentucky Median Age

39.1


Total

38.1


Male

40.2


Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Adults

There are 45,682 adults, (8,933 of which are seniors) in Laurel County, Kentucky.

Laurel County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

30,777

51.34%

Male

29,173

48.66%

Laurel County, Kentucky Households and Families

Laurel County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Laurel County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All69.2%30.8%
Male60.6%39.4%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
Female50.8%49.2%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurel County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0292.5769.2
Married11,6153.2282
Non Family7,1981.1957.6
Female3,0263.2350.8
Male1,1902.8760.6

3.1

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Laurel County, Kentucky Households

Laurel County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,14610.14%
9th to 12th Grade4,92812.06%
High School Graduate16,04039.24%
Some College8,04219.67%
Associates Degree2,5936.34%
Bachelors Degree2,9717.27%
Graduate Degree2,1595.28%

Laurel County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,67730,8724,959
Hispanic41532717
Multiple Races31121227
Asian20013485
Native American170156
Black13912942
Other Race4944

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 42.50%.

Laurel County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,503$34,047$24,339
Less Than High School$19,964$24,167$16,034
High School Grad$26,755$32,892$21,024
Some College$28,509$36,304$25,024
Bachelors Degree$35,588$45,583$26,227
Graduate Degree$48,882$47,381$49,346

$28,503

Average Earnings

$34,047

Average Male

$24,339

Average Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

Laurel County, Kentucky Language by Age

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

98.68% of Laurel County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,70112,82022.61%
Native25421584.65%
Black29819063.76%
Multiple72617624.24%
Hispanic85014617.18%

22.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.00%

Male Poverty Rate

24.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Native, with 84.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 17.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.08%.

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.69%
Some College18.75%
High School17.81%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.57%
Male Unemployed32.47%
Female Employed9.51%
Male Employed6.22%

Laurel County, Kentucky Income

Laurel County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,139$48,858
Families$43,998$56,162
Married Families$55,074$
Non Families$22,019$30,279

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Laurel 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.

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by War

3,875

Number of Veterans

3,641

Male Veterans

234

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,675
First Gulf War599
Second Gulf War425
Korea388
World War II117

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,082
55 to 64958
35 to 54845
75+755
18 to 34235

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7668.43%
2 or More4112.89%
Black3720.90%
Hispanic285.25%
Other2857.14%
Indian31.33%

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

11.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment Status

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment by Age

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Laurel County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
London797881571792.24%
Corbin 73157398831.13%
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