Laurel County, Kentucky Population 2019

Laurel County, Kentucky's estimated population is 60,174 with a growth rate of 0.31% 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
201760,1741840.31%
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
White58,146
Two or More Races666
Black or African American423
Asian326
American Indian and Alaska Native305
Some Other Race35

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Laurel County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Laurel County, Kentucky Median Age

39.6


Total

38.4


Male

41.2


Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Adults

There are 45,858 adults, (9,113 of whom are seniors) in Laurel County, Kentucky.

Laurel County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

30,739

51.32%

Male

29,162

48.68%

Laurel County, Kentucky Households and Families

Laurel County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Laurel County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All69.1%30.9%
Male62.8%37.2%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female47.3%52.7%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurel County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,9762.5769.1
Married11,2633.1882.8
Non Family7,1301.1958.6
Female3,2623.2247.3
Male1,3213.2162.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

4.9%

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 Grade3,8669.44%
9th to 12th Grade4,79011.69%
High School Graduate16,12439.35%
Some College8,28820.23%
Associates Degree2,5776.29%
Bachelors Degree3,2597.95%
Graduate Degree2,0705.05%

Laurel County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,69431,2285,170
Hispanic46241535
Multiple Races30320916
Native American221207
Asian18714975
Black15113733
Other Race35305

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 40.11%.

Laurel County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,503$35,711$25,738
Less Than High School$23,949$26,283$18,703
High School Grad$28,651$33,503$24,842
Some College$28,448$36,753$24,437
Bachelors Degree$38,075$51,310$30,547
Graduate Degree$49,565$49,464$49,596

$30,503

Average Earnings

$35,711

Average Male

$25,738

Average Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

Laurel County, Kentucky Language by Age

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

98.78% of Laurel County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.22% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.56% of the population.

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,56313,79324.39%
Native30527489.84%
Black38220754.19%
Hispanic89416518.46%
Multiple65713620.70%

24.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.28%

Male Poverty Rate

25.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Native, with 89.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 18.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.00%.

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.07%
Some College21.24%
High School18.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.35%
Male Unemployed36.20%
Female Employed9.21%
Male Employed7.30%

Laurel County, Kentucky Income

Laurel County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,235$50,905
Families$45,838$58,800
Married Families$58,545$70,617
Non Families$21,602$29,689

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by War

3,648

Number of Veterans

3,370

Male Veterans

278

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,498
First Gulf War585
Second Gulf War430
Korea284
World War II83

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,062
35 to 54994
55 to 64716
75+661
18 to 34215

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5537.95%
2 or More4813.75%
Hispanic315.51%
Black3011.72%
Other1542.86%
Indian20.74%

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

14.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment Status

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment by Age

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

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