McCreary County, Kentucky Population 2019

McCreary County, Kentucky's estimated population is 17,423 with a growth rate of -0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McCreary County, Kentucky is the 67th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201817,408-15-0.09%
201717,423-119-0.68%
201617,542-337-1.88%
201517,879-43-0.24%
201417,922-7-0.04%
201317,929-127-0.70%
201218,056-230-1.26%
201118,286-43-0.23%
201018,3292,72617.47%
199015,603-31-0.20%
198015,6343,08624.59%
197012,548850.68%
196012,463-4,197-25.19%
195016,6602091.27%
194016,4511,82412.47%
193014,6272,95125.27%
192011,6760.00%

McCreary County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,098
Black or African American982
Two or More Races380
American Indian and Alaska Native137
Some Other Race108
Asian43

McCreary County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

McCreary County, Kentucky Median Age

39.2


Total

37.2


Male

40.6


Female

McCreary County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,717 adults, (2,565 of whom are seniors) in McCreary County, Kentucky.

McCreary County, Kentucky Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

McCreary County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

8,038

45.29%

Male

9,710

54.71%

McCreary County, Kentucky Households and Families

McCreary County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

McCreary County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
Non Family73.5%26.5%
All70.8%29.2%
Male60.6%39.4%
Female45.8%54.2%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3322.4970.8
Married3,2993.0477.4
Non Family1,7071.0573.5
Female864345.8
Male4622.9860.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

McCreary County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,54412.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,71514.02%
High School Graduate5,12841.92%
Some College1,98916.26%
Associates Degree9237.54%
Bachelors Degree5594.57%
Graduate Degree3763.07%

McCreary County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,9087,869829
Black773593
Hispanic40938555
Native American1371138
Multiple Races12811249
Other Race108108
Asian434343

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,204$25,133$13,904
Less Than High School$15,459$15,051$
High School Grad$21,644$26,473$13,425
Some College$15,147$19,789$11,863
Bachelors Degree$41,593$$
Graduate Degree$44,545$44,659$

$20,204

Average Earnings

$25,133

Average Male

$13,904

Average Female

McCreary County, Kentucky Language

McCreary County, Kentucky Language by Age

McCreary County, Kentucky Language

96.52% of McCreary County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5696,36540.88%
Black17612772.16%
Multiple3138928.43%
Asian4343100.00%
Hispanic26341.52%

40.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.98%

Male Poverty Rate

41.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 1.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.85%
High School38.38%
Some College27.96%
Bachelors or Greater21.02%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed61.86%
Female Unemployed53.94%
Female Employed28.60%
Male Employed18.13%

McCreary County, Kentucky Income

McCreary County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$19,264$30,368
Families$25,401$35,360
Married Families$32,137-
Non Families$11,971$14,882

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

McCreary County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

McCreary 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.

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans

1,040

Number of Veterans

1,010

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam527
First Gulf War184
Second Gulf War150
Korea58
World War II47

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9417.61%
Black828.93%
Indian1712.41%

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

McCreary County, Kentucky Employment Status

37.3%

Labor Force Participation

31.4%

Employment Rate

15.8%

Unemployment Rate

  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