McCreary County, Kentucky Population 2018

McCreary County, Kentucky's estimated population is 17,465 with a growth rate of -2.16% 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
201717,465-385-2.16%
201617,8502951.68%
201617,555-313-1.75%
201517,868-53-0.30%
201417,921-8-0.04%
201317,929-125-0.69%
201218,054-233-1.27%
201118,287-37-0.20%
201018,3242,72117.44%
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
White16,175
Black or African American1,058
Two or More Races345
American Indian and Alaska Native122
Some Other Race117
Asian33

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

McCreary 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

McCreary County, Kentucky Median Age

38.9


Total

37.2


Male

40.5


Female

McCreary County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,852 adults, (2,463 of which are seniors) in McCreary County, Kentucky.

McCreary County, Kentucky Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

McCreary County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

8,051

45.10%

Male

9,799

54.90%

McCreary County, Kentucky Households and Families

McCreary County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

McCreary County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All70.1%29.9%
Non Family69.6%30.4%
Male60.3%39.7%
Female45.7%54.3%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

McCreary County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2522.5470.1
Married3,1373.1278.3
Non Family1,7581.0669.6
Female7883.1945.7
Male5693.0360.3

3.03

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

McCreary County, Kentucky Households

McCreary County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,63613.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,77714.47%
High School Graduate4,94940.29%
Some College1,84515.02%
Associates Degree1,1309.20%
Bachelors Degree4833.93%
Graduate Degree4633.77%

McCreary County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,9407,787881
Black822618
Hispanic35035032
Multiple Races13612427
Native American12278
Other Race117117
Asian333333

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%.

McCreary County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,705$23,000$15,232
Less Than High School$17,582$17,167$20,067
High School Grad$17,951$22,708$13,056
Some College$17,760$23,203$11,786
Bachelors Degree$42,898$$43,097
Graduate Degree$44,219$50,954$43,086

$19,705

Average Earnings

$23,000

Average Male

$15,232

Average Female

McCreary County, Kentucky Language

McCreary County, Kentucky Language by Age

McCreary County, Kentucky Language

96.06% of McCreary County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.94% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7436,64642.22%
Black18413774.46%
Multiple2306427.83%
Asian3333100.00%
Native2222100.00%
Hispanic18684.30%

42.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.61%

Male Poverty Rate

43.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 4.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.31%.

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.33%
High School40.19%
Some College23.58%
Bachelors or Greater15.01%

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.20%
Female Unemployed51.01%
Female Employed26.48%
Male Employed19.37%

McCreary County, Kentucky Income

McCreary County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$18,972$29,650
Families$24,063$34,684
Married Families$32,008$
Non Families$12,119$15,268

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,048

Number of Veterans

1,030

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam512
First Gulf War220
Second Gulf War109
Korea62
World War II33

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64295
65 to 74285
35 to 54257
75+162
18 to 3449

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9377.54%
Black868.60%
Indian2218.03%
2 or More31.91%

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

McCreary County, Kentucky Employment Status

McCreary County, Kentucky Employment by Age

37.6%

Labor Force Participation

31%

Employment Rate

17.6%

Unemployment Rate

McCreary County, Kentucky Employment by Race

McCreary County, Kentucky Employment by Education

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