Mercer County, Kentucky Population 2018

Mercer County, Kentucky's estimated population is 21,521 with a growth rate of 0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Kentucky is the 53rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201721,5211100.51%
201621,411180.08%
201621,393230.11%
201521,370250.12%
201421,345820.39%
201321,263-51-0.24%
201221,314350.16%
201121,279-50-0.23%
201021,3292,18111.39%
199019,1481370.72%
198019,0113,05119.12%
197015,9601,3649.35%
196014,596-47-0.32%
195014,643140.10%
194014,6291581.09%
193014,471-324-2.19%
192014,7957325.21%
191014,063-363-2.52%
190014,426-608-4.04%
189015,0348926.31%
188014,1429987.59%
187013,144-557-4.07%
186013,701-366-2.60%
185014,067-4,653-24.86%
184018,7201,0265.80%
183017,6942,10713.52%
182015,5872,95723.41%
181012,6302,98430.94%
18009,6462,55536.03%
17907,0910.00%

Mercer County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White19,858
Black or African American795
Two or More Races370
Some Other Race237
Asian110
American Indian and Alaska Native41

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

Mercer 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

Mercer County, Kentucky Median Age

43


Total

40.8


Male

45.4


Female

Mercer County, Kentucky Adults

There are 16,615 adults, (3,811 of which are seniors) in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Mercer County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

10,812

50.50%

Male

10,599

49.50%

Mercer County, Kentucky Households and Families

Mercer County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mercer County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All70.6%29.4%
Male68%32%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
Female42.3%57.7%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8132.4170.6
Married4,6912.9782.4
Non Family2,6731.1961.1
Female1,0272.8742.3
Male4222.8468

2.9

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mercer County, Kentucky Households

Mercer County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1367.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,1547.70%
High School Graduate5,61537.47%
Some College2,86019.08%
Associates Degree1,4429.62%
Bachelors Degree1,65411.04%
Graduate Degree1,1257.51%

Mercer County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,91511,9952,679
Black57445325
Hispanic3039346
Other Race12241
Multiple Races11182
Asian676729
Native American3512

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 43.28%.

Mercer County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,809$40,565$28,605
Less Than High School$15,361$15,994$12,448
High School Grad$28,475$37,315$18,446
Some College$35,430$45,806$30,192
Bachelors Degree$43,563$49,534$36,696
Graduate Degree$51,654$53,400$50,563

$34,809

Average Earnings

$40,565

Average Male

$28,605

Average Female

Mercer County, Kentucky Language

Mercer County, Kentucky Language by Age

Mercer County, Kentucky Language

96.83% of Mercer County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.17% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.70% of the population.

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,4053,32517.13%
Multiple36721157.49%
Black77817522.49%
Hispanic53312122.70%
Asian1101412.73%
Native411331.71%

18.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.24%

Male Poverty Rate

20.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 57.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky is Asian, with 12.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.77%.

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.74%
High School16.26%
Some College12.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.45%
Male Unemployed43.92%
Female Employed8.22%
Male Employed6.49%

Mercer County, Kentucky Income

Mercer County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,130$57,933
Families$59,507$68,603
Married Families$67,338$
Non Families$21,702$31,322

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Mercer 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.

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,326

Number of Veterans

1,216

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam567
First Gulf War204
Second Gulf War180
Korea144
World War II73

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74438
75+348
35 to 54310
55 to 64159
18 to 3471

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2377.95%
Black609.33%
Asian2943.28%
Hispanic113.63%

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Employment Status

Mercer County, Kentucky Employment by Age

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Mercer County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mercer County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Harrodsburg83638419560.67%
Burgin96196870.73%
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