Mercer County, Kentucky Population 2019

Mercer County, Kentucky's estimated population is 21,588 with a growth rate of 0.69% 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
201821,7741860.86%
201721,5881480.69%
201621,440380.18%
201521,402280.13%
201421,374700.33%
201321,304-31-0.15%
201221,335540.25%
201121,281-32-0.15%
201021,3132,16511.31%
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
White19,752
Black or African American877
Two or More Races287
Some Other Race274
Asian142
American Indian and Alaska Native46

Mercer County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Mercer County, Kentucky Median Age

42.8


Total

40.4


Male

45.4


Female

Mercer County, Kentucky Adults

There are 16,606 adults, (3,780 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Mercer County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

10,726

50.17%

Male

10,652

49.83%

Mercer County, Kentucky Households and Families

Mercer County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mercer County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
Male72.1%27.9%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female54.5%45.5%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,6452.4671.8
Married4,5872.9983.1
Non Family2,6601.258.2
Female9283.1354.5
Male4703.0872.1

2.96

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mercer County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1297.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,1797.89%
High School Graduate5,67938.00%
Some College2,96719.85%
Associates Degree1,4469.68%
Bachelors Degree1,4069.41%
Graduate Degree1,1387.62%

Mercer County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,86311,8832,460
Black57147418
Hispanic2989129
Other Race14055
Multiple Races117103
Asian808037
Native American4012

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 46.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,293$40,601$27,968
Less Than High School$15,564$15,708$15,170
High School Grad$30,264$38,196$21,239
Some College$34,688$46,062$28,413
Bachelors Degree$44,716$54,342$38,333
Graduate Degree$53,838$60,197$52,143

$34,293

Average Earnings

$40,601

Average Male

$27,968

Average Female

Mercer County, Kentucky Language

Mercer County, Kentucky Language by Age

Mercer County, Kentucky Language

96.41% of Mercer County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,2873,13716.26%
Hispanic57016528.95%
Multiple28711038.33%
Black87010712.30%
Native461839.13%
Asian14274.93%

16.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.28%

Male Poverty Rate

19.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky is Native, with 39.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky is Asian, with 4.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.34%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.57%
High School16.38%
Some College11.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.40%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.58%
Male Unemployed25.98%
Female Employed8.18%
Male Employed6.98%

Mercer County, Kentucky Income

Mercer County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,574$60,621
Families$62,149$72,474
Married Families$71,473-
Non Families$23,554$31,587

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans

1,369

Number of Veterans

1,256

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam613
Second Gulf War178
First Gulf War164
Korea114
World War II83

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2908.34%
Black589.18%
Asian2126.25%
Hispanic102.99%

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Employment Status

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Mercer County, Kentucky

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