Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Population 2019

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky's estimated population is 30,923 with a growth rate of -0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Muhlenberg County, Kentucky is the 34th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201830,774-149-0.48%
201730,923-228-0.73%
201631,151-98-0.31%
201531,249-59-0.19%
201431,308-22-0.07%
201331,330-60-0.19%
201231,390-140-0.44%
201131,530-128-0.40%
201031,6583401.09%
199031,318-920-2.85%
198032,2384,70117.07%
197027,537-254-0.91%
196027,791-4,710-14.49%
195032,501-5,053-13.46%
194037,554-230-0.61%
193037,7844,43113.29%
192033,3534,75516.63%
191028,5987,85737.88%
190020,7412,78615.52%
189017,9552,85718.92%
188015,0982,46019.47%
187012,6381,91317.84%
186010,7259169.34%
18509,8092,84540.85%
18406,9641,62430.41%
18305,3403617.25%
18204,97979819.09%
18104,1812,738189.74%
18001,4430.00%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White28,845
Black or African American1,516
Two or More Races540
Some Other Race98
American Indian and Alaska Native76
Asian71
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Median Age

42


Total

38.9


Male

43.8


Female

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Adults

There are 24,601 adults, (5,626 of whom are seniors) in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

15,390

49.40%

Male

15,763

50.60%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Households and Families

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All77.8%22.2%
Male74.1%25.9%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female56.7%43.3%

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4162.6377.8
Married6,2113.0688.2
Non Family3,3871.1568.1
Female1,412456.7
Male4063.7174.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7608.17%
9th to 12th Grade2,56711.91%
High School Graduate9,22042.78%
Some College3,87317.97%
Associates Degree1,7007.89%
Bachelors Degree1,3066.06%
Graduate Degree1,1265.22%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,55316,3112,259
Black69364582
Hispanic887559
Multiple Races8484
Native American7652
Other Race595959
Asian585832

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,915$38,822$22,668
Less Than High School$23,201$25,766$22,724
High School Grad$24,761$38,340$16,558
Some College$27,485$39,813$22,127
Bachelors Degree$41,156$64,063$33,269
Graduate Degree$47,936$31,458$49,939

$27,915

Average Earnings

$38,822

Average Male

$22,668

Average Female

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Language

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Language by Age

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Language

98.11% of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.42% of the population.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Poverty

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,9965,14118.36%
Black1,34681260.33%
Multiple54012122.41%
Hispanic45711825.82%
Other983535.71%
Asian713143.66%

20.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.83%

Male Poverty Rate

22.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky is Black, with 60.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky is White, with 18.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.58%
High School16.90%
Some College13.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.72%
Male Unemployed28.90%
Female Employed13.26%
Male Employed5.58%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Income

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,037$51,757
Families$52,140$61,484
Married Families$60,442-
Non Families$20,952$26,560

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marital Status

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Muhlenberg 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 45-54.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Veterans

2,037

Number of Veterans

2,015

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam792
First Gulf War207
Second Gulf War205
Korea185
World War II77

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9258.42%
Black1078.27%
Hispanic72.99%
2 or More52.07%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

12.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Employment Status

50%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Central City59785857-121-2.02%
Greenville44854366-119-2.65%
Powderly745734-11-1.48%
Drakesboro515506-9-1.75%
Bremen197194-3-1.52%
South Carrollton184181-3-1.63%
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