Rowan County, Kentucky Population 2018

Rowan County, Kentucky's estimated population is 24,517 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County, Kentucky is the 47th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201724,5172150.88%
201624,302-100-0.41%
201624,402-202-0.82%
201524,6043731.54%
201424,231240.10%
201324,2074061.71%
201223,8012421.03%
201123,5591890.81%
201023,3703,01714.82%
199020,3531,3046.85%
198019,0492,03911.99%
197017,0104,20232.81%
196012,8081000.79%
195012,708-26-0.20%
194012,7341,84116.90%
193010,8931,42615.06%
19209,467290.31%
19109,4381,16114.03%
19008,2772,14835.05%
18906,1291,70938.67%
18804,4201,42947.78%
18702,99170931.07%
18602,2820.00%

Rowan County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White23,475
Two or More Races329
Black or African American321
Asian77
Some Other Race60
American Indian and Alaska Native40

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

Rowan County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Rowan County, Kentucky Median Age

31


Total

30.9


Male

31.3


Female

Rowan County, Kentucky Adults

There are 19,709 adults, (3,159 of which are seniors) in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Rowan County, Kentucky Age Dependency

46.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

12,536

51.58%

Male

11,766

48.42%

Rowan County, Kentucky Households and Families

Rowan County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rowan County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
Male62.8%37.2%
All61.5%38.5%
Female44.1%55.9%
Non Family42.7%57.3%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rowan County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4732.5261.5
Married3,5913.0684.1
Non Family3,3891.4542.7
Female1,0223.8744.1
Male4713.2562.8

3.13

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rowan County, Kentucky Households

Rowan County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2749.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,3639.80%
High School Graduate4,14529.81%
Some College2,47517.80%
Associates Degree9446.79%
Bachelors Degree1,3669.82%
Graduate Degree2,34016.83%

Rowan County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,42611,0123,684
Hispanic344139
Black5436
Multiple Races454515
Native American3131
Asian777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Rowan County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,114$35,175$26,737
Less Than High School$17,125$25,479$13,466
High School Grad$20,609$27,422$15,996
Some College$26,992$34,297$25,202
Bachelors Degree$40,956$55,648$26,742
Graduate Degree$50,657$55,925$45,036

$30,114

Average Earnings

$35,175

Average Male

$26,737

Average Female

Rowan County, Kentucky Language

Rowan County, Kentucky Language by Age

Rowan County, Kentucky Language

95.22% of Rowan County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.85% of the population.

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,4085,44426.68%
Multiple2094722.49%
Black761013.16%
Native40922.50%

25.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.50%

Male Poverty Rate

28.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky is White, with 26.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky is Black, with 13.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.68%.

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.38%
High School24.51%
Some College18.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.52%

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.52%
Male Unemployed68.55%
Female Employed17.57%
Male Employed10.83%

Rowan County, Kentucky Income

Rowan County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,216$49,737
Families$49,654$64,208
Married Families$64,476$
Non Families$18,850$26,697

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Rowan County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,044

Number of Veterans

967

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam450
Second Gulf War139
First Gulf War126
Korea92
World War II66

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74326
75+227
35 to 54218
55 to 64176
18 to 3497

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0005.23%
Indian31100.00%
Black134.45%

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

19.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Employment Status

Rowan County, Kentucky Employment by Age

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Rowan County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rowan County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Morehead6845775891313.34%
Lakeview Heights22923231.31%
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