Rowan County, Kentucky Population 2019

Rowan County, Kentucky's estimated population is 24,562 with a growth rate of 0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County, Kentucky is the 48th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201824,583210.09%
201724,5621240.51%
201624,438-217-0.88%
201524,6553961.63%
201424,259380.16%
201324,2214151.74%
201223,8062441.04%
201123,5621880.80%
201023,3743,02114.84%
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%

How Many People Live in Rowan County, Kentucky?

24,562

Population by Race

Race Population
White23,478
Black or African American346
Two or More Races301
Asian179
Some Other Race57
American Indian and Alaska Native31

Rowan County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Rowan County, Kentucky Median Age

30.7


Total

30.8


Male

30.7


Female

Rowan County, Kentucky Adults

There are 19,728 adults, (3,181 of whom are seniors) in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Rowan County, Kentucky Age Dependency

47.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

12,665

51.92%

Male

11,727

48.08%

Rowan County, Kentucky Households and Families

Rowan County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rowan County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
Male71.9%28.1%
All59.5%40.5%
Non Family40.1%59.9%
Female38.2%61.8%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7742.4559.5
Non Family3,6631.4540.1
Married3,6383.0283.7
Female1,0363.6338.2
Male4373.2471.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rowan County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0457.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,42510.24%
High School Graduate3,96228.46%
Some College2,72519.58%
Associates Degree1,0437.49%
Bachelors Degree1,47010.56%
Graduate Degree2,25016.16%

Rowan County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,46911,1823,685
Hispanic25999
Black6340
Multiple Races606027
Asian48488
Native American2121

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 multiple races people with a rate of 45.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,957$34,955$25,812
Less Than High School$14,093$$13,709
High School Grad$25,743$36,037$19,553
Some College$25,933$33,142$22,906
Bachelors Degree$36,250$44,292$31,028
Graduate Degree$52,824$55,826$47,065

$28,957

Average Earnings

$34,955

Average Male

$25,812

Average Female

Rowan County, Kentucky Language

Rowan County, Kentucky Language by Age

Rowan County, Kentucky Language

94.61% of Rowan County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,4055,63527.62%
Multiple1812714.92%
Native311032.26%
Black75810.67%
Asian15163.97%

26.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.33%

Male Poverty Rate

29.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky is Native, with 32.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky is Asian, with 3.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.05%
High School23.13%
Some College20.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.94%
Male Unemployed67.91%
Female Employed18.28%
Male Employed10.98%

Rowan County, Kentucky Income

Rowan County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,411$49,859
Families$51,043$63,555
Married Families$65,152-
Non Families$21,100$29,265

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans

1,105

Number of Veterans

1,018

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam404
First Gulf War214
Second Gulf War184
World War II133
Korea84

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0675.59%
Indian21100.00%
Black175.38%

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

13.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Employment Status

52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.43%

Born in Kentucky

97.25%

Native Born

2.75%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.25% of Rowan County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 75.43% having been born in Kentucky. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Rowan County, Kentucky

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