Barbourville, Kentucky Population 2024

3,075

Barbourville is a city located in Knox County Kentucky. Barbourville has a 2024 population of 3,075. It is also the county seat of Knox County.Barbourville is currently declining at a rate of -1.32% annually and its population has decreased by -4.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,209 in 2020.

The average household income in Barbourville is $57,640 with a poverty rate of 41.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Barbourville is 40.8 years, 36.5 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

Barbourville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Barbourville was:

  • White: 95.62%
  • Black or African American: 2.97%
  • Two or more races: 1.22%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,158.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.18% (-134)
The current population of Barbourville, Kentucky is 3,075 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,209.

Barbourville, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,05595.62%
Black or African American952.97%
Two or more races391.22%
Other race60.19%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Barbourville Population by Race

Barbourville Population Pyramid 2024

Barbourville Median Age

40.8

Total

36.5

Male

53.1

Female

Barbourville Adults

There are 2,981 adults, (795 of whom are seniors) in Barbourville.

Barbourville Age Dependency

46.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Barbourville Sex Ratio

Female2,04063.85%
Male1,15536.15%

Barbourville Population by Age

Barbourville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4141.8838.461.6
Non Family9421.2143.456.6
Married3133.4837.162.9
Female1412.712.887.2
Male182.830100
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

38.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Barbourville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Barbourville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Barbourville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.6%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.61%.

Barbourville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,829

Average Earnings

$44,111

Average Male

$35,281

Average Female

Barbourville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Barbourville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Barbourville Language

99.37% of Barbourville residents speak only English, while 0.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.

Barbourville Language

Barbourville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,6161,06540.71%
Multiple3838100%
Hispanic3333100%
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41.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.96%

Male Poverty Rate

38.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barbourville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barbourville is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barbourville is White, with 40.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 66.31%.

Barbourville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School73.65%
Less Than 9th Grade48.65%
Some College28.08%
Bachelors or Greater18.03%
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Barbourville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed94.29%
Female Employed14.83%
Male Employed11.06%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Barbourville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Barbourville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Barbourville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Barbourville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Barbourville 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 55-64.

Barbourville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Barbourville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

130

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Barbourville Veterans by War

count

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Barbourville Veterans by Age

count

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Barbourville Veterans by Race

Barbourville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barbourville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.8%

Labor Force Participation

35.7%

Employment Rate

23.7%

Unemployment Rate

Barbourville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Barbourville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Barbourville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.14%

Born in Barbourville

99%

Native Born

1%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99% of Barbourville residents were born in the United States, with 72.14% having been born in Kentucky. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Barbourville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,870-41-1.41%
20282,911-41-1.39%
20272,952-41-1.37%
20262,993-41-1.35%
20253,034-41-1.33%
20243,075-41-1.32%
20233,116-41-1.3%
20223,157-41-1.28%
20213,198-11-0.34%
20203,2091876.19%
20193,022-46-1.5%
20183,068-27-0.87%
20173,095-9-0.29%
20163,104-7-0.23%
20153,111130.42%
20143,098-35-1.12%
20133,133-5-0.16%
20123,138-31-0.98%
20113,169-3-0.09%
20103,172-417-11.62%
20003,589-69-1.89%
19903,6583259.75%
19803,333-216-6.09%
19703,54933810.53%
19603,2112859.74%
19502,926
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Barbourville Population by Year