Berea, Kentucky Population 2024

15,860

Berea is a city located in Madison County Kentucky. Berea has a 2024 population of 15,860. Berea is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,597 in 2020.

The average household income in Berea is $68,796 with a poverty rate of 19.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Berea is 32.4 years, 32.3 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.

Berea Demographics

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

  • White: 90.6%
  • Two or more races: 3.33%
  • Black or African American: 2.93%
  • Native American: 1.4%
  • Other race: 1.26%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
16.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
960.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.69% (263)
The current population of Berea, Kentucky is 15,860 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,597.

Berea, Kentucky Population 2024

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Berea Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,95690.6%
Two or more races5133.33%
Black or African American4512.93%
Native American2161.4%
Other race1941.26%
Asian620.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.08%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Berea Population by Race

Berea Population Pyramid 2024

Berea Median Age

32.4

Total

32.3

Male

32.5

Female

Berea Adults

There are 12,179 adults, (2,117 of whom are seniors) in Berea.

Berea Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berea Sex Ratio

Female8,13352.8%
Male7,27147.2%

Berea Population by Age

Berea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,5732.4955.744.3
Married2,5992.9671.328.7
Non Family1,7151.3444.655.4
Female9752.7831.768.3
Male2844.26337
showing: 5 rows

2.84

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Berea 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

Berea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,601

Average Earnings

$41,970

Average Male

$31,875

Average Female

Berea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Berea Language

95.18% of Berea residents speak only English, while 4.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.41% of the population.

Berea Language

Berea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,5792,37118.85%
Multiple43918742.6%
Hispanic61814423.3%
Black2647829.55%
Native2143516.36%
Asian371232.43%
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19.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.34%

Male Poverty Rate

21.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berea is Multiple, with 42.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berea is Native, with 16.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.54%.

Berea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.65%
High School20.11%
Some College15.45%
Bachelors or Greater10.73%
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Berea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed64.44%
Female Employed11.83%
Male Employed6.36%
Female Unemployed
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Berea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Berea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Berea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Berea 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.

Berea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Berea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

851

Number of Veterans

710

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

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Berea Veterans by War

count

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Berea Veterans by Age

count

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Berea Veterans by Race

Berea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Berea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Berea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Berea 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

71.09%

Born in Berea

97.12%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.12% of Berea residents were born in the United States, with 71.09% having been born in Kentucky. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,7751831.1%
202816,5921831.12%
202716,4091831.13%
202616,2261831.14%
202516,0431831.15%
202415,8601831.17%
202315,6771831.18%
202215,4941831.2%
202115,311-286-1.83%
202015,597-444-2.77%
201916,0412931.86%
201815,7481681.08%
201715,5804052.67%
201615,1753572.41%
201514,8182331.6%
201414,5851901.32%
201314,3951831.29%
201214,2122501.79%
201113,9623002.2%
201013,6623,81138.69%
20009,8517257.94%
19909,12690010.94%
19808,2261,27018.26%
19706,9562,65461.69%
19604,30293027.58%
19503,372
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Berea Population by Year