Berea, Kentucky Population 2020

16,617
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Berea is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 16,617, it is the 26th largest city in Kentucky and the 2146th largest city in the United States. Berea is currently growing at a rate of 2.56% annually and its population has increased by 22.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,561 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Berea has a population density of 1,006 people per square mile.

The average household income in Berea is $54,740 with a poverty rate of 20.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $707 per month, and the median house value is $136,000. The median age in Berea is 30.6 years, 30.2 years for males, and 31.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.9 males.

Berea Demographics

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

  • White: 91.45%
  • Black or African American: 3.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Berea, Kentucky is 16,617, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,787.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,561.

Berea, Kentucky Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020111,3881,1351.02%
2019110,2531,1351.03%
2018109,1181,1351.04%
2017107,9831,5461.43%
2016106,4371,2671.19%
2015105,1701,2421.18%
2014103,9281,2211.17%
2013102,7072280.22%
2012102,4795930.58%
2011101,8861,3361.31%
2010100,5500.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,88991.45%
Black or African American5653.72%
Two or More Races3382.23%
Some Other Race2341.54%
Asian1150.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.31%
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Berea Population Pyramid 2020

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Berea Median Age

30.6


Total

30.2


Male

31.9


Female

Berea Adults

There are 11,452 adults, (1,894 of whom are seniors) in Berea.

Berea Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berea Sex Ratio

Female

7,713

50.78%

Male

7,475

49.22%

Berea Households and Families

Berea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All52.8%47.2%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female36.6%63.4%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4812.4652.8
Married2,4343.2665.2
Non Family2,0301.2145.3
Female8373.0136.6
Male1803.2544.4

3.05

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Berea Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5966.71%
9th to 12th Grade6647.48%
High School Graduate2,51528.33%
Some College1,64218.50%
Associates Degree89010.02%
Bachelors Degree1,59017.91%
Graduate Degree98111.05%
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Berea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,0827,0592,423
Hispanic39719441
Black24922964
Other Race20112131
Multiple Races656025
Asian524317
Native American2424

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 38.46%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,800$40,447$27,382
Less Than High School$14,684$17,716$
High School Grad$35,714$39,145$30,188
Some College$29,293$50,921$21,250
Bachelors Degree$37,595$36,375$38,190
Graduate Degree$57,615$57,368$57,672

$35,800

Average Earnings

$40,447

Average Male

$27,382

Average Female

Berea Language

Berea Language by Age

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Berea Language

93.55% of Berea residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.43% of the population.

Berea Poverty

Berea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,0012,10717.56%
Hispanic68945465.89%
Black38312231.85%
Other2288035.09%
Multiple1983517.68%
Asian873236.78%

20.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.60%

Male Poverty Rate

20.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berea is Hispanic, with 65.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berea is White, with 17.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.73%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.40%
High School16.16%
Some College12.05%
Bachelors or Greater9.22%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.93%
Female Unemployed28.82%
Female Employed16.01%
Male Employed10.16%

Berea Income

Berea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,618$54,740
Families$55,309$61,965
Married Families$67,434-
Non Families$35,528$38,013
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Berea Marital Status

Berea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Berea Married by Age and Sex

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Berea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Berea Marital Status by Race

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Berea Veterans

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1,010

Number of Veterans

926

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War280
Vietnam185
First Gulf War171
Korea115
World War II9
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54292
55 to 64261
18 to 34172
75+164
65 to 74121
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9479.12%
Black398.37%
Indian2451.06%

Berea Veterans by Education

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4.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berea Employment Status

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.83%

Born in Kentucky

95.75%

Native Born

4.25%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.75% of Berea residents were born in the United States, with 68.83% having been born in Kentucky. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,6174152.56%
201916,2024152.63%
201815,7872001.28%
201715,5874152.74%
201615,1723502.36%
201514,8222291.57%
201414,5931871.30%
201314,4061831.29%
201214,2232511.80%
201113,9723002.19%
201013,6723,8213.33%
20009,8517250.77%
19909,1269001.04%
19808,2261,2701.69%
19706,9562,6544.92%
19604,3029302.47%
19503,3720.00%