Berea, Kentucky Population 2022

15,935
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Berea is a city located in Madison County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 15,935, it is the 29th largest city in Kentucky and the 2826th largest city in the United States. Berea is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually and its population has increased by 2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,539 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Berea has a population density of 965 people per square mile.

The average household income in Berea is $59,278 with a poverty rate of 21.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $739 per month, and the median house value is $130,000. The median age in Berea is 30.7 years, 30.1 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Berea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bereawas:

  • White: 91.11%
  • Black or African American: 3.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Other race: 0.98%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Berea, Kentucky is 15,935 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,539.

Berea, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201098,1810.00%
201199,4291,2481.26%
201299,8974680.47%
2013100,4165190.52%
2014101,5211,1051.09%
2015102,5851,0641.04%
2016103,8471,2621.22%
2017105,3481,5011.42%
2018106,2579090.86%
2019107,0938360.78%
2020107,9298360.77%
2021108,7658360.77%

Berea Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,37091.11%
Black or African American6243.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native1180.75%
Asian1360.86%
Some Other Race1550.98%
Two or More Races3702.35%
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Berea Population by Race

Berea Population Pyramid 2022

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Berea Median Age

32.7


Total

30.8


Male

34.4


Female

Berea Adults

There are 12,402 adults, (2,091 of whom are seniors) in Berea.

Berea Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Berea Sex Ratio

Female

7,926

50.25%

Male

7,847

49.75%

Berea Population by Age

Berea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.4%32.6%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
Female34%66%
Male32.1%67.9%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berea Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6252.551.5
Married2,4203.1267.4
Male1963.7132.1
Female1,0912.9334
Non Family1,9181.3443.3

2.94

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Berea Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8518.87%
9th to 12th Grade9249.63%
High School Graduate2,50926.16%
Some College1,80218.79%
Associates Degree8338.69%
Bachelors Degree1,58516.53%
Graduate Degree1,08711.33%
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Berea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black250237118
2+ Races12410535
White8,7167,1662,421
Hispanic403285105
Other Race11411027
Asian8055
Native American5858

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 black people with a rate of 47.20%.

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,923$38,822$27,833
Less Than 9th Grade$20,955$19,333$21,346
High School Graduate$30,981$38,059$20,602
Some College$35,179$55,774$27,321
Bachelors Degree$37,428$37,893$30,893
Graduate Degree$55,152$55,000$55,294

$32,923

Average Earnings

$38,822

Average Male

$27,833

Average Female

Berea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berea Language by Age

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Berea Language

93.90% of Berea residents speak only English, while 6.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.87% of the population.

Berea Language

Berea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic67534250.67%
Black44919944.32%
Multiple2559537.25%
White12,3972,33118.80%
Native1131614.16%
Asian11454.39%
OtherNaN%

21.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.50%

Male Poverty Rate

19.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berea is Hispanic, with 50.67% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.52%.

Berea Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.47%
High School19.71%
Some College14.64%
Bachelors or Greater14.24%

Berea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.87%
Male Unemployed17.65%
Female Employed10.93%
Female Unemployed21.92%

Berea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,357$58,268
Families$50,231$61,163
Married Families$65,208-
Non Families$32,599$49,260
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Income by Household Type

Berea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Berea Marital Status by Race

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Berea Marital Status

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791

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War158
First Gulf War197
Vietnam164
Korea64
World War II8

Berea Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3437
35 to 54283
55 to 64168
65 to 74102
75+201

Berea Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7456.57%
Black71.65%
Native American2826.42%
2+ Races113.51%

Berea Veterans by Race

Berea Veterans by Education

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12.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berea Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Berea Employment by Age

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Berea Employment by Race

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Berea Employment by Education

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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68.08%

Born in Berea

95.71%

Native Born

4.29%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.71% of Berea residents were born in the United States, with 68.08% having been born in Kentucky. 3.07% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19503,3720.00%
19604,3029302.47%
19706,9562,6544.92%
19808,2261,2701.69%
19909,1269001.04%
20009,8517250.77%
201013,5613,7103.25%
201113,7591981.46%
201213,9571981.44%
201314,1551981.42%
201414,3531981.40%
201514,5511981.38%
201614,7491981.36%
201714,9471981.34%
201815,1451981.32%
201915,3431981.31%
202015,5391961.28%
202115,7371981.27%
202215,9351981.26%

Berea Population by Year