Elizabethtown, Kentucky Population 2021

30,651
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Elizabethtown is a city located in Hardin County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Hardin County. With a 2020 population of 30,651, it is the 10th largest city in Kentucky and the 1270th largest city in the United States . Elizabethtown is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 7.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,531 in 2010. Elizabethtown reached it's highest population of 30,651 in 2021. Spanning over 27 miles, Elizabethtown has a population density of 1,146 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elizabethtown is $68,193 with a poverty rate of 15.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $792 per month, and the median house value is $180,000. The median age in Elizabethtown is 36.6 years, 35 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Elizabethtown Demographics

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

  • White: 76.48%
  • Black or African American: 11.29%
  • Two or more races: 6.57%
  • Asian: 4.02%
  • Other race: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Elizabethtown, Kentucky is 30,651 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,108.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,531.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021155,3827270.47%
2020154,6557270.47%
2019153,9287270.47%
2018153,2012,8111.83%
2017150,3901,4490.96%
2016148,9418340.56%
2015148,107-3,568-2.41%
2014151,675-553-0.36%
2013152,2287270.48%
2012151,5011820.12%
2011151,3191,4860.98%
2010149,8330.00%

Elizabethtown Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,65376.48%
Black or African American3,34311.29%
Two or More Races1,9466.57%
Asian1,1924.02%
Some Other Race3771.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.15%
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Elizabethtown Population by Race

Elizabethtown Population Pyramid $2021

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Elizabethtown Median Age

36.6


Total

35


Male

37.7


Female

Elizabethtown Adults

There are 22,671 adults, (4,057 of whom are seniors) in Elizabethtown.

Elizabethtown Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabethtown Sex Ratio

Female

15,479

52.26%

Male

14,141

47.74%

Elizabethtown Population by Age

Elizabethtown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elizabethtown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.1%34.9%
All44.3%55.7%
Female38.3%61.7%
Non Family31.8%68.2%
Male17.7%82.3%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elizabethtown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5532.2744.3
Non Family5,3361.1931.8
Married4,8353.0865.1
Female1,4433.138.3
Male9392.9917.7

2.94

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Elizabethtown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6583.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,1836.03%
High School Graduate5,09025.96%
Some College4,77024.33%
Associates Degree2,30211.74%
Bachelors Degree3,20716.36%
Graduate Degree2,39812.23%
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Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,22713,8064,151
Black2,1702,010538
Hispanic899826474
Asian852751252
2+ Races532448211
Other Race195168113
Native American533410
Islander4534

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.95%.

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,122$43,406$33,448
Less Than 9th Grade$23,036$22,645$23,657
High School Graduate$27,262$32,210$23,870
Some College$34,891$43,914$29,556
Bachelors Degree$51,071$58,967$45,000
Graduate Degree$61,063$75,375$54,533

$39,122

Average Earnings

$43,406

Average Male

$33,448

Average Female

Elizabethtown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elizabethtown Language by Age

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Elizabethtown Language

92.90% of Elizabethtown residents speak only English, while 7.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.06% of the population.

Elizabethtown Language

Elizabethtown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,8512,40011.51%
Black3,12290428.96%
Hispanic1,61445428.13%
Multiple1,87939921.23%
Asian1,19228323.74%
Other37719451.46%
Native48816.67%

15.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.42%

Male Poverty Rate

19.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabethtown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is Other, with 51.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is White, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.26%.

Elizabethtown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.11%
High School14.54%
Some College11.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%

Elizabethtown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.77%
Male Unemployed29.19%
Female Employed11.02%
Male Employed5.57%

Elizabethtown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elizabethtown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,754$68,193
Families$64,303$86,341
Married Families$79,713$105,881
Non Families$30,313$40,470
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Income by Household Type

Elizabethtown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Elizabethtown Married by Age and Sex

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Elizabethtown 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.

Elizabethtown Marital Status by Race

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Elizabethtown Marital Status

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3,140

Number of Veterans

2,661

Male Veterans

479

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,269
First Gulf War1,198
Vietnam823
Korea196
World War II121

Elizabethtown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,145
75+560
55 to 64529
18 to 34475
65 to 74431

Elizabethtown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,39613.57%
Black53120.48%
Hispanic23322.17%
Other Race9950.77%
2+ Races617.44%
Asian293.19%
Islander2453.33%

Elizabethtown Veterans by Race

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

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4.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Elizabethtown Employment by Age

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Elizabethtown Employment by Race

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Elizabethtown 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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56.35%

Born in Elizabethtown

95.77%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

2.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.77% of Elizabethtown residents were born in the United States, with 56.35% having been born in Kentucky. 1.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elizabethtown Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,6511810.59%
202030,4701810.60%
201930,2891810.60%
201830,1085982.03%
201729,5103351.15%
201629,1751720.59%
201529,003-432-1.47%
201429,435870.30%
201329,3485111.77%
201228,8371690.59%
201128,6682430.85%
201028,4255,8832.35%
200022,5424,3752.18%
199018,1672,7871.68%
198015,3803,6322.73%
197011,7482,1072.00%
19609,6413,8345.20%
19505,8072,1404.70%
19403,6671,0773.54%
19302,590600.23%
19202,5306301.44%
19001,900-626-1.41%
18802,5260.00%

Elizabethtown Population by Year