Elizabethtown, Kentucky Population 2020

30,837
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Elizabethtown is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 30,837, it is the 10th largest city in Kentucky and the 1259th largest city in the United States. Elizabethtown is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 8.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,531 in 2010. Spanning over 27 miles, Elizabethtown has a population density of 1,153 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elizabethtown is $66,665 with a poverty rate of 16.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $760 per month, and the median house value is $170,100. The median age in Elizabethtown is 35.5 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males.

Elizabethtown Demographics

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

  • White: 79.25%
  • Black or African American: 10.00%
  • Two or more races: 5.32%
  • Asian: 3.44%
  • Other race: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Elizabethtown, Kentucky is 30,837, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,157.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,531.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020159,0722,8471.79%
2019156,2252,8471.82%
2018153,3782,8471.86%
2017150,5311,4810.98%
2016149,0508660.58%
2015148,184-3,561-2.40%
2014151,745-546-0.36%
2013152,2917240.48%
2012151,5672290.15%
2011151,3381,4910.99%
2010149,8470.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,35979.25%
Black or African American2,94610.00%
Two or More Races1,5675.32%
Asian1,0133.44%
Some Other Race4591.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native740.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.19%
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Elizabethtown Population Pyramid 2020

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Elizabethtown Median Age

35.5


Total

34.2


Male

36.7


Female

Elizabethtown Adults

There are 22,135 adults, (3,888 of whom are seniors) in Elizabethtown.

Elizabethtown Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabethtown Sex Ratio

Female

15,476

52.51%

Male

13,998

47.49%

Elizabethtown Households and Families

Elizabethtown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elizabethtown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.1%32.9%
All45.9%54.1%
Non Family33.5%66.5%
Female33.5%66.5%
Male22%78%

45.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1442.3445.9
Non Family5,1281.1833.5
Married4,7443.2367.1
Female1,5253.0733.5
Male7473.1322

3.08

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Elizabethtown Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8274.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,1576.05%
High School Graduate4,86825.46%
Some College4,88225.53%
Associates Degree1,9069.97%
Bachelors Degree2,92615.30%
Graduate Degree2,55513.36%
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Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,19213,6134,217
Black1,9811,833465
Hispanic868781454
Asian710613208
Multiple Races400318147
Other Race208182110
Islander5647
Native American46328

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 52.88%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,976$42,189$31,346
Less Than High School$22,500$19,286$25,795
High School Grad$27,430$32,926$20,705
Some College$32,101$40,123$29,080
Bachelors Degree$48,274$59,036$38,894
Graduate Degree$61,052$80,219$53,109

$36,976

Average Earnings

$42,189

Average Male

$31,346

Average Female

Elizabethtown Language

Elizabethtown Language by Age

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Elizabethtown Language

93.03% of Elizabethtown residents speak only English, while 6.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.05% of the population.

Elizabethtown Poverty

Elizabethtown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,6672,86513.22%
Black2,67567925.38%
Hispanic1,51943728.77%
Multiple1,50141127.38%
Asian1,01325224.88%
Other45918740.74%
Native611118.03%

16.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.17%

Male Poverty Rate

19.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabethtown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is Other, with 40.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is White, with 13.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.69%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.22%
High School15.91%
Some College13.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.58%
Male Unemployed27.51%
Female Employed12.28%
Male Employed6.12%

Elizabethtown Income

Elizabethtown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,129$66,665
Families$63,577$83,663
Married Families$76,394$102,911
Non Families$29,688$40,897
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Elizabethtown Marital Status

Elizabethtown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

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 Veterans

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3,349

Number of Veterans

2,861

Male Veterans

488

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,206
First Gulf War1,201
Vietnam778
Korea215
World War II125
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,214
55 to 64654
75+552
18 to 34494
65 to 74435
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,62014.85%
Black52823.62%
Hispanic23222.72%
Other11756.25%
Hawaiian4173.21%
2 or More345.05%
Asian91.20%

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

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4.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabethtown Employment Status

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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56.90%

Born in Kentucky

95.69%

Native Born

4.31%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.69% of Elizabethtown residents were born in the United States, with 56.90% having been born in Kentucky. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,8373401.11%
201930,4973401.13%
201830,1576122.07%
201729,5453401.16%
201629,2051810.62%
201529,024-430-1.46%
201429,454920.31%
201329,3625141.78%
201228,8481790.62%
201128,6692500.88%
201028,4195,8772.34%
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%