Elk Creek, Kentucky Population 2024

2,742

Elk Creek is a city located in Bullitt County, Jefferson County, Shelby County, and Spencer County Kentucky. Elk Creek has a 2024 population of 2,742. Elk Creek is currently growing at a rate of 8.9% annually and its population has increased by 48.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,848 in 2020.

The average household income in Elk Creek is $153,276 with a poverty rate of 9.68%. The median age in Elk Creek is 35 years: 35.4 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Elk Creek Demographics

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

  • White: 94.03%
  • Other race: 2.27%
  • Two or more races: 2.14%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
473.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
48.38% (894)
The current population of Elk Creek, Kentucky is 2,742 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,848.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,15894.03%
Other race522.27%
Two or more races492.14%
Asian361.57%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elk Creek Population by Race

Elk Creek Population Pyramid 2024

Elk Creek Median Age

35

Total

35.4

Male

34.6

Female

Elk Creek Adults

There are 1,603 adults, (283 of whom are seniors) in Elk Creek.

Elk Creek Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk Creek Sex Ratio

Female1,17050.98%
Male1,12549.02%

Elk Creek Population by Age

Elk Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6793.3897.32.7
Married5433.696.73.3
Non Family982.511000
Male3021000
Female84.51000

3.47

Average Family Size

3.38

Average Household Size

97.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elk Creek Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade543.76%
Associates Degree21815.17%
Bachelors Degree40928.46%
Graduate Degree1298.98%
High School Graduate35724.84%
Less Than 9th Grade231.6%
Some College24717.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elk Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elk Creek Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3631,286494
Other Race525226
Hispanic26260
Asian191915
2+ Races333

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Elk Creek Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$75,417$99,352$61,165
Graduate Degree$78,672$0$96,250
High School Graduate$51,100$57,639$32,417
Less Than 9th Grade$37,976$38,929$0
Overall$61,038$77,847$52,071
Some College$53,355$77,813$44,135

$61,038

Average Earnings

$77,847

Average Male

$52,071

Average Female

Elk Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elk Creek Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elk Creek Language

96.33% of Elk Creek residents speak only English, while 3.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Elk Creek Language

Elk Creek Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,1001878.9%
Other522650%

9.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.95%

Male Poverty Rate

16.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk Creek is Other, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk Creek is White, with 8.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16%.

Elk Creek Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.2%
Bachelors or Greater6.51%
Some College4.73%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Elk Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed4.51%
Male Employed3.84%
Male Unemployed0%

Elk Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elk Creek Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$136,607$169,062
Households$131,172$153,276
Married Families$138,403$-999,999,999
Non Families-$53,684

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elk Creek Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

76.9%

Male Marriage Rate

65.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk Creek Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elk Creek Marriage

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

Elk Creek Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elk Creek Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

128

Number of Veterans

128

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War72
Vietnam44
First Gulf War17
Korea0
World War II0

Elk Creek Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5434
65 to 7429
18 to 3427
55 to 6423
75+15

Elk Creek Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1288.41%

Elk Creek Veterans by Race

Elk Creek Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk Creek Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Elk Creek Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Creek Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Creek 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

72.59%

Born in Elk Creek

96.17%

Native Born

3.83%

Foreign Born

2.7%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.17% of Elk Creek residents were born in the United States, with 72.59% having been born in Kentucky. 2.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elk Creek Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,7422248.9%
20232,5182239.72%
20222,29533517.09%
20211,9601126.06%
20201,84819411.73%
20191,654543.37%
20181,60090.57%
20171,591865.71%
20161,505-98-6.11%
20151,603916.02%
20141,512-169-10.05%
20131,681-158-8.59%
20121,839281.55%
20111,81100%

Elk Creek Population by Year