Harlan, Kentucky Population 2022

1,782
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Harlan is a city located in Harlan County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Harlan County. With a 2020 population of 1,782, it is the 171st largest city in Kentucky and the 11569th largest city in the United States. Harlan is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,776 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Harlan has a population density of 1,369 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harlan is $40,559 with a poverty rate of 42.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $433 per month, and the median house value is $88,700. The median age in Harlan is 43.9 years, 41.9 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Harlan Demographics

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

  • White: 91.00%
  • Black or African American: 4.32%
  • Asian: 2.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Harlan, Kentucky is 1,782 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,776.

Harlan, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,28491.00%
Black or African American614.32%
Asian392.76%
Two or More Races271.91%
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Harlan Population by Race

Harlan Population Pyramid 2022

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Harlan Median Age

43.1


Total

41


Male

44.2


Female

Harlan Adults

There are 1,152 adults, (263 of whom are seniors) in Harlan.

Harlan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlan Sex Ratio

Female

732

51.88%

Male

679

48.12%

Harlan Population by Age

Harlan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harlan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.4%37.6%
Male51%49%
All38.2%61.8%
Female35.8%64.2%
Non Family20.9%79.1%

38.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harlan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All706238.2
Married2292.8362.4
Male513.851
Female812.5835.8
Non Family3451.0420.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

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Harlan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13012.18%
9th to 12th Grade989.18%
High School Graduate33531.40%
Some College19718.46%
Associates Degree999.28%
Bachelors Degree10910.22%
Graduate Degree999.28%
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Harlan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harlan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian262626
Black515111
White977752171
2+ Races1310

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Harlan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,781$40,833$25,167
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$28,906$$21,750
Some College$26,563$32,396$22,895
Bachelors Degree$62,292$71,250$62,083
Graduate Degree$37,917$46,875$35,000

$30,781

Average Earnings

$40,833

Average Male

$25,167

Average Female

Harlan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harlan Language by Age

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Harlan Language

97.70% of Harlan residents speak only English, while 2.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

Harlan Language

Harlan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black612947.54%
White1,28455943.54%
OtherNaN%
Multiple271140.74%

42.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.68%

Male Poverty Rate

43.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlan is Black, with 47.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlan is Multiple, with 40.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.65%.

Harlan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade84.65%
High School47.76%
Some College23.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%

Harlan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.95%
Male Unemployed91.43%
Female Employed16.81%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Harlan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harlan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,118$40,707
Families$39,028$57,528
Married Families$55,083-
Non Families$15,703$22,770
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Income by Household Type

Harlan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlan Married by Age and Sex

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Harlan 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.

Harlan Marital Status by Race

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Harlan Marital Status

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47

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War5
Vietnam24
Korea3
World War II10

Harlan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 548
55 to 644
65 to 7422
75+13

Harlan Veterans by Age

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Harlan Veterans by Race

Harlan Veterans by Education

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29.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlan Veterans by Education

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42.8%

Labor Force Participation

37%

Employment Rate

13.4%

Unemployment Rate

Harlan Employment by Age

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Harlan Employment by Race

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Harlan 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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77.53%

Born in Harlan

97.73%

Native Born

2.27%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.73% of Harlan residents were born in the United States, with 77.53% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Harlan Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,7450.00%
20111,74830.17%
20121,75130.17%
20131,75430.17%
20141,75730.17%
20151,76030.17%
20161,76330.17%
20171,76630.17%
20181,76930.17%
20191,77230.17%
20201,77640.23%
20211,77930.17%
20221,78230.17%

Harlan Population by Year