Harlan, Kentucky Population 2020

1,489
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Harlan is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 1,489, it is the 172nd largest city in Kentucky and the 8733rd largest city in the United States. Harlan is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -14.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,745 in 2010. Harlan reached it's highest population of 1,739 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Harlan has a population density of 1,144 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harlan is $38,521 with a poverty rate of 44.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $411 per month, and the median house value is $85,300. The median age in Harlan is 42.3 years, 41.4 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.4 males.

Harlan Demographics

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

  • White: 90.70%
  • Asian: 4.41%
  • Black or African American: 3.79%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Two or more races: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harlan, Kentucky is 1,489, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,531.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,745.

Harlan, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,31790.70%
Asian644.41%
Black or African American553.79%
Some Other Race70.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.48%
Two or More Races20.14%
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Harlan Population Pyramid 2020

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Harlan Median Age

42.3


Total

41.4


Male

43.2


Female

Harlan Adults

There are 1,180 adults, (283 of whom are seniors) in Harlan.

Harlan Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlan Sex Ratio

Female

783

53.93%

Male

669

46.07%

Harlan Households and Families

Harlan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harlan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.5%28.5%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female44.4%55.6%
All43.9%56.1%
Non Family27.1%72.9%

43.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7321.9843.9
Non Family3881.0827.1
Married2212.7771.5
Female902.9844.4
Male334.6154.5

2.88

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Harlan Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade948.63%
9th to 12th Grade16214.88%
High School Graduate37434.34%
Some College18116.62%
Associates Degree877.99%
Bachelors Degree11810.84%
Graduate Degree736.70%
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Harlan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,010766181
Black4137
Asian271910
Native American77
Hispanic22
Multiple Races22

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 asian people with a rate of 37.04%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,231$32,171$19,196
Less Than High School$16,406$30,938$
High School Grad$20,337$25,139$18,571
Some College$24,423$38,542$23,558
Bachelors Degree$$64,167$
Graduate Degree$$73,125$35,417

$24,231

Average Earnings

$32,171

Average Male

$19,196

Average Female

Harlan Language

Harlan Language by Age

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Harlan Language

95.39% of Harlan residents speak only English, while 4.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.89% of the population.

Harlan Poverty

Harlan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,31358044.17%
Asian644062.50%
Black552240.00%
Hispanic44100.00%
Native7342.86%

44.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.45%

Male Poverty Rate

47.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlan is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlan is Black, with 40.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.82%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School76.17%
High School43.32%
Some College35.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed24.10%
Male Employed14.11%

Harlan Income

Harlan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$23,226$38,521
Families$28,750$55,176
Married Families$48,625-
Non Families$13,646$22,919
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Harlan Marital Status

Harlan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

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 55-64.

Harlan Marital Status by Race

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Harlan Veterans

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66

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War30
Vietnam26
World War II12
Second Gulf War2
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5426
65 to 7421
75+12
55 to 647
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White585.31%
Asian823.53%

Harlan Veterans by Education

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36.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

65.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlan Employment Status

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46.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

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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77.48%

Born in Kentucky

96.14%

Native Born

3.86%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

3.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.14% of Harlan residents were born in the United States, with 77.48% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,489-21-1.39%
20191,510-21-1.37%
20181,531-21-1.35%
20171,552-21-1.34%
20161,573-35-2.18%
20151,608-33-2.01%
20141,641-33-1.97%
20131,674-19-1.12%
20121,693-34-1.97%
20111,727-12-0.69%
20101,7390.00%