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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harlanwas:
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Harlan
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.