Hazard is a city located in Perry County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Perry County. With a 2020 population of 5,425, it is the 86th largest city in Kentucky and the 6270th largest city in the United States. Hazard is currently growing at a rate of 1.52% annually and its population has increased by 3.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,263 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Hazard has a population density of 728 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hazard is $65,799 with a poverty rate of 14.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $689 per month, and the median house value is $115,800. The median age in Hazard is 48 years, 46.1 years for males, and 48.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hazardwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.34%.
92.75% of Hazard residents speak only English, while 7.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.72% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Hazard is Black, with 72.04% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Hazard is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.94%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Hazard
94.59% of Hazard residents were born in the United States, with 68.96% having been born in Kentucky. 4.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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