Horse Cave, Kentucky Population 2024

2,264

Horse Cave is a city located in Hart County Kentucky. Horse Cave has a 2024 population of 2,264. Horse Cave is currently growing at a rate of 0.4% annually and its population has increased by 2.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,217 in 2020.

The average household income in Horse Cave is $49,263 with a poverty rate of 34.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Horse Cave is 42.3 years, 34.9 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Horse Cave Demographics

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

  • White: 70.25%
  • Black or African American: 19.97%
  • Two or more races: 8.97%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
718.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.12% (47)
The current population of Horse Cave, Kentucky is 2,264 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,217.

Horse Cave, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,65370.25%
Black or African American47019.97%
Two or more races2118.97%
Asian190.81%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Horse Cave Population by Race

Horse Cave Population Pyramid 2024

Horse Cave Median Age

42.3

Total

34.9

Male

46.5

Female

Horse Cave Adults

There are 1,851 adults, (512 of whom are seniors) in Horse Cave.

Horse Cave Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Horse Cave Sex Ratio

Female1,22452.02%
Male1,12947.98%

Horse Cave Population by Age

Horse Cave Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0132.2257.742.3
Non Family4521.5652.447.6
Married2842.6785.614.4
Female2133.0135.264.8
Male642.2846.953.1
showing: 5 rows

2.67

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Horse Cave Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Horse Cave Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Horse Cave Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 15.03%.

Horse Cave Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,393

Average Earnings

$41,679

Average Male

$28,362

Average Female

Horse Cave Earnings by Educational Attainment

Horse Cave Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Horse Cave Language

97.87% of Horse Cave residents speak only English, while 2.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Horse Cave Language

Horse Cave Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,44052336.32%
Black46720443.68%
Multiple211167.58%
showing: 3 rows

34.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.67%

Male Poverty Rate

32.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Horse Cave

The race most likely to be in poverty in Horse Cave is Black, with 43.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Horse Cave is Multiple, with 7.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.75%.

Horse Cave Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.96%
High School25.29%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%
showing: 4 rows

Horse Cave Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed81.25%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed15.08%
Male Employed9.04%
showing: 4 rows

Horse Cave Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Horse Cave Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Horse Cave Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Horse Cave Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Horse Cave 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.

Horse Cave Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Horse Cave Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

120

Number of Veterans

114

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Horse Cave Veterans by War

count

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Horse Cave Veterans by Age

count

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Horse Cave Veterans by Race

Horse Cave Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Horse Cave Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.8%

Labor Force Participation

37.6%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Horse Cave Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Horse Cave Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Horse Cave 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

81.85%

Born in Horse Cave

98.51%

Native Born

1.49%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.51% of Horse Cave residents were born in the United States, with 81.85% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Horse Cave Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,30990.39%
20282,30090.39%
20272,29190.39%
20262,28290.4%
20252,27390.4%
20242,26490.4%
20232,25590.4%
20222,24690.4%
20212,237200.9%
20202,217-205-8.46%
20192,422150.62%
20182,407140.59%
20172,393200.84%
20162,373100.42%
20152,363-11-0.46%
20142,37420.08%
20132,37240.17%
20122,368120.51%
20112,35690.38%
20102,347
showing: 20 rows

Horse Cave Population by Year