Paducah, Kentucky Population 2021

24,863
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Paducah is a city located in McCracken County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of McCracken County. With a 2020 population of 24,863, it is the 16th largest city in Kentucky and the 1549th largest city in the United States . Paducah is currently declining at a rate of -0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -0.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,024 in 2010. Paducah reached it's highest population of 34,479 in 1960. Spanning over 21 miles, Paducah has a population density of 1,232 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paducah is $67,903 with a poverty rate of 21.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $657 per month, and the median house value is $118,400. The median age in Paducah is 42 years, 40.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Paducah Demographics

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

  • White: 73.41%
  • Black or African American: 21.77%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Paducah, Kentucky is 24,863 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,024.

Paducah, Kentucky Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202195,684-294-0.31%
202095,978-294-0.31%
201996,272-294-0.31%
201896,566-356-0.37%
201796,922-66-0.07%
201696,988-32-0.03%
201597,020-571-0.59%
201497,591-177-0.18%
201397,768-602-0.62%
201298,370-476-0.48%
201198,8461710.17%
201098,6750.00%

Paducah Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,27573.41%
Black or African American5,42021.77%
Two or More Races5552.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native2160.87%
Asian2090.84%
Some Other Race1920.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.11%
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Paducah Population by Race

Paducah Population Pyramid $2021

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Paducah Median Age

42


Total

40.6


Male

43.5


Female

Paducah Adults

There are 19,796 adults, (4,857 of whom are seniors) in Paducah.

Paducah Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Paducah Sex Ratio

Female

13,308

53.46%

Male

11,586

46.54%

Paducah Population by Age

Paducah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paducah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All53.2%46.8%
Female41.3%58.7%
Non Family38.7%61.3%
Male35.2%64.8%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paducah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3302.0953.2
Non Family5,7691.1738.7
Married3,5252.9184.5
Female1,6333.2941.3
Male4033.1935.2

2.94

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

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Paducah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8244.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,2196.83%
High School Graduate5,58531.29%
Some College3,82721.44%
Associates Degree1,91010.70%
Bachelors Degree2,69315.09%
Graduate Degree1,79210.04%
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Paducah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paducah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,67612,3123,837
Black3,4212,853412
Hispanic39434061
2+ Races16412147
Native American15313959
Other Race1431197
Asian10210269

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 67.65%.

Paducah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,339$38,453$31,192
Less Than 9th Grade$20,375$32,910$
High School Graduate$26,310$30,187$21,629
Some College$30,539$33,649$27,826
Bachelors Degree$50,016$56,857$42,939
Graduate Degree$71,614$85,650$56,603

$34,339

Average Earnings

$38,453

Average Male

$31,192

Average Female

Paducah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paducah Language by Age

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Paducah Language

96.87% of Paducah residents speak only English, while 3.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Paducah Language

Paducah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8362,93317.42%
Black5,1411,85636.10%
Hispanic76417022.25%
Multiple53013625.66%
Native21694.17%
Asian20973.35%
Other19231.56%

21.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.57%

Male Poverty Rate

22.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paducah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paducah is Black, with 36.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paducah is Other, with 1.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.64%.

Paducah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.68%
High School23.63%
Some College13.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%

Paducah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.72%
Male Unemployed41.98%
Female Employed11.84%
Male Employed9.53%

Paducah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paducah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,266$67,903
Families$54,859$89,592
Married Families$78,014-
Non Families$24,705$45,780
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Income by Household Type

Paducah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Paducah Married by Age and Sex

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Paducah 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.

Paducah Marital Status by Race

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Paducah Marital Status

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1,478

Number of Veterans

1,291

Male Veterans

187

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam568
First Gulf War289
Korea155
Second Gulf War97
World War II15

Paducah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64488
65 to 74372
75+309
35 to 54278
18 to 3431

Paducah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1767.79%
Black2776.96%
2+ Races259.88%
Hispanic194.11%

Paducah Veterans by Race

Paducah Veterans by Education

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21.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paducah Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Paducah Employment by Age

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Paducah Employment by Race

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Paducah 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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62.85%

Born in Paducah

98.13%

Native Born

1.87%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

0.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.13% of Paducah residents were born in the United States, with 62.85% having been born in Kentucky. 1.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paducah Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,863-1-0.00%
202024,864-1-0.00%
201924,865-1-0.00%
201824,866-93-0.37%
201724,959-85-0.34%
201625,0443321.34%
201524,712-165-0.66%
201424,877-19-0.08%
201324,896-133-0.53%
201225,029-64-0.26%
201125,093910.36%
201025,002-1,305-0.51%
200026,307-949-0.35%
199027,256-2,059-0.73%
198029,315-2,312-0.76%
197031,627-2,852-0.86%
196034,4791,6510.49%
195032,828-937-0.28%
194033,7652240.07%
193033,5418,8063.09%
192024,7351,9750.84%
191022,7603,3141.59%
190019,4466,6494.27%
189012,7974,7614.76%
18808,0361,1701.59%
18706,8662,2764.11%
18604,5900.00%

Paducah Population by Year