Paducah, Kentucky Population 2020

24,672
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Paducah is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 24,672, it is the 16th largest city in Kentucky and the 1559th largest city in the United States. Paducah is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -1.41% 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 1,223 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paducah is $63,076 with a poverty rate of 22.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $651 per month, and the median house value is $117,900. The median age in Paducah is 41.5 years, 40.1 years for males, and 43.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.0 males.

Paducah Demographics

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

  • White: 72.47%
  • Black or African American: 23.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.72%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Paducah, Kentucky is 24,672, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,850.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,024.

Paducah, Kentucky Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202095,953-347-0.36%
201996,300-347-0.36%
201896,647-347-0.36%
201796,994-24-0.02%
201697,018-33-0.03%
201597,051-571-0.59%
201497,622-185-0.19%
201397,807-608-0.62%
201298,415-461-0.47%
201198,8761760.18%
201098,7000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,02972.47%
Black or African American5,74523.09%
Two or More Races6762.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1670.67%
Some Other Race1510.61%
Asian790.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.13%
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Paducah Population Pyramid 2020

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Paducah Median Age

41.5


Total

40.1


Male

43.8


Female

Paducah Adults

There are 19,817 adults, (4,954 of whom are seniors) in Paducah.

Paducah Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Paducah Sex Ratio

Female

13,379

53.78%

Male

11,500

46.22%

Paducah Households and Families

Paducah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paducah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All52.7%47.3%
Male43.9%56.1%
Non Family41%59%
Female37.3%62.7%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3792.0852.7
Non Family5,8851.1641
Married3,4242.8581.7
Female1,7693.4337.3
Male3013.4143.9

2.95

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Paducah Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9695.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,2637.13%
High School Graduate5,55131.35%
Some College3,56920.16%
Associates Degree1,78510.08%
Bachelors Degree2,92216.50%
Graduate Degree1,6459.29%
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Paducah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,55912,0643,951
Black3,4392,849444
Hispanic41634455
Multiple Races20014274
Other Race110916
Native American866917
Asian464632

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 69.57%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,697$37,882$30,722
Less Than High School$17,832$$18,061
High School Grad$24,963$27,035$20,118
Some College$31,437$37,788$28,468
Bachelors Degree$41,157$51,012$34,036
Graduate Degree$62,452$129,554$48,750

$33,697

Average Earnings

$37,882

Average Male

$30,722

Average Female

Paducah Language

Paducah Language by Age

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Paducah Language

96.24% of Paducah residents speak only English, while 3.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Paducah Poverty

Paducah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,6112,87517.31%
Black5,4712,12238.79%
Hispanic76713417.47%
Multiple63812018.81%
Asian791316.46%
Native16784.79%

22.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.44%

Male Poverty Rate

22.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paducah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paducah is Black, with 38.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paducah is Native, with 4.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.29%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.87%
High School21.00%
Some College13.62%
Bachelors or Greater6.56%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.84%
Male Unemployed31.90%
Female Employed12.46%
Male Employed11.38%

Paducah Income

Paducah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,419$63,076
Families$51,156$87,107
Married Families$73,885-
Non Families$23,984$39,162
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Paducah Marital Status

Paducah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

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 Veterans

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1,638

Number of Veterans

1,447

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam687
First Gulf War239
Korea197
Second Gulf War114
World War II83
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64468
65 to 74437
75+426
35 to 54253
18 to 3454
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3468.92%
Black2786.74%
Hispanic234.78%
2 or More145.04%

Paducah Veterans by Education

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19.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paducah Employment Status

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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61.78%

Born in Kentucky

97.72%

Native Born

2.28%

Foreign Born

1.15%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.72% of Paducah residents were born in the United States, with 61.78% having been born in Kentucky. 1.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,672-89-0.36%
201924,761-89-0.36%
201824,850-94-0.38%
201724,944-89-0.36%
201625,0333291.33%
201524,704-168-0.68%
201424,872-22-0.09%
201324,894-137-0.55%
201225,031-62-0.25%
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%