Paducah, Kentucky Population 2022

27,559
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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 27,559, it is the 16th largest city in Kentucky and the 1651st largest city in the United States. Paducah is currently growing at a rate of 0.77% annually and its population has increased by 1.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,137 in 2020. Spanning over 21 miles, Paducah has a population density of 1,366 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paducah is $67,903 with a poverty rate of 21.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $695 per month, and the median house value is $118,100. 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 Paducahwas:

  • White: 72.76%
  • Black or African American: 21.22%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Other race: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Paducah, Kentucky is 27,559 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,137.

Paducah, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Paducah Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,15272.76%
Black or African American5,29321.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native2050.82%
Asian2981.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.11%
Some Other Race2310.93%
Two or More Races7402.97%
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Paducah Population by Race

Paducah Population Pyramid 2022

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Paducah Median Age

43.8


Total

41.9


Male

45.4


Female

Paducah Adults

There are 20,201 adults, (4,836 of whom are seniors) in Paducah.

Paducah Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Paducah Sex Ratio

Female

13,369

53.59%

Male

11,578

46.41%

Paducah Population by Age

Paducah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paducah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All51%49%
Female41.3%58.7%
Non Family38.2%61.8%
Male37%63%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paducah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5922.0551
Married3,6222.8377.9
Male4272.6937
Female1,7133.1341.3
Non Family5,8301.238.2

2.83

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

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Paducah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5603.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,1386.27%
High School Graduate5,80131.97%
Some College4,02722.19%
Associates Degree1,8109.97%
Bachelors Degree2,96416.33%
Graduate Degree1,84710.18%
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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
Asian160160126
Native American15515177
2+ Races24420576
White13,97712,8123,928
Hispanic414341114
Black3,3282,903552
Other Race1531177

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 78.75%.

Paducah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,734$39,759$29,198
Less Than 9th Grade$33,456$33,750$
High School Graduate$26,472$30,516$21,913
Some College$28,243$30,625$27,202
Bachelors Degree$51,260$65,347$34,643
Graduate Degree$55,977$84,408$43,000

$33,734

Average Earnings

$39,759

Average Male

$29,198

Average Female

Paducah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paducah Language by Age

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Paducah Language

96.76% of Paducah residents speak only English, while 3.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.90% of the population.

Paducah Language

Paducah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,0621,69233.43%
Multiple67520330.07%
Hispanic69618726.87%
White16,8093,12118.57%
Native20541.95%
Asian29851.68%
Other1NaN%

21.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.13%

Male Poverty Rate

23.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paducah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paducah is Black, with 33.43% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.04%.

Paducah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.72%
High School22.08%
Some College16.09%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%

Paducah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.40%
Male Unemployed67.44%
Female Employed15.46%
Female Unemployed56.03%

Paducah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paducah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,061$63,256
Families$56,442$84,172
Married Families$82,799-
Non Families$24,961$41,904
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Income by Household Type

Paducah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

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 35-44.

Paducah Marital Status by Race

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Paducah Marital Status

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1,341

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War118
First Gulf War280
Vietnam540
Korea134
World War II11

Paducah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3419
35 to 54271
55 to 64399
65 to 74366
75+286

Paducah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0556.83%
Black2586.59%
Other Race169.76%
2+ Races123.52%
Hispanic357.34%

Paducah Veterans by Race

Paducah Veterans by Education

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16.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paducah Veterans by Education

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

3%

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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63.40%

Born in Paducah

98.01%

Native Born

1.99%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.01% of Paducah residents were born in the United States, with 63.40% having been born in Kentucky. 0.95% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18604,5900.00%
18706,8662,2764.11%
18808,0361,1701.59%
189012,7974,7614.76%
190019,4466,6494.27%
191022,7603,3141.59%
192024,7351,9750.84%
193033,5418,8063.09%
194033,7652240.07%
195032,828-937-0.28%
196034,4791,6510.49%
197031,627-2,852-0.86%
198029,315-2,312-0.76%
199027,256-2,059-0.73%
200026,307-949-0.35%
201025,024-1,283-0.50%
201125,2352110.84%
201225,4462110.84%
201325,6572110.83%
201425,8682110.82%
201526,0792110.82%
201626,2902110.81%
201726,5012110.80%
201826,7122110.80%
201926,9232110.79%
202027,1372140.79%
202127,3482110.78%
202227,5592110.77%

Paducah Population by Year