Paintsville is a city located in Johnson County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Johnson County. With a 2020 population of 4,482, it is the 96th largest city in Kentucky and the 7067th largest city in the United States. Paintsville is currently growing at a rate of 1.93% annually and its population has increased by 3.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,312 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Paintsville has a population density of 681 people per square mile.
The average household income in Paintsville is $46,795 with a poverty rate of 24.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $490 per month, and the median house value is $164,100. The median age in Paintsville is 41.6 years, 38 years for males, and 45 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paintsvillewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.80%.
98.32% of Paintsville residents speak only English, while 1.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.40% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Paintsville is Black, with 48.39% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Paintsville is Hispanic, with 18.75% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.56%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Paintsville
99.11% of Paintsville residents were born in the United States, with 76.76% having been born in Kentucky. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.