Payne Gap, Kentucky Population 2024

230

Payne Gap is a city located in Letcher County Kentucky. Payne Gap has a 2024 population of 230. Payne Gap is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -60.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 588 in 2020.

The average household income in Payne Gap is $36,413 with a poverty rate of 21.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Payne Gap is 49.8 years, 51.2 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Payne Gap Demographics

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

  • White: 78.26%
  • Other race: 21.74%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
101.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-60.88% (-358)
The current population of Payne Gap, Kentucky is 230 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 588.

Payne Gap, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18078.26%
Other race5021.74%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Payne Gap Population by Race

Payne Gap Population Pyramid 2024

Payne Gap Median Age

49.8

Total

51.2

Male

49.6

Female

Payne Gap Adults

There are 216 adults, (37 of whom are seniors) in Payne Gap.

Payne Gap Age Dependency

28.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Payne Gap Sex Ratio

Female9842.61%
Male13257.39%

Payne Gap Population by Age

Payne Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1491.5489.910.1
Non Family99084.815.2
Married342.411000
Male163.061000
Female000
showing: 5 rows

2.62

Average Family Size

1.54

Average Household Size

89.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Payne Gap 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

Payne Gap Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Payne Gap Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 5.42%.

Payne Gap Educational Attainment by Race

Payne Gap Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Payne Gap Language

100% of Payne Gap residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Payne Gap Language

Payne Gap Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other5050100%
showing: 1 rows

21.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.88%

Male Poverty Rate

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Payne Gap

The race most likely to be in poverty in Payne Gap is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Payne Gap is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.85%.

Payne Gap Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College31.06%
Less Than 9th Grade
High School
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Payne Gap Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Payne Gap Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Payne Gap Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Payne Gap Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Payne Gap Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Payne Gap Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Payne Gap Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Payne Gap Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16

Number of Veterans

16

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Payne Gap Veterans by War

count

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Payne Gap Veterans by Age

count

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Payne Gap Veterans by Race

Payne Gap Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Payne Gap Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.4%

Labor Force Participation

29.6%

Employment Rate

33.3%

Unemployment Rate

Payne Gap Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Payne Gap Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Payne Gap 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

52.61%

Born in Payne Gap

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Payne Gap residents were born in the United States, with 52.61% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Payne Gap Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024230
2023230
2022230-508-68.83%
202173815025.51%
2020588306108.51%
2019282-58-17.06%
2018340-72-17.48%
20174125716.06%
201635582.31%
2015347-25-6.72%
2014372-19-4.86%
2013391236.25%
2012368205.75%
2011348195.78%
2010329
showing: 15 rows

Payne Gap Population by Year