Pine Knot is a city located in McCreary County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 1,332, it is the 204th largest city in Kentucky and the 13251st largest city in the United States. Pine Knot is currently declining at a rate of -1.77% annually and its population has decreased by -3.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,380 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Pine Knot has a population density of 208 people per square mile.
The average household income in Pine Knot is $29,672 with a poverty rate of 57.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $241 per month, and the median house value is $97,000. The median age in Pine Knot is 43.4 years, 35.6 years for males, and 48.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pine Knotwas:
97.17% of Pine Knot residents speak only English, while 2.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Pine Knot is Black, with 90.67% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Pine Knot is Multiple, with 18.18% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 73.76%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Pine Knot
98.53% of Pine Knot residents were born in the United States, with 51.92% having been born in Kentucky. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.