Princeton, Kentucky Population 2024

6,116

Princeton is a city located in Caldwell County Kentucky. Princeton has a 2024 population of 6,116. It is also the county seat of Caldwell County.Princeton is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,259 in 2020.

The average household income in Princeton is $67,925 with a poverty rate of 15.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Princeton is 40.4 years, 40.1 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Princeton Demographics

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

  • White: 83.51%
  • Black or African American: 11.56%
  • Two or more races: 4.18%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
680.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.28% (-143)
The current population of Princeton, Kentucky is 6,116 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,259.

Princeton, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,21883.51%
Black or African American72211.56%
Two or more races2614.18%
Other race470.75%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Princeton Population by Race

Princeton Population Pyramid 2024

Princeton Median Age

40.4

Total

40.1

Male

41.3

Female

Princeton Adults

There are 4,705 adults, (1,266 of whom are seniors) in Princeton.

Princeton Age Dependency

81.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Princeton Sex Ratio

Female3,23051.7%
Male3,01848.3%

Princeton Population by Age

Princeton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4872.4659.940.1
Married9183.2277.222.8
Non Family9151.334654
Female4472.9847.452.6
Male2072.987129
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Princeton 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

Princeton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Princeton 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Princeton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,910

Average Earnings

$45,027

Average Male

$31,045

Average Female

Princeton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Princeton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Princeton Language

98.04% of Princeton residents speak only English, while 1.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Princeton Language

Princeton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,01055911.16%
Black70527438.87%
Multiple2578834.24%
Hispanic1413625.53%
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15.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.86%

Male Poverty Rate

19.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Princeton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Princeton is Black, with 38.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Princeton is White, with 11.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.42%.

Princeton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.71%
High School18.91%
Some College5.04%
Bachelors or Greater
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Princeton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.18%
Female Employed10.35%
Male Employed3.03%
Male Unemployed
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Princeton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Princeton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Princeton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Princeton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Princeton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Princeton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Princeton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

310

Number of Veterans

292

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Princeton Veterans by War

count

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Princeton Veterans by Age

count

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Princeton Veterans by Race

Princeton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Princeton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Princeton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Princeton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Princeton 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

80.17%

Born in Princeton

98.14%

Native Born

1.86%

Foreign Born

1.09%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.14% of Princeton residents were born in the United States, with 80.17% having been born in Kentucky. 1.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Princeton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,881-47-0.79%
20285,928-47-0.79%
20275,975-47-0.78%
20266,022-47-0.77%
20256,069-47-0.77%
20246,116-47-0.76%
20236,163-47-0.76%
20226,210-47-0.75%
20216,257-2-0.03%
20206,2591612.64%
20196,09890.15%
20186,089-4-0.07%
20176,093-5-0.08%
20166,098-62-1.01%
20156,160-59-0.95%
20146,219-29-0.46%
20136,248-60-0.95%
20126,308-30-0.47%
20116,338-3-0.05%
20106,341-195-2.98%
20006,536-404-5.82%
19906,940-133-1.88%
19807,07378112.41%
19706,29267412%
19605,6182304.27%
19505,388-1-0.02%
19405,38962513.12%
19304,7641,07529.14%
19203,68967422.35%
19103,01545917.96%
19002,556
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Princeton Population by Year