Princeton, Kentucky Population 2020

6,141
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Princeton is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 6,141, it is the 67th largest city in Kentucky and the 4238th largest city in the United States. Princeton is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually but its population has decreased by -2.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,329 in 2010. Princeton reached it's highest population of 7,073 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Princeton has a population density of 683 people per square mile.

The average household income in Princeton is $66,396 with a poverty rate of 15.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $540 per month, and the median house value is $79,000. The median age in Princeton is 38.3 years, 36.5 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.9 males.

Princeton Demographics

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

  • White: 86.11%
  • Black or African American: 12.99%
  • Two or more races: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Princeton, Kentucky is 6,141, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,131.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,329.

Princeton, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,30286.11%
Black or African American80012.99%
Two or More Races550.89%
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Princeton Population Pyramid 2020

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Princeton Median Age

38.3


Total

36.5


Male

41.4


Female

Princeton Adults

There are 4,541 adults, (1,155 of whom are seniors) in Princeton.

Princeton Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Princeton Sex Ratio

Female

3,295

53.52%

Male

2,862

46.48%

Princeton Households and Families

Princeton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Princeton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.1%5.9%
Male92.4%7.6%
All68.4%31.6%
Female47.1%52.9%
Non Family45.1%54.9%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4922.4268.4
Married1,0652.9394.1
Non Family8421.1745.1
Female4803.447.1
Male1052.8992.4

2.96

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

12.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Princeton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade501.22%
9th to 12th Grade3247.91%
High School Graduate2,08450.89%
Some College69516.97%
Associates Degree1563.81%
Bachelors Degree3378.23%
Graduate Degree44910.96%
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Princeton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4683,256720
Black48632466
Hispanic139139
Multiple Races5454

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.76%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,872$45,530$29,322
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$27,192$37,500$25,403
Some College$42,037$53,417$26,563
Bachelors Degree$32,386$50,057$30,057
Graduate Degree$55,909$63,333$55,682

$33,872

Average Earnings

$45,530

Average Male

$29,322

Average Female

Princeton Language

Princeton Language by Age

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Princeton Language

99.46% of Princeton residents speak only English, while 0.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.49% of the population.

Princeton Poverty

Princeton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,07154010.65%
Black80041652.00%

15.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.84%

Male Poverty Rate

20.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Princeton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Princeton is Black, with 52.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Princeton is White, with 10.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.85%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.05%
High School15.23%
Some College11.74%
Bachelors or Greater1.02%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.00%
Female Employed12.58%
Male Employed2.54%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Princeton Income

Princeton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,430$66,396
Families$52,262$71,961
Married Families$64,609-
Non Families$34,357$50,937
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Princeton Marital Status

Princeton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Princeton Married by Age and Sex

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Princeton 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 45-54.

Princeton Marital Status by Race

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Princeton Veterans

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276

Number of Veterans

276

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam74
Korea58
First Gulf War50
Second Gulf War35
World War II12
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Age Group Veterans
75+140
35 to 5460
65 to 7446
55 to 6430
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2566.40%
Black204.11%

Princeton Veterans by Education

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4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Princeton Employment Status

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55%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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78.77%

Born in Kentucky

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Princeton residents were born in the United States, with 78.77% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,14150.08%
20196,13650.08%
20186,13170.11%
20176,12450.08%
20166,119-60-0.97%
20156,179-55-0.88%
20146,234-25-0.40%
20136,259-59-0.93%
20126,318-23-0.36%
20116,3410.00%
20106,341-195-0.30%
20006,536-404-0.60%
19906,940-133-0.19%
19807,0737811.18%
19706,2926741.14%
19605,6182300.42%
19505,388-1-0.00%
19405,3896251.24%
19304,7641,0752.59%
19203,6896742.04%
19103,0154591.67%
19002,5560.00%