Stearns, Kentucky Population 2024

1,344

Stearns is a city located in McCreary County Kentucky. Stearns has a 2024 population of 1,344. Stearns is currently growing at a rate of 4.67% annually and its population has increased by 26.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,065 in 2020.

The average household income in Stearns is $43,923 with a poverty rate of 41.69%. The median age in Stearns is 48 years: 48.7 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Stearns Demographics

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

  • White: 98.69%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
334.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
26.2% (279)
The current population of Stearns, Kentucky is 1,344 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,065.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,20898.69%
Two or more races161.31%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Stearns Population by Race

Stearns Population Pyramid 2024

Stearns Median Age

48

Total

48.7

Male

39.8

Female

Stearns Adults

There are 930 adults, (220 of whom are seniors) in Stearns.

Stearns Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Stearns Sex Ratio

Female60349.26%
Male62150.74%

Stearns Population by Age

Stearns Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4212.918614
Married2953.286.113.9
Non Family76076.323.7
Male293.661000
Female214.671000

3.04

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

86.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Stearns Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade566.26%
Associates Degree778.61%
Bachelors Degree16518.46%
Graduate Degree495.48%
High School Graduate33837.81%
Less Than 9th Grade677.49%
Some College14215.88%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Stearns Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stearns Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White894771214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.94%.

Stearns Educational Attainment by Race

Stearns Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Stearns Language

100% of Stearns residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Stearns Language

Stearns Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,20550942.24%

41.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.95%

Male Poverty Rate

37.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stearns

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stearns is White, with 42.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stearns is White, with 42.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 24.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.08%.

Stearns Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade73.17%
Some College60.73%
Bachelors or Greater24.77%
High School14.79%

Stearns Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed57.06%
Female Employed17.59%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Stearns Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stearns Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$39,641
Households-$43,923
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families-$35,829

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Stearns Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Stearns Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Stearns 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 Over 65.

Stearns Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Stearns Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

77

Number of Veterans

77

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam29
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Stearns Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5448
65 to 7429
18 to 340
55 to 640
75+0

Stearns Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White778.28%

Stearns Veterans by Race

Stearns Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

100%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stearns Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.4%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Stearns Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Stearns Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Stearns 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

78.02%

Born in Stearns

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Stearns residents were born in the United States, with 78.02% having been born in Kentucky. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Stearns Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,344604.67%
20231,284604.9%
20221,224605.15%
20211,164999.3%
20201,065-125-10.5%
20191,19013813.12%
20181,052-208-16.51%
20171,260-126-9.09%
20161,386513.82%
20151,335-60-4.3%
20141,395-41-2.86%
20131,436191.34%
20121,4171168.92%
20111,301-115-8.12%
20101,41600%

Stearns Population by Year