Bell County, Kentucky Population 2020

Bell County, Kentucky's estimated population is 25,899 with a growth rate of -1.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bell County, Kentucky is the 42nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202025,899-335-1.28%
201926,234-335-1.26%
201826,569-335-1.25%
201726,904-327-1.20%
201627,231-160-0.58%
201527,391-456-1.64%
201427,847-200-0.71%
201328,047-249-0.88%
201228,296-361-1.26%
201128,657-52-0.18%
201028,709-2,797-8.88%
199031,506-2,824-8.23%
198034,3303,24310.43%
197031,087-4,249-12.02%
196035,336-12,266-25.77%
195047,6023,7908.65%
194043,8125,06513.07%
193038,7474,75914.00%
192033,9885,54119.48%
191028,44712,74681.18%
190015,7015,38952.26%
189010,3124,25770.31%
18806,0552,32462.29%
18703,7310.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.28%
County Website
Founded
1867
County Seat
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Bell County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,92095.34%
Black or African American7832.88%
Two or More Races3811.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.15%
Asian320.12%
Some Other Race310.11%
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Bell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Bell County, Kentucky Median Age

41.6


Total

39.4


Male

43.3


Female

Bell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,354 adults, (4,923 of whom are seniors) in Bell County, Kentucky.

Bell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,863

50.99%

Male

13,325

49.01%

Bell County, Kentucky Households and Families

Bell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bell County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All64.5%35.5%
Male59.9%40.1%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Female50.5%49.5%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9402.464.5
Married4,7653.1380
Non Family3,8641.1352.5
Female1,7423.0850.5
Male5692.8759.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bell County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,74914.36%
9th to 12th Grade3,08316.11%
High School Graduate7,39238.62%
Some College2,82914.78%
Associates Degree1,3757.18%
Bachelors Degree7553.94%
Graduate Degree9585.00%
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Bell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,23412,6941,684
Black604399
Multiple Races15111815
Hispanic866514
Native American4138
Asian322

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 16.28%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,133$26,719$19,347
Less Than High School$20,242$22,348$15,107
High School Grad$20,764$22,964$16,053
Some College$21,966$30,022$18,750
Bachelors Degree$36,944$47,109$18,516
Graduate Degree$51,949$53,750$50,774

$22,133

Average Earnings

$26,719

Average Male

$19,347

Average Female

Bell County, Kentucky Language

Bell County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Bell County, Kentucky Language

99.02% of Bell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.49% of the population.

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty

Bell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,9879,07136.30%
Black61733954.94%
Hispanic27918767.03%
Multiple33812536.98%
Native412765.85%

37.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.78%

Male Poverty Rate

40.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 67.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Kentucky is White, with 36.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.09%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.52%
High School32.87%
Some College24.74%
Bachelors or Greater11.29%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.88%
Male Unemployed51.72%
Female Employed18.47%
Male Employed11.99%

Bell County, Kentucky Income

Bell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,628$36,718
Families$31,981$41,918
Married Families$38,778-
Non Families$15,055$25,687
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Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Bell County, Kentucky 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 35-44.

Bell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Bell County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,260

Number of Veterans

1,199

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam655
First Gulf War171
Second Gulf War131
Korea77
World War II41
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74497
75+272
55 to 64211
35 to 54187
18 to 3493
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2035.89%
2 or More2913.62%
Black284.53%

Bell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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17.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Kentucky Employment Status

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37.7%

Labor Force Participation

34.2%

Employment Rate

9%

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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78.10%

Born in Kentucky

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Bell County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 78.10% having been born in Kentucky. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990