Breathitt County, Kentucky Population 2020

Breathitt County, Kentucky's estimated population is 12,316 with a growth rate of -1.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Breathitt County, Kentucky is the 91st largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,316-205-1.64%
201912,521-205-1.61%
201812,726-205-1.59%
201712,931-251-1.90%
201613,182-187-1.40%
201513,369-2-0.01%
201413,371-162-1.20%
201313,533-84-0.62%
201213,617-175-1.27%
201113,792-65-0.47%
201013,857-1,846-11.76%
199015,703-1,301-7.65%
198017,0042,78319.57%
197014,221-1,269-8.19%
196015,490-4,474-22.41%
195019,964-3,982-16.63%
194023,9462,80313.26%
193021,1435292.57%
192020,6143,07417.53%
191017,5403,21822.47%
190014,3225,61764.53%
18908,70596312.44%
18807,7422,07036.50%
18705,67269213.90%
18604,9801,19531.57%
18503,7851,59072.44%
18402,1950.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.64%
County Website
Founded
1839
County Seat
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Breathitt County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,77997.43%
Black or African American1461.11%
Two or More Races890.68%
Some Other Race500.38%
Asian280.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.18%
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Breathitt County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Breathitt County, Kentucky Median Age

41.6


Total

40.1


Male

43.3


Female

Breathitt County, Kentucky Adults

There are 10,415 adults, (2,055 of whom are seniors) in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Breathitt County, Kentucky Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Breathitt County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,539

49.86%

Male

6,577

50.14%

Breathitt County, Kentucky Households and Families

Breathitt County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Breathitt County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
Male80.1%19.9%
All71.8%28.2%
Female61.3%38.7%
Non Family59.1%40.9%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3222.471.8
Married2,5782.9581.7
Non Family1,6431.1259.1
Female7292.9761.3
Male3723.0680.1

2.88

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Breathitt County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,02911.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,38014.93%
High School Graduate3,36436.39%
Some College1,55716.84%
Associates Degree5916.39%
Bachelors Degree6056.54%
Graduate Degree7187.77%
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Breathitt County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,1026,7311,285
Hispanic633232
Other Race503232
Multiple Races4848
Native American2418
Asian666
Black1

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,400$31,320$26,035
Less Than High School$22,188$25,208$
High School Grad$26,770$30,864$23,531
Some College$23,869$30,815$20,446
Bachelors Degree$36,028$37,500$27,458
Graduate Degree$52,149$56,964$51,495

$28,400

Average Earnings

$31,320

Average Male

$26,035

Average Female

Breathitt County, Kentucky Language

Breathitt County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Breathitt County, Kentucky Language

98.98% of Breathitt County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.80% of the population.

Breathitt County, Kentucky Poverty

Breathitt County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,4534,30734.59%
Black104104100.00%
Hispanic1299775.19%
Multiple864451.16%
Other501836.00%
Native24625.00%

35.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.36%

Male Poverty Rate

36.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Breathitt County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Breathitt County, Kentucky is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Breathitt County, Kentucky is Native, with 25.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.38%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.04%
High School31.17%
Some College21.27%
Bachelors or Greater11.96%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed69.40%
Female Unemployed33.99%
Male Employed15.35%
Female Employed13.71%

Breathitt County, Kentucky Income

Breathitt County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,376$43,243
Families$33,683$49,855
Married Families$45,875-
Non Families$13,543$26,985
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Breathitt County, Kentucky Marital Status

Breathitt County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Breathitt County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Breathitt 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 45-54.

Breathitt County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Breathitt County, Kentucky Veterans

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481

Number of Veterans

448

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam238
Korea55
First Gulf War46
Second Gulf War24
World War II18
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74178
75+115
55 to 64109
35 to 5471
18 to 348

Breathitt County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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11.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Breathitt County, Kentucky Employment Status

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41.5%

Labor Force Participation

36.7%

Employment Rate

11.6%

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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84.47%

Born in Kentucky

99.50%

Native Born

0.50%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.50% of Breathitt County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 84.47% having been born in Kentucky. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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