Breckinridge County, Kentucky Population 2020

Breckinridge County, Kentucky's estimated population is 20,862 with a growth rate of 1.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Breckinridge County, Kentucky is the 55th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202020,8622371.15%
201920,6252371.16%
201820,3882371.18%
201720,1511630.82%
201619,98810.01%
201519,9871000.50%
201419,887-160-0.80%
201320,047-33-0.16%
201220,080-192-0.95%
201120,2722301.15%
201020,0423,73022.87%
199016,312-549-3.26%
198016,8612,07214.01%
197014,789550.37%
196014,734-794-5.11%
195015,528-2,216-12.49%
194017,7443762.16%
193017,368-2,284-11.62%
192019,652-1,382-6.57%
191021,0345002.43%
190020,5341,5588.21%
189018,9761,4908.52%
188017,4864,04630.10%
187013,4402041.54%
186013,2362,64324.95%
185010,5931,64918.44%
18408,9441,59921.77%
18307,345-140-1.87%
18207,4854,055118.22%
18103,4302,623325.03%
18008070.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.15%
County Website
Founded
1799
County Seat
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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,16495.44%
Black or African American3691.84%
Two or More Races3441.71%
Some Other Race960.48%
Asian710.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.18%
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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Median Age

42.9


Total

41.5


Male

44.2


Female

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Adults

There are 15,453 adults, (3,749 of whom are seniors) in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

9,992

49.76%

Male

10,088

50.24%

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Households and Families

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All78.5%21.5%
Male75.2%24.8%
Non Family68.4%31.6%
Female66.8%33.2%

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6752.5878.5
Married4,1963.2586.5
Non Family2,4141.2768.4
Female6862.8366.8
Male379375.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9046.46%
9th to 12th Grade1,58211.31%
High School Graduate6,23744.59%
Some College2,64518.91%
Associates Degree1,0727.66%
Bachelors Degree8676.20%
Graduate Degree6794.85%
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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,32110,9911,480
Black24816623
Multiple Races17515614
Hispanic15312411
Asian714518
Other Race474711
Native American1818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.35%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,346$38,135$25,022
Less Than High School$17,134$17,122$17,232
High School Grad$30,052$36,954$16,551
Some College$34,701$48,293$26,612
Bachelors Degree$37,297$77,917$34,274
Graduate Degree$55,428$57,604$54,055

$32,346

Average Earnings

$38,135

Average Male

$25,022

Average Female

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Language

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Language

96.35% of Breckinridge County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Poverty

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,6583,18217.05%
Multiple30714246.25%
Hispanic2697126.39%
Black3355917.61%
Other964041.67%

17.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.19%

Male Poverty Rate

18.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Breckinridge County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Breckinridge County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 46.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Breckinridge County, Kentucky is White, with 17.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.40%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.37%
High School16.14%
Some College11.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.74%
Female Unemployed52.37%
Female Employed7.73%
Male Employed7.51%

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Income

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,189$58,434
Families$61,377$68,594
Married Families$66,667-
Non Families$25,227$33,364
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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Marital Status

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Breckinridge 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.

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,512

Number of Veterans

1,439

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam674
First Gulf War332
Second Gulf War210
Korea107
World War II9
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74531
55 to 64349
75+299
35 to 54247
18 to 3486
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3799.30%
Black6925.65%
2 or More3818.36%
Asian2636.62%
Hispanic126.63%

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Breckinridge County, Kentucky Employment Status

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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77.97%

Born in Kentucky

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Breckinridge County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 77.97% having been born in Kentucky. 0.34% 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