Caldwell County, Kentucky Population 2020

Caldwell County, Kentucky's estimated population is 12,791 with a growth rate of 0.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Caldwell County, Kentucky is the 84th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,791380.30%
201912,753380.30%
201812,715380.30%
201712,677400.32%
201612,637-115-0.90%
201512,752-100-0.78%
201412,852-35-0.27%
201312,887-106-0.82%
201212,993-33-0.25%
201113,026160.12%
201013,010-222-1.68%
199013,232-241-1.79%
198013,4732942.23%
197013,1791060.81%
196013,073-126-0.95%
195013,199-1,300-8.97%
194014,4997185.21%
193013,781-194-1.39%
192013,975-88-0.63%
191014,063-447-3.08%
190014,5101,32410.04%
189013,1861,90416.88%
188011,2824564.21%
187010,8261,50816.18%
18609,318-3,730-28.59%
185013,0482,68325.89%
184010,3652,04124.52%
18308,324-698-7.74%
18209,0224,754111.39%
18104,2680.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.30%
County Website
Founded
1809
County Seat
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Caldwell County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,74392.27%
Black or African American8406.60%
Two or More Races1441.13%
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Caldwell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Caldwell County, Kentucky Median Age

43.5


Total

40.7


Male

44.7


Female

Caldwell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 9,871 adults, (2,591 of whom are seniors) in Caldwell County, Kentucky.

Caldwell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Caldwell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,559

51.54%

Male

6,168

48.46%

Caldwell County, Kentucky Households and Families

Caldwell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Caldwell County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male90%10%
Married88.6%11.4%
All75.1%24.9%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female50.8%49.2%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1762.4375.1
Married2,7242.9188.6
Non Family1,6531.1459.6
Female5903.3950.8
Male2093.5790

2.95

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Caldwell County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3874.30%
9th to 12th Grade7037.82%
High School Graduate4,13846.01%
Some College1,89921.11%
Associates Degree4915.46%
Bachelors Degree5836.48%
Graduate Degree7938.82%
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Caldwell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,2647,3541,285
Black52434466
Hispanic156156
Multiple Races10210225

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 multiple races people with a rate of 24.51%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,713$42,421$29,138
Less Than High School$32,598$33,048$
High School Grad$29,171$36,019$27,313
Some College$36,886$51,406$23,625
Bachelors Degree$43,261$52,243$33,179
Graduate Degree$51,597$64,896$48,750

$34,713

Average Earnings

$42,421

Average Male

$29,138

Average Female

Caldwell County, Kentucky Language

Caldwell County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Caldwell County, Kentucky Language

99.04% of Caldwell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.70% of the population.

Caldwell County, Kentucky Poverty

Caldwell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,4641,54313.46%
Black84042450.48%
Multiple1443927.08%

15.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

19.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Caldwell County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, Kentucky is Black, with 50.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Caldwell County, Kentucky is White, with 13.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.68%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.98%
High School12.92%
Some College11.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.19%
Male Unemployed25.22%
Female Employed9.13%
Male Employed2.78%

Caldwell County, Kentucky Income

Caldwell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,940$67,929
Families$56,911$79,467
Married Families$66,123-
Non Families$26,037$40,486
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Caldwell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Caldwell County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Caldwell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Caldwell 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.

Caldwell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Caldwell County, Kentucky Veterans

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610

Number of Veterans

603

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam208
Korea111
Second Gulf War97
First Gulf War94
World War II31
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Age Group Veterans
75+226
55 to 64149
65 to 74109
35 to 5499
18 to 3427
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5676.16%
2 or More2317.04%
Black203.81%

Caldwell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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6.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Caldwell County, Kentucky Employment Status

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

5%

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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78.43%

Born in Kentucky

99.45%

Native Born

0.55%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.45% of Caldwell County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 78.43% 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.

  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