Carter County, Kentucky Population 2020

Carter County, Kentucky's estimated population is 26,626 with a growth rate of -0.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carter County, Kentucky is the 40th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202026,626-189-0.70%
201926,815-189-0.70%
201827,004-189-0.70%
201727,193-97-0.36%
201627,290-153-0.56%
201527,443-78-0.28%
201427,521-84-0.30%
201327,605-40-0.14%
201227,645150.05%
201127,630-117-0.42%
201027,7473,40714.00%
199024,340-720-2.87%
198025,0605,21026.25%
197019,850-967-4.65%
196020,817-1,742-7.72%
195022,559-2,986-11.69%
194025,5451,7067.16%
193023,8391,3656.07%
192022,4745082.31%
191021,9661,7388.59%
190020,2283,02417.58%
189017,2044,85939.36%
188012,3454,83664.40%
18707,509-1,007-11.82%
18608,5162,27536.45%
18506,2413,336114.84%
18402,9050.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.70%
County Website
Founded
1838
County Seat
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Carter County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,64297.63%
Black or African American2670.98%
Two or More Races2290.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native1100.40%
Some Other Race220.08%
Asian170.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.01%
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Carter County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Carter County, Kentucky Median Age

41


Total

39.5


Male

42


Female

Carter County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,142 adults, (4,856 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Kentucky.

Carter County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,853

50.76%

Male

13,437

49.24%

Carter County, Kentucky Households and Families

Carter County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carter County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
Male79.3%20.7%
All76.9%23.1%
Non Family66.8%33.2%
Female58.9%41.1%

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9722.6676.9
Married5,0293.1887.8
Non Family3,1341.166.8
Female1,3164.0458.9
Male4933.7479.3

3.29

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Carter County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,21611.91%
9th to 12th Grade1,8559.97%
High School Graduate7,45240.06%
Some College3,60219.36%
Associates Degree9395.05%
Bachelors Degree1,5968.58%
Graduate Degree9445.07%
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Carter County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,26314,2352,479
Native American11011015
Multiple Races897520
Black7647
Hispanic666626
Other Race55

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 hispanic people with a rate of 39.39%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,507$31,138$26,431
Less Than High School$13,418$15,451$11,661
High School Grad$25,923$30,219$21,008
Some College$28,676$38,323$24,656
Bachelors Degree$32,481$38,750$32,295
Graduate Degree$43,277$34,930$44,208

$28,507

Average Earnings

$31,138

Average Male

$26,431

Average Female

Carter County, Kentucky Language

Carter County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Carter County, Kentucky Language

99.20% of Carter County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty

Carter County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,7266,50125.27%
Multiple21814867.89%
Black13313299.25%
Hispanic2363213.56%
Native1002525.00%
Asian1717100.00%
Other17635.29%

25.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.43%

Male Poverty Rate

27.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 13.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.41%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.63%
Some College25.41%
High School19.75%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.89%
Female Unemployed44.38%
Male Employed9.36%
Female Employed9.09%

Carter County, Kentucky Income

Carter County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,067$45,726
Families$42,285$54,326
Married Families$52,227-
Non Families$16,350$25,907
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Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Carter 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 55-64.

Carter County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Carter County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,150

Number of Veterans

1,122

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam546
Second Gulf War180
First Gulf War154
Korea107
World War II55
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74466
75+271
35 to 54159
55 to 64143
18 to 34111
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1075.36%
Indian2220.00%
2 or More2117.36%

Carter County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Kentucky Employment Status

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43.4%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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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73.51%

Born in Kentucky

99.70%

Native Born

0.30%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.70% of Carter County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 73.51% having been born in Kentucky. 0.28% 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