Clark County, Kentucky Population 2021

Clark County, Kentucky's estimated population is 36,429 with a growth rate of 0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clark County, Kentucky is the 30th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 Population was 35,603 and has seen a growth of 2.32% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,429830.23%
202036,346830.23%
201936,263830.23%
201836,1802810.78%
201735,899480.13%
201635,8511910.54%
201535,660380.11%
201435,622720.20%
201335,550-135-0.38%
201235,6852510.71%
201135,434-169-0.47%
201035,6036,10720.70%
199029,4961,1744.15%
198028,3224,23217.57%
197024,0903,01514.31%
196021,0752,17711.52%
195018,8989105.06%
194017,9883481.97%
193017,640-261-1.46%
192017,901-86-0.48%
191017,9871,2937.75%
190016,6941,2608.16%
189015,4343,31927.40%
188012,1151,23311.33%
187010,882-602-5.24%
186011,484-1,199-9.45%
185012,6831,88117.41%
184010,802-2,249-17.23%
183013,0511,60213.99%
182011,449-70-0.61%
181011,5193,86650.52%
18007,6530.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.23%
County Website
Founded
1792
County Seat
2010 Population
35,603
Growth Since 2010
2.32%
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Clark County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,29792.57%
Black or African American1,6744.65%
Two or More Races5761.60%
Asian2210.61%
Some Other Race1490.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native540.15%
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Clark County, Kentucky Population by Race

Clark County, Kentucky Population Pyramid $2021

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Clark County, Kentucky Median Age

42.3


Total

40.4


Male

43.9


Female

Clark County, Kentucky Adults

There are 27,905 adults, (6,308 of whom are seniors) in Clark County, Kentucky.

Clark County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Clark County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

18,410

51.18%

Male

17,561

48.82%

Clark County, Kentucky Population by Age

Clark County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clark County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All67.4%32.6%
Non Family56.7%43.3%
Male48.8%51.2%
Female46.9%53.1%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clark County, Kentucky Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,5092.4567.4
Married7,0802.9782.3
Non Family4,5661.2756.7
Female2,0873.0246.9
Male7763.0848.8

2.88

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Clark County, Kentucky Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3415.30%
9th to 12th Grade2,1488.50%
High School Graduate8,66134.26%
Some College5,77322.83%
Associates Degree2,2698.97%
Bachelors Degree3,23812.81%
Graduate Degree1,8527.33%
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Clark County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clark County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,10120,0524,807
Black1,2111,016179
Hispanic58239568
2+ Races18514925
Asian1371156
Other Race120825
Native American5454

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 white people with a rate of 20.81%.

Clark County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,787$42,279$30,193
Less Than 9th Grade$22,069$17,625$28,657
High School Graduate$30,960$37,492$24,650
Some College$34,648$47,106$28,276
Bachelors Degree$50,863$55,870$45,330
Graduate Degree$60,203$75,962$50,417

$36,787

Average Earnings

$42,279

Average Male

$30,193

Average Female

Clark County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clark County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Clark County, Kentucky Language

97.04% of Clark County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Clark County, Kentucky Language

Clark County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,8924,23813.29%
Hispanic1,03248647.09%
Multiple51423144.94%
Black1,63922613.79%
Asian2215826.24%
Other1362619.12%

14.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.86%

Male Poverty Rate

16.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clark County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clark County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 47.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clark County, Kentucky is White, with 13.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.86%.

Clark County, Kentucky Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.39%
High School12.08%
Some College9.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%

Clark County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.29%
Male Unemployed27.46%
Male Employed6.86%
Female Employed6.12%

Clark County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clark County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,953$71,215
Families$67,851$82,917
Married Families$82,052-
Non Families$29,167$41,521
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Income by Household Type

Clark County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clark County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Clark 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.

Clark County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Clark County, Kentucky Marital Status

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2,187

Number of Veterans

1,994

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam813
First Gulf War403
Second Gulf War326
Korea233
World War II56

Clark County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74679
75+537
35 to 54525
55 to 64363
18 to 3483

Clark County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0948.05%
Black655.11%
Hispanic467.43%
2+ Races145.15%
Other Race1411.67%

Clark County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Clark County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clark County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clark County, Kentucky Employment by Age

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Clark County, Kentucky Employment by Race

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Clark County, Kentucky Employment by Education

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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76.29%

Born in Clark County, Kentucky

98.40%

Native Born

1.60%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.40% of Clark County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 76.29% having been born in Kentucky. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clark County, Kentucky Place of Birth

  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

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