Estill County, Kentucky Population 2024

13,848

Estill County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 13,848 with a growth rate of -0.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Estill County, Kentucky is the 78th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 14,722 and has seen a growth of -5.94% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,408-88-0.65%
202813,496-88-0.65%
202713,584-88-0.64%
202613,672-88-0.64%
202513,760-88-0.64%
202413,848-88-0.63%
202313,936-88-0.63%
202214,024-62-0.44%
202114,086-75-0.53%
202014,161180.13%
201914,143-21-0.15%
201814,164-22-0.16%
201714,186-146-1.02%
201614,332-49-0.34%
201514,381-70-0.48%
201414,451-41-0.28%
201314,492-20-0.14%
201214,512-150-1.02%
201114,662-60-0.41%
201014,72200%
199014,6141190.82%
198014,4951,74313.67%
197012,7522862.29%
196012,466-2,211-15.06%
195014,677-3,301-18.36%
194017,9788995.26%
193017,0791,5109.7%
192015,5693,29626.86%
191012,2736045.18%
190011,6698337.69%
189010,8369769.9%
18809,8606627.2%
18709,1982,31233.58%
18606,88690115.05%
18505,9854508.13%
18405,53591719.86%
18304,6181,11131.68%
18203,5071,42568.44%
18102,082-11,326-84.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.63% (-88)
County Website
Estill County
County Seat
2020 Population
14,161
Area
253 mi²
Density
55 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.21% (-313)
Founded
1808

Estill County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,59996.19%
Two or more races4112.91%
Asian1030.73%
Black or African American200.14%
Native American50.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Estill County, Kentucky Population by Race

Estill County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Estill County, Kentucky Median Age

43.7

Total

42.7

Male

47.5

Female

Estill County, Kentucky Adults

There are 11,066 adults, (2,708 of whom are seniors) in Estill County, Kentucky.

Estill County, Kentucky Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Estill County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female6,98049.37%
Male7,15850.63%

Estill County, Kentucky Population by Age

Estill County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7402.4473.926.1
Married2,6203.0487.812.2
Non Family1,8061.1263.936.1
Female9183.2256.843.2
Male3962.7366.433.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Estill County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,09710.86%
9th to 12th Grade1,28212.69%
High School Graduate4,37643.31%
Some College1,32413.1%
Associates Degree9028.93%
Bachelors Degree7797.71%
Graduate Degree3443.4%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Estill County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Estill County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,7367,4811,039
2+ Races27922776
Hispanic10510560
Asian6900
Black851
Native American550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 57.14%.

Estill County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,281$38,139$27,227
Less Than 9th Grade$24,167$26,233$18,083
High School Graduate$32,911$34,756$18,750
Some College$37,750$43,750$26,171
Bachelors Degree$34,258$29,863$34,839
Graduate Degree$65,536$68,688$58,083

$33,281

Average Earnings

$38,139

Average Male

$27,227

Average Female

Estill County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Estill County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Estill County, Kentucky Language

98.69% of Estill County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Estill County, Kentucky Language

Estill County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,4433,31424.65%
Hispanic1182016.95%
Black161275%
Multiple40871.72%

23.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.62%

Male Poverty Rate

29.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Estill County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Estill County, Kentucky is Black, with 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Estill County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 1.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.05%.

Estill County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.19%
Some College21.83%
High School19.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%

Estill County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed92.11%
Male Unemployed22.08%
Female Employed21.15%
Male Employed5.21%

Estill County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Estill County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$39,980$52,548
Families$54,479$62,198
Married Families$65,993$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,401$28,710

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Estill County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Estill County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Estill 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.

Estill County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Estill County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

659

Number of Veterans

633

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam255
First Gulf War168
Second Gulf War120
Korea23
World War II13

Estill County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54216
65 to 74184
55 to 64154
75+96
18 to 349

Estill County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6365.94%
2+ Races238.24%

Estill County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Estill County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Estill County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.1%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Estill County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Estill County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Estill County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.53%

Born in Estill County, Kentucky

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Estill County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 86.53% having been born in Kentucky. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Estill County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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