Garrard County, Kentucky Population 2024

17,997

Garrard County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 17,997 with a growth rate of 1.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Garrard County, Kentucky is the 66th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 16,942 and has seen a growth of 6.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,0172041.08%
202818,8132041.1%
202718,6092041.11%
202618,4052041.12%
202518,2012041.13%
202417,9972041.15%
202317,7932041.16%
202217,5892041.17%
202117,3854202.48%
202016,965-719-4.07%
201917,6841560.89%
201817,528760.44%
201717,452640.37%
201617,3881761.02%
201517,2122371.4%
201416,975-20-0.12%
201316,995-13-0.08%
201217,0081390.82%
201116,869-73-0.43%
201016,942
199011,5797266.69%
198010,8531,39614.76%
19709,457-290-2.98%
19609,747-1,282-11.62%
195011,029-881-7.4%
194011,9103483.01%
193011,562-941-7.53%
192012,5036095.12%
191011,894-148-1.23%
190012,0429048.12%
189011,138-566-4.84%
188011,7041,32812.8%
187010,376-155-1.47%
186010,5312942.87%
185010,237-243-2.32%
184010,480-1,391-11.72%
183011,8711,0209.4%
182010,8511,66518.13%
18109,1863,00048.5%
18006,186-12,831-67.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.15% (204)
County Website
Garrard County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,942
Area
230 mi²
Density
78 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
6.23% (1,055)
Founded
December 17, 1796

Garrard County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,93792.79%
Two or more races4902.85%
Black or African American4032.35%
Other race3051.78%
Native American400.23%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Garrard County, Kentucky Population by Race

Garrard County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Garrard County, Kentucky Median Age

43.5

Total

43.8

Male

43

Female

Garrard County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,466 adults, (3,185 of whom are seniors) in Garrard County, Kentucky.

Garrard County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Garrard County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female8,73150.84%
Male8,44449.16%

Garrard County, Kentucky Population by Age

Garrard County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4882.6380.919.1
Married3,7233.0389.110.9
Non Family1,7831.2979.120.9
Female7433.6555.944.1
Male2393.1144.455.6
showing: 5 rows

3.06

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

80.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Garrard County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Garrard County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 2+ races people with a rate of 49.22%.

Garrard County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,702

Average Earnings

$47,748

Average Male

$35,433

Average Female

Garrard County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Garrard County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Garrard County, Kentucky Language

95.86% of Garrard County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

Garrard County, Kentucky Language

Garrard County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,7332,39415.22%
Multiple44416837.84%
Hispanic37514137.6%
Other3055417.7%
Black393389.67%
Native4037.5%
showing: 6 rows

15.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.64%

Male Poverty Rate

17.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Garrard County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Garrard County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 37.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Garrard County, Kentucky is Native, with 7.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.24%.

Garrard County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.73%
Some College15.16%
High School13.08%
Bachelors or Greater1.72%
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Garrard County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed13.86%
Female Employed11.46%
Male Unemployed8.09%
Male Employed4.28%
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Garrard County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Garrard County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Garrard County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Garrard County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Garrard County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Garrard County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Garrard County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,285

Number of Veterans

1,234

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

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Garrard County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Garrard County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Garrard County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Garrard County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Garrard County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Garrard County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Garrard County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Garrard 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

78.42%

Born in Garrard County, Kentucky

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

1.73%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.23% of Garrard County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 78.42% having been born in Kentucky. 1.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Garrard County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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