Graves County, Kentucky Population 2020

Graves County, Kentucky's estimated population is 37,605 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Graves County, Kentucky is the 27th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202037,6051440.38%
201937,4611440.39%
201837,3171440.39%
201737,173-2-0.01%
201637,175-55-0.15%
201537,230-345-0.92%
201437,5751750.47%
201337,400-161-0.43%
201237,561-37-0.10%
201137,5983580.96%
201037,2403,69011.00%
199033,550-499-1.47%
198034,0493,11010.05%
197030,9399183.06%
196030,021-1,343-4.28%
195031,364-399-1.26%
194031,7639853.20%
193030,778-1,705-5.25%
192032,483-1,056-3.15%
191033,5393351.01%
190033,2044,67016.37%
189028,5344,39618.21%
188024,1384,74024.44%
187019,3983,16519.50%
186016,2334,83642.43%
185011,3973,93252.67%
18407,4654,961198.12%
18302,5040.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.38%
County Website
Founded
1824
County Seat
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Graves County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,72490.43%
Black or African American1,6334.38%
Two or More Races1,0162.72%
Some Other Race6081.63%
Asian1680.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1010.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.12%
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Graves County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Graves County, Kentucky Median Age

40.3


Total

39


Male

41.6


Female

Graves County, Kentucky Adults

There are 28,250 adults, (6,673 of whom are seniors) in Graves County, Kentucky.

Graves County, Kentucky Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Graves County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

18,946

50.80%

Male

18,348

49.20%

Graves County, Kentucky Households and Families

Graves County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Graves County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All73.3%26.7%
Male71.6%28.4%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Female36.1%63.9%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4842.5373.3
Married7,4613.2488.5
Non Family5,1171.1562.6
Female1,5433.3336.1
Male3633.9771.6

3.23

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Graves County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5456.11%
9th to 12th Grade2,1718.58%
High School Graduate9,95439.35%
Some College5,39621.33%
Associates Degree2,1158.36%
Bachelors Degree2,4429.65%
Graduate Degree1,6726.61%
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Graves County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,91019,7523,783
Hispanic1,122744164
Black898781109
Other Race31317337
Multiple Races30729321
Asian914522
Islander545423
Native American4441

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 42.59%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,836$40,862$25,898
Less Than High School$21,511$24,688$10,000
High School Grad$26,170$34,142$19,435
Some College$33,135$43,114$26,795
Bachelors Degree$42,896$50,921$32,583
Graduate Degree$55,388$57,230$53,864

$31,836

Average Earnings

$40,862

Average Male

$25,898

Average Female

Graves County, Kentucky Language

Graves County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Graves County, Kentucky Language

94.17% of Graves County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.49% of the population.

Graves County, Kentucky Poverty

Graves County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,8664,43613.92%
Hispanic2,3811,00242.08%
Black1,48171448.21%
Other59952988.31%
Multiple1,00145545.45%
Asian1685230.95%
Native441840.91%

17.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.67%

Male Poverty Rate

18.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Graves County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Graves County, Kentucky is Other, with 88.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Graves County, Kentucky is White, with 13.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.61%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.31%
High School18.16%
Some College11.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.82%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.43%
Male Unemployed35.79%
Male Employed8.40%
Female Employed8.09%

Graves County, Kentucky Income

Graves County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,615$57,201
Families$56,462$70,604
Married Families$67,261-
Non Families$22,366$31,680
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Graves County, Kentucky Marital Status

Graves County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Graves County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Graves 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.

Graves County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Graves County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,930

Number of Veterans

1,786

Male Veterans

144

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam762
First Gulf War405
Second Gulf War170
Korea106
World War II90
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74585
35 to 54504
55 to 64382
75+346
18 to 34113
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7806.81%
Hispanic815.93%
2 or More8118.79%
Black605.57%
Hawaiian916.67%

Graves County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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9.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Graves County, Kentucky Employment Status

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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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70.17%

Born in Kentucky

96.73%

Native Born

3.27%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.73% of Graves County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 70.17% having been born in Kentucky. 2.21% 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