Harlan County, Kentucky Population 2020

Harlan County, Kentucky's estimated population is 25,777 with a growth rate of -1.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harlan County, Kentucky is the 43rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202025,777-316-1.21%
201926,093-316-1.20%
201826,409-316-1.18%
201726,725-280-1.04%
201627,005-506-1.84%
201527,511-507-1.81%
201428,018-469-1.65%
201328,487-186-0.65%
201228,673-448-1.54%
201129,121-98-0.34%
201029,219-7,355-20.11%
199036,574-5,315-12.69%
198041,8894,51912.09%
197037,370-13,737-26.88%
196051,107-20,644-28.77%
195071,751-3,524-4.68%
194075,27510,71816.60%
193064,55733,011104.64%
192031,54620,980198.56%
191010,5667287.40%
19009,8383,64158.75%
18906,19791917.41%
18805,27886319.55%
18704,415-1,079-19.64%
18605,4941,22628.73%
18504,2681,25341.56%
18403,015862.94%
18302,92996849.36%
18201,9610.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.21%
County Website
Founded
1819
County Seat
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Harlan County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,89995.45%
Black or African American6992.58%
Two or More Races3041.12%
Asian1100.41%
Some Other Race1010.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.08%
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Harlan County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Harlan County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

42.3


Female

Harlan County, Kentucky Adults

There are 20,935 adults, (4,698 of whom are seniors) in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Harlan County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlan County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

14,002

51.60%

Male

13,132

48.40%

Harlan County, Kentucky Households and Families

Harlan County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harlan County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All68.2%31.8%
Male66.5%33.5%
Female58.5%41.5%
Non Family55.3%44.7%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2132.3668.2
Married5,4462.9179.5
Non Family3,5061.1755.3
Female1,6402.9358.5
Male6212.6966.5

2.83

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Harlan County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,22611.79%
9th to 12th Grade3,13716.61%
High School Graduate6,55934.73%
Some College3,21317.01%
Associates Degree1,7149.08%
Bachelors Degree1,0765.70%
Graduate Degree9605.08%
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Harlan County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,19612,9521,994
Black40234514
Multiple Races12311015
Hispanic7033
Asian675913
Other Race4016
Native American2117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 89.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 19.40%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,218$31,795$22,102
Less Than High School$17,049$18,750$14,663
High School Grad$26,264$32,759$20,496
Some College$24,053$31,315$21,016
Bachelors Degree$32,668$35,449$31,063
Graduate Degree$47,500$62,679$38,235

$26,218

Average Earnings

$31,795

Average Male

$22,102

Average Female

Harlan County, Kentucky Language

Harlan County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Harlan County, Kentucky Language

97.97% of Harlan County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty

Harlan County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,1199,00435.85%
Black67031947.61%
Hispanic24212049.59%
Multiple2918830.24%
Other945154.26%
Asian1064037.74%
Native16850.00%

36.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.40%

Male Poverty Rate

37.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky is Other, with 54.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlan County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 30.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.95%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.23%
High School30.25%
Some College29.20%
Bachelors or Greater6.39%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.37%
Male Unemployed50.84%
Female Employed16.79%
Male Employed15.61%

Harlan County, Kentucky Income

Harlan County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,324$38,158
Families$32,426$43,550
Married Families$42,611-
Non Families$17,479$24,696
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Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlan County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Harlan 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.

Harlan County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,423

Number of Veterans

1,279

Male Veterans

144

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam585
First Gulf War193
Second Gulf War178
Korea109
World War II66
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74450
75+321
55 to 64293
35 to 54255
18 to 34104
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3236.58%
Black7114.12%
2 or More2112.96%
Asian810.81%

Harlan County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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20.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlan County, Kentucky Employment Status

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38.4%

Labor Force Participation

34.7%

Employment Rate

9.5%

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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82.11%

Born in Kentucky

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Harlan County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 82.11% having been born in Kentucky. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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