Harrison County, Kentucky Population 2020

Harrison County, Kentucky's estimated population is 18,874 with a growth rate of 0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harrison County, Kentucky is the 64th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,874480.25%
201918,826480.26%
201818,778480.26%
201718,7301650.89%
201618,565-72-0.39%
201518,63770.04%
201418,630610.33%
201318,569-50-0.27%
201218,619-64-0.34%
201118,683-120-0.64%
201018,8032,55515.73%
199016,2481,0827.13%
198015,1661,0087.12%
197014,1584543.31%
196013,704-32-0.23%
195013,736-1,388-9.18%
194015,1242651.78%
193014,859-939-5.94%
192015,798-1,075-6.37%
191016,873-1,697-9.14%
190018,5701,6569.79%
189016,9144102.48%
188016,5043,51127.02%
187012,993-786-5.70%
186013,7797155.47%
185013,0645924.75%
184012,472-762-5.76%
183013,2349567.79%
182012,2784,52658.38%
18107,7523,40278.21%
18004,3500.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.25%
County Website
Founded
December 21, 1793
County Seat
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Harrison County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,81295.41%
Two or More Races3721.99%
Black or African American3611.93%
Some Other Race1200.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.02%
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Harrison County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Harrison County, Kentucky Median Age

42.1


Total

41.4


Male

43.3


Female

Harrison County, Kentucky Adults

There are 14,391 adults, (3,290 of whom are seniors) in Harrison County, Kentucky.

Harrison County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Harrison County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

9,522

51.01%

Male

9,146

48.99%

Harrison County, Kentucky Households and Families

Harrison County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harrison County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All69.3%30.7%
Male62.2%37.8%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Female42.1%57.9%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1492.5669.3
Married3,9613.1582.1
Non Family2,1791.256.1
Female7553.2542.1
Male2543.0862.2

3.03

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Harrison County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9667.49%
9th to 12th Grade1,1759.11%
High School Graduate5,19940.30%
Some College2,73321.19%
Associates Degree9147.09%
Bachelors Degree1,0768.34%
Graduate Degree8376.49%
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Harrison County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,25010,3191,773
Black26322123
Hispanic22011231
Multiple Races16410486
Other Race7128
Islander33

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 multiple races people with a rate of 52.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,558$41,303$29,300
Less Than High School$20,795$25,605$11,964
High School Grad$32,036$32,821$31,168
Some College$37,712$52,257$26,301
Bachelors Degree$50,391$68,929$31,685
Graduate Degree$52,158$51,757$52,542

$35,558

Average Earnings

$41,303

Average Male

$29,300

Average Female

Harrison County, Kentucky Language

Harrison County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Harrison County, Kentucky Language

97.28% of Harrison County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.39% of the population.

Harrison County, Kentucky Poverty

Harrison County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1382,70115.76%
Hispanic44125658.05%
Multiple3569927.81%
Black3309729.39%
Other1002222.00%
Islander33100.00%

17.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.67%

Male Poverty Rate

19.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harrison County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harrison County, Kentucky is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harrison County, Kentucky is White, with 15.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.94%
High School12.94%
Some College11.21%
Bachelors or Greater1.62%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed16.30%
Female Unemployed12.81%
Male Employed7.61%
Female Employed7.49%

Harrison County, Kentucky Income

Harrison County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,696$60,393
Families$61,506$71,025
Married Families$69,649-
Non Families$19,502$30,932
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Harrison County, Kentucky Marital Status

Harrison County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Harrison County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Harrison County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harrison County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Harrison County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,137

Number of Veterans

1,049

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam393
First Gulf War254
Second Gulf War145
Korea74
World War II55
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54320
65 to 74314
75+261
55 to 64182
18 to 3460
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1007.99%
Black309.43%
Hispanic41.70%
Other45.33%
2 or More31.27%

Harrison County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harrison County, Kentucky Employment Status

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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80.50%

Born in Kentucky

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.08% of Harrison County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 80.50% having been born in Kentucky. 0.75% 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