Henderson County, Kentucky Population 2020

Henderson County, Kentucky's estimated population is 44,795 with a growth rate of -0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Henderson County, Kentucky is the 24th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202044,795-398-0.88%
201945,193-398-0.87%
201845,591-398-0.87%
201745,989-312-0.67%
201646,301-98-0.21%
201546,399-8-0.02%
201446,407380.08%
201346,369-72-0.16%
201246,4411010.22%
201146,340800.17%
201046,2603,2167.47%
199043,0442,1955.37%
198040,8494,81813.37%
197036,0312,5127.49%
196033,5192,8049.13%
195030,7153,69513.68%
194027,0207252.76%
193026,295-1,314-4.76%
192027,609-1,743-5.94%
191029,352-3,555-10.80%
190032,9073,37111.41%
189029,5365,02120.48%
188024,5156,05832.82%
187018,4574,19529.41%
186014,2622,09117.18%
185012,1712,62327.47%
18409,5482,88943.38%
18306,65994516.54%
18205,7141,01121.50%
18104,7033,235220.37%
18001,4680.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.88%
County Website
Founded
1798
County Seat
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Henderson County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,60888.02%
Black or African American3,3847.33%
Two or More Races1,3172.85%
Some Other Race5531.20%
Asian1910.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native790.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.01%
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Henderson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Henderson County, Kentucky Median Age

40.8


Total

39.8


Male

41.9


Female

Henderson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 35,513 adults, (7,733 of whom are seniors) in Henderson County, Kentucky.

Henderson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

23,809

51.61%

Male

22,328

48.39%

Henderson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Henderson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Henderson County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All60.9%39.1%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Male41.4%58.6%
Female40.6%59.4%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,4802.4260.9
Married8,6073.0278.6
Non Family6,2291.1648.3
Female2,6093.2340.6
Male1,0352.9341.4

2.98

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Henderson County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3484.22%
9th to 12th Grade2,8749.00%
High School Graduate11,37935.62%
Some College7,38123.10%
Associates Degree3,25910.20%
Bachelors Degree3,27010.24%
Graduate Degree2,4367.63%
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Henderson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,40024,7965,332
Black2,4002,099274
Hispanic52930012
Multiple Races34527347
Other Race26810812
Asian14014025
Native American603216
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 26.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,467$39,955$27,690
Less Than High School$20,302$16,042$21,351
High School Grad$26,695$32,381$19,456
Some College$35,344$42,364$28,620
Bachelors Degree$42,963$55,880$35,371
Graduate Degree$51,286$72,083$44,916

$32,467

Average Earnings

$39,955

Average Male

$27,690

Average Female

Henderson County, Kentucky Language

Henderson County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Henderson County, Kentucky Language

97.71% of Henderson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Henderson County, Kentucky Poverty

Henderson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,9856,44416.53%
Black3,2401,11334.35%
Multiple1,25352842.14%
Hispanic1,09022320.46%
Other54710018.28%
Native653960.00%
Asian19110.52%

18.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.50%

Male Poverty Rate

19.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, Kentucky is Native, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, Kentucky is Asian, with 0.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.46%
High School19.36%
Some College12.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.96%
Male Unemployed27.58%
Female Employed8.11%
Male Employed7.90%

Henderson County, Kentucky Income

Henderson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,389$61,596
Families$57,886$73,367
Married Families$72,002$85,899
Non Families$23,571$32,989
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Henderson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Henderson County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Henderson 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.

Henderson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans

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2,790

Number of Veterans

2,648

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,187
First Gulf War604
Second Gulf War394
Korea214
World War II137
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74877
35 to 54762
75+589
55 to 64460
18 to 34102
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4337.68%
Black2629.43%
Other4312.99%
2 or More367.95%
Hispanic233.35%
Indian1626.67%

Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson County, Kentucky Employment Status

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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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66.40%

Born in Kentucky

98.64%

Native Born

1.36%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.64% of Henderson County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 66.40% having been born in Kentucky. 0.70% 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