Henderson County, Kentucky Population 2024

43,304

Henderson County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 43,304 with a growth rate of -0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Henderson County, Kentucky is the 25th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 46,263 and has seen a growth of -6.4% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202941,449-371-0.89%
202841,820-371-0.88%
202742,191-371-0.87%
202642,562-371-0.86%
202542,933-371-0.86%
202443,304-371-0.85%
202343,675-371-0.84%
202244,046-371-0.84%
202144,417-251-0.56%
202044,668-608-1.34%
201945,276-290-0.64%
201845,566-349-0.76%
201745,915-339-0.73%
201646,254-122-0.26%
201546,376-20-0.04%
201446,396340.07%
201346,362-74-0.16%
201246,436910.2%
201146,345820.18%
201046,263
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%
191029,352-3,555-10.8%
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%
18205,7141,01121.5%
18104,7033,235220.37%
18001,468-39,981-96.46%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.85% (-371)
County Website
Henderson County
County Seat
2010 Population
46,263
Area
437 mi²
Density
99 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.4% (-2,959)
Founded
1798

Henderson County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White38,74086.53%
Black or African American3,2257.2%
Two or more races1,9534.36%
Other race5931.32%
Asian1340.3%
Native American790.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander460.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Henderson County, Kentucky Population by Race

Henderson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Henderson County, Kentucky Median Age

41

Total

40

Male

41.8

Female

Henderson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 34,624 adults, (8,201 of whom are seniors) in Henderson County, Kentucky.

Henderson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female23,08551.56%
Male21,68548.44%

Henderson County, Kentucky Population by Age

Henderson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,2852.3864.235.8
Married9,4312.9379.520.5
Non Family6,1171.1751.248.8
Female2,0323.293565
Male7052.9958.441.6
showing: 5 rows

2.93

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Henderson 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

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

Henderson 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.06%.

Henderson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,655

Average Earnings

$47,726

Average Male

$35,801

Average Female

Henderson County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Henderson County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Henderson County, Kentucky Language

97.85% of Henderson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Henderson County, Kentucky Language

Henderson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White37,2015,56214.95%
Black3,0601,30842.75%
Hispanic1,25428722.89%
Multiple1,91123612.35%
Other5939516.02%
Islander461328.26%
Native7268.33%
Asian13410.75%
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17%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.77%

Male Poverty Rate

19.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, Kentucky is Black, with 42.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, Kentucky is Asian, with 0.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.41%.

Henderson County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.24%
High School16.85%
Some College12.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%
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Henderson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.39%
Male Unemployed28.97%
Female Employed8.2%
Male Employed6.04%
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Henderson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Henderson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Henderson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Henderson 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 45-54.

Henderson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Henderson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,116

Number of Veterans

1,923

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

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Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Henderson County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Henderson 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

65.13%

Born in Henderson County, Kentucky

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Henderson County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 65.13% having been born in Kentucky. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Henderson County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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