Jackson County, Kentucky Population 2020

Jackson County, Kentucky's estimated population is 13,486 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Kentucky is the 81st largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202013,486220.16%
201913,464220.16%
201813,442220.16%
201713,420550.41%
201613,365380.29%
201513,327180.14%
201413,309-84-0.63%
201313,393850.64%
201213,308-76-0.57%
201113,384-96-0.71%
201013,4801,52512.76%
199011,955-41-0.34%
198011,9961,99119.90%
197010,005-672-6.29%
196010,677-2,424-18.50%
195013,101-3,238-19.82%
194016,3395,87256.10%
193010,467-1,220-10.44%
192011,6879538.88%
191010,7341731.64%
190010,5612,30027.84%
18908,2611,58323.70%
18806,6782,13146.87%
18704,5471,46047.30%
18603,0870.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.16%
County Website
Founded
1858
County Seat
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Jackson County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,31699.57%
Two or More Races420.31%
Black or African American130.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.01%
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Jackson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Jackson County, Kentucky Median Age

41


Total

40.7


Male

42.2


Female

Jackson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 10,318 adults, (2,172 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Kentucky.

Jackson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,718

50.24%

Male

6,655

49.76%

Jackson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Jackson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jackson County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All73.4%26.6%
Male67.8%32.2%
Female67.2%32.8%
Non Family61.4%38.6%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4552.4373.4
Married3,0102.9881.3
Non Family1,4881.1361.4
Female6622.7267.2
Male2952.8267.8

2.85

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Jackson County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade94210.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,44815.54%
High School Graduate3,96842.59%
Some College1,31214.08%
Associates Degree5115.48%
Bachelors Degree6897.40%
Graduate Degree4474.80%
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Jackson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2596,8751,136
Multiple Races4242
Hispanic1111
Black6
Native American22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.27%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,106$32,832$26,259
Less Than High School$30,789$32,500$21,105
High School Grad$29,311$31,315$21,078
Some College$30,933$37,500$26,982
Bachelors Degree$58,750$65,893$43,295
Graduate Degree$42,986$48,347$42,150

$31,106

Average Earnings

$32,832

Average Male

$26,259

Average Female

Jackson County, Kentucky Language

Jackson County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Jackson County, Kentucky Language

99.16% of Jackson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.

Jackson County, Kentucky Poverty

Jackson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,1874,00130.34%
Multiple422252.38%
Hispanic11327.27%
Native22100.00%

30.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.56%

Male Poverty Rate

31.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.16%
High School27.48%
Some College21.99%
Bachelors or Greater7.83%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.42%
Male Unemployed44.30%
Male Employed9.64%
Female Employed9.12%

Jackson County, Kentucky Income

Jackson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,143$42,860
Families$41,211$49,914
Married Families$48,985-
Non Families$14,822$23,241
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Jackson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Jackson County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Jackson 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.

Jackson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans

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514

Number of Veterans

477

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam279
First Gulf War69
Korea18
World War II15
Second Gulf War10
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74267
75+139
55 to 6498
35 to 5410
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5145.01%
Hispanic872.73%

Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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12.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Kentucky Employment Status

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44.4%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

10%

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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87.01%

Born in Kentucky

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Jackson County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 87.01% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  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