Jackson County, Kentucky Population 2024

12,945

Jackson County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 12,945 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Kentucky is the 82nd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 13,476 and has seen a growth of -3.94% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,875-14-0.11%
202812,889-14-0.11%
202712,903-14-0.11%
202612,917-14-0.11%
202512,931-14-0.11%
202412,945-14-0.11%
202312,959-14-0.11%
202212,973-14-0.11%
202112,987250.19%
202012,962-354-2.66%
201913,316-99-0.74%
201813,415-3-0.02%
201713,418670.5%
201613,351300.23%
201513,321170.13%
201413,304-81-0.61%
201313,385820.62%
201213,303-77-0.58%
201113,380-96-0.71%
201013,476
199011,955-41-0.34%
198011,9961,99119.9%
197010,005-672-6.29%
196010,677-2,424-18.5%
195013,101-3,238-19.82%
194016,3395,87256.1%
193010,467-1,220-10.44%
192011,6879538.88%
191010,7341731.64%
190010,5612,30027.84%
18908,2611,58323.7%
18806,6782,13146.87%
18704,5471,46047.3%
18603,087-9,788-76.02%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.11% (-14)
County Website
Jackson County
County Seat
2010 Population
13,476
Area
345 mi²
Density
38 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.94% (-531)
Founded
1858

Jackson County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,66297.39%
Two or more races2591.99%
Native American320.25%
Black or African American280.22%
Other race110.08%
Asian100.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jackson County, Kentucky Population by Race

Jackson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Jackson County, Kentucky Median Age

40.9

Total

40.6

Male

43.1

Female

Jackson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 10,007 adults, (2,310 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Kentucky.

Jackson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female6,49549.95%
Male6,50750.05%

Jackson County, Kentucky Population by Age

Jackson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1542.579.120.9
Married2,6543.1291.88.2
Non Family1,5791.1357.642.4
Female6783.038515
Male2433.162.637.4
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson 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

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

Jackson 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.46%.

Jackson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,269

Average Earnings

$41,054

Average Male

$28,317

Average Female

Jackson County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jackson County, Kentucky Language

99.01% of Jackson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Jackson County, Kentucky Language

Jackson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,4712,84922.85%
Hispanic1403222.86%
Black251976%
Multiple251176.77%
Other1111100%
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22.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.56%

Male Poverty Rate

23.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Kentucky is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 6.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.53%.

Jackson County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.36%
Some College20.18%
High School17.34%
Bachelors or Greater1.2%
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Jackson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed63.09%
Male Employed6.24%
Female Employed6.16%
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Jackson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Jackson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jackson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

540

Number of Veterans

462

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

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Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson 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

82.56%

Born in Jackson County, Kentucky

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Jackson County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 82.56% having been born in Kentucky. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jackson County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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