Johnson County, Kentucky Population 2024

21,997

Johnson County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 21,997 with a growth rate of -0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Johnson County, Kentucky is the 53rd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 23,398 and has seen a growth of -5.99% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,402-119-0.55%
202821,521-119-0.55%
202721,640-119-0.55%
202621,759-119-0.54%
202521,878-119-0.54%
202421,997-119-0.54%
202322,116-119-0.54%
202222,235-313-1.39%
202122,548-100-0.44%
202022,6484602.07%
201922,188-244-1.09%
201822,432-186-0.82%
201722,618-277-1.21%
201622,895-249-1.08%
201523,144-122-0.52%
201423,266-208-0.89%
201323,474550.23%
201223,419-11-0.05%
201123,430320.14%
201023,39800%
199023,248-1,184-4.85%
198024,4326,89339.3%
197017,539-2,209-11.19%
196019,748-4,098-17.19%
195023,846-1,925-7.47%
194025,7712,80312.2%
193022,9683,34617.05%
192019,6222,14012.24%
191017,4823,75227.33%
190013,7302,70324.51%
189011,0271,87220.45%
18809,1551,66122.16%
18707,4942,18841.24%
18605,3061,43337%
18503,873-17,529-81.9%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.54% (-119)
County Website
Johnson County
County Seat
2020 Population
22,648
Area
262 mi²
Density
84 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.87% (-651)
Founded
February 24, 1843

Johnson County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,83796.49%
Two or more races3841.7%
Asian2691.19%
Black or African American1030.46%
Other race260.11%
Native American120.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Johnson County, Kentucky Population by Race

Johnson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Johnson County, Kentucky Median Age

41.7

Total

40.4

Male

43.1

Female

Johnson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 17,635 adults, (4,193 of whom are seniors) in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Johnson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Johnson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female11,30449.95%
Male11,32750.05%

Johnson County, Kentucky Population by Age

Johnson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,5342.5969.330.7
Married4,7943.1584.415.6
Non Family2,2581.255.444.6
Female1,1172.783961
Male3653.1447.952.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Johnson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9776.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,76411.07%
High School Graduate6,55341.13%
Some College3,06319.22%
Associates Degree1,2567.88%
Bachelors Degree1,2918.1%
Graduate Degree1,0306.46%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Johnson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15,37012,8352,100
2+ Races30218586
Asian159104104
Hispanic1076060
Black595125
Other Race2600
Native American12120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.41%.

Johnson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,208$45,897$28,327
Less Than 9th Grade$23,917$47,188$13,472
High School Graduate$29,801$48,098$21,493
Some College$33,195$43,038$29,394
Bachelors Degree$41,351$51,094$35,754
Graduate Degree$64,038$66,818$58,214

$34,208

Average Earnings

$45,897

Average Male

$28,327

Average Female

Johnson County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Johnson County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Johnson County, Kentucky Language

98.26% of Johnson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Johnson County, Kentucky Language

Johnson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,3494,46920.93%
Multiple35819353.91%
Hispanic1286752.34%
Black704158.57%
Other261350%
Native1212100%

21.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.64%

Male Poverty Rate

24.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Johnson County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Johnson County, Kentucky is White, with 20.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.45%.

Johnson County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.27%
High School22.74%
Some College15.74%
Bachelors or Greater11.37%

Johnson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed61.4%
Male Unemployed17.56%
Female Employed11%
Male Employed7.81%

Johnson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Johnson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,231$59,346
Families$56,656$68,100
Married Families$62,003$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,089$28,265

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Johnson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Johnson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Johnson County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Johnson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Johnson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

880

Number of Veterans

861

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam413
First Gulf War131
Second Gulf War109
World War II42
Korea37

Johnson County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74308
75+213
35 to 54165
55 to 64162
18 to 3432

Johnson County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8635.07%
2+ Races92.77%
Black811.43%

Johnson County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Johnson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Johnson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.2%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Johnson County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Johnson County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Johnson 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

80.46%

Born in Johnson County, Kentucky

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of Johnson County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 80.46% having been born in Kentucky. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Johnson County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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