Kenton County, Kentucky Population 2020

Kenton County, Kentucky's estimated population is 167,333 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kenton County, Kentucky is the 3rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020167,3336410.38%
2019166,6926410.39%
2018166,0516410.39%
2017165,4107340.45%
2016164,6765840.36%
2015164,0928820.54%
2014163,2105050.31%
2013162,7051,4310.89%
2012161,2749740.61%
2011160,3003460.22%
2010159,95417,92312.62%
1990142,0314,9733.63%
1980137,0587,6185.89%
1970129,4408,7407.24%
1960120,70016,44615.77%
1950104,25411,11511.93%
194093,139-395-0.42%
193093,53420,08127.34%
192073,4533,0984.40%
191070,3556,76410.64%
190063,5919,43017.41%
189054,16110,17823.14%
188043,9837,88721.85%
187036,09610,62941.74%
186025,4678,42949.47%
185017,0389,222117.99%
18407,8160.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.38%
County Website
Founded
1840
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Kenton County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White148,31790.06%
Black or African American7,4224.51%
Two or More Races4,0772.48%
Some Other Race2,5701.56%
Asian2,0341.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native2390.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.02%
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Kenton County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Kenton County, Kentucky Median Age

37


Total

35.8


Male

38.3


Female

Kenton County, Kentucky Adults

There are 125,050 adults, (22,334 of whom are seniors) in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Kenton County, Kentucky Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenton County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

83,258

50.55%

Male

81,430

49.45%

Kenton County, Kentucky Households and Families

Kenton County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kenton County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All65.8%34.2%
Male58.5%41.5%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female44.2%55.8%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,5292.5565.8
Married29,4063.1985.3
Non Family22,8891.2949.2
Female8,0143.444.2
Male3,2203.6258.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Kenton County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3673.01%
9th to 12th Grade8,1397.28%
High School Graduate32,03328.67%
Some College24,88722.27%
Associates Degree9,2938.32%
Bachelors Degree21,36019.12%
Graduate Degree12,66111.33%
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Kenton County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,03692,32532,030
Black4,6624,062496
Hispanic2,3531,483405
Asian1,4921,304653
Multiple Races1,1671,040407
Other Race1,06844855
Native American18713740
Islander22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.77%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,352$45,209$35,130
Less Than High School$22,974$25,917$16,241
High School Grad$31,932$36,265$25,226
Some College$37,420$45,987$31,875
Bachelors Degree$52,304$62,405$45,665
Graduate Degree$60,569$75,761$53,886

$40,352

Average Earnings

$45,209

Average Male

$35,130

Average Female

Kenton County, Kentucky Language

Kenton County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Kenton County, Kentucky Language

95.68% of Kenton County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White143,63014,84810.34%
Black7,1932,24231.17%
Hispanic4,9721,79636.12%
Multiple4,0461,33833.07%
Other2,4571,25651.12%
Asian2,03422811.21%
Native2356025.53%

12.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.45%

Male Poverty Rate

13.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky is Other, with 51.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky is White, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.60%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.09%
High School11.77%
Some College9.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.11%
Male Unemployed31.45%
Female Employed6.40%
Male Employed4.44%

Kenton County, Kentucky Income

Kenton County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,606$80,194
Families$78,144$95,162
Married Families$91,359$111,558
Non Families$37,870$50,457
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Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status

Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Kenton 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.

Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans

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10,340

Number of Veterans

9,618

Male Veterans

722

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,583
First Gulf War1,998
Second Gulf War1,665
Korea612
World War II410
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,005
65 to 742,403
55 to 642,233
75+1,877
18 to 34822
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,8178.55%
Black3917.20%
2 or More1077.16%
Hispanic792.74%
Indian146.76%
Asian110.70%

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Employment Status

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68%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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58.11%

Born in Kentucky

96.94%

Native Born

3.06%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

1.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.94% of Kenton County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 58.11% having been born in Kentucky. 1.79% 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