Kenton County, Kentucky Population 2024

172,362

Kenton County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 172,362 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kenton County, Kentucky is the 3rd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 159,967 and has seen a growth of 7.75% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029177,5671,0410.59%
2028176,5261,0410.59%
2027175,4851,0410.6%
2026174,4441,0410.6%
2025173,4031,0410.6%
2024172,3621,0410.61%
2023171,3211,0410.61%
2022170,2805820.34%
2021169,6984270.25%
2020169,2711,9381.16%
2019167,3338320.5%
2018166,5016660.4%
2017165,8356910.42%
2016165,1445170.31%
2015164,6278860.54%
2014163,7415130.31%
2013163,2281,4540.9%
2012161,7741,2120.75%
2011160,5625950.37%
2010159,96700%
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%
192073,4533,0984.4%
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%
18407,816-169,751-95.6%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.61% (1,041)
County Website
Kenton County
2020 Population
169,271
Area
160 mi²
Density
1077 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.83% (3,091)
Founded
1840

Kenton County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White149,42788.38%
Black or African American7,4024.38%
Two or more races6,9064.08%
Other race2,8601.69%
Asian2,1831.29%
Native American2330.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander550.03%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kenton County, Kentucky Population by Race

Kenton County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Kenton County, Kentucky Median Age

37.7

Total

36.5

Male

38.6

Female

Kenton County, Kentucky Adults

There are 129,445 adults, (25,375 of whom are seniors) in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Kenton County, Kentucky Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenton County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female84,86850.2%
Male84,19849.8%

Kenton County, Kentucky Population by Age

Kenton County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All67,3532.4869.130.9
Married31,0303.1586.713.3
Non Family25,2261.2753.346.7
Female7,6043.2950.549.5
Male3,4933.4467.232.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kenton County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3412.89%
9th to 12th Grade5,9575.16%
High School Graduate31,46227.23%
Some College22,30619.31%
Associates Degree10,3368.95%
Bachelors Degree27,04723.41%
Graduate Degree15,08113.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Kenton County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White104,14797,06538,921
Black4,9064,1721,168
Hispanic2,8011,708627
2+ Races2,5202,282663
Asian1,6241,365782
Other Race1,125406177
Native American1169712
Islander55550

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 48.15%.

Kenton County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,074$56,846$42,115
Less Than 9th Grade$25,726$28,524$22,145
High School Graduate$36,921$42,903$30,695
Some College$46,428$56,419$39,627
Bachelors Degree$63,921$72,749$52,797
Graduate Degree$72,094$89,205$62,294

$49,074

Average Earnings

$56,846

Average Male

$42,115

Average Female

Kenton County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kenton County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kenton County, Kentucky Language

94.84% of Kenton County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.45% of the population.

Kenton County, Kentucky Language

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White145,96513,4499.21%
Black7,1492,33232.62%
Hispanic5,9612,24037.58%
Multiple6,8762,02429.44%
Other2,7741,38950.07%
Asian2,183431.97%
Native2332912.45%

11.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.1%

Male Poverty Rate

12.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky is Other, with 50.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky is Asian, with 1.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.64%.

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.44%
High School13.83%
Some College7.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.38%
Male Unemployed26.86%
Female Employed6.02%
Male Employed4.41%

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenton County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$76,016$100,475
Families$95,611$120,232
Married Families$114,529$141,292
Non Families$47,740$62,778

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kenton 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 45-54.

Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,531

Number of Veterans

7,922

Male Veterans

609

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,930
First Gulf War1,594
Second Gulf War1,322
Korea394
World War II88

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 742,423
35 to 541,928
75+1,885
55 to 641,701
18 to 34594

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8,0896.92%
Black3255.82%
2+ Races722.25%
Hispanic411.16%
Other Race312%
Asian110.6%
Native American31.57%

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kenton County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kenton 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

57.77%

Born in Kenton County, Kentucky

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

2.27%

Non Citizen

1.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.36% of Kenton County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 57.77% having been born in Kentucky. 2.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kenton County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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