Kenton County, Kentucky Population 2021

Kenton County, Kentucky's estimated population is 168,410 with a growth rate of 0.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kenton County, Kentucky is the 4th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 Population was 159,961 and has seen a growth of 5.28% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021168,4107060.42%
2020167,7047060.42%
2019166,9987060.42%
2018166,2926840.41%
2017165,6086460.39%
2016164,9624840.29%
2015164,4788550.52%
2014163,6234920.30%
2013163,1311,4270.88%
2012161,7041,1780.73%
2011160,5265650.35%
2010159,96117,93012.62%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.42%
County Website
Founded
1840
2010 Population
159,961
Growth Since 2010
5.28%
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Kenton County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White149,30390.12%
Black or African American7,6404.61%
Two or More Races4,0742.46%
Some Other Race2,2931.38%
Asian2,1081.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native2130.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.02%
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Kenton County, Kentucky Population by Race

Kenton County, Kentucky Population Pyramid $2021

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Kenton County, Kentucky Median Age

37.1


Total

35.9


Male

38.3


Female

Kenton County, Kentucky Adults

There are 125,887 adults, (23,111 of whom are seniors) in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Kenton County, Kentucky Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenton County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

83,730

50.54%

Male

81,938

49.46%

Kenton County, Kentucky Population by Age

Kenton County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kenton County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All66.1%33.9%
Male62.2%37.8%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female44.9%55.1%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kenton County, Kentucky Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,9662.5566.1
Married29,4163.2385.8
Non Family23,7311.2849.2
Female7,7043.4744.9
Male3,1153.5862.2

3.2

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Kenton County, Kentucky Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6133.21%
9th to 12th Grade7,7936.93%
High School Graduate32,27228.68%
Some College23,56120.94%
Associates Degree9,6198.55%
Bachelors Degree22,03119.58%
Graduate Degree13,64012.12%
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Kenton County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kenton County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White102,63193,19933,500
Black4,8224,182599
Hispanic2,4251,413522
Asian1,5131,260586
2+ Races1,0841,021421
Other Race95427956
Native American17514555
Islander44

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 2+ races people with a rate of 38.84%.

Kenton County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,110$48,270$37,087
Less Than 9th Grade$25,458$29,661$16,565
High School Graduate$32,181$36,802$26,164
Some College$40,629$49,672$33,820
Bachelors Degree$53,537$63,409$46,927
Graduate Degree$62,720$80,347$54,723

$42,110

Average Earnings

$48,270

Average Male

$37,087

Average Female

Kenton County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kenton County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Kenton County, Kentucky Language

95.47% of Kenton County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Kenton County, Kentucky Language

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White144,44913,2539.17%
Black7,4402,39432.18%
Hispanic5,0961,72333.81%
Multiple4,0401,27631.58%
Other2,1361,10351.64%
Asian2,10821110.01%
Native2103617.14%

11.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.78%

Male Poverty Rate

12.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky is Other, with 51.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenton County, Kentucky is White, with 9.17% 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 15.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.91%.

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.81%
High School11.79%
Some College8.27%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed46.70%
Male Unemployed32.13%
Female Employed5.55%
Male Employed3.90%

Kenton County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenton County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,339$83,684
Families$82,474$99,410
Married Families$96,409$115,484
Non Families$41,091$54,222
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Income by Household Type

Kenton County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

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 Marital Status

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10,069

Number of Veterans

9,368

Male Veterans

701

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,330
First Gulf War1,990
Second Gulf War1,719
Korea593
World War II349

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,051
65 to 742,462
55 to 641,919
75+1,877
18 to 34760

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5048.22%
Black4578.14%
2+ Races885.94%
Hispanic782.56%
Native American126.25%
Asian80.47%

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kenton County, Kentucky Employment by Age

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Kenton County, Kentucky Employment by Race

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Kenton County, Kentucky Employment by Education

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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57.87%

Born in Kenton County, Kentucky

96.74%

Native Born

3.26%

Foreign Born

2.00%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.74% of Kenton County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 57.87% having been born in Kentucky. 2.00% 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

  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

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