Knott County, Kentucky Population 2020

Knott County, Kentucky's estimated population is 14,808 with a growth rate of -1.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Knott County, Kentucky is the 74th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202014,808-159-1.06%
201914,967-159-1.05%
201815,126-159-1.04%
201715,285-220-1.42%
201615,505-187-1.19%
201515,692-263-1.65%
201415,955-146-0.91%
201316,101-36-0.22%
201216,137-180-1.10%
201116,317-46-0.28%
201016,363-1,543-8.62%
199017,906-34-0.19%
198017,9403,24222.06%
197014,698-2,664-15.34%
196017,362-2,958-14.56%
195020,3203131.56%
194020,0074,77731.37%
193015,2303,57530.67%
192011,6558648.01%
191010,7912,08723.98%
19008,7043,26660.06%
18905,4380.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.06%
County Website
Founded
1884
County Seat
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Knott County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,18397.87%
Two or More Races1921.24%
Black or African American950.61%
Some Other Race170.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.08%
Asian80.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Knott County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Knott County, Kentucky Median Age

42.6


Total

42


Male

43.8


Female

Knott County, Kentucky Adults

There are 12,335 adults, (2,622 of whom are seniors) in Knott County, Kentucky.

Knott County, Kentucky Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Knott County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

7,820

50.41%

Male

7,693

49.59%

Knott County, Kentucky Households and Families

Knott County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Knott County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All75.5%24.5%
Male74.9%25.1%
Non Family67.8%32.2%
Female63.6%36.4%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3482.3375.5
Married3,3002.8282.8
Non Family1,9511.1767.8
Female7703.0363.6
Male3272.7174.9

2.78

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Knott County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,38812.99%
9th to 12th Grade1,48113.86%
High School Graduate3,45832.37%
Some College2,03319.03%
Associates Degree9418.81%
Bachelors Degree6355.94%
Graduate Degree7476.99%
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Knott County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,4597,6421,347
Multiple Races11010428
Black60507
Hispanic4133
Other Race14
Islander1313
Native American55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 25.45%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,897$29,906$25,494
Less Than High School$17,895$18,542$14,911
High School Grad$22,191$26,414$20,734
Some College$27,333$38,611$19,219
Bachelors Degree$54,762$60,054$49,375
Graduate Degree$53,125$51,755$54,881

$27,897

Average Earnings

$29,906

Average Male

$25,494

Average Female

Knott County, Kentucky Language

Knott County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Knott County, Kentucky Language

99.05% of Knott County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.

Knott County, Kentucky Poverty

Knott County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,3824,67132.48%
Hispanic135135100.00%
Multiple1729655.81%
Black701724.29%
Other171482.35%
Native5240.00%

33.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.02%

Male Poverty Rate

35.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knott County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knott County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knott County, Kentucky is Black, with 24.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.27%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.89%
High School26.85%
Some College21.16%
Bachelors or Greater8.69%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.92%
Male Unemployed39.39%
Male Employed14.87%
Female Employed8.51%

Knott County, Kentucky Income

Knott County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,326$43,078
Families$38,902$49,198
Married Families$48,152-
Non Families$17,597$27,748
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Knott County, Kentucky Marital Status

Knott County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Knott County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Knott 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 55-64.

Knott County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Knott County, Kentucky Veterans

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517

Number of Veterans

504

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam243
First Gulf War38
Korea35
Second Gulf War16
World War II7
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74214
75+152
35 to 5494
55 to 6438
18 to 3419
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5124.24%
2 or More53.79%

Knott County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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5.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knott County, Kentucky Employment Status

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41.7%

Labor Force Participation

36.5%

Employment Rate

12.4%

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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83.83%

Born in Kentucky

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of Knott County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 83.83% having been born in Kentucky. 0.37% 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