Knott County, Kentucky Population 2024

13,556

Knott County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 13,556 with a growth rate of -1.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Knott County, Kentucky is the 79th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 16,350 and has seen a growth of -17.09% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,761-159-1.23%
202812,920-159-1.22%
202713,079-159-1.2%
202613,238-159-1.19%
202513,397-159-1.17%
202413,556-159-1.16%
202313,715-159-1.15%
202213,874-159-1.13%
202114,033-130-0.92%
202014,163-698-4.7%
201914,861-229-1.52%
201815,090-153-1%
201715,243-255-1.65%
201615,498-183-1.17%
201515,681-262-1.64%
201415,943-147-0.91%
201316,090-32-0.2%
201216,122-184-1.13%
201116,306-44-0.27%
201016,350
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%
18905,438-7,323-57.39%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.16% (-159)
County Website
Knott County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,350
Area
352 mi²
Density
39 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-17.09% (-2,794)
Founded
1884

Knott County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,80096.63%
Two or more races1671.17%
Black or African American1541.08%
Other race1050.74%
Native American350.25%
Asian210.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Knott County, Kentucky Population by Race

Knott County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Knott County, Kentucky Median Age

44.2

Total

43.1

Male

44.8

Female

Knott County, Kentucky Adults

There are 11,419 adults, (2,797 of whom are seniors) in Knott County, Kentucky.

Knott County, Kentucky Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Knott County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female7,18250.29%
Male7,10049.71%

Knott County, Kentucky Population by Age

Knott County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,5632.4772.627.4
Married2,6493.0287.212.8
Non Family1,7671.2267.632.4
Female8643.1244.655.4
Male2833.0952.347.7
showing: 5 rows

2.96

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Knott County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Knott County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Knott County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,386

Average Earnings

$37,151

Average Male

$31,923

Average Female

Knott County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Knott County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Knott County, Kentucky Language

99.23% of Knott County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.57% of the population.

Knott County, Kentucky Language

Knott County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,2953,68027.68%
Black1024948.04%
Hispanic1213428.1%
Multiple1623320.37%
Other912527.47%
Native2528%
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27.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.41%

Male Poverty Rate

29.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knott County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knott County, Kentucky is Black, with 48.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knott County, Kentucky is Native, with 8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.69%.

Knott County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School30.3%
Some College27.42%
Less Than 9th Grade25.88%
Bachelors or Greater7.84%
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Knott County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed92.53%
Male Unemployed45.2%
Female Employed10.94%
Male Employed7.11%
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Knott County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Knott County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Knott County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Knott County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Knott County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Knott County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

434

Number of Veterans

406

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

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Knott County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Knott County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Knott County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Knott County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knott County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40%

Labor Force Participation

35.8%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Knott County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Knott County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Knott 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

82.58%

Born in Knott County, Kentucky

99.5%

Native Born

0.5%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.5% of Knott County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 82.58% having been born in Kentucky. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Knott County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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