Laurel County, Kentucky Population 2024

63,471

Laurel County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 63,471 with a growth rate of 0.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Laurel County, Kentucky is the 15th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 58,993 and has seen a growth of 7.59% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202964,9362930.45%
202864,6432930.46%
202764,3502930.46%
202664,0572930.46%
202563,7642930.46%
202463,4712930.46%
202363,1782930.47%
202262,8852930.47%
202162,592-136-0.22%
202062,7281,8863.1%
201960,8421900.31%
201860,6523090.51%
201760,3432630.44%
201660,0801430.24%
201559,937240.04%
201459,9131990.33%
201359,7141720.29%
201259,5421780.3%
201159,3643710.63%
201058,993
199043,4384,45611.43%
198038,98211,59642.34%
197027,3862,4859.98%
196024,901-896-3.47%
195025,7971570.61%
194025,6404,53121.46%
193021,1091,2956.54%
192019,814-58-0.29%
191019,8722,28012.96%
190017,5923,84527.97%
189013,7474,61650.55%
18809,1313,11551.78%
18706,0165289.62%
18605,4881,34332.4%
18504,1451,06634.62%
18403,07987339.57%
18302,206-62,730-96.6%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.46% (293)
County Seat
2020 Population
62,728
Area
434 mi²
Density
146 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.18% (743)
Founded
December 21, 1825

Laurel County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White60,15196.33%
Two or more races1,3582.17%
Black or African American4060.65%
Other race3060.49%
Asian1660.27%
Native American550.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Laurel County, Kentucky Population by Race

Laurel County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Laurel County, Kentucky Median Age

39.8

Total

38.9

Male

40.5

Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Adults

There are 48,198 adults, (10,463 of whom are seniors) in Laurel County, Kentucky.

Laurel County, Kentucky Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female31,47850.41%
Male30,96449.59%

Laurel County, Kentucky Population by Age

Laurel County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,4242.6271.228.8
Married12,8143.1685.314.7
Non Family6,4571.254.845.2
Female2,9153.3154.545.5
Male1,2382.849.650.4
showing: 5 rows

3.08

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laurel 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

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

Laurel 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 other race people with a rate of 93.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 38.89%.

Laurel County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,294

Average Earnings

$47,369

Average Male

$31,101

Average Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurel County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

98.41% of Laurel County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White58,55412,05520.59%
Hispanic97430331.11%
Multiple1,30814210.86%
Asian1668450.6%
Other305247.87%
Black343247%
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20.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.17%

Male Poverty Rate

22.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Asian, with 50.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Black, with 7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.06%.

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.15%
High School18.1%
Some College13.49%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%
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Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.35%
Male Unemployed39.86%
Female Employed11.22%
Male Employed6.68%
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Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurel County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Laurel County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,825

Number of Veterans

2,605

Male Veterans

220

Female Veterans

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Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laurel 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

77.15%

Born in Laurel County, Kentucky

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Laurel County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 77.15% having been born in Kentucky. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Laurel County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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