Laurel County, Kentucky Population 2020

Laurel County, Kentucky's estimated population is 61,409 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Laurel County, Kentucky is the 15th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202061,4093700.61%
201961,0393700.61%
201860,6693700.61%
201760,2992100.35%
201660,0891590.27%
201559,930190.03%
201459,9111950.33%
201359,7161690.28%
201259,5471890.32%
201159,3583620.61%
201058,99615,55835.82%
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%
18605,4881,34332.40%
18504,1451,06634.62%
18403,07987339.57%
18302,2060.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.61%
County Website
Founded
December 21, 1825
County Seat
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Laurel County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White58,37497.00%
Two or More Races8611.43%
Black or African American5600.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native2280.38%
Asian1130.19%
Some Other Race440.07%
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Laurel County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Laurel County, Kentucky Median Age

39.6


Total

38.4


Male

41.1


Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Adults

There are 46,194 adults, (9,464 of whom are seniors) in Laurel County, Kentucky.

Laurel County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

30,768

51.13%

Male

29,412

48.87%

Laurel County, Kentucky Households and Families

Laurel County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurel County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All69.7%30.3%
Male65%35%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Female47.5%52.5%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,7352.6169.7
Married11,3623.1982.5
Non Family7,1431.2359.9
Female3,1443.3547.5
Male1,0863.4465

3.13

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Laurel County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3718.16%
9th to 12th Grade4,41610.69%
High School Graduate16,77240.61%
Some College8,24519.96%
Associates Degree2,9597.16%
Bachelors Degree3,3418.09%
Graduate Degree2,1985.32%
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Laurel County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,98032,4015,402
Hispanic46942360
Multiple Races35726022
Black22916431
Native American194175
Asian929224
Other Race30255

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.09%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,162$36,281$26,501
Less Than High School$19,572$25,764$17,682
High School Grad$29,044$32,497$24,565
Some College$29,519$37,186$25,037
Bachelors Degree$44,453$61,667$36,287
Graduate Degree$49,207$51,389$48,750

$31,162

Average Earnings

$36,281

Average Male

$26,501

Average Female

Laurel County, Kentucky Language

Laurel County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Laurel County, Kentucky Language

99.12% of Laurel County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.88% 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 Poverty

Laurel County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,77813,27923.39%
Black51825148.46%
Native21520997.21%
Multiple86119823.00%
Hispanic91319621.47%

23.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.12%

Male Poverty Rate

25.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Native, with 97.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 21.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.60%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.33%
Some College18.68%
High School18.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.93%
Male Unemployed30.12%
Female Employed8.46%
Male Employed7.66%

Laurel County, Kentucky Income

Laurel County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,230$52,703
Families$47,741$60,981
Married Families$58,857-
Non Families$21,585$31,008
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Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Laurel 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.

Laurel County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans

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3,493

Number of Veterans

3,270

Male Veterans

223

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,379
First Gulf War527
Second Gulf War493
Korea272
World War II57
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54962
65 to 74907
75+683
55 to 64641
18 to 34300
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3757.50%
2 or More6114.49%
Black4411.73%
Hispanic244.12%
Other1033.33%
Indian31.32%

Laurel County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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14.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel County, Kentucky Employment Status

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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77.74%

Born in Kentucky

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.47% of Laurel County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 77.74% having been born in Kentucky. 0.05% 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