Lawrence County, Kentucky Population 2024

15,791

Lawrence County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 15,791 with a growth rate of -1% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Kentucky is the 72nd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 15,856 and has seen a growth of -0.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,996-159-1.05%
202815,155-159-1.04%
202715,314-159-1.03%
202615,473-159-1.02%
202515,632-159-1.01%
202415,791-159-1%
202315,950-159-0.99%
202216,109-159-0.98%
202116,268-35-0.21%
202016,3039085.9%
201915,395-194-1.24%
201815,589-168-1.07%
201715,757-86-0.54%
201615,843-18-0.11%
201515,861-12-0.08%
201415,873-20-0.13%
201315,893120.08%
201215,881-50-0.31%
201115,931750.47%
201015,856
199013,998-123-0.87%
198014,1213,39531.65%
197010,726-1,408-11.6%
196012,134-2,284-15.84%
195014,418-2,857-16.54%
194017,2755623.36%
193016,713-930-5.27%
192017,643-2,424-12.08%
191020,0674552.32%
190019,6121,91010.79%
189017,7024,44033.48%
188013,2624,76556.08%
18708,49789611.79%
18607,6011,32021.02%
18506,2811,55132.79%
18404,73083021.28%
18303,900-11,096-73.99%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1% (-159)
County Website
Lawrence County
County Seat
2010 Population
15,856
Area
416 mi²
Density
38 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.41% (-65)
Founded
December 14, 1821

Lawrence County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,87197.8%
Two or more races2371.46%
Asian660.41%
Black or African American360.22%
Other race170.1%
Native American10.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawrence County, Kentucky Population by Race

Lawrence County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Lawrence County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2

Total

40.5

Male

41.9

Female

Lawrence County, Kentucky Adults

There are 12,233 adults, (2,952 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female8,08049.79%
Male8,14850.21%

Lawrence County, Kentucky Population by Age

Lawrence County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7212.8274.425.6
Married3,1083.4685.714.3
Non Family1,8301.1358.341.7
Female4934.485842
Male2903.6881.718.3
showing: 5 rows

3.58

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawrence 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

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

Lawrence 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%.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,620

Average Earnings

$42,528

Average Male

$28,070

Average Female

Lawrence County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawrence County, Kentucky Language

98.74% of Lawrence County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Language

Lawrence County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,5334,10826.45%
Hispanic2459840%
Multiple2372912.24%
Other1717100%
Native11100%
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26.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.53%

Male Poverty Rate

24.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Kentucky is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 12.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.58%.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.89%
High School24.85%
Some College16.19%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%
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Lawrence County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.72%
Male Unemployed20.38%
Male Employed10.12%
Female Employed7.99%
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Lawrence County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawrence 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.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawrence County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

511

Number of Veterans

478

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.1%

Labor Force Participation

36.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence 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

66.98%

Born in Lawrence County, Kentucky

99.2%

Native Born

0.8%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.2% of Lawrence County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 66.98% 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 Asia.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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