Lawrence County, Kentucky Population 2020

Lawrence County, Kentucky's estimated population is 15,243 with a growth rate of -1.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Kentucky is the 72nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202015,243-164-1.06%
201915,407-164-1.05%
201815,571-164-1.04%
201715,735-107-0.68%
201615,842-31-0.20%
201515,873-19-0.12%
201415,892-18-0.11%
201315,910120.08%
201215,898-45-0.28%
201115,943770.49%
201015,8661,86813.34%
199013,998-123-0.87%
198014,1213,39531.65%
197010,726-1,408-11.60%
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%
18303,9000.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.06%
County Website
Founded
December 14, 1821
County Seat
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Lawrence County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,38997.50%
Two or More Races2201.39%
Black or African American870.55%
Asian670.42%
Some Other Race150.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Lawrence County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Median Age

41.1


Total

39.8


Male

42.3


Female

Lawrence County, Kentucky Adults

There are 12,049 adults, (2,666 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

7,885

49.96%

Male

7,898

50.04%

Lawrence County, Kentucky Households and Families

Lawrence County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All75.2%24.8%
Male70.2%29.8%
Non Family66.3%33.7%
Female47.5%52.5%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9562.6375.2
Married3,2823.2985.3
Non Family1,8171.1166.3
Female5453.8247.5
Male3122.4570.2

3.23

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,11310.22%
9th to 12th Grade1,60414.73%
High School Graduate4,66942.86%
Some College1,75116.07%
Associates Degree6696.14%
Bachelors Degree5795.32%
Graduate Degree5084.66%
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Lawrence County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6337,9641,027
Multiple Races13511460
Hispanic797914
Black3328
Asian22
Native American55
Other Race44

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 44.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,677$33,359$25,713
Less Than High School$28,424$30,179$25,625
High School Grad$26,717$31,064$22,091
Some College$30,905$40,335$25,089
Bachelors Degree$41,632$42,148$39,000
Graduate Degree$44,205$41,807$46,136

$30,677

Average Earnings

$33,359

Average Male

$25,713

Average Female

Lawrence County, Kentucky Language

Lawrence County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Language

98.13% of Lawrence County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.66% of the population.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Poverty

Lawrence County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,1684,00526.40%
Multiple22011954.09%
Hispanic1696840.24%
Other15426.67%

26.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.44%

Male Poverty Rate

28.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 54.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Kentucky is White, with 26.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.47%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.13%
High School20.63%
Some College15.59%
Bachelors or Greater12.79%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.11%
Male Unemployed30.93%
Female Employed7.13%
Male Employed5.20%

Lawrence County, Kentucky Income

Lawrence County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,813$46,305
Families$41,735$56,411
Married Families$46,768-
Non Families$13,789$21,150
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Lawrence County, Kentucky Marital Status

Lawrence County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Lawrence County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans

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674

Number of Veterans

654

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam283
Second Gulf War130
Korea111
First Gulf War58
World War II34
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74239
75+185
35 to 5499
18 to 3480
55 to 6471
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6295.34%
2 or More3417.00%
Hispanic1818.56%
Black1133.33%

Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Kentucky Employment Status

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41.3%

Labor Force Participation

37.6%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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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65.91%

Born in Kentucky

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

0.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Lawrence County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 65.91% having been born in Kentucky. 0.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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