Lincoln County, Kentucky Population 2024

24,626

Lincoln County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 24,626 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lincoln County, Kentucky is the 46th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 24,730 and has seen a growth of -0.42% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,2911330.53%
202825,1581330.53%
202725,0251330.53%
202624,8921330.54%
202524,7591330.54%
202424,6261330.54%
202324,4931330.55%
202224,3601330.55%
202124,227-22-0.09%
202024,249-270-1.1%
201924,519-95-0.39%
201824,6141140.47%
201724,5001330.55%
201624,367160.07%
201524,351-87-0.36%
201424,438-9-0.04%
201324,447350.14%
201224,412-316-1.28%
201124,728-2-0.01%
201024,730
199020,0459925.21%
198019,0532,39014.34%
197016,6631600.97%
196016,503-2,165-11.6%
195018,668-1,191-6%
194019,8592,17212.28%
193017,6871,2067.32%
192016,481-1,416-7.91%
191017,8978384.91%
190017,0591,0976.87%
189015,9628825.85%
188015,0804,13337.75%
187010,9473002.82%
186010,6475545.49%
185010,093-94-0.92%
184010,187-815-7.41%
183011,0021,02310.25%
18209,9791,30315.02%
18108,676550.64%
18008,6212,07331.66%
17906,548-18,743-74.11%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.54% (133)
County Website
Lincoln County
County Seat
2010 Population
24,730
Area
333 mi²
Density
74 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.42% (-104)
Founded
1780

Lincoln County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,81893.82%
Two or more races6122.52%
Black or African American4371.8%
Other race3881.6%
Asian650.27%
Native American
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

Lincoln County, Kentucky Population by Race

Lincoln County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Lincoln County, Kentucky Median Age

41.4

Total

40.2

Male

43.7

Female

Lincoln County, Kentucky Adults

There are 18,525 adults, (4,512 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, Kentucky.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female12,33150.7%
Male11,98949.3%

Lincoln County, Kentucky Population by Age

Lincoln County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,6922.4878.621.4
Married5,1472.9886.613.4
Non Family2,7951.1472.727.3
Female1,2372.9865.634.4
Male5133.6861.638.4
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lincoln 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

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

Lincoln 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 black people with a rate of 93.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 18.85%.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,776

Average Earnings

$44,752

Average Male

$33,311

Average Female

Lincoln County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lincoln County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lincoln County, Kentucky Language

96.99% of Lincoln County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Language

Lincoln County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,2533,44115.46%
Other38831581.19%
Hispanic45728963.24%
Multiple60119131.78%
Black40510024.69%
Asian652538.46%
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17.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.51%

Male Poverty Rate

17.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, Kentucky is Other, with 81.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, Kentucky is White, with 15.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.37%.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.55%
High School18.04%
Some College11.16%
Bachelors or Greater7.98%
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed73.43%
Male Unemployed35.15%
Female Employed7.65%
Male Employed4.9%
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lincoln County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,466

Number of Veterans

1,413

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln 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

81.77%

Born in Lincoln County, Kentucky

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Lincoln County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 81.77% having been born in Kentucky. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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