Lincoln County, Kentucky Population 2020

Lincoln County, Kentucky's estimated population is 24,936 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lincoln County, Kentucky is the 47th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202024,9361460.59%
201924,7901460.59%
201824,6441460.60%
201724,4981220.50%
201624,376330.14%
201524,343-86-0.35%
201424,429-11-0.05%
201324,440340.14%
201224,406-313-1.27%
201124,719-2-0.01%
201024,7214,67623.33%
199020,0459925.21%
198019,0532,39014.34%
197016,6631600.97%
196016,503-2,165-11.60%
195018,668-1,191-6.00%
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%
17906,5480.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.59%
County Website
Founded
1780
County Seat
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,14794.64%
Two or More Races6612.70%
Black or African American5002.04%
Some Other Race1340.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.03%
Asian40.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Median Age

40.5


Total

39


Male

41.8


Female

Lincoln County, Kentucky Adults

There are 18,655 adults, (4,266 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, Kentucky.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

12,477

51.01%

Male

11,981

48.99%

Lincoln County, Kentucky Households and Families

Lincoln County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All77%23%
Non Family76.7%23.3%
Male56%44%
Female55.6%44.4%

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,7062.4977
Married5,0393.1383.6
Non Family3,1711.2176.7
Female1,1103.0355.6
Male3863.1556

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Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,76610.46%
9th to 12th Grade1,90711.29%
High School Graduate7,39143.77%
Some College2,75416.31%
Associates Degree1,1937.07%
Bachelors Degree1,0726.35%
Graduate Degree8024.75%
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,02712,5921,802
Black42029653
Multiple Races275264
Hispanic23313018
Other Race10213
Islander88
Native American44
Asian331

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 asian people with a rate of 33.33%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,481$35,841$24,536
Less Than High School$25,815$29,283$19,420
High School Grad$28,564$32,576$21,558
Some College$28,274$42,583$23,447
Bachelors Degree$41,536$43,299$40,361
Graduate Degree$50,075$71,875$45,464

$30,481

Average Earnings

$35,841

Average Male

$24,536

Average Female

Lincoln County, Kentucky Language

Lincoln County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Language

97.24% of Lincoln County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Poverty

Lincoln County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,5435,11922.71%
Multiple65443366.21%
Hispanic38526067.53%
Black4619921.48%
Other1344533.58%
Islander88100.00%

24.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.08%

Male Poverty Rate

25.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, Kentucky is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, Kentucky is Black, with 21.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.07%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.49%
High School19.89%
Some College19.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.95%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed72.28%
Female Unemployed44.39%
Female Employed11.77%
Male Employed9.59%

Lincoln County, Kentucky Income

Lincoln County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,833$50,537
Families$48,300$57,484
Married Families$53,759-
Non Families$23,343$33,102
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Marital Status

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,278

Number of Veterans

1,239

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam476
First Gulf War327
Second Gulf War133
Korea112
World War II49
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74410
35 to 54306
75+281
55 to 64233
18 to 3448
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2557.05%
Black235.18%

Lincoln County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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13.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, Kentucky Employment Status

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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81.97%

Born in Kentucky

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

0.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.21% of Lincoln County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 81.97% having been born in Kentucky. 0.65% 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