Marion County, Kentucky Population 2020

Marion County, Kentucky's estimated population is 19,580 with a growth rate of 0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Marion County, Kentucky is the 59th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202019,580880.45%
201919,492880.45%
201819,404880.46%
201719,3161640.86%
201619,152-64-0.33%
201519,2161450.76%
201419,071-851-4.27%
201319,92220.01%
201219,920-75-0.38%
201119,9951650.83%
201019,8303,33120.19%
199016,499-1,411-7.88%
198017,9101,1967.16%
197016,714-173-1.02%
196016,887-325-1.89%
195017,2122991.77%
194016,9131,4149.12%
193015,499-28-0.18%
192015,527-803-4.92%
191016,330400.25%
190016,2906424.10%
189015,6489556.50%
188014,6931,85514.45%
187012,8382451.95%
186012,5938287.04%
185011,7657336.64%
184011,0320.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.45%
County Website
Founded
1834
County Seat
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Marion County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,21889.53%
Black or African American1,4237.40%
Two or More Races2861.49%
Some Other Race1660.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.35%
Asian450.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.14%
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Marion County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Marion County, Kentucky Median Age

39.7


Total

39.1


Male

40.4


Female

Marion County, Kentucky Adults

There are 14,534 adults, (3,106 of whom are seniors) in Marion County, Kentucky.

Marion County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

9,481

49.30%

Male

9,751

50.70%

Marion County, Kentucky Households and Families

Marion County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
Male75.9%24.1%
All72.7%27.3%
Female59.8%40.2%
Non Family59.7%40.3%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4532.4772.7
Married3,2513.287.9
Non Family2,9061.1659.7
Female9603.5959.8
Male3363.5275.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Marion County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1168.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,43811.01%
High School Graduate5,57342.68%
Some College2,08315.95%
Associates Degree1,1238.60%
Bachelors Degree8816.75%
Graduate Degree8446.46%
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Marion County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,5299,4431,586
Black1,08580034
Hispanic259855
Other Race138
Multiple Races907510
Islander686868
Asian333322
Native American1712

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,880$36,779$26,466
Less Than High School$16,612$18,889$7,574
High School Grad$29,585$34,768$26,234
Some College$32,616$42,731$24,494
Bachelors Degree$33,438$48,636$28,686
Graduate Degree$48,176$57,500$47,568

$30,880

Average Earnings

$36,779

Average Male

$26,466

Average Female

Marion County, Kentucky Language

Marion County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Marion County, Kentucky Language

97.10% of Marion County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Marion County, Kentucky Poverty

Marion County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,2533,58622.06%
Black1,26046436.83%
Multiple2496927.71%
Hispanic4976012.07%
Native261557.69%
Asian45920.00%

22.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.79%

Male Poverty Rate

25.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion County, Kentucky is Native, with 57.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 12.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.53%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.39%
High School16.79%
Some College15.27%
Bachelors or Greater7.36%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.30%
Male Unemployed38.51%
Female Employed9.12%
Male Employed7.83%

Marion County, Kentucky Income

Marion County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,544$54,373
Families$56,617$68,162
Married Families$71,119-
Non Families$23,885$30,768
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Marion County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marion County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Marion 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.

Marion County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Marion County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,060

Number of Veterans

987

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam372
First Gulf War264
Second Gulf War224
Korea78
World War II8
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64330
35 to 54280
65 to 74210
75+189
18 to 3451
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9697.43%
Black867.68%
Hispanic62.01%
Indian529.41%

Marion County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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14.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion County, Kentucky Employment Status

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

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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86.14%

Born in Kentucky

98.41%

Native Born

1.59%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.41% of Marion County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 86.14% having been born in Kentucky. 1.13% 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