Marion County, Kentucky Population 2024

19,809

Marion County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 19,809 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Marion County, Kentucky is the 61st largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 19,853 and has seen a growth of -0.22% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,894170.09%
202819,877170.09%
202719,860170.09%
202619,843170.09%
202519,826170.09%
202419,809170.09%
202319,792170.09%
202219,775170.09%
202119,7581700.87%
202019,5883511.82%
201919,237-77-0.4%
201819,314300.16%
201719,2841480.77%
201619,136-83-0.43%
201519,2191350.71%
201419,084-850-4.26%
201319,93450.03%
201219,929-83-0.41%
201120,0121590.8%
201019,853
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%
190016,2906424.1%
189015,6489556.5%
188014,6931,85514.45%
187012,8382451.95%
186012,5938287.04%
185011,7657336.64%
184011,032-8,862-44.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.09% (17)
County Website
Marion County
County Seat
2020 Population
19,588
Area
343 mi²
Density
58 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.13% (221)
Founded
1834

Marion County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,46088.96%
Black or African American1,3516.88%
Two or more races4882.49%
Other race1460.74%
Asian1230.63%
Native American390.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander200.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Marion County, Kentucky Population by Race

Marion County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Marion County, Kentucky Median Age

39.8

Total

38

Male

42.1

Female

Marion County, Kentucky Adults

There are 14,937 adults, (3,300 of whom are seniors) in Marion County, Kentucky.

Marion County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female9,74849.67%
Male9,87950.33%

Marion County, Kentucky Population by Age

Marion County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5882.4473.826.2
Married3,3873.2185.214.8
Non Family2,8471.1264.235.8
Female9563.1460.639.4
Male3983.6876.123.9
showing: 5 rows

3.15

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Marion 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

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

Marion 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

Marion County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,346

Average Earnings

$49,104

Average Male

$34,437

Average Female

Marion County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Marion County, Kentucky Language

97.16% of Marion County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.07% of the population.

Marion County, Kentucky Language

Marion County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,3463,51121.48%
Hispanic51537973.59%
Multiple47028360.21%
Other1288969.53%
Black1,181897.54%
Native39512.82%
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22.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.63%

Male Poverty Rate

26.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 73.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion County, Kentucky is Black, with 7.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.53%.

Marion County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.24%
High School14.67%
Some College12.12%
Bachelors or Greater6.42%
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Marion County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.34%
Female Employed10.6%
Male Employed6.06%
Female Unemployed4.7%
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Marion County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Marion County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Marion County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Marion County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marion County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,204

Number of Veterans

1,087

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

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Marion County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Marion County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Marion County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Marion County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Marion County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Marion County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Marion 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

84.47%

Born in Marion County, Kentucky

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

0.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.05% of Marion County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 84.47% having been born in Kentucky. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Marion County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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