Mason County, Kentucky Population 2020

Mason County, Kentucky's estimated population is 17,000 with a growth rate of -0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mason County, Kentucky is the 68th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202017,000-75-0.44%
201917,075-75-0.44%
201817,150-75-0.44%
201717,225430.25%
201617,1821160.68%
201517,066-77-0.45%
201417,143-188-1.08%
201317,331-136-0.78%
201217,467-81-0.46%
201117,548430.25%
201017,5058395.03%
199016,666-1,099-6.19%
198017,7654922.85%
197017,273-1,181-6.40%
196018,454-32-0.17%
195018,486-580-3.04%
194019,0662041.08%
193018,8621,1026.20%
192017,760-851-4.57%
191018,611-1,835-8.97%
190020,446-327-1.57%
189020,7733041.49%
188020,4692,34312.93%
187018,126-96-0.53%
186018,222-122-0.67%
185018,3442,62516.70%
184015,719-480-2.96%
183016,1992,61119.22%
182013,5881,1299.06%
181012,4592772.27%
180012,1829,453346.39%
17902,7290.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.44%
County Website
Founded
1788
County Seat
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Mason County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,55390.67%
Black or African American9345.45%
Two or More Races4462.60%
Asian1490.87%
Some Other Race590.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.03%
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Mason County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Mason County, Kentucky Median Age

40.7


Total

39.5


Male

43.5


Female

Mason County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,266 adults, (2,982 of whom are seniors) in Mason County, Kentucky.

Mason County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mason County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

8,668

50.53%

Male

8,485

49.47%

Mason County, Kentucky Households and Families

Mason County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mason County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All65.1%34.9%
Male54.6%45.4%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female39.6%60.4%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7112.5165.1
Married3,2963.1282
Non Family2,2581.1752.2
Female9613.4839.6
Male1962.9954.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mason County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6435.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,0538.97%
High School Graduate4,42337.66%
Some College2,23319.01%
Associates Degree1,17910.04%
Bachelors Degree1,1689.94%
Graduate Degree1,0468.91%
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Mason County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,7059,2332,036
Black58355284
Hispanic157229
Multiple Races15510418
Asian12611961
Other Race2713
Native American666

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,033$42,144$27,163
Less Than High School$23,393$26,545$15,769
High School Grad$31,868$35,944$23,227
Some College$32,658$49,775$25,283
Bachelors Degree$48,696$64,449$42,426
Graduate Degree$56,660$67,143$47,466

$36,033

Average Earnings

$42,144

Average Male

$27,163

Average Female

Mason County, Kentucky Language

Mason County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Mason County, Kentucky Language

94.99% of Mason County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Mason County, Kentucky Poverty

Mason County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,9412,73218.29%
Black88512313.90%
Multiple43912227.79%
Hispanic3114113.18%
Native66100.00%

18.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.12%

Male Poverty Rate

19.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mason County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mason County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 13.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.62%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.15%
Some College14.92%
High School14.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.44%
Female Unemployed18.54%
Female Employed7.40%
Male Employed4.70%

Mason County, Kentucky Income

Mason County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,415$63,281
Families$58,093$78,009
Married Families$73,125-
Non Families$18,983$31,831
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Mason County, Kentucky Marital Status

Mason County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mason County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Mason County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mason County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Mason County, Kentucky Veterans

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919

Number of Veterans

850

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam400
Second Gulf War204
First Gulf War141
Korea72
World War II44
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74309
35 to 54243
75+175
55 to 64126
18 to 3466
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7856.47%
Black7510.18%
Asian3124.60%
2 or More2813.21%

Mason County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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14.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mason County, Kentucky Employment Status

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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72.23%

Born in Kentucky

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Mason County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 72.23% having been born in Kentucky. 1.48% 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