McCracken County, Kentucky Population 2020

McCracken County, Kentucky's estimated population is 65,244 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McCracken County, Kentucky is the 13th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202065,244-51-0.08%
201965,295-51-0.08%
201865,346-51-0.08%
201765,397570.09%
201665,3403560.55%
201564,984-369-0.56%
201465,353-23-0.04%
201365,376-250-0.38%
201265,626-199-0.30%
201165,8252850.43%
201065,5402,6614.23%
199062,8791,5692.56%
198061,3103,0295.20%
197058,2819751.70%
196057,3068,16916.62%
195049,1376031.24%
194048,5342,2634.89%
193046,2719,02524.23%
192037,2462,1826.22%
191035,0646,33122.03%
190028,7337,68236.49%
189021,0514,78929.45%
188016,2622,27416.26%
187013,9883,62835.02%
186010,3604,29370.76%
18506,0671,32227.86%
18404,7453,448265.84%
18301,2970.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.08%
County Website
Founded
1825
County Seat
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McCracken County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,64285.23%
Black or African American7,14810.95%
Two or More Races1,4562.23%
Asian4820.74%
Some Other Race3060.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1950.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.08%
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McCracken County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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McCracken County, Kentucky Median Age

42.1


Total

40.6


Male

43.8


Female

McCracken County, Kentucky Adults

There are 50,830 adults, (12,395 of whom are seniors) in McCracken County, Kentucky.

McCracken County, Kentucky Age Dependency

69.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

McCracken County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

34,091

52.22%

Male

31,193

47.78%

McCracken County, Kentucky Households and Families

McCracken County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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McCracken County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.6%13.4%
All65.9%34.1%
Male57.8%42.2%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female49.1%50.9%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,8412.365.9
Married12,0043.0186.6
Non Family11,6991.1850.1
Female3,2763.3849.1
Male8623.4957.8

3.01

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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McCracken County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5533.38%
9th to 12th Grade3,1426.84%
High School Graduate13,82330.08%
Some College10,68823.26%
Associates Degree5,44211.84%
Bachelors Degree7,12515.51%
Graduate Degree4,1779.09%
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McCracken County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,91836,21910,333
Black4,4213,662559
Hispanic769677112
Multiple Races437350130
Asian310276157
Other Race15512912
Native American1149017
Islander2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.65%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,959$39,177$30,340
Less Than High School$19,783$25,577$17,433
High School Grad$27,193$30,876$21,994
Some College$30,673$36,442$26,799
Bachelors Degree$47,724$61,364$36,643
Graduate Degree$58,281$84,856$48,990

$33,959

Average Earnings

$39,177

Average Male

$30,340

Average Female

McCracken County, Kentucky Language

McCracken County, Kentucky Language by Age

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McCracken County, Kentucky Language

97.09% of McCracken County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

McCracken County, Kentucky Poverty

McCracken County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,2207,28413.69%
Black6,7722,38735.25%
Hispanic1,58519612.37%
Multiple1,41714910.52%
Asian482275.60%
Native195136.67%
Other30692.94%

15.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.03%

Male Poverty Rate

17.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McCracken County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in McCracken County, Kentucky is Black, with 35.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McCracken County, Kentucky is Other, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.75%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.76%
High School16.62%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.99%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.66%
Male Unemployed23.82%
Female Employed9.19%
Male Employed6.61%

McCracken County, Kentucky Income

McCracken County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,486$71,901
Families$63,320$91,943
Married Families$76,522-
Non Families$25,823$42,435
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McCracken County, Kentucky Marital Status

McCracken County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

McCracken County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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McCracken 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 55-64.

McCracken County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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McCracken County, Kentucky Veterans

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4,686

Number of Veterans

4,335

Male Veterans

351

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,809
First Gulf War865
Second Gulf War625
Korea425
World War II206
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,374
75+1,100
35 to 541,072
55 to 64918
18 to 34222
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2669.64%
Black3747.22%
Hispanic444.68%
Hawaiian23100.00%
2 or More142.55%
Indian96.08%

McCracken County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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10.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

McCracken County, Kentucky Employment Status

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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65.35%

Born in Kentucky

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.19% of McCracken County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 65.35% having been born in Kentucky. 0.75% 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