McCreary County, Kentucky Population 2020

McCreary County, Kentucky's estimated population is 17,378 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McCreary County, Kentucky is the 67th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202017,378-15-0.09%
201917,393-15-0.09%
201817,408-15-0.09%
201717,423-119-0.68%
201617,542-337-1.88%
201517,879-43-0.24%
201417,922-7-0.04%
201317,929-127-0.70%
201218,056-230-1.26%
201118,286-43-0.23%
201018,3292,72617.47%
199015,603-31-0.20%
198015,6343,08624.59%
197012,548850.68%
196012,463-4,197-25.19%
195016,6602091.27%
194016,4511,82412.47%
193014,6272,95125.27%
192011,6760.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.09%
County Website
Founded
1912
County Seat
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McCreary County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,95190.45%
Black or African American9975.65%
Two or More Races3181.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native1400.79%
Asian1250.71%
Some Other Race930.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.06%
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McCreary County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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McCreary County, Kentucky Median Age

40


Total

37.9


Male

41.8


Female

McCreary County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,784 adults, (2,648 of whom are seniors) in McCreary County, Kentucky.

McCreary County, Kentucky Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

McCreary County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

8,022

45.49%

Male

9,613

54.51%

McCreary County, Kentucky Households and Families

McCreary County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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McCreary County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
Male70.5%29.5%
All70.4%29.6%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Female45.3%54.7%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2032.5470.4
Married3,4333.0678.7
Non Family1,8421.1562.8
Female5793.3645.3
Male3493.4170.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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McCreary County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,49012.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,65613.39%
High School Graduate5,28542.74%
Some College2,08716.88%
Associates Degree9978.06%
Bachelors Degree5504.45%
Graduate Degree3012.43%
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McCreary County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,8827,997614
Black814603
Hispanic35032965
Multiple Races17314485
Native American14011917
Asian125125125
Other Race9393
Islander1111

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,221$26,413$16,992
Less Than High School$14,967$14,803$
High School Grad$22,750$27,907$18,170
Some College$19,786$28,015$15,714
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$58,077$90,833$

$21,221

Average Earnings

$26,413

Average Male

$16,992

Average Female

McCreary County, Kentucky Language

McCreary County, Kentucky Language by Age

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McCreary County, Kentucky Language

96.51% of McCreary County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.01% of the population.

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty

McCreary County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,4065,75137.33%
Black17013177.06%
Asian1258265.60%
Multiple2545019.69%
Hispanic180137.22%

37.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.01%

Male Poverty Rate

38.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky is Black, with 77.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McCreary County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 7.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.78%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.67%
High School32.15%
Some College24.78%
Bachelors or Greater22.83%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.96%
Male Unemployed47.07%
Male Employed20.37%
Female Employed20.01%

McCreary County, Kentucky Income

McCreary County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$23,273$34,828
Families$31,598$42,431
Married Families$33,783-
Non Families$13,293$15,713
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McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

McCreary County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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McCreary 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.

McCreary County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,077

Number of Veterans

1,062

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam491
First Gulf War220
Second Gulf War208
Korea57
World War II44
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74323
55 to 64238
35 to 54233
75+194
18 to 3489
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9497.72%
Black10310.98%
Indian2517.86%

McCreary County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

McCreary County, Kentucky Employment Status

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36.6%

Labor Force Participation

30.8%

Employment Rate

15.9%

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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64.01%

Born in Kentucky

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of McCreary County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 64.01% having been born in Kentucky. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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