Meade County, Kentucky Population 2024

29,739

Meade County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 29,739 with a growth rate of -0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meade County, Kentucky is the 35th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 28,701 and has seen a growth of 3.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,084-131-0.45%
202829,215-131-0.45%
202729,346-131-0.44%
202629,477-131-0.44%
202529,608-131-0.44%
202429,739-131-0.44%
202329,870-131-0.44%
202230,001-131-0.43%
202130,1321020.34%
202030,0301,4204.96%
201928,610-38-0.13%
201828,6485942.12%
201728,054870.31%
201627,9672240.81%
201527,743-1,357-4.66%
201429,100-145-0.5%
201329,245-12-0.04%
201229,257-381-1.29%
201129,6389373.26%
201028,701
199024,1701,3165.76%
198022,8544,05821.59%
197018,796-142-0.75%
196018,9389,516101%
19509,4225956.74%
19408,8277859.76%
19308,042-1,400-14.83%
19209,442-341-3.49%
19109,783-750-7.12%
190010,5331,04911.06%
18909,484-839-8.13%
188010,3238388.84%
18709,4855876.6%
18608,8981,50520.36%
18507,3931,61327.91%
18405,7801,64939.92%
18304,131-24,953-85.8%
showing: 37 rows
2024 Growth Rate
-0.44% (-131)
County Website
Meade County
County Seat
2010 Population
28,701
Area
305 mi²
Density
98 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.62% (1,038)
Founded
1823

Meade County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,18890.74%
Two or more races1,1593.87%
Black or African American1,1183.73%
Asian2560.85%
Other race1270.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander830.28%
Native American330.11%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Meade County, Kentucky Population by Race

Meade County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Meade County, Kentucky Median Age

39.2

Total

39.2

Male

39.1

Female

Meade County, Kentucky Adults

There are 23,341 adults, (4,413 of whom are seniors) in Meade County, Kentucky.

Meade County, Kentucky Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Meade County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female14,88149.66%
Male15,08350.34%

Meade County, Kentucky Population by Age

Meade County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,5542.8274.225.8
Married6,0243.3484.515.5
Non Family2,9871.3263.836.2
Female1,0153.75347
Male5283.5255.544.5
showing: 5 rows

3.26

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Meade County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Meade County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Meade County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

$48,405

Average Earnings

$55,861

Average Male

$36,039

Average Female

Meade County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meade County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Meade County, Kentucky Language

97.48% of Meade County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

Meade County, Kentucky Language

Meade County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,2473,48013.26%
Hispanic1,13823120.3%
Multiple1,10722320.14%
Black1,08812111.12%
Other994646.46%
Native33721.21%
showing: 6 rows

13.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.08%

Male Poverty Rate

15.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meade County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meade County, Kentucky is Other, with 46.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meade County, Kentucky is Black, with 11.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.57%.

Meade County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.4%
High School10.76%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.5%
showing: 4 rows

Meade County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.85%
Male Unemployed33.08%
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed4.35%
showing: 4 rows

Meade County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meade County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Meade County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Meade County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Meade 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 55-64.

Meade County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Meade County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,827

Number of Veterans

2,571

Male Veterans

256

Female Veterans

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Meade County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Meade County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Meade County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Meade County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meade County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Meade County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Meade County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Meade 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

63.82%

Born in Meade County, Kentucky

98.38%

Native Born

1.62%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.38% of Meade County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 63.82% having been born in Kentucky. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Meade County, Kentucky Place of Birth

Sources