Meade County, Kentucky Population 2020

Meade County, Kentucky's estimated population is 29,957 with a growth rate of 2.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meade County, Kentucky is the 36th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202029,9576212.12%
201929,3366212.16%
201828,7156212.21%
201728,0941090.39%
201627,9852450.88%
201527,740-1,357-4.66%
201429,097-150-0.51%
201329,247-15-0.05%
201229,262-381-1.29%
201129,6439293.24%
201028,7144,54418.80%
199024,1701,3165.76%
198022,8544,05821.59%
197018,796-142-0.75%
196018,9389,516101.00%
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%
18709,4855876.60%
18608,8981,50520.36%
18507,3931,61327.91%
18405,7801,64939.92%
18304,1310.00%
2020 Growth Rate
2.12%
County Website
Founded
1823
County Seat
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Meade County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,97891.71%
Black or African American9703.42%
Two or More Races7552.67%
Asian2170.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native2160.76%
Some Other Race1900.67%
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Meade County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Meade County, Kentucky Median Age

38.5


Total

38.1


Male

38.9


Female

Meade County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,691 adults, (3,822 of whom are seniors) in Meade County, Kentucky.

Meade County, Kentucky Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Meade County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,974

49.33%

Male

14,352

50.67%

Meade County, Kentucky Households and Families

Meade County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meade County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All72.3%27.7%
Male69.3%30.8%
Non Family61%39%
Female59%41%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,6382.6472.3
Married6,5823.1378.9
Non Family2,8021.3161
Female8543.1359
Male4002.8769.3

3.06

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Meade County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7503.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,5247.89%
High School Graduate6,62934.30%
Some College4,69324.28%
Associates Degree2,20511.41%
Bachelors Degree2,02710.49%
Graduate Degree1,4997.76%
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Meade County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,62515,4833,134
Black703641180
Hispanic554530140
Multiple Races23419352
Other Race14514146
Native American132127
Asian12512520

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 other race people with a rate of 31.72%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,266$46,149$31,754
Less Than High School$20,139$24,375$9,345
High School Grad$32,674$40,890$22,155
Some College$38,520$51,221$30,413
Bachelors Degree$52,566$56,193$39,778
Graduate Degree$59,070$78,889$55,214

$39,266

Average Earnings

$46,149

Average Male

$31,754

Average Female

Meade County, Kentucky Language

Meade County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Meade County, Kentucky Language

97.42% of Meade County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.42% of the population.

Meade County, Kentucky Poverty

Meade County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8912,99012.01%
Black949909.48%
Hispanic1,054676.36%
Asian2176128.11%
Multiple745445.91%
Other18684.30%

11.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.54%

Male Poverty Rate

12.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meade County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meade County, Kentucky is Asian, with 28.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meade County, Kentucky is Other, with 4.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.32%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.42%
High School9.67%
Some College7.81%
Bachelors or Greater1.48%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.48%
Male Unemployed30.00%
Female Employed4.40%
Male Employed4.20%

Meade County, Kentucky Income

Meade County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,963$73,426
Families$70,778$80,607
Married Families$77,857-
Non Families$37,160$50,864
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Meade County, Kentucky Marital Status

Meade County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

61.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Meade County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Meade 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.

Meade County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Meade County, Kentucky Veterans

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3,749

Number of Veterans

3,276

Male Veterans

473

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,253
Second Gulf War1,238
Vietnam1,031
Korea108
World War II42
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,259
55 to 64948
65 to 74652
18 to 34446
75+444
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,31916.92%
Hispanic26440.93%
Black24638.20%
2 or More9934.02%
Other5233.33%
Indian3330.56%

Meade County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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4.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meade County, Kentucky Employment Status

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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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60.80%

Born in Kentucky

98.26%

Native Born

1.74%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.26% of Meade County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 60.80% having been born in Kentucky. 0.70% 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