Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population 2020

Metcalfe County, Kentucky's estimated population is 9,932 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Metcalfe County, Kentucky is the 99th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20209,932-49-0.49%
20199,981-49-0.49%
201810,030-49-0.49%
201710,079720.72%
201610,007930.94%
20159,914-75-0.75%
20149,989380.38%
20139,951-23-0.23%
20129,974-86-0.85%
201110,060-77-0.76%
201010,1371,17413.10%
19908,963-521-5.49%
19809,4841,30715.98%
19708,177-190-2.27%
19608,367-1,484-15.06%
19509,851-1,002-9.23%
194010,8531,48015.79%
19309,373-702-6.97%
192010,075-378-3.62%
191010,4534654.66%
19009,9881171.19%
18909,8714484.75%
18809,4231,48918.77%
18707,9341,18917.63%
18606,7450.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.49%
County Website
Founded
1860
County Seat
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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,63696.32%
Two or More Races2222.22%
Black or African American1101.10%
Asian320.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.04%
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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Median Age

43.4


Total

43


Male

43.9


Female

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Adults

There are 7,677 adults, (1,792 of whom are seniors) in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

5,081

50.79%

Male

4,923

49.21%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Households and Families

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All77.2%22.8%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Male63.9%36.1%
Female49.6%50.4%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9982.4777.2
Married2,2603.0186.9
Non Family1,2151.2369.4
Female3792.9349.6
Male1443.1663.9

2.93

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade88312.63%
9th to 12th Grade73210.47%
High School Graduate2,58636.99%
Some College1,46620.97%
Associates Degree4065.81%
Bachelors Degree4366.24%
Graduate Degree4826.89%
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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,6145,079864
Hispanic13013037
Black11091
Multiple Races1016617
Asian326
Native American44

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 hispanic people with a rate of 28.46%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,253$35,609$25,544
Less Than High School$25,714$26,349$14,444
High School Grad$28,271$35,529$22,222
Some College$28,090$39,081$24,179
Bachelors Degree$40,121$52,232$31,691
Graduate Degree$66,739$117,917$65,435

$29,253

Average Earnings

$35,609

Average Male

$25,544

Average Female

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Language

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Language

97.46% of Metcalfe County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Poverty

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3892,07222.07%
Multiple22211350.90%
Hispanic1306650.77%
Black1046663.46%
Asian322681.25%

23.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.23%

Male Poverty Rate

26.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metcalfe County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metcalfe County, Kentucky is Asian, with 81.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metcalfe County, Kentucky is White, with 22.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.84%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.97%
High School22.34%
Some College16.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.60%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.80%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Male Employed11.99%
Female Employed10.14%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Income

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,809$47,629
Families$44,944$55,897
Married Families$52,658-
Non Families$18,540$25,428
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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Metcalfe 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 45-54.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans

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651

Number of Veterans

601

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam258
First Gulf War145
Korea94
Second Gulf War50
World War II38
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74218
75+194
35 to 54135
55 to 6499
18 to 345
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6228.38%
Black1917.27%
Asian618.75%
Indian4100.00%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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15.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Employment Status

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

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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77.14%

Born in Kentucky

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Metcalfe County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 77.14% having been born in Kentucky. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  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