Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population 2024

10,556

Metcalfe County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 10,556 with a growth rate of 0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Metcalfe County, Kentucky is the 98th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 10,135 and has seen a growth of 4.15% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,926740.68%
202810,852740.69%
202710,778740.69%
202610,704740.7%
202510,630740.7%
202410,556740.71%
202310,482740.71%
202210,408170.16%
202110,3911031%
202010,2882042.02%
201910,084100.1%
201810,074-11-0.11%
201710,085750.75%
201610,010930.94%
20159,917-71-0.71%
20149,988360.36%
20139,952-21-0.21%
20129,973-86-0.85%
201110,059-76-0.75%
201010,13500%
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%
18606,745-4,181-38.27%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.71% (74)
County Website
Metcalfe County
County Seat
2020 Population
10,288
Area
290 mi²
Density
36 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.6% (268)
Founded
1860

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,80095.03%
Black or African American1961.9%
Two or more races1671.62%
Other race1141.11%
Native American290.28%
Asian70.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population by Race

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Median Age

42.6

Total

40.8

Male

44.2

Female

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Adults

There are 7,929 adults, (1,920 of whom are seniors) in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female5,18550.28%
Male5,12849.72%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Population by Age

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1602.4577.822.2
Married2,3172.9688.911.1
Non Family1,2691.2662.737.3
Female3322.9159.940.1
Male2423.197624

2.91

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6378.87%
9th to 12th Grade5627.83%
High School Graduate3,03542.27%
Some College1,33918.65%
Associates Degree5948.27%
Bachelors Degree5527.69%
Graduate Degree4616.42%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,8145,729978
Hispanic1444533
Black1281260
Other Race110110
2+ Races59462
Native American29290
Asian770

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 22.92%.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,670$40,873$32,139
Less Than 9th Grade$14,822$0$14,086
High School Graduate$32,704$34,498$17,609
Some College$41,809$46,117$36,104
Bachelors Degree$45,135$69,500$41,406
Graduate Degree$64,457$74,180$50,750

$35,670

Average Earnings

$40,873

Average Male

$32,139

Average Female

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Language

97.9% of Metcalfe County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.62% of the population.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Language

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,6482,33224.17%
Multiple1679053.89%
Hispanic2046129.9%
Black1962110.71%
Other11443.51%

24%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.03%

Male Poverty Rate

26.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metcalfe County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metcalfe County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 53.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metcalfe County, Kentucky is Other, with 3.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.14%.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34%
High School23.41%
Some College14.9%
Bachelors or Greater7.94%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.69%
Male Unemployed44.91%
Female Employed13.07%
Male Employed9.62%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,932$58,208
Families$56,463$68,481
Married Families$65,800$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,478$32,262

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Metcalfe 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 45-54.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

476

Number of Veterans

453

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam210
Second Gulf War82
First Gulf War63
Korea30
World War II4

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74214
75+122
35 to 5482
18 to 3437
55 to 6421

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4616.1%
Black85.84%
Asian7100%

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Metcalfe 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

72.51%

Born in Metcalfe County, Kentucky

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Metcalfe County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 72.51% having been born in Kentucky. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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