Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Population 2020

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky's estimated population is 30,476 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Muhlenberg County, Kentucky is the 34th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202030,476-149-0.49%
201930,625-149-0.48%
201830,774-149-0.48%
201730,923-228-0.73%
201631,151-98-0.31%
201531,249-59-0.19%
201431,308-22-0.07%
201331,330-60-0.19%
201231,390-140-0.44%
201131,530-128-0.40%
201031,6583401.09%
199031,318-920-2.85%
198032,2384,70117.07%
197027,537-254-0.91%
196027,791-4,710-14.49%
195032,501-5,053-13.46%
194037,554-230-0.61%
193037,7844,43113.29%
192033,3534,75516.63%
191028,5987,85737.88%
190020,7412,78615.52%
189017,9552,85718.92%
188015,0982,46019.47%
187012,6381,91317.84%
186010,7259169.34%
18509,8092,84540.85%
18406,9641,62430.41%
18305,3403617.25%
18204,97979819.09%
18104,1812,738189.74%
18001,4430.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.49%
County Website
Founded
1798
County Seat
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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,82592.74%
Black or African American1,5384.95%
Two or More Races4031.30%
Asian1730.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native680.22%
Some Other Race600.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.05%
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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Median Age

42.4


Total

40.6


Male

43.3


Female

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Adults

There are 24,712 adults, (5,658 of whom are seniors) in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

15,795

50.82%

Male

15,286

49.18%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Households and Families

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All78.7%21.3%
Male76.2%23.8%
Non Family69.1%30.9%
Female58.4%41.6%

78.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3172.6778.7
Married6,3003.1388
Non Family3,2991.1869.1
Female1,2563.958.4
Male4623.7276.2

3.2

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6727.68%
9th to 12th Grade2,55411.74%
High School Graduate9,41243.25%
Some College3,75617.26%
Associates Degree1,9528.97%
Bachelors Degree1,4416.62%
Graduate Degree9764.48%
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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,52216,4702,216
Black80269775
Hispanic19512641
Asian14813985
Multiple Races9867
Native American6138
Other Race464641

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 89.13%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,810$39,842$23,253
Less Than High School$23,291$25,147$21,278
High School Grad$26,489$36,854$17,599
Some College$29,768$45,785$22,184
Bachelors Degree$41,640$50,481$39,028
Graduate Degree$50,625$26,272$52,759

$29,810

Average Earnings

$39,842

Average Male

$23,253

Average Female

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Language

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Language

97.16% of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Poverty

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,0664,60616.41%
Black1,42052136.69%
Asian1738750.29%
Hispanic453367.95%
Multiple403368.93%
Islander14857.14%

17.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.91%

Male Poverty Rate

19.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky is Islander, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.35%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.97%
High School15.28%
Some College12.96%
Bachelors or Greater8.08%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.40%
Female Unemployed22.09%
Female Employed10.16%
Male Employed4.54%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Income

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,110$54,486
Families$54,025$63,179
Married Families$59,966$70,560
Non Families$21,305$31,210
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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marital Status

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Muhlenberg 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.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,991

Number of Veterans

1,957

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam846
Second Gulf War274
First Gulf War218
Korea119
World War II59
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74698
75+418
35 to 54388
55 to 64296
18 to 34191
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8838.21%
Black987.59%
2 or More73.02%
Hispanic30.80%
Indian34.92%

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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13.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Employment Status

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

8.9%

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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80.11%

Born in Kentucky

98.41%

Native Born

1.59%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.41% of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 80.11% having been born in Kentucky. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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