Nicholas County, Kentucky Population 2024

7,915

Nicholas County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 7,915 with a growth rate of 0.7% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nicholas County, Kentucky is the 109th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 7,140 and has seen a growth of 10.85% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,190550.68%
20288,135550.68%
20278,080550.69%
20268,025550.69%
20257,970550.69%
20247,915550.7%
20237,860550.7%
20227,805550.71%
20217,7502102.79%
20207,5402924.03%
20197,248500.69%
20187,198260.36%
20177,172811.14%
20167,091190.27%
20157,07290.13%
20147,063420.6%
20137,021-1-0.01%
20127,022-79-1.11%
20117,101-39-0.55%
20107,140
19906,725-432-6.04%
19807,1576499.97%
19706,508-169-2.53%
19606,677-855-11.35%
19507,532-1,085-12.59%
19408,617460.54%
19308,571-1,323-13.37%
19209,894-707-6.67%
191010,601-1,351-11.3%
190011,9521,18811.04%
189010,764-1,105-9.31%
188011,8692,74030.01%
18709,129-1,901-17.23%
186011,0306696.46%
185010,3611,61618.48%
18408,745-89-1.01%
18308,83486110.8%
18207,9733,07562.78%
18104,8981,97367.45%
18002,925-5,265-64.29%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.7% (55)
County Website
Nicholas County
County Seat
2010 Population
7,140
Area
195 mi²
Density
41 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
10.85% (775)
Founded
1799

Nicholas County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,29595.82%
Two or more races2633.45%
Black or African American550.72%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Nicholas County, Kentucky Population by Race

Nicholas County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Nicholas County, Kentucky Median Age

38.9

Total

38.6

Male

40

Female

Nicholas County, Kentucky Adults

There are 5,800 adults, (1,283 of whom are seniors) in Nicholas County, Kentucky.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholas County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female3,79049.78%
Male3,82350.22%

Nicholas County, Kentucky Population by Age

Nicholas County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6142.8771.428.6
Married1,4663.5983.616.4
Non Family8181.1956.843.2
Female2293.9743.256.8
Male1013.4776.223.8
showing: 5 rows

3.57

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nicholas County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Nicholas County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 99.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.35%.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,618

Average Earnings

$46,572

Average Male

$30,979

Average Female

Nicholas County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nicholas County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nicholas County, Kentucky Language

98.65% of Nicholas County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Language

Nicholas County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,1961,19616.62%
Black481837.5%
Multiple26310.38%
showing: 3 rows

16.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.16%

Male Poverty Rate

17.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholas County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, Kentucky is Black, with 37.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 0.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.57%.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.66%
High School18.15%
Some College12.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%
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Nicholas County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.52%
Female Unemployed9.43%
Female Employed7.24%
Male Employed5.82%
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Nicholas County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nicholas County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nicholas County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Nicholas County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nicholas 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.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nicholas County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

230

Number of Veterans

219

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Nicholas County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nicholas County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nicholas 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

84.16%

Born in Nicholas County, Kentucky

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

0.04%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Nicholas County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 84.16% having been born in Kentucky. 0.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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