Nicholas County, Kentucky Population 2020

Nicholas County, Kentucky's estimated population is 7,224 with a growth rate of 0.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nicholas County, Kentucky is the 112th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20207,224290.40%
20197,195290.40%
20187,166290.41%
20177,137540.76%
20167,083220.31%
20157,061100.14%
20147,051420.60%
20137,009-1-0.01%
20127,010-78-1.10%
20117,088-40-0.56%
20107,1284035.99%
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%
191010,601-1,351-11.30%
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%
18308,83486110.80%
18207,9733,07562.78%
18104,8981,97367.45%
18002,9250.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.40%
County Website
Founded
1799
County Seat
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Nicholas County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,85496.54%
Black or African American901.27%
Two or More Races881.24%
Some Other Race480.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.28%
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Nicholas County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Median Age

41.5


Total

40.9


Male

42


Female

Nicholas County, Kentucky Adults

There are 5,432 adults, (1,180 of whom are seniors) in Nicholas County, Kentucky.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholas County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

3,731

52.55%

Male

3,369

47.45%

Nicholas County, Kentucky Households and Families

Nicholas County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
Male79.3%20.7%
All71.5%28.5%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female54%46%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6942.671.5
Married1,4583.1582
Non Family7441.2257.5
Female3523.0354
Male1403.0779.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4008.29%
9th to 12th Grade69214.33%
High School Graduate2,05142.48%
Some College74915.51%
Associates Degree4449.20%
Bachelors Degree2615.41%
Graduate Degree2314.78%
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Nicholas County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,7163,646459
Hispanic535333
Black3833
Multiple Races2418
Native American11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 62.26%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,091$37,279$25,417
Less Than High School$26,311$33,750$15,083
High School Grad$29,129$38,553$16,825
Some College$31,597$40,069$30,237
Bachelors Degree$48,446$$48,581
Graduate Degree$70,800$$72,125

$31,091

Average Earnings

$37,279

Average Male

$25,417

Average Female

Nicholas County, Kentucky Language

Nicholas County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Language

95.02% of Nicholas County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.13% of the population.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Poverty

Nicholas County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,6761,62024.27%
Multiple8080100.00%
Hispanic1136658.41%
Other4848100.00%
Black851720.00%
Native201155.00%

25.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.16%

Male Poverty Rate

26.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholas County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, Kentucky is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, Kentucky is Black, with 20.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.83%
High School14.99%
Some College14.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.22%
Female Unemployed35.05%
Female Employed10.18%
Male Employed8.95%

Nicholas County, Kentucky Income

Nicholas County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,354$58,566
Families$53,816$66,455
Married Families$61,918-
Non Families$18,125$31,600
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Nicholas County, Kentucky Marital Status

Nicholas County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Nicholas County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Nicholas County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans

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357

Number of Veterans

329

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam109
First Gulf War76
Second Gulf War70
Korea67
World War II12
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64118
75+97
35 to 5475
65 to 7436
18 to 3431
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3376.37%
Black2037.74%
Hispanic1413.86%

Nicholas County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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12.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholas County, Kentucky Employment Status

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

50%

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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80.96%

Born in Kentucky

99.10%

Native Born

0.90%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.10% of Nicholas County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 80.96% having been born in Kentucky. 0.56% 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