Owsley County, Kentucky Population 2024

3,853

Owsley County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 3,853 with a growth rate of -0.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Owsley County, Kentucky is the 119th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 4,751 and has seen a growth of -18.9% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,663-38-1.03%
20283,701-38-1.02%
20273,739-38-1.01%
20263,777-38-1%
20253,815-38-0.99%
20243,853-38-0.98%
20233,891-38-0.97%
20223,929-38-0.96%
20213,967-64-1.59%
20204,031-382-8.66%
20194,413-41-0.92%
20184,454501.14%
20174,404-76-1.7%
20164,480310.7%
20154,449-57-1.26%
20144,506-97-2.11%
20134,603-82-1.75%
20124,685-125-2.6%
20114,810591.24%
20104,751
19905,036-673-11.79%
19805,70968613.66%
19705,023-346-6.44%
19605,369-1,955-26.69%
19507,324-1,633-18.23%
19408,9571,73424.01%
19307,223-597-7.63%
19207,820-159-1.99%
19107,9791,10516.08%
19006,87489915.05%
18905,9751,03320.9%
18804,9421,05327.08%
18703,889-1,446-27.1%
18605,3351,56141.36%
18503,7741113.03%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.98% (-38)
County Seat
2010 Population
4,751
Area
197 mi²
Density
20 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-18.9% (-898)
Founded
1843

Owsley County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,70591.39%
Two or more races2165.33%
Other race731.8%
Black or African American541.33%
Asian60.15%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Owsley County, Kentucky Population by Race

Owsley County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Owsley County, Kentucky Median Age

48

Total

43.9

Male

50.7

Female

Owsley County, Kentucky Adults

There are 3,303 adults, (893 of whom are seniors) in Owsley County, Kentucky.

Owsley County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Owsley County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female2,04550.44%
Male2,00949.56%

Owsley County, Kentucky Population by Age

Owsley County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3832.8663.336.7
Married6003.2680.319.7
Non Family5411.2746.853.2
Female1486.5144.655.4
Male943.7878.721.3
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3.51

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Owsley 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

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

Owsley 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.48%.

Owsley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,470

Average Earnings

$34,907

Average Male

$24,012

Average Female

Owsley County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Owsley County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Owsley County, Kentucky Language

100% of Owsley County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Owsley County, Kentucky Language

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,5901,05829.47%
Black5454100%
Multiple21620.93%
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28.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.31%

Male Poverty Rate

31.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 0.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44%.

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.86%
High School27.74%
Some College13.61%
Bachelors or Greater
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Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed78.01%
Male Employed4.12%
Female Employed3.16%
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Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Owsley County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Owsley 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.

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

142

Number of Veterans

142

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.2%

Labor Force Participation

31.9%

Employment Rate

14.2%

Unemployment Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Owsley County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Owsley 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

84.61%

Born in Owsley County, Kentucky

99.85%

Native Born

0.15%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.85% of Owsley County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 84.61% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Owsley County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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