Owsley County, Kentucky Population 2021

Owsley County, Kentucky's estimated population is 4,297 with a growth rate of -1.35% 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 4,748 and has seen a growth of -9.50% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,297-59-1.35%
20204,356-59-1.34%
20194,415-59-1.32%
20184,474721.64%
20174,402-70-1.57%
20164,472270.61%
20154,445-57-1.27%
20144,502-97-2.11%
20134,599-82-1.75%
20124,681-125-2.60%
20114,806581.22%
20104,748-288-5.72%
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%
18905,9751,03320.90%
18804,9421,05327.08%
18703,889-1,446-27.10%
18605,3351,56141.36%
18503,7740.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.35%
Founded
1843
County Seat
2010 Population
4,748
Growth Since 2010
-9.50%
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Owsley County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,15093.43%
Black or African American2435.47%
Some Other Race420.95%
Asian70.16%
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Owsley County, Kentucky Population by Race

Owsley County, Kentucky Population Pyramid $2021

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Owsley County, Kentucky Median Age

43.4


Total

39.6


Male

46.2


Female

Owsley County, Kentucky Adults

There are 3,544 adults, (844 of whom are seniors) in Owsley County, Kentucky.

Owsley County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Owsley County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

2,424

54.57%

Male

2,018

45.43%

Owsley County, Kentucky Population by Age

Owsley County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Owsley County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
Male73.8%26.2%
All68.4%31.6%
Female63.9%36.1%
Non Family55%45%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Owsley County, Kentucky Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7042.5668.4
Married7122.9779.8
Non Family5451.1755
Female3213.763.9
Male1263.373.8

3.06

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Owsley County, Kentucky Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade56718.36%
9th to 12th Grade39812.88%
High School Graduate1,13736.81%
Some College37912.27%
Associates Degree1093.53%
Bachelors Degree2247.25%
Graduate Degree2758.90%
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Owsley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Owsley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,0782,117499
Asian77
Black4

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.21%.

Owsley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,565$41,083$24,083
Less Than 9th Grade$28,173$36,875$16,964
High School Graduate$28,393$41,944$18,188
Some College$24,659$29,250$19,476
Bachelors Degree$35,969$45,385$35,406
Graduate Degree$47,574$45,417$49,044

$34,565

Average Earnings

$41,083

Average Male

$24,083

Average Female

Owsley County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Owsley County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Owsley County, Kentucky Language

99.22% of Owsley County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Owsley County, Kentucky Language

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,0581,25931.03%
Black2394619.25%

30.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.05%

Male Poverty Rate

29.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky is White, with 31.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky is Black, with 19.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.96%.

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.22%
High School25.43%
Some College24.84%
Bachelors or Greater0.61%

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.73%
Male Unemployed32.56%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed5.83%

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Owsley County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,284$47,219
Families$40,240$53,897
Married Families$70,473-
Non Families$11,563$30,666
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Income by Household Type

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status

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142

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
Second Gulf War25
First Gulf War14
Korea13
World War II6

Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7448
55 to 6437
75+26
18 to 3425
35 to 546

Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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10.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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39.2%

Labor Force Participation

34.4%

Employment Rate

12.1%

Unemployment Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Employment by Age

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Owsley County, Kentucky Employment by Race

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Owsley County, Kentucky Employment by Education

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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88.07%

Born in Owsley County, Kentucky

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.73% of Owsley County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 88.07% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% 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

  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

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