Owsley County, Kentucky Population 2020

Owsley County, Kentucky's estimated population is 4,584 with a growth rate of 1.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Owsley County, Kentucky is the 118th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20204,584561.24%
20194,528561.25%
20184,472561.27%
20174,416-57-1.27%
20164,473260.58%
20154,447-58-1.29%
20144,505-98-2.13%
20134,603-81-1.73%
20124,684-124-2.58%
20114,808601.26%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
1.24%
County Website
Founded
1843
County Seat
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Owsley County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,38298.19%
Black or African American621.39%
Some Other Race80.18%
Two or More Races40.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.09%
Asian30.07%
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Owsley County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Owsley County, Kentucky Median Age

42.5


Total

39.6


Male

44.3


Female

Owsley County, Kentucky Adults

There are 3,557 adults, (807 of whom are seniors) in Owsley County, Kentucky.

Owsley County, Kentucky Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Owsley County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

2,516

56.37%

Male

1,947

43.63%

Owsley County, Kentucky Households and Families

Owsley County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Owsley County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
Male73.8%26.2%
All69.8%30.2%
Female65.9%34.1%
Non Family54.5%45.5%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6642.6369.8
Married7053.2281.8
Non Family5061.1954.5
Female3313.3765.9
Male1223.2773.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Owsley County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade59419.07%
9th to 12th Grade36711.78%
High School Graduate1,15236.98%
Some College37412.01%
Associates Degree1243.98%
Bachelors Degree2518.06%
Graduate Degree2538.12%
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Owsley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,1002,147504
Native American4
Black4
Multiple Races44
Asian33

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 16.26%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,939$36,512$24,808
Less Than High School$22,500$32,578$
High School Grad$27,092$40,313$19,097
Some College$26,500$32,083$18,292
Bachelors Degree$40,938$55,446$33,578
Graduate Degree$47,798$40,313$50,250

$32,939

Average Earnings

$36,512

Average Male

$24,808

Average Female

Owsley County, Kentucky Language

Owsley County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Owsley County, Kentucky Language

99.26% of Owsley County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty

Owsley County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,2761,47634.52%
Hispanic1616100.00%
Black581118.97%
Other88100.00%
Multiple44100.00%

34.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.10%

Male Poverty Rate

34.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owsley County, Kentucky is Black, with 18.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.57%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School62.36%
Some College28.80%
High School25.93%
Bachelors or Greater0.40%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed77.42%
Male Unemployed27.27%
Male Employed11.35%
Female Employed8.96%

Owsley County, Kentucky Income

Owsley County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,530$44,903
Families$39,123$51,615
Married Families$65,893-
Non Families$9,237$27,848
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Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

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 35-44.

Owsley County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans

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195

Number of Veterans

188

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam45
Second Gulf War45
First Gulf War37
Korea13
World War II6
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7467
55 to 6446
18 to 3431
75+26
35 to 5425
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Owsley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owsley County, Kentucky Employment Status

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37.4%

Labor Force Participation

33.4%

Employment Rate

10.8%

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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90.63%

Born in Kentucky

99.82%

Native Born

0.18%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.82% of Owsley County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 90.63% 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 Europe.

  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