Perry County, Kentucky Population 2024

26,271

Perry County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 26,271 with a growth rate of -2.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Kentucky is the 43rd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 28,668 and has seen a growth of -8.36% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,546-545-2.26%
202824,091-545-2.21%
202724,636-545-2.16%
202625,181-545-2.12%
202525,726-545-2.07%
202426,271-545-2.03%
202326,816-545-1.99%
202227,361-545-1.95%
202127,906-454-1.6%
202028,3602,5599.92%
201925,801-445-1.7%
201826,246-359-1.35%
201726,605-617-2.27%
201627,222-159-0.58%
201527,381-180-0.65%
201427,561-428-1.53%
201327,989-307-1.08%
201228,296-403-1.4%
201128,699310.11%
201028,668
199030,283-3,480-10.31%
198033,7638,04931.3%
197025,714-9,247-26.45%
196034,961-11,605-24.92%
195046,566-1,262-2.64%
194047,8285,64213.37%
193042,18616,14461.99%
192026,04214,787131.38%
191011,2552,97936%
19008,2761,94530.72%
18906,33172412.91%
18805,6071,33331.19%
18704,2743248.2%
18603,95085827.75%
18503,09230.1%
18403,089-241-7.24%
18303,330-20,216-85.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
-2.03% (-545)
County Website
Perry County
County Seat
2010 Population
28,668
Area
340 mi²
Density
77 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.36% (-2,397)
Founded
November 2, 1820

Perry County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,59094.51%
Two or more races9013.2%
Black or African American2690.96%
Asian2110.75%
Other race640.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander530.19%
Native American480.17%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Perry County, Kentucky Population by Race

Perry County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Perry County, Kentucky Median Age

41.3

Total

40.3

Male

42.5

Female

Perry County, Kentucky Adults

There are 21,549 adults, (4,779 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Kentucky.

Perry County, Kentucky Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female14,24350.62%
Male13,89349.38%

Perry County, Kentucky Population by Age

Perry County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,2792.4475.724.3
Married5,0703.0486.513.5
Non Family3,5331.2368.931.1
Female2,0922.9562.137.9
Male5842.6572.327.7
showing: 5 rows

2.86

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Perry 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

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

Perry 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 black people with a rate of 44.67%.

Perry County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,769

Average Earnings

$39,807

Average Male

$34,556

Average Female

Perry County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perry County, Kentucky Language

97.28% of Perry County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Perry County, Kentucky Language

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,7616,03923.44%
Multiple87222525.8%
Asian2116430.33%
Black2476425.91%
Native4848100%
Other624877.42%
Hispanic3054815.74%
Islander533362.26%
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23.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.86%

Male Poverty Rate

26.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 15.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.15%.

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.93%
High School19.82%
Some College19.67%
Bachelors or Greater1.86%
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Perry County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed65.88%
Female Unemployed55.07%
Female Employed11.69%
Male Employed10.36%
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Perry County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Perry County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,158

Number of Veterans

1,102

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perry County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perry 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

86.15%

Born in Perry County, Kentucky

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.13% of Perry County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 86.15% having been born in Kentucky. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Perry County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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