Perry County, Kentucky Population 2021

Perry County, Kentucky's estimated population is 24,858 with a growth rate of -1.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Kentucky is the 46th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 Population was 28,669 and has seen a growth of -13.29% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202124,858-450-1.78%
202025,308-450-1.75%
201925,758-450-1.72%
201826,208-378-1.42%
201726,586-611-2.25%
201627,197-176-0.64%
201527,373-181-0.66%
201427,554-428-1.53%
201327,982-313-1.11%
201228,295-403-1.40%
201128,698290.10%
201028,669-1,614-5.33%
199030,283-3,480-10.31%
198033,7638,04931.30%
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%
191011,2552,97936.00%
19008,2761,94530.72%
18906,33172412.91%
18805,6071,33331.19%
18704,2743248.20%
18603,95085827.75%
18503,09230.10%
18403,089-241-7.24%
18303,3300.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.78%
County Website
Founded
November 2, 1820
County Seat
2010 Population
28,669
Growth Since 2010
-13.29%
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Perry County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,52995.89%
Black or African American4951.86%
Two or More Races2450.92%
Asian2290.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820.31%
Some Other Race340.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.04%
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Perry County, Kentucky Population by Race

Perry County, Kentucky Population Pyramid $2021

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Perry County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2


Total

39.6


Male

42.7


Female

Perry County, Kentucky Adults

There are 20,682 adults, (4,349 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Kentucky.

Perry County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,445

50.50%

Male

13,179

49.50%

Perry County, Kentucky Population by Age

Perry County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perry County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All75.9%24.1%
Male69.2%30.8%
Non Family66.6%33.4%
Female63.8%36.2%

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Perry County, Kentucky Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2262.3175.9
Married4,9332.9588.5
Non Family3,5111.1666.6
Female2,1302.6763.8
Male6522.5669.2

2.7

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Perry County, Kentucky Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,09411.17%
9th to 12th Grade2,23511.92%
High School Graduate6,18933.01%
Some College3,80020.27%
Associates Degree1,7309.23%
Bachelors Degree1,0855.79%
Graduate Degree1,6148.61%
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Perry County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perry County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,97913,8422,560
Black37329381
2+ Races13059
Hispanic12483
Asian11811858
Islander3939
Other Race14
Native American1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.15%.

Perry County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,323$32,548$30,149
Less Than 9th Grade$21,420$23,371$14,762
High School Graduate$26,884$29,333$22,156
Some College$29,533$32,451$27,409
Bachelors Degree$29,750$38,073$26,997
Graduate Degree$65,764$104,333$59,179

$31,323

Average Earnings

$32,548

Average Male

$30,149

Average Female

Perry County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Perry County, Kentucky Language

97.43% of Perry County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Perry County, Kentucky Language

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,4946,43226.26%
Black46514030.11%
Multiple2279039.65%
Asian2292912.66%
Hispanic255114.31%
Other201155.00%
Native1010100.00%

26.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.14%

Male Poverty Rate

27.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.32%.

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.14%
High School24.89%
Some College14.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.77%
Male Unemployed37.78%
Female Employed13.48%
Male Employed10.26%

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,640$53,993
Families$44,405$62,532
Married Families$53,840-
Non Families$19,542$32,496
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Income by Household Type

Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Perry County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status

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1,362

Number of Veterans

1,323

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam524
First Gulf War194
Second Gulf War140
Korea105
World War II61

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+448
65 to 74389
35 to 54317
55 to 64126
18 to 3482

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3186.64%
Islander3954.93%
Hispanic96.12%
2+ Races42.21%
Black10.26%

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

66.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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47.1%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Employment by Age

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Perry County, Kentucky Employment by Race

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Perry 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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85.64%

Born in Perry County, Kentucky

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.71% of Perry County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 85.64% having been born in Kentucky. 1.00% 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

  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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