Perry County, Kentucky Population 2020

Perry County, Kentucky's estimated population is 25,318 with a growth rate of -1.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Kentucky is the 46th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202025,318-387-1.51%
201925,705-387-1.48%
201826,092-387-1.46%
201726,479-644-2.37%
201627,123-216-0.79%
201527,339-213-0.77%
201427,552-429-1.53%
201327,981-314-1.11%
201228,295-396-1.38%
201128,691300.10%
201028,661-1,622-5.36%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.51%
County Website
Founded
November 2, 1820
County Seat
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Perry County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,84096.00%
Asian3231.20%
Black or African American3061.14%
Two or More Races2761.03%
Some Other Race740.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.11%
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Perry County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Perry County, Kentucky Median Age

41.2


Total

39.7


Male

42.1


Female

Perry County, Kentucky Adults

There are 20,892 adults, (4,220 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Kentucky.

Perry County, Kentucky Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

13,644

50.69%

Male

13,273

49.31%

Perry County, Kentucky Households and Families

Perry County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perry County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All74.7%25.3%
Male71.4%28.6%
Female65.2%34.8%
Non Family62.8%37.2%

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1722.3574.7
Married5,1453.0386.7
Non Family3,5161.1662.8
Female1,9142.6465.2
Male5972.5771.4

2.79

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Perry County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,20111.65%
9th to 12th Grade2,18411.56%
High School Graduate6,57434.80%
Some College3,91720.73%
Associates Degree1,6828.90%
Bachelors Degree9785.18%
Graduate Degree1,3557.17%
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Perry County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,25714,0162,206
Black25119721
Asian15115188
Hispanic12073
Multiple Races8152
Islander3622
Native American292918
Other Race15

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 native american people with a rate of 62.07%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,077$33,172$27,154
Less Than High School$23,375$26,125$
High School Grad$25,650$30,184$19,231
Some College$29,191$32,444$26,670
Bachelors Degree$28,523$43,984$26,775
Graduate Degree$58,897$97,500$55,455

$30,077

Average Earnings

$33,172

Average Male

$27,154

Average Female

Perry County, Kentucky Language

Perry County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Perry County, Kentucky Language

97.50% of Perry County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty

Perry County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,9486,87127.54%
Black2716323.25%
Asian3234213.00%
Multiple2613613.79%
Hispanic2363615.25%
Other463576.09%
Native291137.93%

27.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.38%

Male Poverty Rate

28.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Kentucky is Other, with 76.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Kentucky is Asian, with 13.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.42%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.10%
High School26.70%
Some College15.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.46%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed35.96%
Female Employed11.74%
Male Employed10.35%

Perry County, Kentucky Income

Perry County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,046$47,987
Families$43,634$57,947
Married Families$53,011-
Non Families$15,752$24,106
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Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status

Perry County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 45-54, 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 Veterans

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1,240

Number of Veterans

1,210

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam484
First Gulf War143
Korea126
Second Gulf War124
World War II68
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Age Group Veterans
75+450
65 to 74359
35 to 54264
55 to 64100
18 to 3467
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2055.97%
Hawaiian2247.83%
Hispanic117.80%
2 or More97.89%
Black41.57%

Perry County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Kentucky Employment Status

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47.7%

Labor Force Participation

41%

Employment Rate

13.9%

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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86.41%

Born in Kentucky

98.42%

Native Born

1.58%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.42% of Perry County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 86.41% having been born in Kentucky. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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