Powell County, Kentucky Population 2020

Powell County, Kentucky's estimated population is 12,684 with a growth rate of 0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Powell County, Kentucky is the 86th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,6841210.96%
201912,5631210.97%
201812,4421210.98%
201712,321640.52%
201612,257290.24%
201512,228-128-1.04%
201412,356-122-0.98%
201312,478-1-0.01%
201212,479-142-1.13%
201112,621-23-0.18%
201012,6449588.20%
199011,6865855.27%
198011,1013,39744.09%
19707,7041,03015.43%
19606,674-138-2.03%
19506,812-859-11.20%
19407,6711,87132.26%
19305,800-945-14.01%
19206,7454777.61%
19106,268-175-2.72%
19006,4431,74537.14%
18904,6981,05929.10%
18803,6391,04040.02%
18702,59934215.15%
18602,2570.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.96%
County Website
Founded
1852
County Seat
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Powell County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,92396.77%
Two or More Races2221.80%
Asian710.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.43%
Black or African American290.24%
Some Other Race170.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.05%
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Powell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Powell County, Kentucky Median Age

39.2


Total

37.9


Male

40.3


Female

Powell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 9,391 adults, (1,863 of whom are seniors) in Powell County, Kentucky.

Powell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Powell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,273

50.91%

Male

6,048

49.09%

Powell County, Kentucky Households and Families

Powell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Powell County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
Male71.3%28.7%
All70.1%29.9%
Non Family56.3%43.7%
Female49.9%50.1%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8312.4970.1
Married2,3243.0885.6
Non Family1,4361.1856.3
Female8202.9949.9
Male2512.9671.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Powell County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7979.50%
9th to 12th Grade84210.03%
High School Graduate3,52742.03%
Some College1,56718.67%
Associates Degree4265.08%
Bachelors Degree7739.21%
Graduate Degree4595.47%
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Powell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,0926,4731,070
Multiple Races163163109
Hispanic6952
Asian535353
Native American4433
Black1714
Islander66
Other Race2

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,103$35,452$22,962
Less Than High School$15,795$25,871$9,402
High School Grad$26,990$30,074$21,989
Some College$22,576$34,545$17,759
Bachelors Degree$50,242$46,190$52,378
Graduate Degree$32,208$$32,083

$28,103

Average Earnings

$35,452

Average Male

$22,962

Average Female

Powell County, Kentucky Language

Powell County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Powell County, Kentucky Language

98.82% of Powell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Powell County, Kentucky Poverty

Powell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,4532,51521.96%
Hispanic1979045.69%
Native53916.98%
Islander66100.00%
Other17211.76%
Black1715.88%

21.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.89%

Male Poverty Rate

27.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Powell County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Powell County, Kentucky is Black, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.08%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.05%
Some College18.12%
High School16.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.84%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.15%
Male Unemployed14.74%
Female Employed13.67%
Male Employed7.11%

Powell County, Kentucky Income

Powell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,958$50,622
Families$47,604$58,740
Married Families$66,857-
Non Families$18,520$28,220
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Powell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Powell County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Powell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Powell County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Powell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Powell County, Kentucky Veterans

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736

Number of Veterans

654

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam246
Second Gulf War146
First Gulf War66
Korea59
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
75+175
55 to 64168
35 to 54166
65 to 74162
18 to 3465
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6967.68%
2 or More4020.20%
Hispanic108.85%

Powell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Powell County, Kentucky Employment Status

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51.6%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

7%

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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81.84%

Born in Kentucky

99.18%

Native Born

0.82%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.18% of Powell County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 81.84% having been born in Kentucky. 0.50% 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