Powell County, Kentucky Population 2024

13,029

Powell County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 13,029 with a growth rate of -0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Powell County, Kentucky is the 80th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 12,641 and has seen a growth of 3.07% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,894-27-0.21%
202812,921-27-0.21%
202712,948-27-0.21%
202612,975-27-0.21%
202513,002-27-0.21%
202413,029-27-0.21%
202313,056-27-0.21%
202213,083-27-0.21%
202113,110150.11%
202013,0957926.44%
201912,303-53-0.43%
201812,356720.59%
201712,284280.23%
201612,256320.26%
201512,224-123-1%
201412,347-123-0.99%
201312,470
201212,470-147-1.17%
201112,617-24-0.19%
201012,641
199011,6865855.27%
198011,1013,39744.09%
19707,7041,03015.43%
19606,674-138-2.03%
19506,812-859-11.2%
19407,6711,87132.26%
19305,800-945-14.01%
19206,7454777.61%
19106,268-175-2.72%
19006,4431,74537.14%
18904,6981,05929.1%
18803,6391,04040.02%
18702,59934215.15%
18602,257-10,637-82.5%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.21% (-27)
County Website
Powell County
County Seat
2010 Population
12,641
Area
179 mi²
Density
73 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.07% (388)
Founded
1852

Powell County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,38994.65%
Two or more races5834.45%
Other race590.45%
Black or African American350.27%
Native American230.18%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Powell County, Kentucky Population by Race

Powell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Powell County, Kentucky Median Age

39.5

Total

39.6

Male

39.3

Female

Powell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 9,933 adults, (2,077 of whom are seniors) in Powell County, Kentucky.

Powell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Powell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female6,43149.13%
Male6,65850.87%

Powell County, Kentucky Population by Age

Powell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,6582.7468.131.9
Married2,3713.48614
Non Family1,3751.0449.550.5
Female6073.8656.843.2
Male3053.0635.164.9
showing: 5 rows

3.35

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Powell 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

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

Powell 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 17.98%.

Powell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,720

Average Earnings

$49,415

Average Male

$30,236

Average Female

Powell County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Powell County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Powell County, Kentucky Language

98.39% of Powell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Powell County, Kentucky Language

Powell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,0052,32719.38%
Multiple58327447%
Hispanic25923490.35%
Other5959100%
showing: 4 rows

21.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.27%

Male Poverty Rate

21.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Powell County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Powell County, Kentucky is White, with 19.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.75%.

Powell County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.18%
High School16.34%
Some College12.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%
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Powell County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.86%
Female Unemployed16.99%
Female Employed11.16%
Male Employed9.58%
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Powell County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Powell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Powell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Powell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Powell 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 55-64.

Powell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Powell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

616

Number of Veterans

562

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Powell County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Powell County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Powell County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Powell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Powell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Powell County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Powell County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Powell 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

78.77%

Born in Powell County, Kentucky

99.6%

Native Born

0.4%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.6% of Powell County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 78.77% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Powell County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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