Rockcastle County, Kentucky Population 2020

Rockcastle County, Kentucky's estimated population is 16,736 with a growth rate of -0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rockcastle County, Kentucky is the 69th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202016,736-7-0.04%
201916,743-7-0.04%
201816,750-7-0.04%
201716,757-112-0.66%
201616,869-64-0.38%
201516,9331060.63%
201416,827790.47%
201316,748-316-1.85%
201217,064-46-0.27%
201117,110290.17%
201017,0812,27815.39%
199014,8038305.94%
198013,9731,66813.56%
197012,305-29-0.24%
196012,334-1,591-11.43%
195013,925-3,240-18.88%
194017,1652,01613.31%
193015,149-257-1.67%
192015,4069336.45%
191014,4732,05716.57%
190012,4162,57526.17%
18909,8411711.77%
18809,6702,52535.34%
18707,1451,80233.73%
18605,34364613.75%
18504,6971,28837.78%
18403,40954418.99%
18302,86561627.39%
18202,24951829.92%
18101,7310.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.04%
County Website
Founded
1810
County Seat
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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,50498.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1861.11%
Two or More Races1080.64%
Black or African American250.15%
Some Other Race40.02%
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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Median Age

42.5


Total

41.6


Male

43


Female

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,123 adults, (2,912 of whom are seniors) in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

8,657

51.45%

Male

8,170

48.55%

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Households and Families

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
All76.6%23.4%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Male64.7%35.3%
Female50.9%49.1%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5252.5376.6
Married3,5523.1187
Non Family1,8991.1169.5
Female7683.0550.9
Male3063.2864.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,55213.07%
9th to 12th Grade1,1039.29%
High School Graduate5,17543.59%
Some College2,14918.10%
Associates Degree6315.32%
Bachelors Degree7636.43%
Graduate Degree4994.20%
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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,6059,0081,197
Native American14011026
Multiple Races553812
Hispanic474121
Black25206
Other Race4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 87.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 44.68%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,096$37,645$25,253
Less Than High School$18,261$20,115$16,213
High School Grad$31,785$38,786$24,840
Some College$28,094$40,791$22,740
Bachelors Degree$40,872$56,071$33,516
Graduate Degree$48,125$53,287$46,103

$31,096

Average Earnings

$37,645

Average Male

$25,253

Average Female

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Language

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Language

99.01% of Rockcastle County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.72% of the population.

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Poverty

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,0703,34920.84%
Native1835831.69%
Multiple1084541.67%
Hispanic1482315.54%

21.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.94%

Male Poverty Rate

22.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockcastle County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 41.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockcastle County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 15.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.39%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.29%
Some College16.56%
High School14.95%
Bachelors or Greater8.30%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.94%
Male Unemployed28.94%
Female Employed9.81%
Male Employed9.59%

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Income

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,468$49,283
Families$49,844$58,843
Married Families$58,313-
Non Families$18,040$25,145
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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Marital Status

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Rockcastle 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.

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky Veterans

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758

Number of Veterans

742

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam328
Korea98
First Gulf War62
World War II37
Second Gulf War30
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Age Group Veterans
75+251
65 to 74239
35 to 54126
55 to 64124
18 to 3418
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7405.74%
2 or More1323.64%
Indian53.57%

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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6.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockcastle County, Kentucky Employment Status

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51.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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82.97%

Born in Kentucky

99.83%

Native Born

0.17%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.83% of Rockcastle County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 82.97% having been born in Kentucky. 0.05% 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