Rowan County, Kentucky Population 2020

Rowan County, Kentucky's estimated population is 24,625 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County, Kentucky is the 48th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202024,625210.09%
201924,604210.09%
201824,583210.09%
201724,5621240.51%
201624,438-217-0.88%
201524,6553961.63%
201424,259380.16%
201324,2214151.74%
201223,8062441.04%
201123,5621880.80%
201023,3743,02114.84%
199020,3531,3046.85%
198019,0492,03911.99%
197017,0104,20232.81%
196012,8081000.79%
195012,708-26-0.20%
194012,7341,84116.90%
193010,8931,42615.06%
19209,467290.31%
19109,4381,16114.03%
19008,2772,14835.05%
18906,1291,70938.67%
18804,4201,42947.78%
18702,99170931.07%
18602,2820.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.09%
County Website
Founded
1856
County Seat
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Rowan County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,51395.98%
Black or African American4321.76%
Two or More Races2891.18%
Asian1750.71%
Some Other Race450.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.18%
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Rowan County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Rowan County, Kentucky Median Age

30.4


Total

30.2


Male

30.5


Female

Rowan County, Kentucky Adults

There are 19,793 adults, (3,266 of whom are seniors) in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Rowan County, Kentucky Age Dependency

48.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

12,736

51.99%

Male

11,763

48.01%

Rowan County, Kentucky Households and Families

Rowan County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rowan County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
Male69.3%30.7%
All59.7%40.3%
Non Family40.3%59.7%
Female37.9%62.1%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5052.5459.7
Married3,6733.1282
Non Family3,2651.4840.3
Female1,0783.5337.9
Male4893.269.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rowan County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9957.10%
9th to 12th Grade1,3089.34%
High School Graduate4,14029.55%
Some College2,71919.41%
Associates Degree1,1187.98%
Bachelors Degree1,62611.61%
Graduate Degree2,10515.02%
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Rowan County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,58411,4093,678
Hispanic167661
Multiple Races1019637
Black714915
Native American4545
Asian4343

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 multiple races people with a rate of 36.63%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,909$34,917$25,798
Less Than High School$$$13,125
High School Grad$25,357$34,444$18,950
Some College$26,174$32,625$24,029
Bachelors Degree$42,724$44,795$33,264
Graduate Degree$54,048$55,216$51,250

$28,909

Average Earnings

$34,917

Average Male

$25,798

Average Female

Rowan County, Kentucky Language

Rowan County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Rowan County, Kentucky Language

94.60% of Rowan County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty

Rowan County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,6595,52126.72%
Multiple1554629.68%
Asian144117.64%
Black17374.05%

25.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.92%

Male Poverty Rate

26.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 29.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, Kentucky is Black, with 4.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.03%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.55%
High School24.33%
Some College24.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed82.13%
Female Unemployed66.04%
Female Employed18.23%
Male Employed12.70%

Rowan County, Kentucky Income

Rowan County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,639$53,829
Families$49,545$65,710
Married Families$68,625-
Non Families$21,670$32,842
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Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Rowan 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 35-44.

Rowan County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,150

Number of Veterans

1,085

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam412
First Gulf War224
Second Gulf War153
Korea103
World War II102
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74294
75+275
55 to 64265
35 to 54262
18 to 3454
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0895.71%
Indian45100.00%
Black165.21%

Rowan County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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12.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, Kentucky Employment Status

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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76.07%

Born in Kentucky

97.63%

Native Born

2.37%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.63% of Rowan County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 76.07% having been born in Kentucky. 1.51% 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