Simpson County, Kentucky Population 2020

Simpson County, Kentucky's estimated population is 19,377 with a growth rate of 2.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Simpson County, Kentucky is the 61st largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202019,3774242.24%
201918,9534242.29%
201818,5294242.34%
201718,1051000.56%
201618,005970.54%
201517,9081420.80%
201417,766710.40%
201317,6951390.79%
201217,5562501.44%
201117,306-33-0.19%
201017,3392,19414.49%
199015,1454723.22%
198014,6731,61912.40%
197013,0541,50613.04%
196011,548-130-1.11%
195011,678-74-0.63%
194011,7524163.67%
193011,3361861.67%
192011,150-310-2.71%
191011,460-164-1.41%
190011,6247466.86%
189010,8782372.23%
188010,6411,06811.16%
18709,5731,42717.52%
18608,1464135.34%
18507,7331,19618.30%
18406,53772212.42%
18305,81596319.85%
18204,8520.00%
2020 Growth Rate
2.24%
County Website
Founded
1819
County Seat
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Simpson County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,46985.64%
Black or African American1,7819.86%
Two or More Races3161.75%
Some Other Race2451.36%
Asian1430.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1090.60%
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Simpson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Simpson County, Kentucky Median Age

39.5


Total

36.8


Male

41.9


Female

Simpson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,619 adults, (2,917 of whom are seniors) in Simpson County, Kentucky.

Simpson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Simpson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

9,137

50.58%

Male

8,926

49.42%

Simpson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Simpson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Simpson County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All65%35%
Male49.3%50.7%
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Female43.5%56.5%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9142.5665
Married3,6833.181.2
Non Family1,9261.1547.7
Female9703.0843.5
Male3353.1949.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Simpson County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5194.26%
9th to 12th Grade1,2019.85%
High School Graduate5,44644.67%
Some College2,32819.09%
Associates Degree9667.92%
Bachelors Degree1,1029.04%
Graduate Degree6305.17%
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Simpson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6169,2441,633
Black1,15599659
Hispanic2055110
Other Race1241010
Multiple Races118788
Asian85596
Native American726316

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 87.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 22.22%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,525$41,353$26,768
Less Than High School$21,935$28,594$11,724
High School Grad$31,585$38,988$21,771
Some College$31,639$47,188$27,016
Bachelors Degree$39,974$48,203$38,622
Graduate Degree$57,713$69,712$53,000

$32,525

Average Earnings

$41,353

Average Male

$26,768

Average Female

Simpson County, Kentucky Language

Simpson County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Simpson County, Kentucky Language

97.69% of Simpson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Simpson County, Kentucky Poverty

Simpson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,0332,09213.92%
Black1,68337622.34%
Hispanic42623755.63%
Other24514860.41%
Multiple31110433.44%

15.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.43%

Male Poverty Rate

19.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Simpson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Simpson County, Kentucky is Other, with 60.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Simpson County, Kentucky is White, with 13.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.56%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.40%
High School13.08%
Some College6.80%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.10%
Male Unemployed16.41%
Female Employed6.50%
Male Employed5.73%

Simpson County, Kentucky Income

Simpson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,311$60,543
Families$58,547$70,834
Married Families$69,036-
Non Families$23,041$30,086
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Simpson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Simpson County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Simpson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Simpson 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.

Simpson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Simpson County, Kentucky Veterans

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853

Number of Veterans

813

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam319
Second Gulf War148
First Gulf War133
Korea103
World War II36
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54235
65 to 74201
75+195
55 to 64193
18 to 3429
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7806.58%
Black594.51%
2 or More149.93%

Simpson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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3.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Simpson County, Kentucky Employment Status

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

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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63.63%

Born in Kentucky

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.33%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Simpson County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 63.63% having been born in Kentucky. 1.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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