Spencer County, Kentucky Population 2020

Spencer County, Kentucky's estimated population is 19,440 with a growth rate of 1.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Spencer County, Kentucky is the 60th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202019,4403231.69%
201919,1173231.72%
201818,7943231.75%
201718,4712371.30%
201618,2342441.36%
201517,9902491.40%
201417,7411350.77%
201317,6061600.92%
201217,446570.33%
201117,3892681.57%
201017,12110,320151.74%
19906,80187214.71%
19805,9294418.04%
19705,488-192-3.38%
19605,680-477-7.75%
19506,157-600-8.88%
19406,7571512.29%
19306,606-1,179-15.14%
19207,7852182.88%
19107,5671612.17%
19007,4066469.56%
18906,760-280-3.98%
18807,0401,08418.20%
18705,956-232-3.75%
18606,188-654-9.56%
18506,8422613.97%
18406,581-231-3.39%
18306,8120.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.69%
County Website
Founded
1824
County Seat
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Spencer County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,57996.34%
Two or More Races2491.36%
Black or African American2201.21%
Asian1350.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.21%
Some Other Race240.13%
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Spencer County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Spencer County, Kentucky Median Age

41.6


Total

41.8


Male

41.3


Female

Spencer County, Kentucky Adults

There are 14,100 adults, (2,356 of whom are seniors) in Spencer County, Kentucky.

Spencer County, Kentucky Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Spencer County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

8,969

49.16%

Male

9,277

50.84%

Spencer County, Kentucky Households and Families

Spencer County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spencer County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.3%7.7%
All85%15%
Non Family71.5%28.5%
Female67.7%32.3%
Male63.8%36.2%

85.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7092.785
Married4,5863.0192.3
Non Family1,2401.3671.5
Female5292.7367.7
Male3543.463.8

2.93

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Spencer County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2531.99%
9th to 12th Grade1,0468.23%
High School Graduate4,46035.11%
Some College3,01023.69%
Associates Degree1,37110.79%
Bachelors Degree1,50311.83%
Graduate Degree1,0618.35%
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Spencer County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,07110,8822,394
Hispanic24719145
Black190136
Asian898989
Multiple Races848420
Other Race24
Native American232316

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,944$51,777$36,714
Less Than High School$27,083$27,292$
High School Grad$39,567$50,699$26,209
Some College$45,691$51,274$36,250
Bachelors Degree$55,684$72,596$53,902
Graduate Degree$63,311$102,857$58,889

$45,944

Average Earnings

$51,777

Average Male

$36,714

Average Female

Spencer County, Kentucky Language

Spencer County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Spencer County, Kentucky Language

97.71% of Spencer County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Spencer County, Kentucky Poverty

Spencer County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0381,4498.50%
Hispanic3753810.13%
Black2153616.74%

8.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.81%

Male Poverty Rate

10.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spencer County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spencer County, Kentucky is Black, with 16.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spencer County, Kentucky is White, with 8.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.87%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.94%
Some College11.44%
High School5.16%
Bachelors or Greater0.98%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.74%
Male Unemployed17.78%
Male Employed3.00%
Female Employed2.61%

Spencer County, Kentucky Income

Spencer County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,738$90,035
Families$86,781$97,330
Married Families$91,044-
Non Families$32,464$50,961
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Spencer County, Kentucky Marital Status

Spencer County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

64.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

64.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Spencer County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Spencer 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 55-64.

Spencer County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Spencer County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,138

Number of Veterans

1,077

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam425
Second Gulf War269
First Gulf War198
Korea44
World War II25
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74314
55 to 64287
35 to 54273
75+154
18 to 34110
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1388.37%
Hispanic268.36%

Spencer County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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8.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spencer County, Kentucky Employment Status

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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76.87%

Born in Kentucky

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Spencer County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 76.87% having been born in Kentucky. 0.56% 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