Taylor County, Kentucky Population 2024

26,905

Taylor County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 26,905 with a growth rate of 0.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Taylor County, Kentucky is the 40th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 24,635 and has seen a growth of 9.21% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,1502490.89%
202827,9012490.9%
202727,6522490.91%
202627,4032490.92%
202527,1542490.93%
202426,9052490.93%
202326,6562490.94%
202226,4072490.95%
202126,1581580.61%
202026,0002651.03%
201925,7352520.99%
201825,483-34-0.13%
201725,517970.38%
201625,420-142-0.56%
201525,5622320.92%
201425,3302050.82%
201325,125900.36%
201225,035830.33%
201124,9523171.29%
201024,635
199021,146-32-0.15%
198021,1784,04023.57%
197017,1388535.24%
196016,2851,88213.07%
195014,4038476.25%
194013,5561,50912.53%
193012,047-189-1.54%
192012,2362752.3%
191011,9618868%
190011,0751,72218.41%
18909,353941.02%
18809,2591,03312.56%
18708,2267459.96%
18607,4812313.19%
18507,250-20,900-74.25%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.93% (249)
County Website
Taylor County
County Seat
2010 Population
24,635
Area
266 mi²
Density
101 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
9.21% (2,270)
Founded
1848

Taylor County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,78191.27%
Black or African American1,1364.36%
Two or more races7823%
Asian2410.92%
Native American720.28%
Other race440.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Taylor County, Kentucky Population by Race

Taylor County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Taylor County, Kentucky Median Age

37.3

Total

35.7

Male

37.9

Female

Taylor County, Kentucky Adults

There are 20,005 adults, (4,734 of whom are seniors) in Taylor County, Kentucky.

Taylor County, Kentucky Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Taylor County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female13,28851%
Male12,76849%

Taylor County, Kentucky Population by Age

Taylor County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,8432.5367.532.5
Married4,8343.198416
Non Family3,3181.145545
Female1,0923.5939.660.4
Male5992.9554.845.2
showing: 5 rows

3.17

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Taylor 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

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

Taylor 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 89.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.67%.

Taylor County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,270

Average Earnings

$45,658

Average Male

$37,220

Average Female

Taylor County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taylor County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Taylor County, Kentucky Language

96.7% of Taylor County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.47% of the population.

Taylor County, Kentucky Language

Taylor County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,4522,98413.29%
Black99129629.87%
Multiple72726035.76%
Hispanic582396.7%
Asian183116.01%
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14.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.59%

Male Poverty Rate

17.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taylor County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taylor County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 35.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taylor County, Kentucky is Asian, with 6.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.14%.

Taylor County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.05%
High School13.71%
Some College10.8%
Bachelors or Greater3.46%
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Taylor County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.92%
Male Unemployed27.91%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed2.28%
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Taylor County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taylor County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Taylor County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Taylor County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Taylor 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 45-54.

Taylor County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Taylor County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,354

Number of Veterans

1,253

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

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Taylor County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Taylor County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Taylor County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Taylor County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taylor County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Taylor County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Taylor County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Taylor 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

79%

Born in Taylor County, Kentucky

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Taylor County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 79% having been born in Kentucky. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Taylor County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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