Washington County, Kentucky Population 2020

Washington County, Kentucky's estimated population is 12,374 with a growth rate of 1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Kentucky is the 89th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,3741451.19%
201912,2291451.20%
201812,0841451.21%
201711,939-199-1.64%
201612,1381150.96%
201512,0231140.96%
201411,909490.41%
201311,860310.26%
201211,8291331.14%
201111,696-3-0.03%
201011,6991,25812.05%
199010,441-323-3.00%
198010,764360.34%
197010,728-440-3.94%
196011,168-1,609-12.59%
195012,777-188-1.45%
194012,9653422.71%
193012,623-2,150-14.55%
192014,7738335.98%
191013,940-242-1.71%
190014,1825604.11%
189013,622-797-5.53%
188014,4191,95515.69%
187012,4648897.68%
186011,575-619-5.08%
185012,1941,59815.08%
184010,596-8,421-44.28%
183019,0173,07019.25%
182015,9472,69920.37%
181013,2484,19846.39%
18009,0500.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.19%
County Website
Founded
1792
County Seat
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Washington County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,73289.29%
Black or African American6245.19%
Two or More Races3042.53%
Some Other Race2562.13%
Asian1030.86%
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Washington County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Washington County, Kentucky Median Age

40.7


Total

38.4


Male

42.8


Female

Washington County, Kentucky Adults

There are 9,194 adults, (2,104 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Kentucky.

Washington County, Kentucky Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,154

51.20%

Male

5,865

48.80%

Washington County, Kentucky Households and Families

Washington County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All75.6%24.4%
Male72.4%27.6%
Female65.6%34.4%
Non Family64.9%35.1%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6672.4875.6
Married2,3623.1785.4
Non Family1,5661.1864.9
Female6053.0965.6
Male1342.8372.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Washington County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6808.41%
9th to 12th Grade6728.31%
High School Graduate3,39942.05%
Some College1,20714.93%
Associates Degree6928.56%
Bachelors Degree7028.68%
Graduate Degree7329.05%
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Washington County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,3226,1501,368
Black37533135
Hispanic23414126
Other Race1335813
Multiple Races10466
Asian49445

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 89.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.68%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,957$39,185$28,323
Less Than High School$21,154$25,071$18,077
High School Grad$29,534$36,437$21,061
Some College$36,699$51,364$30,943
Bachelors Degree$51,406$52,813$47,313
Graduate Degree$46,280$30,694$48,021

$32,957

Average Earnings

$39,185

Average Male

$28,323

Average Female

Washington County, Kentucky Language

Washington County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Washington County, Kentucky Language

95.06% of Washington County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.32% of the population.

Washington County, Kentucky Poverty

Washington County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,2611,44714.10%
Hispanic51628956.01%
Other23921087.87%
Black58215226.12%
Multiple2878027.87%

16.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.29%

Male Poverty Rate

15.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Kentucky is Other, with 87.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Kentucky is White, with 14.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.10%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.83%
High School15.04%
Some College10.80%
Bachelors or Greater7.97%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.78%
Male Employed10.26%
Male Unemployed8.50%
Female Employed6.79%

Washington County, Kentucky Income

Washington County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,794$62,267
Families$63,770$74,244
Married Families$69,513-
Non Families$28,979$37,465
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Washington County, Kentucky Marital Status

Washington County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Washington County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Washington County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Kentucky Veterans

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565

Number of Veterans

554

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam178
First Gulf War106
Korea47
Second Gulf War38
World War II14
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54181
65 to 74176
75+101
55 to 6488
18 to 3419
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4885.84%
Black7214.46%
Hispanic144.95%
2 or More54.13%

Washington County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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8.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Kentucky Employment Status

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

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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82.36%

Born in Kentucky

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.23% of Washington County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 82.36% having been born in Kentucky. 2.28% 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