Wolfe County, Kentucky Population 2020

Wolfe County, Kentucky's estimated population is 7,041 with a growth rate of -0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wolfe County, Kentucky is the 113th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20207,041-68-0.96%
20197,109-68-0.95%
20187,177-68-0.94%
20177,245520.72%
20167,193-52-0.72%
20157,245-9-0.12%
20147,254-29-0.40%
20137,283861.19%
20127,197-168-2.28%
20117,36520.03%
20107,36386013.22%
19906,503-195-2.91%
19806,6981,02918.15%
19705,669-865-13.24%
19606,534-1,081-14.20%
19507,615-2,382-23.83%
19409,9971,57218.66%
19308,425-358-4.08%
19208,783-1,081-10.96%
19109,8641,10012.55%
19008,7641,58422.06%
18907,1801,54227.35%
18805,6382,03556.48%
18703,6030.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.96%
County Website
Founded
1860
County Seat
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,13898.82%
Two or More Races410.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.42%
Black or African American80.11%
Some Other Race30.04%
Asian30.04%
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Median Age

41.6


Total

40.3


Male

43.1


Female

Wolfe County, Kentucky Adults

There are 5,543 adults, (1,350 of whom are seniors) in Wolfe County, Kentucky.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wolfe County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

3,627

50.21%

Male

3,596

49.79%

Wolfe County, Kentucky Households and Families

Wolfe County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All62.9%37.1%
Female58.7%41.3%
Non Family48.8%51.2%
Male33.1%66.9%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8172.5262.9
Married1,2003.2480.5
Non Family9981.2248.8
Female4503.2358.7
Male1693.0933.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

9.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade75915.03%
9th to 12th Grade76215.09%
High School Graduate1,90937.81%
Some College95718.95%
Associates Degree2765.47%
Bachelors Degree1112.20%
Graduate Degree2755.45%
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,9673,478386
Native American3030
Multiple Races2311
Hispanic20
Black66
Asian33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.77%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,887$29,136$17,048
Less Than High School$14,676$16,208$13,333
High School Grad$25,132$30,435$15,000
Some College$21,218$$21,171
Bachelors Degree$12,989$11,111$13,533
Graduate Degree$55,511$82,578$53,606

$20,887

Average Earnings

$29,136

Average Male

$17,048

Average Female

Wolfe County, Kentucky Language

Wolfe County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Language

98.60% of Wolfe County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Poverty

Wolfe County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,9912,23131.91%
Multiple413073.17%
Native3030100.00%

32.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.37%

Male Poverty Rate

35.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wolfe County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wolfe County, Kentucky is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wolfe County, Kentucky is White, with 31.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.67%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.47%
Some College24.04%
High School23.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.53%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed82.76%
Male Unemployed35.75%
Female Employed13.21%
Male Employed7.42%

Wolfe County, Kentucky Income

Wolfe County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,458$34,629
Families$36,563$41,913
Married Families$42,285-
Non Families$13,594$17,562
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Wolfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wolfe County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Wolfe 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 45-54.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans

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383

Number of Veterans

366

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam136
First Gulf War57
Second Gulf War55
Korea48
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74107
55 to 6488
75+78
35 to 5465
18 to 3445
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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16.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wolfe County, Kentucky Employment Status

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38.2%

Labor Force Participation

31.3%

Employment Rate

17.6%

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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84.92%

Born in Kentucky

99.81%

Native Born

0.19%

Foreign Born

0.04%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.81% of Wolfe County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 84.92% having been born in Kentucky. 0.04% 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