Wolfe County, Kentucky Population 2024

6,218

Wolfe County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 6,218 with a growth rate of -1.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wolfe County, Kentucky is the 114th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 7,364 and has seen a growth of -15.56% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,763-91-1.55%
20285,854-91-1.53%
20275,945-91-1.51%
20266,036-91-1.49%
20256,127-91-1.46%
20246,218-91-1.44%
20236,309-91-1.42%
20226,400-91-1.4%
20216,491-65-0.99%
20206,556-595-8.32%
20197,151-64-0.89%
20187,215-49-0.67%
20177,264610.85%
20167,203-44-0.61%
20157,247-8-0.11%
20147,255-27-0.37%
20137,282851.18%
20127,197-168-2.28%
20117,36510.01%
20107,364
19906,503-195-2.91%
19806,6981,02918.15%
19705,669-865-13.24%
19606,534-1,081-14.2%
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%
18703,603-2,160-37.48%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.44% (-91)
County Seat
2010 Population
7,364
Area
222 mi²
Density
28 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-15.56% (-1,146)
Founded
1860

Wolfe County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,47498.49%
Two or more races691.05%
Other race150.23%
Black or African American100.15%
Asian50.08%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wolfe County, Kentucky Population by Race

Wolfe County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Wolfe County, Kentucky Median Age

41

Total

35.5

Male

46.6

Female

Wolfe County, Kentucky Adults

There are 5,070 adults, (1,294 of whom are seniors) in Wolfe County, Kentucky.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wolfe County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female3,13147.63%
Male3,44252.37%

Wolfe County, Kentucky Population by Age

Wolfe County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5062.5768.231.8
Married1,0013.0780.219.8
Non Family9151.260.739.3
Female3713.271.728.3
Male2194.9938.861.2
showing: 5 rows

3.12

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wolfe 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

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

Wolfe 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 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 12.28%.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$21,131

Average Earnings

$25,548

Average Male

$18,851

Average Female

Wolfe County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wolfe County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wolfe County, Kentucky Language

98.82% of Wolfe County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Language

Wolfe County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3352,34437%
Multiple691826.09%
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36.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.41%

Male Poverty Rate

39.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wolfe County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wolfe County, Kentucky is White, with 37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wolfe County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 26.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.45%.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School40.94%
Less Than 9th Grade40.69%
Some College26.32%
Bachelors or Greater8.06%
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed90.61%
Male Unemployed43%
Female Employed36.01%
Male Employed15.85%
showing: 4 rows

Wolfe County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wolfe County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wolfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wolfe County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wolfe County, Kentucky Marriage

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

Wolfe County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wolfe County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

196

Number of Veterans

196

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wolfe County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

36.6%

Labor Force Participation

28.9%

Employment Rate

20.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wolfe County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wolfe County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wolfe 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

87.11%

Born in Wolfe County, Kentucky

99.92%

Native Born

0.08%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.92% of Wolfe County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 87.11% having been born in Kentucky. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wolfe County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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