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Bell County, Kentucky

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Table

Bell County, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
23,858
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
23,858
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
24,097
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 24,097
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 28,691
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.7%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 955
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 0.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 13,272
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 63.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $62,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $887
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $274
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $559
Building permits, 2021 47
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 10,504
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 0.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 77.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 65.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 74.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 9.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 21.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 38.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 35.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 36,704
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 304,434
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 365,058
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,953
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $28,442
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $16,416
Persons in poverty, percent
29.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 465
Total employment, 2020 6,628
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 216,418
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,310
All firms, 2012 1,848
Men-owned firms, 2012 962
Women-owned firms, 2012 664
Minority-owned firms, 2012 79
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,647
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 258
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,456
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 79.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 359.00
FIPS Code 21013
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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