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Carter County, Kentucky

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Table

Carter County, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
26,412
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
26,412
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
26,627
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 26,627
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,720
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
96.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,015
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 0.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 12,272
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 78.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $109,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,087
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $335
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $585
Building permits, 2021 9
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 9,624
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 91.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 1.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 76.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 62.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 79.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 13.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 15.3%
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 44.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 41.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,067
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 38,792
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 253,467
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 272,826
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,976
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $39,492
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $20,672
Persons in poverty, percent
18.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 402
Total employment, 2020 5,099
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 149,657
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 4.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,650
All firms, 2012 2,331
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,313
Women-owned firms, 2012 780
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,263
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 171
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,111
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 67.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 409.50
FIPS Code 21043
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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