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Laurel County, Kentucky

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Laurel County, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 62,613
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,849
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 3,145
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 0.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 26,668
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 70.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $116,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,004
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $304
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $680
Building permits, 2021 11
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 22,665
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 2.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 84.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 77.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 81.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 13.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 52.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 47.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 128,185
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 344,396
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 116,064
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,086,598
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $18,007
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 21.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $43,745
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $23,283
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,170
Total employment, 2020 22,788
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 812,451
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 4,159
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 889
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 488
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 153
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 33
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 696
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 39
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 673
Population per square mile, 2020 144.3
Population per square mile, 2010 135.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 433.99
Land area in square miles, 2010 433.95
FIPS Code 21125
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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