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Wolfe County, Kentucky

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Wolfe County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,157
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,157
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 7,355
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,355
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, 2015-2019 341
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 0.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,754
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $64,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $960
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $279
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $497
Building permits, 2019 NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 2,898
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 68.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 60.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 71.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 8.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 30.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 38.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 35.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,655
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 58,172
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,120
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 29.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $24,623
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $14,923
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 89
Total employment, 2019 705
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 20,612
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 432
All firms, 2012 422
Men-owned firms, 2012 193
Women-owned firms, 2012 159
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 383
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 383
Population per square mile, 2010 33.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 222.17
FIPS Code 21237
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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