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Knox County, Kentucky

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Knox County, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
29,909
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
29,909
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
30,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 30,193
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 31,883
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.7%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.3%
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)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
95.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,144
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,824
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $87,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $923
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $294
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $551
Building permits, 2021 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 12,075
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 1.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 74.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 64.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 76.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 15.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 14.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 41.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 38.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 37,485
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 93,324
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 191,176
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 343,093
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,811
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $30,257
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $17,665
Persons in poverty, percent
27.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 447
Total employment, 2020 8,828
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 219,928
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,954
All firms, 2012 1,980
Men-owned firms, 2012 948
Women-owned firms, 2012 764
Minority-owned firms, 2012 30
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,878
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 150
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,700
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 82.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 386.30
FIPS Code 21121
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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