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McCreary County, Kentucky

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McCreary 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 16,888
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 18,306
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 1,048
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,534
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 67.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $76,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $850
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $242
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $543
Building permits, 2021 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 6,187
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 2.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 77.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 61.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 76.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 8.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 18.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 38.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 39.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,852
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,306
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 81,880
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,532
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $29,499
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $16,016
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 152
Total employment, 2020 1,567
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 43,991
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 9.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 868
All firms, 2012 880
Men-owned firms, 2012 480
Women-owned firms, 2012 324
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 846
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 116
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 737
Population per square mile, 2010 42.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 426.80
FIPS Code 21147
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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