Laurel County KY Information

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Laurel County Subdivisions

Laurel County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 59,643
Population in Households 58,944
Population in Familes 49,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,723
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 16,751
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,115 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,608 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,452 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $107,957
Average Home Value $134,617
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,024
Average Household Income $50,130
Per Capita Income $20,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.22%
Households 0.49% 0.36%
Families 0.3% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Laurel County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 88th
Population Density1 # 20 84th
Diversity Index2 # 92 24th
Median Household Income # 70 43rd
Per Capita Income # 61 50th

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