Rowan County KY Information


Rowan County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 24,223
Population in Households 21,788
Population in Familes 16,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,435
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 9,206
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 5,613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,679 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,527 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,211 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $116,215
Average Home Value $131,766


Median Household Income $36,166
Average Household Income $49,711
Per Capita Income $19,977
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.6%
Households 0.61% 0.63%
Families 0.36% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.


Rowan County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowan 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 # 51 58th
Population Density1 # 41 67th
Diversity Index2 # 73 40th
Median Household Income # 76 38th
Per Capita Income # 66 46th

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