Carter County KY Information


Carter County Subdivisions

Carter County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,940
Daytime Population: Workers 7,340
Daytime Population: Residents 18,294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,634
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 28,290
Population in Familes 23,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 650
Population Density2 71
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $35,934
Average Household Income $50,901
Per Capita Income $20,104


Total Housing Units 12,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,471 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,747 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,643 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $87,985
Average Home Value $117,091


Total Households 11,218
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,957
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.43%
Households 0.58% 0.43%
Families 0.42% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.68%


Carter County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 37 70th
Population Density # 55 56th
Diversity Index # 100 18th
Median Household Income # 80 34th
Per Capita Income # 77 37th

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