Carter County KY Information


Carter County Subdivisions

Carter County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,181
Population in Households 27,531
Population in Familes 23,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 650
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $35,966
Average Household Income $52,380
Per Capita Income $20,686


Total Housing Units 12,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,485 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,438 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,832 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $93,843
Average Home Value $124,897


Total Households 10,923
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,723
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.2% -0.15%
Households 0.18% -0.17%
Families 0.01% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.72%


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, 2018 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 # 39 68th
Population Density # 56 54th
Diversity Index # 105 15th
Median Household Income # 81 33rd
Per Capita Income # 78 36th

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