Harlan County KY Information


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  1. Harlan County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forHarlan County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Harlan County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 30,839
Population in Households 30,212
Population in Familes 25,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 627
Population Density2 66
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $30,518
Average Household Income $46,334
Per Capita Income $19,064


Total Housing Units 14,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,688 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,776 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,790 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $62,192
Average Home Value $89,368


Total Households 12,464
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 8,495
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.63% -0.03%
Households 0.68% -0.01%
Families 0.48% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.22%


Harlan County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlan 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 # 35 72nd
Population Density # 59 52nd
Diversity Index # 88 28th
Median Household Income # 105 13th
Per Capita Income # 96 21st

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