Laurel County KY Information


Laurel County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 60,168
Daytime Population: Workers 25,160
Daytime Population: Residents 36,696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 61,856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 59,469
Population in Familes 49,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density2 139
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $37,949
Average Household Income $52,575
Per Capita Income $20,829


Total Housing Units 26,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,195 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,441 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,472 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $116,346
Average Home Value $140,730


Total Households 23,636
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 16,698
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 0.31% 0.37%
Households 0.37% 0.41%
Families 0.21% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.89%


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, 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 # 16 88th
Population Density # 21 83rd
Diversity Index # 89 26th
Median Household Income # 68 44th
Per Capita Income # 64 48th

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