Lawrence County KY Information


Lawrence County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,950
Population in Households 15,842
Population in Familes 13,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $33,577
Average Household Income $48,792
Per Capita Income $19,391


Total Housing Units 7,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,104 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,198 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,105 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $88,799
Average Home Value $120,974


Total Households 6,302
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,455
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 0.07% -0.02%
Households 0.12% 0.01%
Families -0.05% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


Lawrence County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawrence 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 # 73 40th
Population Density # 92 24th
Diversity Index # 102 16th
Median Household Income # 91 25th
Per Capita Income # 87 28th

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