Powell County KY Information


Powell County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,551
Population in Households 12,363
Population in Familes 10,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 70
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,572
Average Household Income $47,183
Per Capita Income $18,451


Total Housing Units 5,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,459 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,383 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 838 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $95,898
Average Home Value $113,197


Total Households 4,842
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 3,357
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 -0.06% -0.18%
Households 0.02% -0.13%
Families -0.16% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.56%


Powell County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powell 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 # 92 24th
Population Density # 55 55th
Diversity Index # 96 21st
Median Household Income # 83 32nd
Per Capita Income # 103 15th

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