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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 671,791 676,232 680,084 685,684 690,964  
  Rockcastle County 17,084 16,751 16,832 16,950 16,850  
 Mount Vernon2,5162,4712,4832,4992,486 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,219 19.1 133,224 19.3  
  16-24 1,772 10.5 102,063 14.8  
  25-44 3,939 23.4 182,421 26.4  
  45-64 4,958 29.4 174,408 25.2  
  65-84 2,709 16.1 87,838 12.7  
  85 and older 253 1.5 11,010 1.6  
  Median Age 42.7   37.0    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 16,528 98.1 601,625 87.1  
  Black or African American 58 0.3 58,121 8.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 67 0.4 2,345 0.3  
  Asian 22 0.1 15,127 2.2  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 5 0.0 333 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 170 1.0 13,413 1.9  
  Hispanic Origin 142 0.8 29,307 4.2  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Rockcastle County 16,740 16,455 16,078 15,618  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Rockcastle County $24,382 $29,138 19.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,834- $38,988 $25,214- $45,238    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Rockcastle County 6,621 2.51 $31,555  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.