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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 235,995 234,743 233,563 232,380 230,259  
  Bell County 27,971 27,750 27,294 27,117 26,894  
 Middlesboro9,9389,8589,6949,6269,460 
 Pineville1,8141,8001,7691,7561,734 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Bell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,981 18.5 44,101 19.2  
  16-24 2,854 10.6 25,037 10.9  
  25-44 6,477 24.1 56,135 24.4  
  45-64 7,515 27.9 63,621 27.6  
  65-84 4,511 16.8 37,484 16.3  
  85 and older 556 2.1 3,881 1.7  
  Median Age 42.3   41.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Bell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 25,567 95.1 221,409 96.2  
  Black or African American 676 2.5 4,259 1.8  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 64 0.2 678 0.3  
  Asian 101 0.4 881 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 9 0.0 102 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 477 1.8 2,930 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 287 1.1 3,491 1.5  
  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  
  Bell County 26,394 25,291 24,024 22,678  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Bell County $25,656 $28,923 12.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,205- $29,500 $26,734- $32,821    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Bell County 10,978 2.43 $22,603  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.