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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 193,861 193,346 193,270 193,060 192,766  
  Knox County 31,741 31,867 31,735 31,668 31,687  
 Barbourville3,1783,1803,1493,1693,170 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Knox County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 6,575 20.7 38,964 20.2  
  16-24 3,673 11.6 21,910 11.4  
  25-44 7,695 24.3 48,155 25.0  
  45-64 8,170 25.8 52,136 27.0  
  65-84 5,067 16.0 28,654 14.9  
  85 and older 507 1.6 2,947 1.5  
  Median Age 39.6   39.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Knox County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 30,657 96.7 186,153 96.6  
  Black or African American 422 1.3 2,745 1.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 83 0.3 574 0.3  
  Asian 101 0.3 796 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 20 0.1 77 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 404 1.3 2,421 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 370 1.2 2,510 1.3  
  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  
  Knox County 31,443 30,975 30,310 29,514  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Knox County $24,002 $26,907 12.1 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,996- $28,544 $26,608- $32,254    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Knox County 12,333 2.52 $26,553  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.