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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 215,199 215,417 215,502 215,838 215,000  
  Rowan County 23,873 24,253 24,264 24,667 24,451  
 Morehead7,2897,5987,5717,8567,758 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,099 16.8 41,475 19.3  
  16-24 6,254 25.6 26,119 12.1  
  25-44 5,326 21.8 52,328 24.3  
  45-64 5,477 22.4 58,680 27.3  
  65-84 2,949 12.1 32,522 15.1  
  85 and older 346 1.4 3,876 1.8  
  Median Age 30.8   40.2    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 23,470 96.0 205,128 95.4  
  Black or African American 455 1.9 5,512 2.6  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 45 0.2 615 0.3  
  Asian 204 0.8 967 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 4 0.0 71 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 273 1.1 2,707 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 428 1.8 4,407 2.0  
  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  
  Rowan County 24,879 25,809 26,953 28,023  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Rowan County $26,029 $28,951 11.2 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $18,373- $32,823 $21,745- $38,638    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Rowan County 8,542 2.44 $36,860  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.