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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 215,417 215,502 215,838 215,000 214,926  
  Rowan County 24,253 24,264 24,667 24,451 24,517  
 Morehead7,5987,5717,8567,7587,736 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,138 16.9 41,380 19.3  
  16-24 6,235 25.4 25,988 12.1  
  25-44 5,371 21.9 51,922 24.2  
  45-64 5,431 22.2 58,202 27.1  
  65-84 3,004 12.3 33,415 15.5  
  85 and older 338 1.4 4,019 1.9  
  Median Age 30.7   40.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 23,521 95.9 204,974 95.4  
  Black or African American 448 1.8 5,607 2.6  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 47 0.2 581 0.3  
  Asian 224 0.9 957 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 5 0.0 78 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 272 1.1 2,729 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 422 1.7 4,598 2.1  
  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  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Rowan County $25,953 $28,775 10.9 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $19,426- $33,405 $21,737- $38,049    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Rowan County 8,473 2.52 $36,216  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.