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Demographics

  Total Population  
N/A
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 414,714 415,466 416,098 416,862 417,792  
  Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties 127,365 127,526 127,769 128,033 127,615  
 Corbin7,3177,3207,3647,398 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 26,813 21.0 81,619 19.5  
  16-24 14,910 11.7 53,510 12.8  
  25-44 31,543 24.7 102,877 24.6  
  45-64 33,742 26.4 110,842 26.5  
  65-84 18,685 14.6 62,207 14.9  
  85 and older 1,922 1.5 6,737 1.6  
  Median Age 39.0   39.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 123,748 97.0 398,716 95.4  
  Black or African American 1,171 0.9 8,996 2.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 405 0.3 1,421 0.3  
  Asian 643 0.5 2,488 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 43 0.0 181 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 1,605 1.3 5,990 1.4  
  Hispanic Origin 1,818 1.4 7,630 1.8  
  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, Laurel & Whitley Counties 128,949 129,244 128,855 127,768  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties $27,479 $31,272 13.8 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $20,842- $29,500 $23,320- $35,884    
  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  
  Laurel County 23,029 2.57 $36,139  
  Whitley County 12,708 2.68 $32,397  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.