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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 414,719 414,714 415,466 416,098 416,862  
  Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties 126,965 127,365 127,526 127,769 128,033  
 Corbin7,2777,3177,3207,3647,398 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 26,805 20.9 81,524 19.6  
  16-24 15,068 11.8 53,335 12.8  
  25-44 31,625 24.7 102,936 24.7  
  45-64 33,823 26.4 111,060 26.6  
  65-84 18,783 14.7 61,470 14.7  
  85 and older 1,929 1.5 6,537 1.6  
  Median Age 39.0   39.2    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 124,221 97.0 398,106 95.5  
  Black or African American 1,163 0.9 8,956 2.1  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 401 0.3 1,390 0.3  
  Asian 635 0.5 2,487 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 46 0.0 199 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 1,567 1.2 5,724 1.4  
  Hispanic Origin 1,701 1.3 7,170 1.7  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties $27,395 $30,885 12.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $19,365- $30,248 $23,016- $35,823    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Knox County 12,467 2.50 $26,599  
  Laurel County 23,164 2.54 $36,020  
  Whitley County 13,110 2.60 $31,014  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.