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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 144,475 142,773 140,963 139,118 136,591  
  Harlan County 28,562 28,098 27,613 27,168 26,713  
 Harlan1,6931,6621,6341,6061,551 
 Cumberland2,1722,1352,0962,0591,998 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Harlan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 5,419 20.3 26,043 19.1  
  16-24 2,522 9.4 12,991 9.5  
  25-44 6,421 24.0 33,433 24.5  
  45-64 7,541 28.2 39,023 28.6  
  65-84 4,315 16.2 22,660 16.6  
  85 and older 495 1.9 2,441 1.8  
  Median Age 41.9   42.5    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Harlan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 25,624 95.9 131,369 96.2  
  Black or African American 567 2.1 2,706 2.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 62 0.2 346 0.3  
  Asian 105 0.4 460 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 26 0.1 58 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 329 1.2 1,652 1.2  
  Hispanic Origin 264 1.0 1,533 1.1  
  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  
  Harlan County 26,368 24,936 23,381 21,799  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Harlan County $28,221 $27,773 -1.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,656- $31,458 $27,773- $34,532    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Harlan County 11,429 2.39 $25,350  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.