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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 146,103 144,475 142,773 140,963 139,118  
  Harlan County 28,715 28,562 28,098 27,613 27,168  
 Harlan1,7051,6931,6621,6341,606 
 Cumberland2,1862,1722,1352,0962,059 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Harlan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 5,436 20.0 26,347 18.9  
  16-24 2,616 9.6 13,395 9.6  
  25-44 6,571 24.2 34,395 24.7  
  45-64 7,725 28.4 39,932 28.7  
  65-84 4,333 15.9 22,646 16.3  
  85 and older 487 1.8 2,403 1.7  
  Median Age 41.9   42.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Harlan County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 26,069 96.0 133,821 96.2  
  Black or African American 575 2.1 2,785 2.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 62 0.2 353 0.3  
  Asian 92 0.3 462 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 39 0.1 78 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 331 1.2 1,619 1.2  
  Hispanic Origin 236 0.9 1,471 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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Harlan County $27,538 $27,920 1.4 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,766- $31,893 $27,219- $35,148    
  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.