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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 1,118,833 1,135,080 1,151,107 1,167,626 1,181,315  
  Simpson County 17,592 17,760 17,855 17,990 18,083  
 Franklin8,5868,6678,7138,7798,823 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Simpson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,855 21.3 235,887 20.0  
  16-24 2,019 11.2 146,672 12.4  
  25-44 4,406 24.4 352,907 29.9  
  45-64 4,818 26.6 293,153 24.8  
  65-84 2,676 14.8 134,879 11.4  
  85 and older 309 1.7 17,817 1.5  
  Median Age 39.3   36.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Simpson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 15,727 87.0 887,677 75.1  
  Black or African American 1,738 9.6 227,553 19.3  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 68 0.4 5,106 0.4  
  Asian 174 1.0 33,523 2.8  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 14 0.1 1,519 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 362 2.0 25,937 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 439 2.4 91,765 7.8  
  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  
  Simpson County 18,396 18,764 19,042 19,181  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Simpson County $28,079 $34,139 21.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,505- $47,501 $29,847- $55,411    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Simpson County 6,793 2.56 $39,679  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.