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Demographics

Total Population

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Labor Market Area 215,137 214,676 214,659 214,801 214,927
Rowan County 23,505 23,423 23,539 23,681 23,892
Morehead 6,880 6,859 6,904 6,978 7,045

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.

 

Population by Selected Age Groups, 2014

Rowan County Labor Market Area
Number Percent Number Percent
Under 16 4,081 17.3 41,799 19.4
16-24 5,568 23.5 26,269 12.2
25-44 5,347 22.6 52,905 24.6
45-64 5,479 23.2 59,005 27.4
65-84 2,831 12.0 31,359 14.6
85 and older 349 1.5 3,712 1.7
Median Age 32.6 39.7

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014

Rowan County Labor Market Area
Number Percent Number Percent
White 22,702 96.0 205,412 95.5
Black 444 1.9 5,686 2.6
Am. Indian & Alaska Native 38 0.2 544 0.4
Asian 189 0.8 845 0.4
Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 4 0.0 62 0.0
Other/Multirace 278 1.2 2,500 1.2
Hispanic Origin 361 1.5 4,244 2.0

Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Population Projections

2020 2025 2030 2035
Rowan County 24,879 25,809 26,953 28,023

Source: Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.

 

Personal Income

2010 2015 Pct. Change
Rowan County $26,029 $28,951 11.2 %
Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %
U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %
Labor Market Area Range $18,373- $32,823 $21,745- $38,638

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

 

Households, 2014

Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income
Rowan County 8,407 2.45 $40,697

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. (Median Household Income)
Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville (Number of Households, Persons Per Household).