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County: Carter County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21043

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 262,802

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 0.0%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 0

Percent Seasonal Housing: 1.4 Total Forest Acreage: 183,483

Total Housing Units: 12,311

Topography: High Hills

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Adjacent to small metro with town

Metro Category: Nonmetro adjacent

Economic Type: Nonspecialized

Policy Type: Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 24,340 -2.9% -8.2% 5.4%

2000: 26,889 10.5% 5.7% 4.8%

2010: 27,720 3.1% 0.5% 2.6%

2013: 27,202 -1.9% -2.1% 0.2%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 12.1% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $40,881 0-to-19: 7,331 26.5%

Persons in Poverty: 20.3% 20-to-44: 8,633 31.1%

Children in Poverty 28.7% 45-to-64: 7,637 27.6%

Median Age: 39.3 65-plus: 4,119 14.9%

Percent Minority: 2.9%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 26,930 97.2% 1.6%

Black: 145 0.5% 302.9%

Hispanic: 321 1.2% 103.2%

Asian: 46 0.2% 58.7%

Native: 67 0.2% 3.0%

Other: 6 0.0%

Multi: 205 0.7%
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