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County: Harlan County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21095

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 299,009

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 0.3%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 803

Percent Seasonal Housing: 1 Total Forest Acreage: 255,495

Total Housing Units: 13,513

Topography: Low Mountains

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Adjacent to micro with town

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Mining

Policy Type: Population Loss, Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 36,574 -12.7% -18.0% 5.3%

2000: 33,202 -9.2% -11.9% 2.7%

2010: 29,278 -11.8% -11.2% -0.7%

2013: 28,499 -2.5% -2.5% 0.0%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 11.0% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $32,980 0-to-19: 7,462 25.5%

Persons in Poverty: 30.1% 20-to-44: 8,939 30.5%

Children in Poverty 44.0% 45-to-64: 8,698 29.7%

Median Age: 40.5 65-plus: 4,179 14.3%

Percent Minority: 4.3%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 28,030 95.7% -11.3%

Black: 639 2.2% -26.4%

Hispanic: 210 0.7% -2.8%

Asian: 100 0.3% 0.0%

Native: 38 0.1% -73.3%

Other: 3 0.0%

Multi: 258 0.9%
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