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County: Laurel County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21125

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 278,845

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 23.1%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 64,255

Percent Seasonal Housing: 1.6 Total Forest Acreage: 149,304

Total Housing Units: 25,446

Topography: High Hills

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Micropolitan not adjacent to a metro area

Metro Category: Nonmetro not 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: 43,438 11.4% 4.7% 6.8%

2000: 52,715 21.4% 14.3% 7.0%

2010: 58,849 11.6% 7.0% 4.7%

2013: 59,563 0.9% 0.3% 0.7%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 13.4% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $43,253 0-to-19: 15,769 26.8%

Persons in Poverty: 19.1% 20-to-44: 19,223 32.7%

Children in Poverty 24.6% 45-to-64: 16,280 27.7%

Median Age: 38.4 65-plus: 7,577 12.9%

Percent Minority: 3.6%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 56,732 96.4% 10.7%

Black: 405 0.7% 24.3%

Hispanic: 717 1.2% 146.4%

Asian: 286 0.5% 53.8%

Native: 147 0.3% -23.2%

Other: 25 0.0%

Multi: 537 0.9%
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