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County: McCreary County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21147

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 273,749

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 52.2%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 142,669

Percent Seasonal Housing: 2.8 Total Forest Acreage: 234,325

Total Housing Units: 7,507

Topography: High Hills

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Adjacent to micro with no town

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Nonspecialized

Policy Type: Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education, Housing Stress

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 15,603 -0.2% -7.6% 7.4%

2000: 17,080 9.5% 4.9% 4.6%

2010: 18,306 7.2% 4.1% 3.1%

2013: 17,989 -1.7% -2.8% 1.1%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 8.3% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $25,055 0-to-19: 4,678 25.6%

Persons in Poverty: 37.3% 20-to-44: 6,543 35.7%

Children in Poverty 50.8% 45-to-64: 4,836 26.4%

Median Age: 37.9 65-plus: 2,249 12.3%

Percent Minority: 9.5%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 16,557 90.5% -0.7%

Black: 977 5.3% 821.8%

Hispanic: 392 2.1% 269.8%

Asian: 25 0.1% 733.4%

Native: 126 0.7% 73.3%

Other: 2 0.0%

Multi: 227 1.3%
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