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County: Rockcastle County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21203

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 203,231

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 8.2%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 16,677

Percent Seasonal Housing: 2.1 Total Forest Acreage: 132,943

Total Housing Units: 7,703

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: 14,803 5.9% 2.7% 3.2%

2000: 16,582 12.0% 10.2% 1.8%

2010: 17,056 2.9% 1.5% 1.4%

2013: 16,693 -2.2% -1.5% -0.7%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 10.1% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $34,801 0-to-19: 4,383 25.7%

Persons in Poverty: 31.8% 20-to-44: 5,247 30.8%

Children in Poverty 39.1% 45-to-64: 4,897 28.7%

Median Age: 40.6 65-plus: 2,529 14.8%

Percent Minority: 1.9%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 16,741 98.2% 2.7%

Black: 19 0.1% -17.4%

Hispanic: 103 0.6% 1.0%

Asian: 13 0.1% -35.0%

Native: 42 0.3% 26.5%

Other: 7 0.0%

Multi: 131 0.8%
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