Economic Development

Demographics

Total Population

 

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Labor Market Area 213,539 215,191 215,192 214,579 214,444
Rowan County 22,872 23,350 23,496 23,427 23,527
Morehead 7,710 6,848 6,882 6,860 6,917

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.

 

Population by Selected Age Groups, 2013

 

Rowan County Labor Market Area
Number Percent Number Percent
Under 16 4,057 17.2 41,572 19.4
16-24 5,584 23.7 26,413 12.3
25-44 5,333 22.7 53,221 24.8
45-64 5,431 23.1 59,127 27.6
65-84 2,784 11.8 30,433 14.2
85 and older 338 1.4 3,678 1.7
Median Age 32.6 39.7

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013

 

Rowan County Labor Market Area
Number Percent Number Percent
White 22,587 96.0 205,061 95.6
Black 437 1.9 5,591 2.6
Am. Indian & Alaska Native 36 0.2 519 0.2
Asian 197 0.8 817 0.4
Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 5 0.0 62 0.0
Other/Multirace 265 1.1 2,394 1.1
Hispanic Origin 341 1.4 4,260 2.0

Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Population Projections

 

2015 2020 2025 2030
Rowan County 24,067 24,708 25,269 25,862

Source: Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.

 

Personal Income

 

2007 2012 Pct. Change
Rowan County $23,890 $27,820 16.5 %
Kentucky $31,691 $35,643 12.5 %
U.S. $39,804 $43,735 9.9 %
Labor Market Area Range $18,511- $31,258 $20,335- $33,969

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

 

Households, 2012

 

Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income
Rowan County 8,139 2.51 $35,483

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. (Median Household Income)
Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville (Number of Households, Persons Per Household).

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