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POPULATION & DIVERSITY

POPULATION

The nine-county region is home to approximately 200,000 people. Population projections indicate the region is well on its way to 225,000 within the next two decades. This is roughly the same population as the cities of Birmingham, Alabama; Reno, Nevada; and Rochester, New York.

Age Group (in years) 2000 2011 2016
0-17 22.6% 21.6% 21.5%
18-34 22.1% 21.5% 21.8%
35-54 28.5% 26.2% 23.8%
55-64 10.5% 13.2% 13.6%
65-74 8.2% 9.3% 10.8%
75 and over 8.2% 8.2% 8.5%
SOURCE: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc.

Population Change

Year Population
1990* 196,098
2000 208,656
2011 211,844
2016* 212,509
Change 1990 - 2000 6.4%
Change 2000 - 2010 1.5%
Change 1990 - 2011 8.0%
Change 2011 - 2016 0.3%
SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau
*Nielsen-Claritas, Inc.

Median Age

Year Age
2000* 38.6
2011 40.7
2016 41.1
SOURCES: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc.
*U.S. Census Bureau

Numeric

Age Group (in years) 2011 65
0-17 45,779 45,652
18-34 45,625 46,247
35-54 55,464 50,653
55-64 27,896 28,929
65-74 19,770 22,874
75 and over 17,310 18,154
SOURCES: Nielsen-Claritas, Inc.    

DIVERSITY [2011]

Race/Ethnicity Percent
White 89.7%
Black/African American 6.8%
Asian 0.7%
American Indian 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino 2.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 97.6%
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

 

  Information on this page was provided in part from TIP STRATEGIES, INC. (TIP) and Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC. TIP is a privately held Austin-based economic development consulting firm which assisted West Kentucky Megasite with analysis of the regional workforce and identification of potential target industry opportunities. For their complete report, click on the TIP Workforce Analysis Link in the right sidebar. A complete current demographic profile complied by Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC is also available in the right sidebar.