Perry County, KY Demographics

The total population of Perry County is estimated to be 28,136 with 13,893 males (49.38%) and 14,243 females (50.62%). There are 350 more females than males in Perry County.
The median household income in Perry County was $43,860 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 1,006(2.24%) from $44,866 in 2020. This income is 58.79% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Perry County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $57,846. Overall, the median household income for the county of Perry County stands at $43,860.
In Perry County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $27,411 for males and $20,506 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $44,477 for males and $42,486 for females.
In Perry County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Black or African American households have the highest median household income at $95,881, while Asian households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $30,801.
In 2022, the population of Perry County was 27,361, a 1.95% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Perry County's population was 27,906, a decline of 1.60% compared to a population of 28,360 in 2020.
The median age in Perry County, KY is 41.2, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.59% were under the age of 15, 16.58% aged 15 to 29, 47.21% aged 30 to 64, 15.33% aged 65 to 84, and 1.28% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Perry County population: 94.96% are White, 1.09% are Black or African American, 0.19% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.97% are Asian, 0.21% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.45% are some other race and 2.13% are multiracial.