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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Bell County is 28,234, which is 6.07% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.45% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Bell County population density is 78.19 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 108.48 people per square mile and is about the same as the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Bell County is white, which represent 94.85% of the total population. The average Bell County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 28,234. #39

Population Growth Since 2000, #110

Bell County

Population Density, #47

Bell County
78.19 per square mile
108.48 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:26,780 (94.85%, #63)
Black:734 (2.60%, #58)
Hispanic:115 (0.41%, #111)
Asian:171 (0.61%, #32)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):58 (0.21%, #51)
One Race, Other:68 (0.24%, see rank)
Two or More Races:423 (1.50%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

22,320 (79.05%) out of the total population of 28,234 reported first ancestry.

 Bell County% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Arab30.01%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.11%0.47%
Danish60.02%, see rank0.10%0.42%
Dutch1270.45%, see rank1.13%1.40%
English1,4305.06%, see rank10.29%8.02%
French2520.89%, see rank1.82%3.34%
German1,2144.30%, see rank14.75%15.03%
Greek370.13%, see rank0.15%0.41%
Hungarian190.07%, see rank0.17%0.46%
Irish2,0217.16%, see rank12.51%10.80%
Italian2500.89%, see rank1.99%5.52%
Norwegian860.30%, see rank0.32%1.42%
Polish890.32%, see rank0.83%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.21%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2720.96%, see rank1.37%0.99%
Scottish2951.04%, see rank1.88%1.72%
Subsaharan African80.03%, see rank0.85%0.95%
Swedish210.07%, see rank0.37%1.27%
Swiss90.03%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American9,57733.92%, see rank20.66%7.12%
Welsh340.12%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 13,648 (48.34%, see rank)
Females: 14,586 (51.66%, see rank)

Bell County
Male: 48.34%
Female: 51.66%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Bell County
41.10 years old
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Bell County
39.30 years old
37.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Bell County
42.60 years old
39.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Bell County% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Under 5 years1,6735.93%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,6155.72%, see rank6.44%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,7476.19%, see rank6.56%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,7266.11%, see rank6.59%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,8386.51%, see rank7.01%7.13%
25 to 34 years3,37411.95%, see rank12.91%13.47%
35 to 44 years3,60912.78%, see rank12.97%12.96%
45 to 54 years4,10614.54%, see rank14.30%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,91913.88%, see rank12.86%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,7729.82%, see rank8.08%7.64%
75 to 84 1,1414.04%, see rank4.25%4.25%
85 years and over7142.53%, see rank1.69%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Bell CountyKentuckyU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population19,635, 100%2,939,709209,056,129
Less Than High School6,186, 31.50%, see rank16.54%13.67%
High School Graduate7,228, 36.81%, see rank33.73%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree4,226, 21.52%, see rank27.96%29.09%
Bachelor Degree917, 4.67%, see rank12.86%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,078, 5.49%, see rank8.92%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.74, see rank13.0413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Bell County KentuckyU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten75284.57%15.43%75.59%24.41%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,57591.69%, see rank8.31%, see rank88.54%11.46%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,55594.53%, see rank5.47%, see rank88.73%11.27%90.60%9.40%
College1,03182.44%, see rank17.56%, see rank82.22%17.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School17654.55%, see rank45.45%, see rank75.35%24.65%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Bell CountyKentuckyU.S.
Total Households11,181, 100%1,702,235116,211,092
Average Household Size2.44, see rank2.502.63
1 Person Households3,318, 29.68%, see rank28.11%27.57%
2 or More Person Households7,863, 70.32%, see rank71.89%72.43%
Family Households (Families)7,403, 66.21%, see rank66.64%66.22%
Average Family Size3.10, see rank3.133.32
Married-Couple Family5,021, 44.91%, see rank49.17%48.42%
Nonfamily Households3,778, 33.79%, see rank33.36%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Bell County%KentuckyU.S.
15 Years and Over Total23,199see rank3,535,619252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over11,080100%, see rank1,722,001123,281,364
Never Married3,29129.70%, see rank31.04%35.77%
Married6,02454.37%, see rank53.89%52.04%
Widowed3673.31%, see rank2.93%2.57%
Divorced1,39812.62%, see rank12.14%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over12,119100%, see rank1,813,618129,692,771
Never Married2,53520.92%, see rank24.47%29.48%
Married5,91448.80%, see rank51.24%49.19%
Widowed1,84315.21%, see rank10.21%9.16%
Divorced1,82715.08%, see rank14.09%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Bell County%KentuckyU.S.
Native28,12499.61%, see rank96.63%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence21,70576.88%, see rank69.96%58.73%
Born in Different State6,27522.22%, see rank26.02%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1440.51%, see rank0.64%1.42%
Foreign Born1100.39%, see rank3.37%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship760.27%, see rank1.20%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship340.12%, see rank2.17%7.09%
Born In Europe90.03%, see rank0.50%1.53%
Born In Asia1010.36%, see rank1.10%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.28%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America00.00%, see rank1.39%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.08%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Bell County%KentuckyU.S.
English10,93597.80%, see rank94.34%79.39%
Spanish1040.93%, see rank2.78%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages850.76%, see rank1.55%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages570.51%, see rank0.92%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.41%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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