Carter county is located in east Kentucky. Carter county has 409.50 square miles of land area and 2.63 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Carter county population is 27,439, which has grown 2.05% since 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%. Carter county median household income is $37,139 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 40.53% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 28.72% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Carter county median house value is $76,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 33.10% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 40.25% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Carter county is worse than the state average in quality. The Carter county area code is 606.
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