Harlan demographics profile

StatisticHarlanKentuckyNational
Population1,5544,411,989318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,19510891
Median age44.038.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%42%43%
Speak English93%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%
Harlan, KY has a population of 1,554 and is the 12,476th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,195 per sq mi which is 1002% higher than the Kentucky average and 1219% higher than the national average. The median age in Harlan is 44 which is approximately 14% higher than the Kentucky average of 39. In Harlan, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 77% of Harlan residents were born in Kentucky, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Harlan is 1002% higher than Kentucky.
  • The median age in Harlan is 14% higher than Kentucky.
  • In Harlan 87.00% of the population is White.
  • In Harlan 5.15% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Harlan 5.21% of the population is Asian.

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Harlan population breakdown by race

RaceHarlanKentuckyNational
White87.00%87.48%73.35%
Black or African American5.15%7.94%12.63%
Asian5.21%1.29%5.22%
American Indian1.29%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race0.26%2.10%3.06%
Other race1.09%0.92%4.75%
In Harlan, 0.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Harlan, KY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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