Paducah demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,23811491
Median age42.238.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%42%43%
Speak English97%95%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Paducah, KY has a population of 25,010 and is the 1,734th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,238 per sq mi which is 986% higher than the Kentucky average and 1267% higher than the national average. The median age in Paducah is 42 which is approximately 9% higher than the Kentucky average of 39. In Paducah, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 61% of Paducah residents were born in Kentucky, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Paducah is 986% higher than Kentucky.
  • The median age in Paducah is 9% higher than Kentucky.
  • In Paducah 75.18% of the population is White.
  • In Paducah 20.95% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Paducah 0.53% of the population is Asian.

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      Paducah population breakdown by race

      Black or African American20.95%7.94%12.63%
      American Indian0.48%0.21%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.15%0.06%0.18%
      Mixed race2.49%2.10%3.06%
      Other race0.22%0.92%4.75%
      In Paducah, 2.2% 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 Paducah, KY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).