In 2019, Harlan County, KY had a population of 26.7k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $26,478. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Harlan County, KY declined from 27,134 to 26,699, a −1.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,324 to $26,478, a 0.585% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harlan County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%), White (Hispanic) (0.502%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.292%). 0% of the households in Harlan County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.
99.7% of the residents in Harlan County, KY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Harlan County, KY are Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (1,005 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2019, the median property value in Harlan County, KY was $60,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%. Most people in Harlan County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Harlan County, KY was 2 cars per household.