In 2018, Harlan County, KY had a population of 27.1k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $26,324. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Harlan County, KY declined from 27,548 to 27,134, a -1.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,451 to $26,324, a 7.66% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harlan County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.936%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.405%), and White (Hispanic) (0.357%). 0% of the households in Harlan County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 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 (1,047 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2018, the median property value in Harlan County, KY was $58,500, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%. Most people in Harlan County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Harlan County, KY was 2 cars per household.