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Paducah, Kentucky (KY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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21.6% of Paducah, KY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 24.6% greater than the poverty level of 16.3% across the entire state of Kentucky. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.3% of high school graduates and 50.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.3% among disabled males and 31.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 73.7%. For comparison, it was 39.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Paducah, KY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Paducah:

21.6%
Whole state:

16.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Paducah:

9.0%
Whole state:

7.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Paducah:

25.3%
Kentucky:

21.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Paducah:

36.3%
Kentucky:

37.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Paducah:

31.1%
Kentucky:

25.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 25.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Paducah:

36.5%
Kentucky:

36.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

73.7%
Residents above poverty level:

39.6%

Poverty by age in Paducah, KY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Paducah
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Paducah,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 24.7%Under 5 years
  • 36.9%5 years
  • 44.5%6 to 11 years
  • 18.7%12 to 14 years
  • 28.1%15 years
  • 11.3%16 and 17 years
  • 36.7%18 to 24 years
  • 6.5%25 to 34 years
  • 16.5%35 to 44 years
  • 14.9%45 to 54 years
  • 18.4%55 to 64 years
  • 17.5%65 to 74 years
  • 6.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Paducah
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Paducah,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 39.9%Under 5 years
  • 37.0%5 years
  • 39.0%6 to 11 years
  • 30.9%12 to 14 years
  • 17.9%15 years
  • 21.1%16 and 17 years
  • 35.7%18 to 24 years
  • 34.7%25 to 34 years
  • 11.8%35 to 44 years
  • 14.4%45 to 54 years
  • 22.4%55 to 64 years
  • 9.9%65 to 74 years
  • 6.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Paducah, KY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Paducah,KY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 19.8%Under 5 years
  • 8.3%5 years
  • 13.6%6 to 11 years
  • 10.3%12 to 14 years
  • 7.8%15 years
  • 10.4%16 and 17 years
  • 14.7%18 to 24 years
  • 8.4%25 to 34 years
  • 6.2%35 to 44 years
  • 5.5%45 to 54 years
  • 4.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.5%65 to 74 years
  • 2.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Paducah, KY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Paducah, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Paducah, KY (%)
  • 15.9%White
  • 32.1%Black
  • 3.8%American Indian
  • 3.0%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 1.5%Other race
  • 28.3%2+ races
  • 18.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Paducah, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Paducah, KY (absolute numbers)
  • 2,668White
  • 1,657Black
  • 9American Indian
  • 7Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 3Other race
  • 1562+ races
  • 151Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 20.4%Below poverty level
  • 79.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.7%Below poverty level
  • 84.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Paducah, KY

Children below poverty level:
Paducah, Kentucky:

31.1%
State:

21.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Paducah:

22.3%
Kentucky:

20.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Paducah:

50.2%
Kentucky:

45.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 12.1%Married-couple family
  • 11.6%Male, no wife present
  • 76.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Paducah not in families by work experience
  • 4.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 24.7%Worked part-time
  • 71.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 8.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 7.7%Both worked part-time
  • 19.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 49.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.7%1999 to 2000
  • 1.7%1995 to 1998
  • 0.8%1990 to 1994
  • 4.2%1980 to 1989
  • 12.2%1970 to 1979
  • 8.2%1960 to 1969
  • 29.2%1950 to 1959
  • 8.2%1940 to 1949
  • 32.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 3.1%1990 to 1994
  • 6.8%1980 to 1989
  • 12.2%1970 to 1979
  • 14.3%1960 to 1969
  • 26.3%1950 to 1959
  • 12.9%1940 to 1949
  • 19.1%1939 or earlier
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