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Wilmore, Kentucky (KY) Poverty Rate Data
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26.7% of Wilmore, KY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 35.5% greater than the poverty level of 17.2% across the entire state of Kentucky. Taking into account residents not living in families, 35.0% of high school graduates and 26.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 4.8% among disabled males and 19.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 79.6%. For comparison, it was 47.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Wilmore, KY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Wilmore:

26.7%
Whole state:

17.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Wilmore:

15.5%
Whole state:

7.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Wilmore:

4.8%
Kentucky:

21.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 10.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Wilmore:

5.8%
Kentucky:

37.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Wilmore:

19.3%
Kentucky:

25.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 12.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Wilmore:

19.5%
Kentucky:

36.0%

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

79.6%
Residents above poverty level:

47.4%

Poverty by age in Wilmore, KY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wilmore
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wilmore,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 56.6%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 35.5%6 to 11 years
  • 13.3%12 to 14 years
  • 84.4%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 19.2%18 to 24 years
  • 21.1%25 to 34 years
  • 27.1%35 to 44 years
  • 11.5%45 to 54 years
  • 23.4%55 to 64 years
  • 10.5%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wilmore
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wilmore,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.9%Under 5 years
  • 69.2%5 years
  • 45.5%6 to 11 years
  • 62.5%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 46.2%18 to 24 years
  • 28.5%25 to 34 years
  • 26.1%35 to 44 years
  • 4.2%45 to 54 years
  • 17.3%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wilmore, KY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wilmore,KY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 8.7%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 6.4%6 to 11 years
  • 3.4%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 9.4%18 to 24 years
  • 9.5%25 to 34 years
  • 8.8%35 to 44 years
  • 6.0%45 to 54 years
  • 0.0%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Wilmore, KY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Wilmore, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Wilmore, KY (%)
  • 25.6%White
  • 76.9%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 36.7%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 0.0%Other race
  • 8.6%2+ races
  • 0.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Wilmore, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Wilmore, KY (absolute numbers)
  • 985White
  • 112Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 92Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 0Other race
  • 112+ races
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 23.8%Below poverty level
  • 76.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 42.7%Below poverty level
  • 57.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Wilmore, KY

Children below poverty level:
Wilmore, Kentucky:

38.1%
State:

22.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Wilmore:

35.0%
Kentucky:

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

26.9%
Kentucky:

45.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 45.7%Married-couple family
  • 18.4%Male, no wife present
  • 35.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Wilmore not in families by work experience
  • 5.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 67.7%Worked part-time
  • 26.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.4%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 19.0%Both worked part-time
  • 26.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 43.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 28.0%1995 to 1998
  • 22.0%1990 to 1994
  • 14.0%1980 to 1989
  • 0.0%1970 to 1979
  • 0.0%1960 to 1969
  • 22.0%1950 to 1959
  • 14.0%1940 to 1949
  • 0.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 6.5%1999 to 2000
  • 21.6%1995 to 1998
  • 12.1%1990 to 1994
  • 16.1%1980 to 1989
  • 15.3%1970 to 1979
  • 11.1%1960 to 1969
  • 5.6%1950 to 1959
  • 2.5%1940 to 1949
  • 9.2%1939 or earlier
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