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


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43.8% of Harlan, KY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 62.9% greater than the poverty level of 16.3% across the entire state of Kentucky. Taking into account residents not living in families, 33.5% of high school graduates and 67.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 37.7% among disabled males and 44.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 84.4%. For comparison, it was 30.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Harlan, KY

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

43.8%
Whole state:

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

16.5%
Whole state:

7.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Harlan:

37.7%
Kentucky:

21.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 30.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Harlan:

44.3%
Kentucky:

37.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Harlan:

44.2%
Kentucky:

25.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 31.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Harlan:

48.0%
Kentucky:

36.0%

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

84.4%
Residents above poverty level:

30.8%

Poverty by age in Harlan, KY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Harlan
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Harlan,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 60.4%Under 5 years
  • 68.1%6 to 11 years
  • 40.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 45.5%16 and 17 years
  • 0.0%18 to 24 years
  • 40.8%25 to 34 years
  • 42.3%35 to 44 years
  • 35.3%45 to 54 years
  • 33.3%55 to 64 years
  • 38.6%65 to 74 years
  • 23.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Harlan
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Harlan,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 94.0%Under 5 years
  • 100.0%5 years
  • 58.0%6 to 11 years
  • 10.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 56.0%18 to 24 years
  • 69.0%25 to 34 years
  • 53.0%35 to 44 years
  • 5.0%45 to 54 years
  • 43.0%55 to 64 years
  • 45.0%65 to 74 years
  • 52.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Harlan, KY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Harlan,KY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 21.8%Under 5 years
  • 23.5%5 years
  • 26.2%6 to 11 years
  • 11.9%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 42.6%16 and 17 years
  • 18.8%18 to 24 years
  • 14.5%25 to 34 years
  • 10.3%35 to 44 years
  • 15.8%45 to 54 years
  • 6.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.3%65 to 74 years
  • 8.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Harlan, KY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Harlan, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Harlan, KY (%)
  • 43.7%White
  • 33.1%Black
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 0.0%2+ races
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Harlan, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Harlan, KY (absolute numbers)
  • 565White
  • 31Black
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 42.7%Below poverty level
  • 57.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 5.9%Below poverty level
  • 94.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Harlan, KY

Children below poverty level:
Harlan, Kentucky:

51.4%
State:

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

33.5%
Kentucky:

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

67.0%
Kentucky:

45.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 46.5%Married-couple family
  • 21.8%Male, no wife present
  • 31.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Harlan not in families by work experience
  • 4.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 9.0%Worked part-time
  • 86.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 9.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 6.5%Both worked part-time
  • 14.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 69.4%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
  • 7.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 0.0%1970 to 1979
  • 7.5%1960 to 1969
  • 15.1%1950 to 1959
  • 30.2%1940 to 1949
  • 39.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.0%1999 to 2000
  • 3.7%1995 to 1998
  • 2.7%1990 to 1994
  • 2.5%1980 to 1989
  • 6.2%1970 to 1979
  • 13.3%1960 to 1969
  • 16.5%1950 to 1959
  • 20.0%1940 to 1949
  • 34.1%1939 or earlier
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