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The 2000 Census showed that Carter County had a population of 26,889 people. This represented 0.67% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Carter had a population of 26,771 people. This is a decrease of 0.44% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,720+3.09%+3.54% since 2009
200926,771-0.44%-0.99% since 2008
200827,040+0.56%-1.01% since 2007
200727,316+1.59%-0.19% since 2006
200627,367+1.78%+0.22% since 2005
200527,306+1.55%+0.51% since 2004
200427,168+1.04%-0.23% since 2003
200327,231+1.27%+0.51% since 2002
200227,094+0.76%+0.69% since 2001
200126,908  
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200026,889The Last Census

Carter County had 11,534 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Carter County has a total area<3> of 412.1 square miles [1,067 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.55 square miles [4.01 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Carter County had a population density of 65.5 people per square mile [25.28 people/km²], making it the state's 56th most densely populated county (out of 120 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Carter County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Carter and the state of Kentucky.

Click here for the Carter County QuickFact (QF-21043).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Carter County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BoydQF-21019   E48,52749,752-2.46%
ElliottQF-21063   S9,0836,74834.6%
GreenupQF-21089   NE38,02036,8913.06%
LawrenceQF-21127   SE16,57315,5696.45%
LewisQF-21135   NW13,75214,092-2.41%
RowanQF-21205   W22,87222,0943.52%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Carter. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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