Carter County is located in northeast Kentucky. The County Seat is Grayson and the largest city is Grayson. The Official Web Site is located at http://cartercounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,223 and the 2010 census population was 27,718. The land area is 409.50 square miles and there are 67.7 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 75.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,500, there are 10,319 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,204, the median household income is $36,406, and 20.3% of the persons in Carter County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,273. Retail sales (in $1000) were $268,548, and sales per capita were $9,831.
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