Harlan County is located in southeastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Harlan and the largest city is Harlan. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.harlancountyclerk.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,163 and the 2010 census population was 29,278. The land area is 465.83 square miles and there are 62.9 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 2.2% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 71% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $52,000, there are 11,343 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,257, the median household income is $25,906, and 31.3% of the persons in Harlan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,872. Retail sales (in $1000) were $211,085, and sales per capita were $6,793. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.2%.
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