|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Paducah is 26,278. Paducah, Kentucky is the 1,480th largest city in the US.
Paducah is located entirely in McCracken County.
The peak population of Paducah was in 1990, when its population was 27,404. In 1990, Paducah was the 1,014th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,480th largest city in the US. Paducah is currently 4.1% smaller than it was in 1990.
Paducah has shrunk 0.0% since the year 2000. Paducah, Kentucky's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Paducah has a population density of 1,257.5 people per square mile.
|1475||Paramus, New Jersey||26,416||2.5%|
|1478||South Pasadena, California||26,314||8.2%|
|1479||Elmira, New York||26,299||-15.0%|
|1484||Ridgewood, New Jersey||26,202||5.1%|
|1485||Elk River, Minnesota||26,192||56.9%|
|1486||South Salt Lake, Utah||26,166||18.8%|
The total voting age population of Paducah, Kentucky, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 19,582. The voting age population is 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.5% of the residents of Paducah are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Paducah are 73.4% White, 21.8% Black, 2.2% Two or more races, 0.9% American Indian, 0.8% Asian, 0.8% Other and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Paducah, 21.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 33.7%. On a per-household basis, 15.3% of families are below the poverty line in Paducah.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.2% of Paducah residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.6% of Paducah residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.1% have a bachelor's degree and 10.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Paducah residents aged 5 and older, 3.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Paducah is 4.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Paducah, 12.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Paducah is $39,266.
In Paducah, 53.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.8% of housing units in Paducah.
Of all the housing units in Paducah, 16.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Paducah, 10.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Paducah is $657.
In Paducah, 75.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.