Paducah, KY Demographics


Population: 26,307. Estimated population in July 2019: 25,575 (-2.8% change)
Males: 11,964 (45.5%), Females: 14,343 (54.5%)

McCracken County

Zip codes: 42001, 42003.

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $26,137
Median house value: $62,700

Races in Paducah:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.1%)
  • Black (24.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (11.9%), German (10.8%), English (9.4%), Irish (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), French (2.1%).

Land area: 19.5 square miles

Map of Paducah, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Paducah

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paducah city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change: -1,161 (-4.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Paducah:

  • LOURDES HOSP (1530 LONE OAK RD)
  • WESTERN BAPTIST HOSP (2501 KENTUCKY AV)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Paducah:

  • MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; METROPOLIS, IL)
  • JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • MARSHALL CO HOSP (about 26 miles; BENTON, KY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Paducah:

  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 10 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: PAH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 54 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 65 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; ID: MDH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Paducah:

  • WEST KENTUCKY AIRPARK (about 10 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: FIO)
  • METROPOLIS MUNI (about 12 miles; METROPOLIS, IL; ID: M30)
  • MAYFIELD GRAVES COUNTY (about 22 miles; MAYFIELD, KY; ID: M25)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Paducah:

  • PADUCAH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,830; Location: PO BOX 7380; Public; Website: www.pccky.com)
  • WEST KENTUCKY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 935; Location: 5200 BLANDVILLE RD; Public; Website: www.wkytech.com)
  • PADUCAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 139; Location: 509 SOUTH 30TH STREET; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ptc-ky.com)
  • PADUCAH BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 124 S FOURTH ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paducah:

  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 55 miles; MARTIN, TN; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 58 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 59 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 93 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,510)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)

Schools

Public high schools in Paducah:

  • LONE OAK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: 225 JOHN ROBINSON DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PADUCAH TILGHMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 2400 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • REIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 5349 OLD BENTON RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Paducah:

  • ST MARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1243 ELMDALE ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 227 FARLEY PLACE; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Paducah:

  • HENDRON LONE OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 2501 MARSHALL AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PADUCAH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 662; Location: 342 LONE OAK RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LONE OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 300 CUMBERLAND AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LONE OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 301 CUMBERLAND AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 582; Location: 3401 BUCKNER LANE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FARLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 1250 HUSBANDS RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • REIDLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 5347 BENTON RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CONCORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 5184 HINKLEVILLE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MCNABB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 21ST & PARK AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • REIDLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 5741 BENTON RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Paducah:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 377 HIGHLAND BLVD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 254; Location: 3230 BUCKNER LANE; Grades: KG – 11)
  • ST. MARY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 1243 ELMDALE ROAD; Grades: 6 – 8)
  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY (Students: 72; Location: 7450 ST JOHN CHURCH DR; Grades: PK – 5)
  • SPEEDWELL MONTESSORI (Students: 23; Location: 1907 KENTUCKY AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Paducah:

  • MCCRACKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,350,577; Location: 555 WASHINGTON STREET; 97,594 books; 3,374 audio materials; 3,886 video materials; 327 serial subscriptions)