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Kentucky

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Kentucky
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,535
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,468,402
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 4,339,333
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,339,367
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 279,153
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,995,182
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 67.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $130,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,131
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $356
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $713
Building permits, 2018 13,826
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,724,514
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 84.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 5.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 23.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 13.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 54.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,500,115
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,264,745
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 129,284,438
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 71,745,899
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 54,869,978
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,526
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 23.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,535
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $25,888
Persons in poverty, percent
16.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 92,0001
Total employment, 2016 1,603,1731
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 65,242,8271
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.5%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 291,230
All firms, 2012 331,546
Men-owned firms, 2012 184,154
Women-owned firms, 2012 106,011
Minority-owned firms, 2012 27,258
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 296,155
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 33,208
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 282,704
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 109.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 39,486.34
FIPS Code 21
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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