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Kentucky

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Table

Kentucky
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
4,506,297
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
4,526,154
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
4,511,563
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
4,506,297
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
4,506,297
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
0.4%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 4,505,836
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,339,367
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
86.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 244,703
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 4.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 2,023,724
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $177,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,344
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $440
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $902
Building permits, 2022 15,050
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 1,769,102
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 5.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 91.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 85.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 26.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 13.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 59.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 55.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,191,213
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 32,369,493
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,378,607
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 64,294,266
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,430
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 23.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $60,183
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $33,515
Persons in poverty, percent
16.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 92,130
Total employment, 2021 1,617,040
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 80,502,053
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 314,953
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 63,839
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 37,716
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,435
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,581
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 53,689
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,074
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 52,806
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 114.1
Population per square mile, 2010 109.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 39,491.61
Land area in square miles, 2010 39,486.34
FIPS Code 21
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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.

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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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