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Nelson County, Kentucky; United States

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Table

Nelson County, Kentucky
United States
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
47,098
331,893,745
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
47,098
331,893,745
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
46,738
331,449,281
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.8%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 46,738 331,449,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 43,437 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.1%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.3%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.1%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.2%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.4%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 3,172 17,835,456
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.2% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,379 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 78.1% 64.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $164,200 $229,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,151 $1,621
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $386 $509
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $799 $1,096
Building permits, 2021 313 1,736,982
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 17,991 122,354,219
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.52 2.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.2% 86.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 1.9% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.6% 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.0% 85.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.1% 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 19.3% 32.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.4% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.3%
10.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.1% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.7% 58.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 48,280 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 126,809 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,819,993 5,696,729,632
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 535,201 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,076 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.1 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $63,032 $64,994
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $30,856 $35,384
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 964 8,000,178
Total employment, 2020 15,458 134,163,349
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 688,296 7,564,809,878
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.3% 0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,081 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 3,146 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,774 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 951 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 193 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,842 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 339 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,600 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 104.0 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 417.51 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 21179 1
Value Notes

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

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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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