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Nelson County, Kentucky

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Nelson County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 45,851
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 45,851
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 43,443
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 43,437
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,940
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 19,214
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 78.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $144,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,106
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $377
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $693
Building permits, 2018 203
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 17,324
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 2.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 84.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 74.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 17.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 48,280
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 126,809
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,819,993
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 147,367
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 535,201
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,076
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $55,182
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,156
Persons in poverty, percent
9.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 961
Total employment, 2016 15,274
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 562,227
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 3,106
All firms, 2012 3,146
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,774
Women-owned firms, 2012 951
Minority-owned firms, 2012 193
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,842
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 339
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,600
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 104.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 417.51
FIPS Code 21179
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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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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