SIS Siteheader
Skip to content

State Facts for Students

Kentucky FlagKentucky

Population
  2010 2019
Population 4,339,367 4,467,673
Rank 26 26
Median Age 38.1 39.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 55,939 55,061
Boys 28,791 28,542
Girls 27,148 26,519
Total 9 year-olds 57,676 54,866
Boys 29,645 28,218
Girls 28,031 26,648
Total 10 year-olds 58,017 55,610
Boys 29,787 28,258
Girls 28,230 27,352
Total 11 year-olds 57,323 56,869
Boys 29,301 28,874
Girls 28,022 27,995
Total 12 year-olds 56,508 57,689
Boys 28,839 29,458
Girls 27,669 28,231
Total 13 year-olds 56,015 56,917
Boys 28,779 29,193
Girls 27,236 27,724
Total 14 year-olds 56,291 56,915
Boys 29,107 29,032
Girls 27,184 27,883
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 82.2% 82.0%
Car Pool 10.3% 9.0%
Public Transportation 1.1% 1.0%
Work at Home 3.7% 4.3%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 90.2%

Geography
  2010
Capital Frankfort
Largest City Louisville
Second Largest City Lexington-Fayette
Persons Per Square Mile 109.9

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 1,604 1,512
Amusement Parks 10 6
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,964 3,317
Toy Stores 75 90
Video/Disc Rental Stores 195 35
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 8 6
Candy & Nut Stores 22 20
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 68 112
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 3 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

For the following combo box, to make a selection, press enter then alt plus down arrow and use the up and down arrows.

May I have another state, please?

Skip top of page navigation

History

  • Date of Statehood: June 1, 1792
  • Population 1800: 220,955
  • Population 1850: 982,405
  • Population 1900: 2,147,174
  • Population 1950: 2,944,806
  • Population 2000: 4,041,769
  • Population 2010: 4,339,367

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Bluegrass State
  • Flower : Goldenrod
  • Tree : Tulip Poplar
  • Bird : Cardinal
  • Horse : Thoroughbred
  • Fruit : Blackberry
  • Fossil : Brachiopod
  • Gem : Freshwater Pearl

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?