Kentucky Demographic Data

Kentucky Demographic Summary

  • Population: 4,380,415
  • Area: 40,411.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 39,492.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 919.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 108.39 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 714.24 ft
  • Time Zone: Multiple
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Kentucky Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,257,160
50.9%
50.8
Male
2,179,810
49.1%
49.2
Total Population
4,436,970
 
 

Kentucky Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
272,949
6.2% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
278,563
6.3% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
284,772
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
306,625
6.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
298,556
6.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
564,723
12.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
556,258
12.5% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
597,239
13.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
305,536
6.9% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
284,228
6.4% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
411,310
9.3% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
200,382
4.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
75,833
1.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,424,520
77.2%
77.2
Female
1,762,840
51.5%
51.3%
Male
1,661,680
48.5%
48.7%
21 Years and over
3,233,130
72.9%
73.1
62 Years and over
856,122
19.3%
18.8
65 Years and over
687,525
15.5%
15.2
Female
384,116
55.9%
55.8%
Male
303,409
44.1%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Kentucky Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,344,840
97.9% 
96.8
White
3,866,330
87.1% 
72.6
Black or African American
366,157
8.3% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
11,140
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
61,311
1.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
15,891
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
7,461
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
3,614
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
5,486
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
6,245
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
6,653
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
15,961
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2,307
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
492
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
195
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
615
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,005
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
37,591
0.8% 
5.1
Two or More Races
92,135
2.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
151,920
3.4% 
17.8
Mexican
86,110
1.9% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
16,967
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
14,333
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
34,510
0.8% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,285,050
96.6% 
82.2

Kentucky Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
170,725
5.7% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
257,735
8.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
968,299
32.3% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
640,040
21.4% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
256,369
8.6% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
419,081
14.0% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
283,260
9.5% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
428,460
14.3%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
2,567,049
85.8%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
702,341
23.5%
31.2

Kentucky Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,068,258
29.7%
33.7
Now Married
1,735,116
48.2%
47.5
Divorced
476,597
13.2%
11.0
Separated
79,376
2.2%
2.0
Widowed
241,343
6.7%
5.8

Kentucky Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
3,946,960
94.8%
78.4%
Languages other than english
217,067
5.2%
21.6%
Spanish
106,247
2.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
56,705
1.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
33,010
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
21,105
0.5%
1.1%

Kentucky Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
164,883
9.6%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
107,718
6.3%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
201,736
11.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
188,199
11.0%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
242,118
14.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
308,458
18.0%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
196,195
11.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
190,742
11.1%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
59,053
3.4%
5.8
$200,000 or more
58,604
3.4%
6.4
Median household income
46,659
 
57,617
Per capita income
26,046
 
31,128

Kentucky Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
34,015
1.7%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
177,407
9.1%
9.8
Construction
113,910
5.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
463,176
23.7%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
111,769
5.7%
6.6
Information
33,083
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
291,739
14.9%
10.1
Other services except public administration
86,961
4.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
156,899
8.0%
11.4
Public administration
77,450
4.0%
4.6
Retail trade
236,545
12.1%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
122,313
6.3%
5.2
Wholesale trade
49,375
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
174,400
8.9%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
653,400
33.4%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
345,447
17.7%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
455,982
23.3%
23.3
Service occupations
325,413
16.6%
18.1

Kentucky Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,924,060
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,582,230
82.2%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
178,334
9.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
20,925
1.1%
5.1
Walked
41,353
2.1%
2.7
Other means
29,441
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
71,777
3.7%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
23.3
 
26.6

Kentucky Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
129,700
7.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
568,065
33.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
644,092
37.5%
37.1
3 or more
375,849
21.9%
21.0

Kentucky Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,717,710
87.4%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,148,180
66.8%
63.1
Renter Occupied
569,531
33.2%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
247,871
12.6%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Kentucky Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,965,580
1 room
28,624
1.5%
2.4
2 rooms
33,127
1.7%
2.7
3 rooms
132,757
6.8%
9.1
4 rooms
331,242
16.9%
16.5
5 rooms
438,938
22.3%
19.8
6 rooms
379,171
19.3%
17.8
7 rooms
237,116
12.1%
12.0
8 rooms
164,617
8.4%
8.6
9 rooms or more
219,985
11.2%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Kentucky Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,965,580
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,316,580
67.0%
61.5
1-unit, attached
48,557
2.5%
5.9
2-units
58,290
3.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
86,281
4.4%
4.4
5 to 9 units
91,670
4.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
67,004
3.4%
4.4
20 or more units
57,027
2.9%
9.0
Mobile home
239,571
12.2%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
597
0.0%
0.1

Kentucky Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
193,289
9.8%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
84,984
4.3%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
183,281
9.3%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
221,091
11.2%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
323,331
16.4%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
245,440
12.5%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
334,286
17.0%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Kentucky Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
639,630
37.2%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
105,573
6.1%
4.7
Electricity
898,114
52.3%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
14,744
0.9%
4.8
Coal or coke
3,923
0.2%
0.1
Wood
43,963
2.6%
1.9
Solar energy
448
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
7,136
0.4%
0.5
No fuel used
4,175
0.2%
1.1

Kentucky Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
674,045
 
47295100.0
$2,500 to $2,999
14,208
2.1%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
17,672
2.6%
1.8%
Less than $500
26,063
3.9%
10.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
37,601
5.6%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
93,846
13.9%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
236,589
35.1%
28.3%
$500 to $999
248,066
36.8%
41.0%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
359,321
53.6%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
101,612
15.2%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
58,892
8.8%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
37,520
5.6%
7.0%
35.0% or more
112,897
16.8%
21.3%
Not Computed
3,803
0.0%
0.0%

Kentucky Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
518,068 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
77,054
14.9%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
11,652
2.2%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
3,047
0.6%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,036
0.2%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
339
0.1%
1.8%
$500 to $999
311,287
60.1%
41.0%
Less than $500
113,653
21.9%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
51,463
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
707
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
85,582
16.9%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
66,569
13.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
66,470
13.1%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
58,644
11.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
41,552
8.2%
9.0%
35.0% or more
187,196
37.0%
40.7%
Not Computed
63,518
0.0%
0.0%

Kentucky Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,148,180
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
144,798
12.6%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
245,545
21.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
253,142
22.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
191,897
16.7%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
174,882
15.2%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
98,110
8.5%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
31,522
2.7%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
8,279
0.7%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
135,600
 
205,000
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