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
2,250,200
50.9%
50.8
Male
2,174,890
49.1%
49.2
Total Population
4,425,090
 
 

Kentucky Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
273,366
6.2% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
278,588
6.3% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
284,333
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
296,956
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
303,059
6.8% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
561,502
12.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
563,472
12.7% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
601,478
13.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
310,082
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
278,128
6.3% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
401,646
9.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
195,651
4.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
76,831
1.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,414,510
77.2%
77.1
Female
1,756,200
51.4%
51.4%
Male
1,658,310
48.6%
48.6%
21 Years and over
3,220,730
72.8%
72.9
62 Years and over
831,811
18.8%
18.3
65 Years and over
674,128
15.2%
14.9
Female
378,369
56.1%
55.9%
Male
295,759
43.9%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
39

Kentucky Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,330,860
97.9% 
96.9
White
3,865,710
87.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
355,718
8.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
8,914
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
59,626
1.3% 
5.4
Asian Indian
14,531
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
10,635
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
7,288
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
3,425
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
5,055
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
6,971
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
11,721
0.3% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2,765
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
907
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
463
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
537
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
858
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
38,122
0.9% 
4.8
Two or More Races
94,235
2.1% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
146,127
3.3% 
17.6
Mexican
81,274
1.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
16,841
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
12,247
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
35,765
0.8% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,278,960
96.7% 
82.4

Kentucky Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
183,951
6.2% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
260,013
8.7% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,002,540
33.5% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
611,050
20.4% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
235,061
7.9% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
406,865
13.6% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
289,309
9.7% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
443,964
14.9%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
2,544,825
85.1%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
696,174
23.3%
30.6

Kentucky Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,024,631
28.6%
33.5
Now Married
1,763,582
49.1%
47.5
Divorced
484,785
13.5%
11.0
Separated
77,828
2.2%
2.1
Widowed
237,979
6.6%
5.8

Kentucky Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
3,931,930
94.7%
78.5%
Languages other than english
219,792
5.3%
21.5%
Spanish
108,983
2.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
56,951
1.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
33,702
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
20,156
0.5%
1.0%

Kentucky Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
157,997
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
113,803
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
210,783
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
195,803
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
251,223
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
311,411
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
191,044
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
177,455
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
56,389
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
50,260
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
45,215
 
55,775
Per capita income
25,082
 
29,979

Kentucky Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
49,038
2.5%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
177,600
9.2%
9.8
Construction
112,185
5.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
456,914
23.7%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
103,324
5.4%
6.5
Information
30,394
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
275,351
14.3%
10.3
Other services except public administration
92,038
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
151,808
7.9%
11.3
Public administration
85,466
4.4%
4.6
Retail trade
235,867
12.2%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
113,365
5.9%
5.1
Wholesale trade
45,617
2.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
177,972
9.2%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
641,200
33.2%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
329,430
17.1%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
458,167
23.8%
23.6
Service occupations
322,198
16.7%
18.0

Kentucky Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,898,550
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,559,410
82.1%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
184,672
9.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
21,727
1.1%
5.2
Walked
46,953
2.5%
2.8
Other means
26,050
1.4%
1.8
Worked at home
59,739
3.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
23.0
 
26.0

Kentucky Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
128,574
7.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
579,267
33.8%
33.5
2 vehicles
650,371
37.9%
37.2
3 or more
357,956
20.9%
20.3

Kentucky Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,716,170
87.7%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,138,250
66.3%
63.0
Renter Occupied
577,915
33.7%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
240,965
12.3%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Kentucky Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,957,130
1 room
26,948
1.4%
2.3
2 rooms
30,747
1.6%
2.5
3 rooms
134,874
6.9%
9.0
4 rooms
333,801
17.1%
16.6
5 rooms
444,925
22.7%
20.0
6 rooms
358,334
18.3%
17.9
7 rooms
243,002
12.4%
12.1
8 rooms
161,354
8.2%
8.5
9 rooms or more
223,148
11.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Kentucky Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,957,130
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,306,450
66.8%
61.4
1-unit, attached
46,235
2.4%
5.8
2-units
58,039
3.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
82,273
4.2%
4.5
5 to 9 units
96,894
5.0%
4.8
10 to 19 units
64,329
3.3%
4.6
20 or more units
59,029
3.0%
8.8
Mobile home
242,307
12.4%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,579
0.1%
0.1

Kentucky Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
197,103
10.1%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
91,366
4.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
176,746
9.0%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
207,286
10.6%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
340,821
17.4%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
254,644
13.0%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
329,717
16.8%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Kentucky Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
643,384
37.5%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
104,751
6.1%
4.7
Electricity
889,890
51.9%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
15,589
0.9%
5.1
Coal or coke
4,263
0.2%
0.1
Wood
46,453
2.7%
2.0
Solar energy
291
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
6,332
0.4%
0.5
No fuel used
5,215
0.3%
1.2

Kentucky Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
659,302
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
13,385
2.0%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
15,338
2.3%
1.5%
Less than $500
28,758
4.4%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
35,611
5.4%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
86,697
13.1%
$1,000 to 1,499
227,406
34.5%
$500 to $999
252,107
38.2%
42.7%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
337,374
51.5%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
101,708
15.5%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
59,904
9.1%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
37,369
5.7%
7.3%
35.0% or more
119,365
18.2%
22.3%
Not Computed
3,582
NR
NR

Kentucky Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
524,356 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
76,033
14.5%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
13,972
2.7%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
4,285
0.8%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,869
0.4%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
1,049
0.2%
1.5%
$500 to $999
317,206
60.5%
42.7%
Less than $500
109,942
21.0%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
53,559
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
702
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
80,327
15.7%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
73,265
14.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
67,165
13.1%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
56,423
11.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
46,728
9.1%
9.2%
35.0% or more
188,132
36.7%
41.4%
Not Computed
65,875
NR
NR

Kentucky Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,138,250
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
152,395
13.4%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
261,279
23.0%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
251,697
22.1%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
187,712
16.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
164,109
14.4%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
85,167
7.5%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
29,155
2.6%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
6,739
0.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
130,000
 
194,500
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