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Kentucky
Demographic Data






Kentucky POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Kentucky Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Kentucky is:
4,505,836

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
16.5%
18 - 24:
9.4%
25 - 34:
13.0%
35 - 54:
25.3%
55 - 64:
13.3%
Over 65 Years:
16.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
87.2%
87.2%
25.0%
25.0%
4.8%
4.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Kentucky
USA
$29,123
$29,123
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Kentucky
USA
$52,238
$52,238
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
16.6%

Employment Industries in KY

Healthcare
Manufacturing
Retail
Education
Accommodation
Construction
Transportation
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Other
Finance
Public Service
Administration
Wholesale
Information Technology
Arts
Agriculture
Real Estate
Utilities
Mining
Management
14.4%
14.4%
14.3%
14.3%
11.7%
11.7%
9.7%
9.7%
7.0%
7.0%
6.1%
6.1%
5.4%
5.4%
4.7%
4.7%
4.5%
4.5%
4.3%
4.3%
4.3%
4.3%
3.8%
3.8%
2.4%
2.4%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
1.4%
1.4%
1.1%
1.1%
0.6%
0.6%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Black Or African American
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Other Race / Two or More Races
Asian
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
84.1%
84.1%
8.0%
8.0%
3.8%
3.8%
2.4%
2.4%
1.5%
1.5%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
German
Irish
English
European
Italian
Scottish
French
Scots-Irish
Dutch
Polish
Welsh
British
African
Swedish
Norwegian
Russian
Swiss
United States or American
Scandinavian
31.0%
31.0%
13.1%
13.1%
11.2%
11.2%
11.0%
11.0%
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.9%
1.9%
1.5%
1.5%
1.3%
1.3%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
German
Indic languages
French
African languages
Arabic
Chinese
Other Asian languages
West Germanic languages
Vietnamese
Slavic languages
Serbo-Croatian
Russian
Tagalog
Native American languages
Korean
Hindi
Gujarathi
Japanese
94.3%
94.3%
2.7%
2.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born KY Residents
4.0%