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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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:
4,467,673

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.2%
5 - 17:
16.5%
18 - 24:
9.5%
25 - 34:
13.0%
35 - 54:
25.6%
55 - 64:
13.3%
Over 65 Years:
16.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
86.3%
86.3%
College Graduated
24.2%
24.2%
Attending College
4.8%
4.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Kentucky
$28,178
$28,178
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Kentucky
$50,589
$50,589
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
17.3%

Employment Industries in KY

Manufacturing
14.4%
14.4%
Healthcare
14.3%
14.3%
Retail
11.8%
11.8%
Education
9.7%
9.7%
Accommodation
7.3%
7.3%
Construction
6.0%
6.0%
Transportation
5.2%
5.2%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.6%
4.6%
Other
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.3%
4.3%
Finance
4.2%
4.2%
Administration
3.7%
3.7%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
Information Technology
1.6%
1.6%
Arts
1.5%
1.5%
Agriculture
1.5%
1.5%
Real Estate
1.3%
1.3%
Utilities
1.0%
1.0%
Mining
0.6%
0.6%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
84.6%
84.6%
Black Or African American
8.0%
8.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.7%
3.7%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.1%
2.1%
Asian
1.5%
1.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
30.1%
30.1%
German
13.2%
13.2%
Irish
11.4%
11.4%
English
9.9%
9.9%
European
2.0%
2.0%
Italian
2.0%
2.0%
Scottish
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Scots-Irish
1.4%
1.4%
Polish
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.9%
0.9%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.6%
0.6%
African
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.4%
0.4%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
Swiss
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
United States or American
0.2%
0.2%
French Canadian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
94.4%
94.4%
Spanish
2.7%
2.7%
German
0.5%
0.5%
Indic languages
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Gujarathi
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born KY Residents
3.9%