Nationwide Claims to Fame

Kentucky is 6th out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

Kentucky is 8th out of 51 other states in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

Kentucky is 12th out of 51 other states in Race - White

Kentucky is 19th out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

Kentucky is 22nd out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

Kentucky is 23rd out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

Kentucky is 25th out of 51 other states in Households

Kentucky is 25th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Kentucky is 26th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

Kentucky is 26th out of 51 other states in Female residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Current population (2012) 4,380,415 26th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 39,486.3 37th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 109.9 23rd 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 22nd 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.2% 26th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.0% 30th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.7% 47th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.6% 48th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Race - White 88.6% 12th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 8.1% 25th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 50th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.3% 43rd 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 32nd 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 42nd 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.2% 43rd 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 85.9% 8th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Female residents 50.7% 26th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.1% 46th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Housing units 1,932,599 26th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 17.8% 38th 25.9%
Households 1,681,085 25th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 69.5% 19th 66.1%
Home median value $118,700 46th $186,200
People per household 2.5 32nd 2.6
Building permits (last year) 9,725 30th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Income per capita $23,033 47th $27,915
Income per household $42,248 48th $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.1% 6th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Kentucky Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 89,770 27th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 1,463,173 26th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 337,600 27th 27,092,908
Retail sales $50,405,925 27th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,843 45th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $6,300,866 31st $613,795,732

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