Kentucky Census Data


Kentucky Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Kentucky as of July 1, 2016. Our Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank KY cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Kentucky Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,497,004
Population in Households 4,366,814
Population in Familes 3,517,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 130,190
Population Density1 114
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,776,228
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,171,826
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,996,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,161,219 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 615,009 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 219,936 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $133,695
Average Home Value $171,216


Median Household Income $43,478
Average Household Income $60,277
Per Capita Income $24,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.56%
Households 0.52% 0.53%
Families 0.3% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.