Bell County KY Information


Bell County Subdivisions

Bell County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,110
Population in Households 28,158
Population in Familes 22,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 952
Population Density1 81
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 12,079
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 7,971
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,517 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,562 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,553 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $69,717
Average Home Value $91,213


Median Household Income $29,159
Average Household Income $41,840
Per Capita Income $17,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% -0.03%
Households 0.39% 0.06%
Families 0.18% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.


Bell County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 68th
Population Density1 # 47 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 76 38th
Median Household Income # 107 12th
Per Capita Income # 94 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.