Jefferson County KY Information

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Jefferson County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 19 85th
Per Capita Income # 8 94th

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Jefferson County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 746,309
Population in Households 732,156
Population in Familes 562,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,153
Population Density1 1,962
Diversity Index2 50
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 312,563
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 188,984
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 342,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186,403 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 126,160 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,008 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $172,086
Average Home Value $215,925
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,568
Average Household Income $66,274
Per Capita Income $27,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.45%
Households 0.26% 0.48%
Families 0.0% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

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