Nelson County KY Information

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Nelson County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 45,009
Population in Households 44,513
Population in Familes 36,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 496
Population Density1 108
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,363
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 12,117
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,668 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,695 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,408 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $142,625
Average Home Value $171,612
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,032
Average Household Income $56,858
Per Capita Income $22,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.6%
Households 0.5% 0.56%
Families 0.31% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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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Nelson County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson 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 # 23 82nd
Population Density1 # 24 81st
Diversity Index2 # 42 66th
Median Household Income # 26 79th
Per Capita Income # 35 72nd

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