Nicholas County KY Information


Nicholas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,034
Population in Households 6,939
Population in Familes 5,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,794
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,921
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,015 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 779 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 441 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $95,605
Average Home Value $114,926


Median Household Income $39,289
Average Household Income $48,548
Per Capita Income $19,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.17%
Households -0.09% -0.07%
Families -0.29% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.


Nicholas County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nicholas 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 # 114 6th
Population Density1 # 98 19th
Diversity Index2 # 93 25th
Median Household Income # 52 58th
Per Capita Income # 75 38th

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