Nicholasville, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Nicholasville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Nicholasville had a population of 30,553 as of July 1, 2018. Nicholasville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nicholasville is located at latitude 37.8806 and longitude -84.573 in Jessamine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nicholasville (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Jessamine County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Nicholasville (GNIS ID: 2404379) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Nicholasville is located within Nicholasville Division of Jessamine County.

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Nicholasville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 30,553
Population in Households 30,135
Population in Familes 24,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 418
Population Density2 2,301
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $50,574
Average Household Income $62,251
Per Capita Income $23,496


Total Housing Units 12,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,433 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,994 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 780 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $149,824
Average Home Value $182,341


Total Households 11,427
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 8,041
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.04% 1.13%
Households 1.02% 1.12%
Families 0.83% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Nicholasville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nicholasville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 98 82nd
Diversity Index # 113 79th
Median Household Income # 188 65th
Per Capita Income # 257 53rd

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