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Nicholasville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Nicholasville had a population of 30,007 as of July 1, 2017. 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 37.8916 and longitude -84.566 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nicholasville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Nicholasville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,007
Daytime Population: Workers 15,501
Daytime Population: Residents 16,228
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,729
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 29,579
Population in Familes 24,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 428
Population Density2 2,260
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $49,599
Average Household Income $60,349
Per Capita Income $22,824


Total Housing Units 11,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,413 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,807 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 712 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $143,389
Average Home Value $167,640


Total Households 11,221
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 7,922
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 1.09%
Households 0.91% 1.08%
Families 0.74% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2017 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 # 116 79th
Median Household Income # 181 67th
Per Capita Income # 245 55th

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