Nelson County KY Information


Nelson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 45,712
Daytime Population: Workers 17,203
Daytime Population: Residents 24,387
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 45,216
Population in Familes 37,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 496
Population Density2 110
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $45,154
Average Household Income $58,682
Per Capita Income $22,799


Total Housing Units 18,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,960 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,672 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,324 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $143,449
Average Home Value $174,520


Total Households 17,632
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 12,315
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 0.71% 0.73%
Households 0.65% 0.7%
Families 0.49% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.69%


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, 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 # 24 81st
Population Density # 24 81st
Diversity Index # 42 66th
Median Household Income # 29 77th
Per Capita Income # 38 69th

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