Nelson County KY Information


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  1. Nelson County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forNelson County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Nelson County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 46,470
Population in Households 45,974
Population in Familes 38,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 496
Population Density2 111
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $49,148
Average Household Income $61,999
Per Capita Income $24,108


Total Housing Units 19,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,585 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,364 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,327 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $144,948
Average Home Value $177,293


Total Households 17,949
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 12,489
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 0.82% 0.94%
Households 0.79% 0.92%
Families 0.6% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


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, 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 # 23 82nd
Population Density # 24 81st
Diversity Index # 43 65th
Median Household Income # 27 78th
Per Capita Income # 37 70th

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