Kentucky : What you need to know

Known for its horse farms, bourbon distilleries and one of the best college basketball programs in the country, Kentucky provides residents with abundant natural resources and refined culture. Many outdoor lovers consider moving to Kentucky after visiting attractions like Mammoth Cave National Park, Red River Gorge and Lake Cumberland. Cities in Kentucky celebrate the state’s rich history and agricultural ties. Lexington, Danville and Louisville are among the best places to live in Kentucky. 


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Kentucky Profile

Quick Facts

Population 4,397,353
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $43,740
Median Home Price $123,200
Median Property Tax $1,112
Median Rent $67

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.2%
  Unemployed 4.8%

Race

  Ethnicity White 87.6%
  Ethnicity Black 7.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 0.9%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.2%
  Unemployed 4.8%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 13.1%
  Associate's Degree 7.5%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 9.2%
  High School Graduate 33.6%
  Some College, No Degree 20.8%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 22.3%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 84.2%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2.7%
Construction 5.9%
Manufacturing 14%
Wholesale Trade 2.5%
Retail Trade 11.9%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.9%
Information 1.6%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 7.8%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.2%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.7%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.7%
Public Administration 4.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 67.2%
  Homes Owned 32.8%

Kentucky Rankings


Best places to Live in Kentucky
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Adairville 1,048 $78,100 $31,495
Albany 1,874 $66,600 $19,238
Alexandria 8,735 $156,600 $68,200
Allen 211 $34,600 $0
Allensville 137 $0 $28,125
Anchorage 2,172 $618,200 $160,000
Annville 694 $0 $0
Arjay CDP 557 $0 $12,609
Arlington 380 $41,500 $22,202
Artemus 583 $87,200 $52,976
Ashland 21,391 $95,400 $39,208
Auburn 1,491 $97,700 $28,819
Audubon Park 1,445 $243,300 $94,943
Augusta 1,102 $81,300 $31,389
Auxier 472 $86,100 $36,103
Bancroft 451 $251,300 $86,875
Bandana 147 $0 $36,202
Barbourmeade 1,372 $246,600 $94,583
Barbourville 3,172 $162,700 $31,708
Bardstown 12,930 $113,300 $35,825