Nelson County, Kentucky Population 2018

Nelson County, Kentucky's estimated population is 45,640 with a growth rate of 1.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nelson County, Kentucky is the 23rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201745,6407651.70%
201644,875-637-1.40%
201645,5124090.91%
201545,1032460.55%
201444,8573130.70%
201344,5441370.31%
201244,4073470.79%
201144,0604351.00%
201043,62513,91546.84%
199029,7102,1267.71%
198027,5844,10717.49%
197023,4771,3095.90%
196022,1682,64713.56%
195019,5211,5178.43%
194018,0041,4538.78%
193016,5514142.57%
192016,137-693-4.12%
191016,8302431.47%
190016,5871701.04%
189016,417-192-1.16%
188016,6091,80512.19%
187014,804-995-6.30%
186015,7991,0106.83%
185014,7891,1528.45%
184013,637-1,295-8.67%
183014,932-1,341-8.24%
182016,2732,19515.59%
181014,0784,21242.69%
18009,866-1,449-12.81%
179011,3150.00%

Nelson County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White41,111
Black or African American2,413
Two or More Races697
Some Other Race424
American Indian and Alaska Native134
Asian96

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Nelson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Nelson County, Kentucky Median Age

38


Total

36.7


Male

39.5


Female

Nelson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 33,656 adults, (5,968 of which are seniors) in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Nelson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

22,714

50.62%

Male

22,161

49.38%

Nelson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Nelson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Nelson County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
All76.4%23.6%
Non Family64.7%35.3%
Male60.5%39.5%
Female53.6%46.4%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nelson County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,2362.5776.4
Married9,3653.1589.1
Non Family4,8421.1964.7
Female2,207353.6
Male8222.9660.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nelson County, Kentucky Households

Nelson County, Kentucky Education

Nelson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1553.87%
9th to 12th Grade2,1147.09%
High School Graduate12,14340.72%
Some College6,34321.27%
Associates Degree2,9259.81%
Bachelors Degree3,15610.58%
Graduate Degree1,9866.66%

Nelson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,70124,6954,966
Black1,4001,273163
Hispanic3702901
Multiple Races2221944
Other Race9318
Native American9391
Asian53278

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 17.93%.

Nelson County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,553$40,952$26,911
Less Than High School$21,215$23,327$16,136
High School Grad$31,052$36,533$23,898
Some College$31,515$43,103$25,654
Bachelors Degree$45,269$49,744$40,919
Graduate Degree$52,483$64,643$50,847

$33,553

Average Earnings

$40,952

Average Male

$26,911

Average Female

Nelson County, Kentucky Language

Nelson County, Kentucky Language by Age

Nelson County, Kentucky Language

97.64% of Nelson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Nelson County, Kentucky Poverty

Nelson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,3504,81311.93%
Hispanic88668977.77%
Black2,36044618.90%
Other42436385.61%
Multiple67113219.67%
Native1278365.35%
Asian961717.71%

13.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.01%

Male Poverty Rate

14.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Kentucky is Other, with 85.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Kentucky is White, with 11.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.26%.

Nelson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.22%
High School15.32%
Some College7.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Nelson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.24%
Female Unemployed31.23%
Female Employed7.35%
Male Employed4.69%

Nelson County, Kentucky Income

Nelson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,408$67,805
Families$62,231$75,358
Married Families$73,605$
Non Families$28,675$45,911

Nelson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Nelson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Nelson County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Nelson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans by War

2,968

Number of Veterans

2,783

Male Veterans

185

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,152
First Gulf War616
Second Gulf War308
Korea181
World War II134

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74820
35 to 54757
55 to 64720
75+550
18 to 34121

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7148.68%
Black1749.98%
2 or More3412.36%
Indian2727.00%
Asian1923.46%
Hispanic173.29%

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Kentucky Employment Status

Nelson County, Kentucky Employment by Age

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Nelson County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Nelson County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Nelson County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bardstown12604132276234.94%
Bloomfield10171064474.62%
New Haven855896414.80%
Fairfield11311410.88%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990