Nelson County, Kentucky Population 2019

Nelson County, Kentucky's estimated population is 45,612 with a growth rate of 0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nelson County, Kentucky is the 22nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201845,8512390.52%
201745,6121170.26%
201645,4953800.84%
201545,1152490.55%
201444,8663140.70%
201344,5521380.31%
201244,4143480.79%
201144,0664351.00%
201043,63113,92146.86%
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
White41,383
Black or African American2,386
Two or More Races780
Some Other Race367
Asian165
American Indian and Alaska Native50

Nelson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Nelson County, Kentucky Median Age

38.9


Total

37.5


Male

40


Female

Nelson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 34,057 adults, (6,358 of whom are seniors) in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Nelson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

22,855

50.64%

Male

22,276

49.36%

Nelson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Nelson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Nelson County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.4%11.6%
Male80.9%19.1%
All78.4%21.6%
Non Family67.5%32.5%
Female57%43%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,3242.5778.4
Married9,6083.1788.4
Non Family5,1061.2167.5
Female1,9982.9957
Male6123.1780.9

3.08

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nelson County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1623.84%
9th to 12th Grade2,0576.80%
High School Graduate11,70638.72%
Some College6,96423.03%
Associates Degree3,06110.12%
Bachelors Degree3,35211.09%
Graduate Degree1,9326.39%

Nelson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,01125,1185,001
Black1,4011,196174
Hispanic4083202
Multiple Races29025736
Asian10410471
Other Race749
Native American5050

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,381$43,482$27,648
Less Than High School$22,740$24,409$16,319
High School Grad$31,851$38,524$24,052
Some College$33,628$48,450$26,327
Bachelors Degree$46,444$52,135$41,467
Graduate Degree$54,295$72,457$47,234

$35,381

Average Earnings

$43,482

Average Male

$27,648

Average Female

Nelson County, Kentucky Language

Nelson County, Kentucky Language by Age

Nelson County, Kentucky Language

97.80% of Nelson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Nelson County, Kentucky Poverty

Nelson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,5233,9439.73%
Hispanic91272479.39%
Other36732488.28%
Black2,31831813.72%
Multiple75211315.03%

11.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.99%

Male Poverty Rate

12.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Kentucky is Other, with 88.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Kentucky is White, with 9.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.05%
High School13.19%
Some College6.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.06%
Female Unemployed25.87%
Female Employed6.04%
Male Employed4.05%

Nelson County, Kentucky Income

Nelson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,182$72,247
Families$67,030$80,772
Married Families$76,129-
Non Families$30,897$49,417

Nelson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Nelson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Nelson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans

2,940

Number of Veterans

2,723

Male Veterans

217

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,153
First Gulf War646
Second Gulf War378
Korea147
World War II113

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6158.27%
Black23313.92%
2 or More5212.21%
Hispanic295.33%
Indian2754.00%
Asian1311.30%

Nelson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

7.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Kentucky Employment Status

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Nelson County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bardstown12604132276234.94%
Bloomfield10171064474.62%
New Haven855896414.80%
Fairfield11311410.88%
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