Bardstown is a city located in Nelson County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Nelson County. With a 2020 population of 13,941, it is the 33rd largest city in Kentucky and the 3150th largest city in the United States. Bardstown is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 2.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,567 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Bardstown has a population density of 1,146 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bardstown is $83,081 with a poverty rate of 11.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $770 per month, and the median house value is $133,900. The median age in Bardstown is 33.3 years, 29.4 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bardstownwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.39%.
96.60% of Bardstown residents speak only English, while 3.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Bardstown is Asian, with 21.88% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Bardstown is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.71%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Bardstown
97.97% of Bardstown residents were born in the United States, with 77.38% having been born in Kentucky. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.