Nicholasville, Kentucky Population 2021

31,191
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Nicholasville is a city located in Jessamine County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Jessamine County. With a 2020 population of 31,191, it is the 9th largest city in Kentucky and the 1252nd largest city in the United States . Nicholasville is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 11.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,015 in 2010. Nicholasville reached it's highest population of 31,191 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Nicholasville has a population density of 2,156 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nicholasville is $59,747 with a poverty rate of 21.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $792 per month, and the median house value is $144,800. The median age in Nicholasville is 35.9 years, 33 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

Nicholasville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nicholasville was:

  • White: 89.59%
  • Black or African American: 6.49%
  • Two or more races: 1.48%
  • Asian: 1.46%
  • Other race: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nicholasville, Kentucky is 31,191 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,702.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,015.

Nicholasville, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,14789.59%
Black or African American1,9686.49%
Two or More Races4481.48%
Asian4411.46%
Some Other Race2970.98%
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Nicholasville Population by Race

Nicholasville Population Pyramid $2021

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Nicholasville Median Age

35.9


Total

33


Male

38.1


Female

Nicholasville Adults

There are 22,649 adults, (4,003 of whom are seniors) in Nicholasville.

Nicholasville Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholasville Sex Ratio

Female

15,964

52.68%

Male

14,337

47.32%

Nicholasville Population by Age

Nicholasville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nicholasville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.8%31.2%
All55.9%44.1%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Male39.2%60.8%
Female33.4%66.6%

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nicholasville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1692.6955.9
Married4,9503.2168.8
Non Family3,4161.3554.9
Female2,2673.4333.4
Male5363.2639.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Nicholasville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8824.41%
9th to 12th Grade2,33911.69%
High School Graduate7,10835.52%
Some College3,97319.85%
Associates Degree1,7238.61%
Bachelors Degree2,69613.47%
Graduate Degree1,2916.45%
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Nicholasville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nicholasville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,87515,1123,755
Black1,168857120
Hispanic58244450
Asian28128194
2+ Races197188
Other Race185101

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 33.45%.

Nicholasville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,919$38,295$26,847
Less Than 9th Grade$26,185$26,187$26,161
High School Graduate$31,431$37,975$24,730
Some College$28,177$40,127$23,293
Bachelors Degree$44,676$60,556$36,688
Graduate Degree$57,579$63,625$52,500

$31,919

Average Earnings

$38,295

Average Male

$26,847

Average Female

Nicholasville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nicholasville Language by Age

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Nicholasville Language

94.48% of Nicholasville residents speak only English, while 5.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.06% of the population.

Nicholasville Language

Nicholasville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,0865,52021.16%
Black1,93860931.42%
Multiple42818944.16%
Hispanic1,1441049.09%
Other2975117.17%
Asian441235.22%

21.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.36%

Male Poverty Rate

23.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholasville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholasville is Multiple, with 44.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholasville is Asian, with 5.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.70%.

Nicholasville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.95%
High School14.96%
Some College14.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%

Nicholasville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.73%
Female Unemployed39.50%
Female Employed14.35%
Male Employed7.74%

Nicholasville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nicholasville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,242$59,747
Families$55,492$65,640
Married Families$72,612-
Non Families$29,742$40,008
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Income by Household Type

Nicholasville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Nicholasville Married by Age and Sex

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Nicholasville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Nicholasville Marital Status by Race

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Nicholasville Marital Status

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1,627

Number of Veterans

1,362

Male Veterans

265

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam540
First Gulf War414
Second Gulf War218
Korea114
World War II4

Nicholasville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54606
65 to 74387
55 to 64284
75+250
18 to 34100

Nicholasville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5027.33%
Black916.97%
Asian277.44%
Hispanic111.62%
2+ Races72.95%

Nicholasville Veterans by Race

Nicholasville Veterans by Education

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7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholasville Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Nicholasville Employment by Age

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Nicholasville Employment by Race

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Nicholasville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.68%

Born in Nicholasville

95.74%

Native Born

4.26%

Foreign Born

2.54%

Non Citizen

1.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.74% of Nicholasville residents were born in the United States, with 69.68% having been born in Kentucky. 2.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nicholasville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,1911630.53%
202031,0281630.53%
201930,8651630.53%
201830,7022420.79%
201730,4606152.06%
201629,8452470.83%
201529,5985221.80%
201429,0764301.50%
201328,6463161.12%
201228,3302660.95%
201128,064-19-0.07%
201028,0838,4033.62%
200019,6806,0773.76%
199013,6033,2032.72%
198010,4004,5715.96%
19705,8291,5543.15%
19604,2758692.30%
19503,4062140.65%
19403,192640.20%
19303,1283421.16%
19202,786-149-0.52%
19102,9355352.03%
19002,4000.00%

Nicholasville Population by Year