Bardstown, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 13,165 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.9%
 
Males: 6,458  (49.1%)
Females: 6,707  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

34.1 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40004.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,610 (it was $31,497 in 2000)
Bardstown:

$50,610
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,456 (it was $17,681 in 2000)

Bardstown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $137,095 (it was $73,500 in 2000)
Bardstown:

$137,095
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $193,264; detached houses: $199,542; townhouses or other attached units: $115,724; in 2-unit structures: $107,982; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,436; mobile homes: $90,666

Median gross rent in 2017: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bardstown: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.4%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 80.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bardstown, KY (2010)
    • 9,45380.8%White alone
    • 1,44312.3%Black alone
    • 4343.7%Hispanic
    • 2512.1%Two or more races
    • 860.7%Asian alone
    • 210.2%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone

Races in Bardstown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Bardstown, Kentucky as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bardstown is 230 to 1.


Crime rates in Bardstown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(27.3)
6
(54.2)
7
(62.7)
5
(44.7)
6
(53.1)
3
(26.5)
10
(84.9)
6
(50.6)
2
(15.5)
3
(23.1)
10
(76.4)
5
(37.9)
7
(52.5)
7
(52.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(54.7)
5
(45.2)
4
(35.8)
9
(80.4)
7
(62.0)
6
(52.9)
8
(67.9)
8
(67.4)
5
(38.7)
6
(46.1)
16
(122.3)
7
(53.1)
8
(60.0)
11
(83.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(72.9)
7
(63.2)
20
(179.2)
19
(169.7)
10
(88.6)
13
(114.6)
9
(76.4)
8
(67.4)
6
(46.5)
10
(76.9)
14
(107.0)
7
(53.1)
10
(75.0)
8
(60.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(547.0)
61
(551.0)
61
(546.7)
84
(750.4)
83
(735.0)
84
(740.8)
101
(857.3)
125
(1,053)
77
(596.2)
99
(761.2)
89
(680.1)
62
(470.4)
78
(585.4)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
137
(1,249)
179
(1,617)
250
(2,241)
300
(2,680)
233
(2,063)
223
(1,967)
256
(2,173)
319
(2,688)
232
(1,796)
244
(1,876)
294
(2,247)
156
(1,184)
242
(1,816)
233
(1,759)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(100.3)
15
(135.5)
16
(143.4)
15
(134.0)
13
(115.1)
16
(141.1)
6
(50.9)
25
(210.6)
6
(46.5)
11
(84.6)
16
(122.3)
39
(295.9)
43
(322.7)
27
(203.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
3
(23.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)149.1183.6236.2264.2222.0201.8254.6272.2150.6182.8266.4176.0229.5207.2

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City-data.com crime index in Bardstown, KY

Crime rate in Bardstown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Bardstown, KY City Guides:

Ancestries: American (28.4%), Irish (11.0%), English (10.7%), German (8.0%), Italian (2.5%), European (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1838

Elevation: 647 feet

Land area: 7.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,834 people per square mile   (low).

Bardstown, Kentucky map

171 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,417 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,218 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (32.6 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (302.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Coxs Creek, KY (2.5 miles ),
Fairfield, KY (3.0 miles),
Boston, KY (3.1 miles ),
Bloomfield, KY (3.2 miles ),
New Haven, KY (3.6 miles ),
New Hope, KY (3.6 miles),
Loretto, KY (3.6 miles ),
Chaplin, KY (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.82 N, Longitude: 85.46 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Bourbon Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,204 (+54.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,304 (59.1%)

Area code: 502

Distribution of median household income in Bardstown, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bardstown, KY in 2017
Bardstown satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Bardstown, KY
Historical housing units in Bardstown, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +2,352 (+29.3%).
Most common industries in Bardstown, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Bardstown, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Bardstown, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bardstown, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.7. This is about average.

City:

72.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.50. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bardstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Bardstown city center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bardstown-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from Bardstown center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 148.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from Bardstown center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.5 miles away from Bardstown center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nelson County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bardstown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bardstown:

  • FLAGET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (MEMBER OF SAINT JOSEPH H (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 4305 NEW SHEPHERDSVILLE ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF NELSON CO (111 NORTH THIRD ST)
  • COLONIAL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (708 BARTLEY AVENUE)
  • FLAGET MEMORIAL HOSP SNF (201 CATHEDRAL MANOR)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF BARDSTOWN (120 LIFE CARE WAY)
  • WINDSOR GARDENS (101 ISAAC GREER COURT)
  • BARDSTOWN DIALYSIS (210 W JOHN FITCH AVENUE)
  • FMC - BARDSTOWN (317 KENTUCKY HOME SQUARE, SUITE 3)
  • VNA NAZARETH HOME CARE (711 MCDOWELL BLVD)

Airports and heliports located in Bardstown:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bardstown:

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • Sullivan University (about 30 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 31 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • University of Louisville (about 33 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 33 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Campbellsville University (about 34 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)

Public high schools in Bardstown:

  • NELSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,496, Location: 1070 BLOOMFIELD RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BARDSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 538, Location: 400 N 5TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • HORIZONS ACADEMY (Location: 304 WILDCAT LANE, Grades: 9-12)
  • THOMAS NELSON HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2885 NEW SHEPHERDSVILLE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Bardstown:

  • BETHLEHEM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 316, Location: 309 W STEPHEN FOSTER AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bardstown:

Private elementary/middle school in Bardstown:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 408, Location: 320 W STEPHEN FOSTER AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bardstown

Library in Bardstown:

  • NELSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,847,336; Location: 201 CATHEDRAL MANOR; 84,505 books; 4 e-books; 4,262 audio materials; 5,543 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 98 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital is now located at 4305 New Shepherdsville, Rd, Bardstown.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bardstown: Bardstown Fire Department (A), Bardstown Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), Nelson County Dispatch Center (C), Nelson County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bardstown: Wickland Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bardstown Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bardstown: My Old Kentucky Home State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum (310 East Broadway Street), Oscar GETZ Museum of Whiskey History (114 North 5th Street Suite 2), Women's Civil War Museum (204 West Broadway Street), Jailer's Inn Bed & Breakfast (Historical Places & Services; 111 West Stephen Foster Avenue), Bardstown Nelson County Tourist Commission - Special Events Office (Tourism Consultants; 107 East Stephen Foster Avenue), Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Tourism Consultants; 107 East Stephen Foster Avenue), Bardstown Nelson County Tourist Commission (Tourism Consultants; 107 East Stephen Foster Avenue), Trail Riders Supply (Amusement & Theme Parks; 170 Masterson Lane), Keystone Cinemas (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2725 East John Rowan Boulevard).

Hotels: A Rosemark Haven (714 North 3rd Street), Hampton Inn Bardstown (985 Chambers Boulevard), Kurtz Restaurant (418 East Stephen Foster Avenue), Red Carpet Inn (1714 New Haven Road), Old Kentucky Home Motel (414 West Stephen Foster Avenue), Wilson Motel (530 North 3rd Street), Bardstown Parkview Motel - Managers OFC (418 East Stephen Foster Avenue), Holiday Inn (31 East South & Bluegrass Parkway), Holiday Inn Bardstown-Ky (1875 New Haven Rd).

Court: Kentucky State - Administrative Office of the Courts- Court Designated Wo (202 Plaza Drive).

Birthplace of: Marie Mattingly Meloney - Journalist, Josey Greenwell - Singer, William Durbin - Martial artist, Benjamin Hardin Helm - Confederate Army general, Robert B. Warden - Ohio judge, Robert C. Wickliffe - Politician, William Beall - Confederate Army general, Ephraim H. Foster - Politician, Ignatius A. Reynolds - Catholic bishop, Robert Charles Wickliffe - Politician.

Nelson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bardstown and their reported violations in the past:

BARDSTOWN MUNICIPAL WATER DEPT (Population served: 31,185, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bardstown in 2010:

  • 168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 100 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Bardstown in 2000:

  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Bardstown (2011 data):

  • Town & Country Bank and Trust Company: Bardstown Plaza Branch, Town & Country Bank And Trust Compan, Hunters Village Branch, West John Rowan Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2009/02/02: Bank assets: $378.2 mil, Deposits: $310.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Farmers Bank Holding Company
  • Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Company: Culpeper Branch, at 101 North Third Street, Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $408.8 mil, Deposits: $353.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Wilson & Muir Bancorp, Inc.
  • Kentucky Home Bank: Chambers Boulevard Branch at 900 Chambers Boulevard, branch established on 2000/08/09; at 940 Bloomfield Road, branch established on 1997/09/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $102.7 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Kentucky Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown: Bardstown Branch at 401 E. John Rowan Boulevard, branch established on 1973/06/01; 315 North 3rd Street Branch at 315 North 3rd Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2008/06/26: Bank assets: $1,228.8 mil, Deposits: $1,123.3 mil, headquarters in Elizabethtown, KY, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Service Corporation
  • Your Community Bank: Stephen Foster Branch at 119 East Stephen Foster Ave, branch established on 1998/08/03; Bardstown Community/Kentucky Branch at 106a West John Rowan Boulevard, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $661.1 mil, Deposits: $475.7 mil, headquarters in New Albany, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank Shares Of Indiana, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bardstown Ky at 105 West John Rowan Boulevard, branch established on 1995/05/24. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Bardstown:

Marital status in Bardstown, KY
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bardstown:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bardstown
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bardstown, KY (based on Nelson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,42138
Catholic10,0079
Mainline Protestant2,38715
Black Protestant5643
Other2342
None19,824-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Nelson County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Nelson County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nelson County:

9.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nelson County:

12.9%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bardstown:

51.4%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bardstown:

49.2%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bardstown:

12.1%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bardstown:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bardstown:

33.4%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Bardstown:

58.5%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Bardstown:

79.8%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bardstown, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$88,666$39,4070$0
Other and Unallocable 24$69,214$34,6075$5,431
Streets and Highways 21$83,366$47,6380$0
Firefighters 17$51,315$36,2227$6,622
Solid Waste Management 12$30,586$30,5860$0
Water Supply 9$34,347$45,7960$0
Sewerage 8$25,168$37,7520$0
Financial Administration 7$23,110$39,6172$1,982
Electric Power 6$28,165$56,3300$0
Parks and Recreation 5$18,431$44,2340$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,112$55,4697$6,115
Police - Other 1$3,349$40,1881$1,168
Totals for Government 142$478,829$40,46422$21,318

Bardstown government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $495,000 ($37.60)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($2.96)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,586,000 ($1031.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,936,000 ($678.77)
    Water Utilities: $4,191,000 ($318.34)
    Sewerage: $2,924,000 ($222.10)
    Police Protection: $1,953,000 ($148.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,356,000 ($103.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,091,000 ($82.87)
    Central Staff Services: $888,000 ($67.45)
    Financial Administration: $809,000 ($61.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000 ($31.52)
    Regular Highways: $289,000 ($21.95)
    General - Other: $288,000 ($21.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,506,000 ($114.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $759,000 ($57.65)
    Sewerage: $537,000 ($40.79)
    Regular Highways: $528,000 ($40.11)
    Water Utilities: $438,000 ($33.27)
    Electric Utilities: $407,000 ($30.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $267,000 ($20.28)
    Police Protection: $223,000 ($16.94)
    Central Staff Services: $102,000 ($7.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,839,000 ($519.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $436,000 ($33.12)

Bardstown government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,100,000 ($767.19)
    Sewerage: $4,066,000 ($308.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,493,000 ($113.41)
    Other: $397,000 ($30.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000 ($8.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $331,000 ($25.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $148,000 ($11.24)
    General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($2.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $81,000 ($6.15)
    Rents: $67,000 ($5.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($1.37)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($0.76)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,055,000 ($1143.56)
    Water Utilities: $4,547,000 ($345.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $249,000 ($18.91)
    Other: $173,000 ($13.14)
    General Local Government Support: $115,000 ($8.74)
    Health and Hospitals: $20,000 ($1.52)
  • Tax - Property: $2,593,000 ($196.96)
    Individual Income: $2,064,000 ($156.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $517,000 ($39.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $195,000 ($14.81)
    Other License: $32,000 ($2.43)

Bardstown government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,207,000 ($547.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,542,000 ($496.92)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,257,000 ($475.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,855,000 ($444.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,352,000 ($102.70)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $285,000 ($21.65)

Bardstown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,517,000 ($1102.70)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,972,000 ($681.50)

5.57% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, KY  1.47% ($38,868 average AGI)
from Bullitt County, KY  0.81% ($46,384)
from Hardin County, KY  0.33% ($35,678)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, KY  1.13% ($37,941 average AGI)
to Bullitt County, KY  0.50% ($36,528)
to Hardin County, KY  0.34% ($42,683)
Businesses in Bardstown, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Big O Tires1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS4
Hilton1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bardstown:

  • WBRT (1320 AM; 1 kW; BARDSTOWN, KY; Owner: CBC OF NELSON COUNTY, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLCR (1470 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: LCR PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDRD (680 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURG, KY; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bardstown:

  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMZ (97.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WTFX-FM (100.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WLRS (105.1 FM; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHX (107.3 FM; LEBANON JUNCTION, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • W216BM (91.1 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bardstown:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDRB (Channel 41; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFTE (Channel 58; SALEM, IN; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLKY-TV (Channel 32; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WLKY HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bardstown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 614ft / 187mTotal length
  • $1,536,000Total costs
  • 209,571Total average daily traffic
  • 29,885Total average daily truck traffic
  • 151,839Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bardstown, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bardstown, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bardstown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bardstown, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 212 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bardstown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bardstown)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$126,77418$103,69633$128,4108$21,0668$79,0582$25,695
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$96,1502$94,8450$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$118,4753$120,28316$121,4131$44,1400$01$25,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$124,1002$67,31012$129,7210$01$47,1000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$171,9800$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9903.00 , 9904.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$105,0601$143,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9903.00 , 9904.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bardstown, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bardstown, KY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 73. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 128 took place in 2010, and the least - 5 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bardstown, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (36.6%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bardstown, KY
    • 45636.6%Structure Fires
    • 38731.1%Outside Fires
    • 32626.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 766.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bardstown, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bardstown, Kentucky:

  • Best Western General Nelson Inn, 411 W Stephen Foster, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 , Phone: (502) 348-3977, Fax: (502) 348-7596
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1714 New Haven Rd, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 , Phone: (502) 348-1112, Fax: (502) 348-1114
  • Quality Inn, 1875 New Haven Rd, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 , Phone: (502) 348-9253, Fax: (502) 348-5478
  • Comfort Inn, 984 Frost Ave, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 , Phone: (502) 349-9400, Fax: (502) 349-9461
  • Hampton Inn, 985 Chambers Blvd, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 , Phone: (502) 349-0100, Fax: (502) 349-1191
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bardstown, Kentucky
Most common first names in Bardstown, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29977.6 years
James21870.0 years
Joseph17566.3 years
John16373.7 years
William16271.4 years
Charles8271.5 years
Thomas6969.3 years
Elizabeth5480.4 years
Robert5366.9 years
Margaret5277.1 years
Most common last names in Bardstown, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mattingly7773.6 years
Downs7672.9 years
Smith7274.2 years
Greenwell5371.0 years
Ballard5172.8 years
Hall4575.5 years
Johnson4369.6 years
Cecil4377.4 years
Newton4069.2 years
Ritchie4073.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bardstown, KY
  • 53.0%Electricity
  • 42.6%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bardstown, KY
  • 72.1%Electricity
  • 27.3%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bardstown compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Bardstown on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
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