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Kenton County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2017: 165,399 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 151,464 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 33,059
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,384
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 39,442
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,325 (it was 20,002 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

31%

Land area: 162 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 1021 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kenton County: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.3%), Retail trade (10.5%), Educational, health and social services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kenton County, KY (2017)
    • 146,01896.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,2714.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,0363.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,1172.7%Two or more races
    • 2,2341.5%Asian alone
    • 1220.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 890.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 600.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years
Males: 82,333  (49.8%)
Females: 83,066  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Kenton County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,595 ($43,906 in 1999)
This county:

$58,595
Kentucky:

$48,375

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $646 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $809)
This county:

$646
State:

$571


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,200 (it was $102,900 in 2000)
Kenton:

$159,200
Kentucky:

$141,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,200 - $239,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $189,156
Here:

$189,156
State:

$189,136

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,460
Here:

$199,460
State:

$174,753

In 2-unit structures: $155,754
Here:

$155,754
State:

$165,315

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,463
Here:

$148,463
State:

$164,744

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,081
Here:

$167,081
State:

$151,866

Mobile homes: $38,023
Here:

$38,023
State:

$69,867

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,218
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $389

Institutionalized population: 1,349

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 661 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1998: 737 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 1999: 726 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2000: 543 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2001: 674 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 777 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2003: 1054 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2004: 1228 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2005: 1126 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2006: 839 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2007: 509 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2008: 393 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2009: 274 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2010: 226 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2011: 178 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2012: 230 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2013: 245 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2014: 254 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2015: 252 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2016: 308 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2017: 281 buildings, average cost: $244,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Kenton, KY residents
Average permit cost in Kenton, KY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,884 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,402 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Kenton, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kenton, KY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kenton, KY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.2%
Kenton County:

12.2%
Kentucky:

17.2%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.9% for American Indian residents, 43.9% for other race residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.1 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.9 years old, Black residents: 32.5 years old, American Indian residents: 46.3 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 18.0 years old)

Area name: Cincinnati-Middleton, OH-KY-IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kenton County is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $877 a month.

Cities in this county include: Covington, Erlanger, Independence, Edgewood, Elsmere, Fort Mitchell, Villa Hills, Piner-Visalia, Taylor Mill, Fort Wright.

Kenton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Jennings County, Indiana , Jackson County, Ohio , Madison County, Virginia , Ohio County, Indiana , Orange County, Indiana , Pettis County, Missouri , Saline County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Kentucky:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Kenton, KY
County total employment by year in Kenton, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Kenton, KY

Current college students: 6,815
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,878 (33.2% naturalized citizens)

Kenton County:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,3772010 or later
  • 1,6222000 to 2009
  • 9111990 to 1999
  • 3911980 to 1989
  • 2961970 to 1979
  • 617Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.4%

Kenton County marital status for males Kenton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,067
  • One, attached: 3,813
  • Two: 4,366
  • 3 or 4: 2,886
  • 5 to 9: 4,792
  • 10 to 19: 4,791
  • 20 to 49: 785
  • 50 or more: 1,679
  • Mobile homes: 1,563

Housing units in Kenton County with a mortgage: 30,389 (885 second mortgage, 3,355 home equity loan, 66 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,287

Here:

75.0% with mortgage
State:

58.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kenton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,50020
Evangelical Protestant22,87785
Mainline Protestant8,90430
Other2,6588
Black Protestant5975
None82,184-
Kenton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Kenton County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kenton County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 108
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kenton County:

9.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Kenton County:

26.9%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Kenton County:

Average size of farms: 94 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,730
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $216.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,500
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,786
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.51
Corn for grain: 94 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 60 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 17 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kenton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 65.3 miles away from Kenton County 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 184.9 miles away from the county 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 70.8 miles away from the county 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 180.6 miles away from the county 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 189.6 miles away from Kenton County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 03, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4057: March 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4057, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1802: October 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1802, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1163: March 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Blizzard, Incident Period: January 05, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1089: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard

The number of natural disasters in Kenton County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kenton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 55,852 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 4,518 (6.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,070 (1.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 618 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 202 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,319 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,860 (4.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (14%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Other Middle Africa (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kenton County


  • German (28%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kenton County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 743 people in nursing homes
  • 315 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 280 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 151 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 103 people in religious group quarters
  • 85 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 54 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 25 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in halfway houses
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Kenton County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 793 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 498 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 449 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 272 people in college/university student housing
  • 166 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 76 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $83,171.

8.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Kentucky average:

6.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.84% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($24,476 average AGI)
3.84% relocated from other states ($26,190 average AGI)
Kenton County:

3.84%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Boone County, KY  2.44% ($42,306 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, OH  1.49% ($51,490)
from Campbell County, KY  1.35% ($49,131)
from Grant County, KY  0.27% ($35,000)
from Clermont County, OH  0.23% ($54,980)
from Butler County, OH  0.15% ($51,371)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.14% ($41,573)


8.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Kentucky average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.64% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($24,920 average AGI)
3.90% relocated to other states ($27,892 average AGI)
Kenton County:

3.90%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Boone County, KY  2.43% ($46,598 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, OH  1.35% ($49,748)
to Campbell County, KY  1.22% ($46,352)
to Grant County, KY  0.28% ($37,872)
to Clermont County, OH  0.21% ($45,926)
to Butler County, OH  0.16% ($61,567)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.11% ($73,458)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Kenton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Kenton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kenton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kenton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kenton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,766 (16,545 aged, 4,221 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,096 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kenton County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,744)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,673)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,065)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,021)
  • Unspecified dementia (823)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (695)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (511)
  • Congestive heart failure (493)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (488)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (376)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,878
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 298
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,988

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,530
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 856
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.4
  • Other - 22.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 151.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.8
  • Suffocation - 34.6
  • Poisoning - 31.8
  • Other - 9.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 165,399
  • In family households: 133,568 (20,246 male householders, 19,858 female householders)
    29,819 spouses, 46,630 children (42,620 natural, 1,754 adopted, 2,256 stepchildren), 5,868 grandchildren, 1,895 brothers or sisters, 1,907 parents, 3,787 other relatives, 3,558 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29,332 (12,044 male householders (9,640 living alone)), 11,531 female householders (9,925 living alone)), 5,757 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,499

Size of family households: 16,444 2-persons, 9,954 3-persons, 8,249 4-persons, 3,391 5-persons, 1,129 6-persons, 937 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,565 1-person, 3,558 2-persons, 275 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

22,871 married couples with children.
9,543 single-parent households (3,256 men, 6,287 women).

95.5% of residents of Kenton speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $834,450,000 ($5,458 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,437,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $321,704,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $167,369,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,928,000
Federal grants: $125,916,000
Federal procurement contracts: $30,071,000 ($12,388,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $185,461,000 ($73,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $739,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $113,212,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,603,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,239
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,976
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +652
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,547
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kenton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.19 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • 1,7402014 or later
  • 1,6282010 to 2013
  • 6,8702000 to 2009
  • 9,5201990 to 1999
  • 8,4091980 to 1989
  • 10,0101970 to 1979
  • 6,8611960 to 1969
  • 5,9701950 to 1959
  • 2,8991940 to 1949
  • 15,8351939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • 1421 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 4563 rooms
  • 2,0274 rooms
  • 7,3285 rooms
  • 9,1296 rooms
  • 6,5707 rooms
  • 6,6748 rooms
  • 8,2929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • 1,0571 room
  • 1,3542 rooms
  • 5,2543 rooms
  • 6,4674 rooms
  • 4,1455 rooms
  • 2,6616 rooms
  • 1,0797 rooms
  • 4788 rooms
  • 5089+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • 142no bedroom
  • 7511 bedroom
  • 7,6602 bedrooms
  • 19,0773 bedrooms
  • 11,2284 bedrooms
  • 1,8185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenton County, Kentucky
  • 1,130no bedroom
  • 8,5181 bedroom
  • 8,1772 bedrooms
  • 3,9443 bedrooms
  • 9384 bedrooms
  • 2965+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenton County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kenton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,169no vehicle
  • 9,5901 vehicle
  • 18,9982 vehicles
  • 7,8033 vehicles
  • 2,2564 vehicles
  • 8605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kenton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,896no vehicle
  • 10,3911 vehicle
  • 6,2862 vehicles
  • 1,2003 vehicles
  • 2304 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.8% of Kenton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Kentucky.

Kenton County:

84.8%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 97,275
  • Other state: 61,268
  • Northeast: 4,313
  • Midwest: 43,588
  • South: 9,798
  • West: 3,569
Year householders moved into unit in Kenton County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kenton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 55.7%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 45.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,485
Here:

18.8%
Kentucky:

12.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,747
Here:

20.2%
Kentucky:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,124
Here:

18.6%
Kentucky:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kenton County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,509,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $106,002,000
    Sewerage: $94,435,000
    Other: $6,073,000
    Hospital Public: $2,328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,953,000
    Parking Facilities: $708,000
    Regular Highways: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $20,523,000
    Sewerage: $16,603,000
    Regular Highways: $722,000
    General - Other: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $94,440,000
    Sewerage: $40,309,000
    Health - Other: $17,145,000
    General - Other: $16,909,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,347,000
    Police Protection: $4,351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,408,000
    Financial Administration: $1,501,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,155,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $851,000
    General Public Buildings: $626,000
    Transit Utilities: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $30,000
    Toll Highways: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $7,814,000
    Sewerage: $4,073,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,774,000
    Other: $883,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,467,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,745,000
    Highways: $204,000
    Other: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,266,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,047,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,299,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,319,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,287,000
    Rents: $1,100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $778,000
    Sale of Property: $256,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $6,929,000
    General - Other: $607,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $244,032,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,217,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,841,000
    Highways: $806,000
    Sewerage: $739,000
    Education: $698,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,466,000
    Individual Income: $12,555,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,368,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,426,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $900,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $636,000
    Corporation License: $512,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $38,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,049,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000

Kenton County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,509,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $106,002,000
    Sewerage: $94,435,000
    Other: $6,073,000
    Hospital Public: $2,328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,953,000
    Parking Facilities: $708,000
    Regular Highways: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $20,523,000
    Sewerage: $16,603,000
    Regular Highways: $722,000
    General - Other: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $94,440,000
    Sewerage: $40,309,000
    Health - Other: $17,145,000
    General - Other: $16,909,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,347,000
    Police Protection: $4,351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,408,000
    Financial Administration: $1,501,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,155,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $851,000
    General Public Buildings: $626,000
    Transit Utilities: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $30,000
    Toll Highways: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $7,814,000
    Sewerage: $4,073,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,774,000
    Other: $883,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,467,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,745,000
    Highways: $204,000
    Other: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,266,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,047,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,299,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,319,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,287,000
    Rents: $1,100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $778,000
    Sale of Property: $256,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $6,929,000
    General - Other: $607,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $244,032,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,217,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,841,000
    Highways: $806,000
    Sewerage: $739,000
    Education: $698,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,466,000
    Individual Income: $12,555,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,368,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,426,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $900,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $636,000
    Corporation License: $512,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $38,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,049,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000

Kenton County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,509,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $106,002,000
    Sewerage: $94,435,000
    Other: $6,073,000
    Hospital Public: $2,328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,953,000
    Parking Facilities: $708,000
    Regular Highways: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $20,523,000
    Sewerage: $16,603,000
    Regular Highways: $722,000
    General - Other: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $94,440,000
    Sewerage: $40,309,000
    Health - Other: $17,145,000
    General - Other: $16,909,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,347,000
    Police Protection: $4,351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,408,000
    Financial Administration: $1,501,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,155,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $851,000
    General Public Buildings: $626,000
    Transit Utilities: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $30,000
    Toll Highways: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $7,814,000
    Sewerage: $4,073,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,774,000
    Other: $883,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,467,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,745,000
    Highways: $204,000
    Other: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,266,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,047,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,299,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,319,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,287,000
    Rents: $1,100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $778,000
    Sale of Property: $256,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $6,929,000
    General - Other: $607,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $244,032,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,217,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,841,000
    Highways: $806,000
    Sewerage: $739,000
    Education: $698,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,466,000
    Individual Income: $12,555,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,368,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,426,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $900,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $636,000
    Corporation License: $512,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $38,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,049,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000

Kenton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,509,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $106,002,000
    Sewerage: $94,435,000
    Other: $6,073,000
    Hospital Public: $2,328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,953,000
    Parking Facilities: $708,000
    Regular Highways: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $20,523,000
    Sewerage: $16,603,000
    Regular Highways: $722,000
    General - Other: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $94,440,000
    Sewerage: $40,309,000
    Health - Other: $17,145,000
    General - Other: $16,909,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,347,000
    Police Protection: $4,351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,408,000
    Financial Administration: $1,501,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,155,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $851,000
    General Public Buildings: $626,000
    Transit Utilities: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $30,000
    Toll Highways: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $7,814,000
    Sewerage: $4,073,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,774,000
    Other: $883,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,467,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $24,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,745,000
    Highways: $204,000
    Other: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,266,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,047,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,299,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,319,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,287,000
    Rents: $1,100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $778,000
    Sale of Property: $256,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $6,929,000
    General - Other: $607,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $244,032,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,217,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,841,000
    Highways: $806,000
    Sewerage: $739,000
    Education: $698,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,466,000
    Individual Income: $12,555,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,368,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,426,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $900,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $636,000
    Corporation License: $512,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $38,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,049,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,533
  • Number of aged recipients: 162
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,371
  • Number of recipients under 18: 774
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,337
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 422
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,169
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,614
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,008$125,909776$136,4074,723$154,412161$60,7147$884,857305$97,67929$81,207
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED56$108,08957$88,860276$144,98931$24,5811$1,694,00017$70,88225$27,920
APPLICATIONS DENIED140$117,307100$101,1601,335$141,676179$31,6821$290,00081$74,56825$50,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN80$120,76359$158,746731$144,62832$82,1880$022$112,0914$59,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$139,86711$105,091140$146,4717$46,1430$06$92,3330$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED128$143,938126$163,9520$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED38$166,34255$169,0910$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$151,42339$158,0773$141,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$151,88920$156,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$141,5009$163,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kenton, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kenton, KY - Value
Most common first names in Kenton County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,28077.9 years
William1,18173.3 years
John1,16173.0 years
Robert97870.8 years
James86869.4 years
Charles85373.1 years
George59575.8 years
Joseph55174.2 years
Margaret51980.2 years
Dorothy48276.8 years
Most common last names in Kenton County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith36972.4 years
Jones21073.6 years
Brown20574.4 years
Miller20475.4 years
Martin18872.0 years
Johnson18073.9 years
Wilson17274.0 years
Moore17174.3 years
Williams16474.7 years
Taylor13075.0 years
Businesses in Kenton County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1JoS. A. Bank1
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Advance Auto Parts3Justice1
Ann Taylor1KFC2
Applebee's1Kmart1
Arby's2Kroger5
Ashley Furniture1LA Fitness1
AutoZone2Lane Bryant1
Banana Republic1LensCrafters1
Baskin-Robbins1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Long John Silver's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Marriott3
Blockbuster2MasterBrand Cabinets10
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's7
Buffalo Wild Wings2New York & Co1
Burger King4Nike1
CVS4Outback2
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse2
Chipotle1Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza2
Coldwater Creek1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske2
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut1
Curves2Quality1
DHL1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza2Staples1
DressBarn1Starbucks3
Dressbarn1Subway15
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile2
Econo Lodge1T.G.I. Driday's1
Eddie Bauer1Taco Bell3
Extended Stay America1True Value1
Famous Footwear1U-Haul4
FedEx22UPS35
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Value City Furniture1
GNC2Victoria's Secret1
GameStop1Waffle House2
Goodwill1Walgreens6
H&R Block6Walmart1
Hilton2Wendy's4
Holiday Inn2White Castle4
Home Depot1Wingate1
Jimmy John's3YMCA1

Kenton County on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"