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Nelson County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2019: 45,841 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 37,477 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,836
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,970
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,885
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,020 (it was 3,068 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 423 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Nelson County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.4%), Educational, health and social services (19.8%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Nelson County, KY (2019)
    • 41,26190.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,3495.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0152.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7901.7%Two or more races
    • 2750.6%Asian alone
    • 430.09%Some other race alone
    • 160.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Males: 22,860  (49.9%)
Females: 22,981  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Nelson County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,154 ($39,010 in 1999)
This county:

$62,154
Kentucky:

$52,295

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $558 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $739)
This county:

$558
State:

$618


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,440 (it was $86,500 in 2000)
Nelson:

$166,440
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,587 - $243,829

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $221,528
Here:

$221,528
State:

$202,714

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,471
Here:

$140,471
State:

$210,849

In 2-unit structures: $122,979
Here:

$122,979
State:

$192,751

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,224
Here:

$132,224
State:

$142,978

Mobile homes: $90,285
Here:

$90,285
State:

$65,175

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,100
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 317

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 80
  • Thefts: 123
  • Auto thefts: 14

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 136
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Health of residents in Nelson County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
66.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
43.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 395 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1998: 513 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 1999: 468 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2000: 439 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2001: 436 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2002: 423 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2003: 478 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2004: 406 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2005: 476 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2006: 325 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2007: 227 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2008: 180 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2009: 148 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2010: 146 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2011: 125 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2012: 112 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2013: 137 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2014: 168 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2015: 153 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2016: 156 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2017: 173 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2018: 185 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2019: 229 buildings, average cost: $169,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Nelson, KY residents
Average permit cost in Nelson, KY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,563 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,304 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Nelson, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Nelson, KY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Nelson, KY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.6%
Nelson County:

8.6%
Kentucky:

16.3%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.3% for Black residents, 38.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.1% for American Indian residents, 75.3% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.1 years old
(Males: 38.7 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 40.3 years old, American Indian residents: 44.3 years old, Asian residents: 33.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.4 years old, Other race residents: 20.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nelson County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $499 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $727 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bardstown, Coxs Creek, Boston, Bloomfield, New Haven, Chaplin, New Hope, Fairfield.

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

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Neighboring counties: Bollinger County, Missouri , Marin County, California , Kearny County, Kansas , Madison County, Virginia , Warrick County, Indiana , Lexington city, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Kentucky:

5.1%

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

Current college students: 1,030
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 546 (43.0% naturalized citizens)

Nelson County:

1.2%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2212010 or later
  • 802000 to 2009
  • 1151990 to 1999
  • 381980 to 1989
  • 401970 to 1979
  • 117Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.6%

Nelson County marital status for males Nelson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,405
  • One, attached: 466
  • Two: 240
  • 3 or 4: 601
  • 5 to 9: 747
  • 10 to 19: 146
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 56
  • Mobile homes: 1,469
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in Nelson County with a mortgage: 8,488 (152 second mortgage, 735 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,115

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nelson County

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-
Nelson 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: 6
Nelson County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

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.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Nelson County:

9.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Nelson County:

27.1%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Nelson County:

Average size of farms: 134 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,626
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $144.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,685
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,304
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.33%
Corn for grain: 11122 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2568 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19408 harvested acres
Vegetables: 34 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 33 acres

Earthquake activity:

Nelson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 112% greater 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 87.4 miles away from Nelson 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) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 139.0 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) earthquake occurred 127.0 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 148.8 miles away from Nelson 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 89.6 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, 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 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 Winter Storm and Record Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1578: February 08, 2005, FEMA Id: 1578, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1537: August 06, 2004, FEMA Id: 1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1471: June 03, 2003, FEMA Id: 1471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1414: May 07, 2002, FEMA Id: 1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Nelson County (17) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Nelson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,854 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,449 (8.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 92 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 257 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 808 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (17%)
  • Costa Rica (14%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • England (9%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Pakistan (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nelson County


  • American (30%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • European (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

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

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

  • 337 people in nursing homes
  • 159 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 205 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 167 people in other noninstitutional 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,044.

5.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
4.28% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($31,805 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($10,501 average AGI)
Nelson County:

1.28%
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 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)
from Washington County, KY  0.32% ($29,017)
from Marion County, KY  0.27% ($39,490)
from Fayette County, KY  0.17% ($48,806)
from Spencer County, KY  0.15% ($55,071)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.74% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($29,001 average AGI)
1.00% relocated to other states ($10,024 average AGI)
Nelson County:

1.00%
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 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)
to Marion County, KY  0.31% ($27,655)
to Washington County, KY  0.27% ($23,792)
to Spencer County, KY  0.18% ($35,667)
to Larue County, KY  0.16% ($29,643)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Nelson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Nelson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Nelson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Nelson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,400 (4,912 aged, 1,488 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 885 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (593)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (582)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (366)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (309)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (292)
  • Congestive heart failure (194)
  • Unspecified dementia (180)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (158)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (92)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (71)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.47
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,794
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 129
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,639

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,487
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 740
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 166.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 115.6
  • Other - 50.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,841
  • Male householders: 9,188 (2,174 living alone), Female householders: 8,808 (2,403 living alone)
  • 9,475 spouses (9,420 opposite-sex spouses), 1,340 unmarried partners, (1,322 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,873 children (11,817 natural, 281 adopted, 759 stepchildren), 1,407 grandchildren, 133 brothers or sisters, 385 parents, 168 foster children, 425 other relatives, 1,020 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 548

Size of family households: 5,499 2-persons, 2,399 3-persons, 2,488 4-persons, 1,208 5-persons, 432 6-persons, 148 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,574 1-person, 1,052 2-persons, 147 3-persons, 23 4-persons.

7,160 married couples with children.
2,155 single-parent households (846 men, 1,309 women).

97.4% of residents of Nelson speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $164,540,000 ($4,072 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,921,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $79,441,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,902,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,534,000
Federal grants: $34,839,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,695,000 ($4,691,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,129,000 ($1,690,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,711,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,650,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,597,000

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

Births: 2,828
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,640
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +167
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,306
Here:

+56 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Nelson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.15 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • 9362014 or later
  • 5412010 to 2013
  • 3,8102000 to 2009
  • 4,1971990 to 1999
  • 2,1371980 to 1989
  • 2,9801970 to 1979
  • 1,3631960 to 1969
  • 1,1981950 to 1959
  • 5501940 to 1949
  • 1,4611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • 161 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 1813 rooms
  • 9834 rooms
  • 3,3795 rooms
  • 2,9646 rooms
  • 2,3367 rooms
  • 1,4358 rooms
  • 2,2819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • 491 room
  • 962 rooms
  • 5073 rooms
  • 1,3444 rooms
  • 1,2765 rooms
  • 4686 rooms
  • 3117 rooms
  • 388 rooms
  • 2329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • 14no bedroom
  • 1241 bedroom
  • 1,5822 bedrooms
  • 9,0403 bedrooms
  • 2,2054 bedrooms
  • 5985+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Kentucky
  • 79no bedroom
  • 4831 bedroom
  • 1,8422 bedrooms
  • 1,6143 bedrooms
  • 1924 bedrooms
  • 1115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 387no vehicle
  • 2,6111 vehicle
  • 5,2832 vehicles
  • 3,3113 vehicles
  • 1,3184 vehicles
  • 8195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 609no vehicle
  • 1,6771 vehicle
  • 1,5642 vehicles
  • 3973 vehicles
  • 864 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles

87.6% of Nelson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Kentucky.

Nelson County:

87.6%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 37,002
  • Other state: 7,615
  • Northeast: 855
  • Midwest: 3,471
  • South: 2,503
  • West: 777
Year householders moved into unit in Nelson County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nelson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 70.8%Electricity
  • 15.1%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.2%Electricity
  • 17.6%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 825
Here:

17.8%
Kentucky:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 434
Here:

17.0%
Kentucky:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 240
Here:

22.8%
Kentucky:

17.7%

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

Nelson County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,392,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,898,000
    Other: $2,816,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $608,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,246,000
    Health - Other: $2,844,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,448,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,361,000
    Police Protection: $1,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $512,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $357,000
    Financial Administration: $222,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $193,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    General Public Buildings: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $85,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,026,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $110,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $910,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,205,000
    General Revenue - Other: $391,000
    Sale of Property: $383,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    General Public Building: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $64,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,946,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,726,000
    Other: $1,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $747,000
    Education: $186,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,377,000
    Individual Income: $1,332,000
    Other: $963,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $313,000
    Other Selective Sales: $255,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $192,000
    Corporation License: $163,000
    Other License: $45,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,853,000

Nelson County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,392,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,898,000
    Other: $2,816,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $608,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,246,000
    Health - Other: $2,844,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,448,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,361,000
    Police Protection: $1,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $512,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $357,000
    Financial Administration: $222,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $193,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    General Public Buildings: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $85,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,026,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $110,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $910,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,205,000
    General Revenue - Other: $391,000
    Sale of Property: $383,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    General Public Building: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $64,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,946,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,726,000
    Other: $1,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $747,000
    Education: $186,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,377,000
    Individual Income: $1,332,000
    Other: $963,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $313,000
    Other Selective Sales: $255,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $192,000
    Corporation License: $163,000
    Other License: $45,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,853,000

Nelson County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,392,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,898,000
    Other: $2,816,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $608,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,246,000
    Health - Other: $2,844,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,448,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,361,000
    Police Protection: $1,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $512,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $357,000
    Financial Administration: $222,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $193,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    General Public Buildings: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $85,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,026,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $110,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $910,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,205,000
    General Revenue - Other: $391,000
    Sale of Property: $383,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    General Public Building: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $64,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,946,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,726,000
    Other: $1,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $747,000
    Education: $186,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,377,000
    Individual Income: $1,332,000
    Other: $963,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $313,000
    Other Selective Sales: $255,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $192,000
    Corporation License: $163,000
    Other License: $45,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,853,000

Nelson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,392,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,898,000
    Other: $2,816,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $608,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,246,000
    Health - Other: $2,844,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,448,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,361,000
    Police Protection: $1,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $512,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $357,000
    Financial Administration: $222,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $193,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    General Public Buildings: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $85,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,026,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $110,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $910,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,205,000
    General Revenue - Other: $391,000
    Sale of Property: $383,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    General Public Building: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $64,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,946,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,726,000
    Other: $1,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $747,000
    Education: $186,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,377,000
    Individual Income: $1,332,000
    Other: $963,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $313,000
    Other Selective Sales: $255,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $192,000
    Corporation License: $163,000
    Other License: $45,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,853,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,247
  • Number of aged recipients: 112
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,135
  • Number of recipients under 18: 246
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 766
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 235
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 501
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 530
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 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 ORIGINATED165$129,376290$112,321808$128,104169$24,9353$432,000115$78,02669$50,609
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$109,00021$101,71445$142,0674$9,0000$06$45,0008$69,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED39$116,28282$96,122368$128,17728$61,2140$011$73,18242$70,143
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$130,81826$95,077242$133,2938$66,8750$012$63,5839$74,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$103,2227$183,14335$139,8571$15,0000$00$02$116,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$140,38922$157,0910$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$183,0007$125,5710$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$124,7502$213,0001$85,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$126,0001$127,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$200,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Nelson, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Nelson, KY - Value
Most common first names in Nelson County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary42276.9 years
James29869.8 years
Joseph25267.2 years
William25271.9 years
John23374.1 years
Charles12271.0 years
Thomas10071.1 years
Robert8668.1 years
Margaret7274.8 years
George7275.0 years
Most common last names in Nelson County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mattingly10173.5 years
Downs9073.1 years
Smith8874.0 years
Greenwell7572.0 years
Johnson6069.4 years
Cecil6077.3 years
Hardin5871.3 years
Boone5776.7 years
Newton5569.2 years
Hall5476.3 years
Businesses in Nelson County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Best Western1Maurices1
Big O Tires1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Subway4
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS4
Hilton1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1