Jefferson County, KY

765,352 Population
380.4 square miles 2,011.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
17.2%
was 17.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in KY
Population Density
2,011.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.4%
was 50.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.7%
was 6.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KY
Percent Under 18
22.4%
was 22.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in KY
Percent 65 and Over
15.3%
was 14.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KY

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.9
Ranked 8th Lowest in KY
Percent Living in Poverty
14.3%
was 15.1%
Ranked 6th Lowest in KY
Median Household Income
$50,099
was $51,259
Ranked 7th Highest in KY
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.7
47.7
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,544
Ranked 5th Highest in KY
Patents per 100,000
22
Ranked 8th Highest in KY

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
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No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
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No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
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No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
344,655
was 343,243
Ranked 1st Highest in KY
Median Rent
$807
was $792
Ranked 4th Highest in KY
Total Building Permits
2,232
was 2,044
 
Occupied Housing Units
314,161
was 308,588
 
Homeownership Rate
60.2%
was 60.8%
Ranked 9th Highest in KY
Single Family Building Permits
943
was 859
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
905.9
was 902.2
Ranked 1st Highest in KY
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.6%
was 22.3%
Ranked 9th Highest in KY
Multifamily Building Permits
1,289
was 1,185
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 11th Highest in KY
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.6
was 6.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.9
was 2.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.3%
was 97.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in KY
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.7%
Ranked 8th Highest in KY
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KY

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.0%
was 90.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in KY
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.0%
was 33.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KY

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