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Demographics

  Total Population  
N/A
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 1,137,705 1,142,587 1,145,047 1,149,528 1,158,538  
  Nelson County 44,501 44,820 45,117 45,559 45,640  
 Bardstown12,91813,01213,10013,227 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 9,637 21.1 232,768 20.1  
  16-24 4,871 10.7 128,602 11.1  
  25-44 11,478 25.1 306,331 26.4  
  45-64 12,733 27.9 310,046 26.8  
  65-84 6,246 13.7 158,673 13.7  
  85 and older 675 1.5 22,118 1.9  
  Median Age 39.2   39.2    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 42,130 92.3 907,453 78.3  
  Black or African American 2,344 5.1 193,337 16.7  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 89 0.2 2,870 0.2  
  Asian 253 0.6 26,787 2.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 28 0.1 975 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 796 1.7 27,116 2.3  
  Hispanic Origin 983 2.2 55,090 4.8  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Nelson County 47,473 49,702 51,695 53,337  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Nelson County $33,071 $38,381 16.1 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,092- $41,828 $32,262- $47,361    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Nelson County 17,236 2.57 $51,408  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.