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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 1,128,724 1,137,705 1,142,587 1,145,047 1,149,528  
  Nelson County 44,376 44,501 44,820 45,117 45,559  
 Bardstown12,86712,90612,99813,091N/A 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2015  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 9,819 21.8 232,667 20.3  
  16-24 5,069 11.2 129,185 11.3  
  25-44 11,278 25.0 302,524 26.4  
  45-64 12,624 28.0 311,517 27.2  
  65-84 5,688 12.6 147,357 12.9  
  85 and older 648 1.4 21,836 1.9  
  Median Age 38.5   38.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 41,630 92.3 902,980 78.9  
  Black or African American 2,387 5.3 188,408 16.5  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 95 0.2 3,046 0.3  
  Asian 257 0.6 24,418 2.1  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 20 0.0 1,001 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 737 1.6 25,233 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 965 2.1 50,245 4.4  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Nelson County $31,674 $37,908 19.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $26,315- $38,950 $32,465- $46,457    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Nelson County 16,817 2.62 $49,298  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.