Kentucky: By The Numbers



Data Availability

from the American Community Survey



Kentucky: By The Numbers

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The type of data available from the American Community Survey

depends on the size of your community or county.


For areas with populations of less than 20,000 persons, the ACS provides

5-year estimates only. 


For areas with populations of 65,000 persons or more, the ACS provides

1, 3, and 5-year estimates.


For areas with populations between these, the ACS provides 3 and 5-year estimates.


Below is a map of Kentucky and a list of counties grouped by the type of data available from the American Community Survey.



For more information about the

American Community Survey,

go to the Census Bureau's website:







For a pdf of the information below, see:

Data Availability from the American Community Survey


For a pdf by Extension Districts, see:

Data Availability for Extension Districts from the American Community Survey


To see a list of counties in alphabetic order:

Data Availability from the American Community Survey







5-year estimates


65 counties in Kentucky have only 5-year estimates:


Adair, Allen, Ballard, Bath, Bourbon, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Carlisle, Carroll, Casey, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Green, Hancock, Harrison, Hart, Henry, Hickman, Jackson, Knott, Larue, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Lewis, Livingston, Lyon, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, McCreary, McLean, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Russell, Simpson, Spencer, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Washington, Webster, and Wolfe.


3 and 5-year estimates


42 counties in Kentucky have only 3 and 5-year estimates:


Anderson, Barren, Bell, Boyd, Boyle, Calloway, Carter, Clark, Clay, Floyd, Franklin, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Greenup, Harlan,  Henderson, Hopkins, Jessamine, Johnson, Knox, Laurel, Letcher, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Meade, Mercer, Montgomery, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Ohio, Oldham, Perry, Pulaski, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley, and Woodford.


1, 3, and 5-year estimates


13 counties in Kentucky have all three types of estimates:


Boone, Bullitt, Campbell, Christian, Daviess, Fayette, Hardin, Jefferson, Kenton, Madison, McCracken, Pike, and Warren.






To see what the sample size and response rates in Kentucky are, go to:






Other Kentucky: By The Numbers webpages on the

American Community Survey






Other "Kentucky: By the Numbers" webpages:

        Data Series

        Graphical Website Instructions

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        Kentucky: By the Numbers Homepage

        Resources for the American Community Survey



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