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Kentucky: By The Numbers

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American Community Survey

Rural Issues Briefs

Links to Additional Data

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In addition to the “Kentucky: By the Numbers” data series, below is a list of website to help those interested in finding data on the internet.

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Finding and Using Data from the Internet.



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Data Sites


Below are links to websites that contain county data. 


Some are specific to Kentucky,

but many are national sources containing county data for any state.


Included at the bottom are other useful national websites


If you would like help in navigating the American FactFinder website or some of the other national websites,

Click here to visit the "Graphical Website Instruction" section of this website.





For more information on how to define rural,


visit the Rural Classifications page at the USDA Economic Research Service





  Kentucky Websites



Kentucky: By the Numbers

Info available: In addition to the “Kentucky: By the Numbers Data Series,” you can also find links to useful publications and resources for using data from the American Community Survey.






Kentucky State Data Center

Info available includes: 2010 Census, American Community Survey, population projections, and data for Area Development Districts.






Workforce Kentucky

Info available: Labor force data, wage data, industry data, unemployment rates, etc.






Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Info available: Community data, industrial site and building information for cities and counties. Under “Data Center,” click on "Community Profiles."






County Health Profiles

Info available: County data profiles contain many health and social indicators.



          or http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/





Building Strong Families for Kentucky county profiles

Info available: Produced by Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension, county data profiles contain a variety of indicators that vary each year.





Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (University of Kentucky)

Info available: Economic development data by theme.






  National Websites




American FactFinder

Info available includes: American Community Survey, 2010 Census, annual population estimates.






Kids Count Data Center

Kentucky Kids Count Databook: http://kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count/

Info available: Data profiles on indicators of child well-being including economic, education, and social data.






USDA Atlas of Rural and Small Town America

Info available: Compilation of federal data sources.






Quick Facts

Data available:  Compilation of federal data sources.





Bureau of Economic Analysis

Info available: Data on employment and income by economic sector. To find county data, click on “State and Local Area Personal Income and Employment.”





National Agricultural Statistics Service

Info available: For “Quick Stats,” click on “Data and Statistics.” For the current and previous Census of Agriculture, click on “Census.”





Official Poverty Estimates

Info available: County estimates of individuals living in poverty, children in poverty, and median household income.





County Business Patterns

Info available: Data on businesses by type for states, counties, and zip codes.





Bureau of Labor Statistics

Info available: Monthly and annual unemployment rates.




Other Useful Websites




Child Trends Databank

The Child Trends Databank provides national overviews of issues facing children in the United States.






ERS Food Environment Atlas

County level data on food access and maps






Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Databook

County level data assistance programs






Southern Rural Development Center Data Center

Access data for states in the Southern Region






The Daily Yonder: Keep it Rural

Includes national analyses of county level data on contemporary issues in the news.






"Distilled Demographics"

The Population Reference Bureau has a series of short videos that not only describe key concepts in demography but provides real world examples of their impacts.






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