Kentucky: By The Numbers


~ Households and Families ~



Kentucky: By The Numbers

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Living arrangements and families come in all shapes and sizes. Because of this, counting them can be complicated.


To help in understanding the differences, it is important to know what is being counted and what is not being counted.

A Household includes all people “who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence.”

Nonfamily households are those households where either someone is living alone or they live with people to whom they are not related. Some examples include: roommates, same sex couples without children (even if they are legally married in their state of residence), unmarried couples without children, a single householder with unrelated children such as a foster child, etc.

Family households have 2 or more people who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. While we think of family households as having children, a married couple without children still meets the definition of a family household.

Children under 18 years old can also be counted in different ways. This issue of Kentucky: By The Numbers provides the number of family households with their own children – those who are related to the householder by birth, marriage (stepchild), or adoption.



For more information on data from the 2010 Decennial Census,

see the publication:

The 2010 Census: New Decade, New Data.


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These publications are available online at the SNARL website at




County Data Sheets


PDF Files:

~ ~ Each Data Sheet is 1 Page Long ~ ~



To find your county, click on the file that contains your county name. 

All counties are listed alphabetically.


To print your county, scroll down to it and print the current page(s) only.

To print the entire series, print all pages in each file.




Adair County


Carlisle County



Knox County


Martin County



Carroll County


Garrard County



Mason County


Pulaski County



Grant County


Knott County



Robertson County


Woodford County




Data Sources Used


These data are from the 2010 Decennial Census.

Additional data are available at the U.S. Census Bureau’s

NEW American FactFinder Website

Kentucky State Data Center



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