Kentucky: By The Numbers


~ Housing and Poverty Update ~



Kentucky: By The Numbers

Rural Resources

American Community Survey

Rural Issues Briefs

Links to Additional Data

Rural Welfare Reform


Housing is a critical issue facing many households in poverty.  Just as poverty rates tend to be higher in rural areas, so too are rural households in poverty more likely to be homeowners. 

In nonmetropolitan areas of Kentucky, 55.8% of households below poverty were home owners compared to 31.2 % in metropolitan areas.  By contrast, metro households in poverty are more likely to be renters. 

While home ownership is generally considered to be a more stable form of housing, it is important to remember that many in rural areas still face issues of low quality housing and affordability, even if they own their own homes. 

This issue of “Kentucky: By the Numbers” is one in a series of several profiles examining different aspects of poverty at the county level in Kentucky. 


Other "Kentucky: By the Numbers" webpages:

        Data Series


         Links to Additional Data Sites

        Kentucky: By the Numbers Homepage


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County Data Sheets


PDF Files:

~ ~ Each Data Sheet is 2 Pages 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 through

Breckinridge County



Knott County through

McCreary County



Bullitt County through

Cumberland County



McLean County through

Muhlenberg County



Daviess County through

Green County



Nelson County through

Russell County



Greenup County through

Kenton County



Scott County through

Woodford County




Data Sources Used


These data are from the U.S. Census Bureau

and were downloaded from American FactFinder at the Census website


Data are also available from the Kentucky State Data Center at




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