Kentucky officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it,[5] Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)4,436,974
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)4,339,344
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)2.20
Population, Census, April 1, 20104,339,367
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.50
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201023.60
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.30
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.80
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201087.80
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20107.80
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.20
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.10
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.10
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.70
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)3.10
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201086.30
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015297,312
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20153.40
Housing units, April 1, 20101,927,164
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201567.20
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015123,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,112
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015339
Median gross rent, 2011-2015675
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20151,708,499
Persons per household, 2011-2015250.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201584.70
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20155.10
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201584.20
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201522.30
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201512.90
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.00
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201559.10
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201554.90
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)7,500,115
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)26,264,745
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)129,284,438
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)71,745,899
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)54,869,978
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)12,526
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201523
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201543,740
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201524,063
Persons in poverty, percent18.50
All firms, 2012331,546
Men-owned firms, 2012184,154
Women-owned firms, 2012106,011
Minority-owned firms, 201227,258
Nonminority-owned firms, 201227,258
Veteran-owned firms, 201233,208
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012282,704
Population per square mile, 2010110
Land area in square miles, 201039,486