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Kentucky

  •   State: 
    Kentucky
      Coordinates: 
    36° 30′ N to 39° 09′ N | 81° 58′ W to 89° 34′ W
      Area total: 
    40,408 sq mi (104,656 km²) [26,219,671.040 acres]
      Area land: 
    39,486 sq mi (102,269 km²) [25,623,914.880 acres]
      Area water: 
    2.2% = 921 sq mi (2,387 km²) [595,756.160 acres]
      Elevation: 
    4,145 ft (1,265 m) Black Mountain
      Established: 
    June 1, 1792 (15nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Frankfort

  • Kentucky, United States

  •   Population: 
    4,509,342
      Population density: 
    114/sq mi (44/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
    $52,295
      Households: 
    1,731,384
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.00%
      GDP: 
    $260,304 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 1.03% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 1.02% from 2021.  10.3% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  23,122. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  4.7%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $57,653 respectively per capita 2023 = $60,170.
      Housing units: 
    2,023,724 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.5% increase compared to 2020, specifically 29,408 more housing units.

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, (because in Kentucky's first constitution, the name state was used) 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. Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil. One of the major regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky, which houses two of its major cities, Louisville and Lexington. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky borders seven states, from the Midwest and the Southeast. West Virginia lies to the east, Virginia to the southeast, Tennessee to the south, Missouri to the west, Illinois and Indiana to the northwest, and Ohio to the north and northeast. Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more. Kentucky's northern border is formed by the Ohio River and its western border by the Mississippi River. However, the official border is based on the courses of the rivers as they existed when Kentucky became a state in 1792. For instance, northbound travelers on U.S. 41 from Henderson, after crossing the Ohio River, will be in Kentucky for about two miles (3.2 km). Ellis Park, a thoroughbred racetrack, is located in this small piece of Kentucky. Waterworks Road is part of the only land border between Indiana and Kentucky.

Kentucky is one of the four states of the US that constituted as a commonwealth along with Virginia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. However, initially Kentucky US was the part of Virginia, but in the year 1792, it is constituted as the 15th state of the Union.

As shown in the Kentucky location map that Kentucky is located in the central-eastern region of the US. It shares its shares its border with seven states. West Virginia lies in the east, Virginia in the southeast, Tennessee in the south, Illinois and Indiana in the northwest, Missouri in the west, and Ohio in the north and northeast of the state. Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more states.

The interesting fact about Kentucky US is – it is more popularly known as the "Bluegrass State". This nickname has been given because of the fact that native bluegrass is found in many of the pasture areas throughout the state. In addition, the soil is also fertile of the Kentucky that makes possible the breeding of super-quality livestock, especially thoroughbred racing horses. It is a state of the US with varied environments and plentiful resources such as Mammoth Cave National Park; the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the Lower 48 states, and the world"s longest cave system. Surprisingly, it is also the home of the maximum per capita number of deer and turkey in the US.

At the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, you'll find some of the most famous baseball bats in history - including three Louisville Sluggers used by Joe DiMaggio. Head to the batting cage to hold bats used by past and present baseball stars, and get your picture taken by the world's largest Louisville Slugger - it measures 120 feet tall! Moreover, the Kentucky map US gives additional details about the state including the major roads, railways, and significant cities. As you can see on the Kentucky state map US that the state’s capital city i.e. Frankfort has been categorized from other cities by giving unique symbol. The Kentucky state map is very much important for all to know more about the state and find the route.

The US State Kentucky occupies 102,266 m², about 1,12 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Kentucky with 4,454,189 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 10,2 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 793,412 fewer people. The capital Frankfort alone has 1,281 inhabitants.

In 1792, the year Kentucky became the 15th state, Frankfort became its capital. Frankfort native, George Graham Vest, is best known for coining the phrase "dog is a man's best friend." The Louisville Metro population is 1.2 million.

Kentucky can be divided into five primary regions: the Cumberland Plateau in the east, the north-central Bluegrass region, the south-central and western Pennyroyal Plateau (also known as the Pennyrile or Mississippi Plateau), the Western Coal Fields and the far-west Jackson Purchase. The Bluegrass region is commonly divided into two regions, the Inner Bluegrass—the encircling 90 miles (140 km) around Lexington—and the Outer Bluegrass—the region that contains most of the northern portion of the state, above the Knobs. Much of the outer Bluegrass is in the Eden Shale Hills area, made up of short, steep, and very narrow hills. Located within the southeastern interior portion of North America, Kentucky has a climate that can best be described as a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa), only small higher areas of the southeast of the state has an oceanic climate (Cfb) influenced by the Appalachians. Kentucky is the only U.S. state to have a continuous border of rivers running along three of its sides—the Mississippi River to the west, the Ohio River to the north, and the Big Sandy River and Tug Fork to the east. Its major internal rivers include the Kentucky River, Tennessee River, Cumberland River, Green River and Licking River. Though it has only three major natural lakes, Kentucky is home to many artificial lakes. Kentucky has both the largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi in water volume (Lake Cumberland) and surface area (Kentucky Lake). Kentucky Lake's 2,064 miles (3,322 km) of shoreline, 160,300 acres (64,900 hectares) of water surface, and 4,008,000 acre feet (4,944 Gl) of flood storage are the most of any lake in the TVA system.

Kentucky is known under different nicknames; aka Bluegrass State (used on license plates), or Corn-cracker State (reported in 1881), or The Dark and Bloody Ground State (an allusion to battles between the Creek, Shawnee, Chickasaw, and Cherokee tribes), or Hemp State, or Tobacco State and detailed official information about Kentucky can be found on the homepage at www.kentucky.gov.

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Kentucky, KY about 712,023 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 16.3% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Kentucky are about 611,420 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $55,532 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $54,838, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $56,226 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Kentucky = 69.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 92. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Kentucky = 4.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Kentucky = 46.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 115. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 87.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 38, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 4,509,342 individuals with a median age of 37.7 age the population grows by 6.18% in Kentucky population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 114/sq mi (44/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.66 people per household in the 1,731,384 households with an average household income of $52,295 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.70% of the available work force and has dropped -3.12% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.06%. The number of physicians in Kentucky per 100,000 population = 191.4.

The percentage of housing units in Kentucky which are owned by the occupant = 64.51%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $105,040 and home appreciation of -0.91%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.04 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $4,571 per student. There are 14.9 students for each teacher in the school, 479 students for each Librarian and 501 students for each Counselor. 4.98% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.55% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.02% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Kentucky's population of 1,321,011 residents in 1870 has increased 2,1-fold to 4,505,836 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.97% female residents and 49.03% male residents live in Kentucky, USA.

    As of 2020, 60.16% in Kentucky are married and the remaining 39.84% are single population.

  • 25.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Kentucky require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.42% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.38% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.11% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.73% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Kentucky, 64.51% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.74% are rented apartments, and the remaining 25.75% are vacant.

  • 51.70% of the population in Kentucky who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 57.370%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 41.150%) of those eligible to vote in Kentucky.

Skyline of Kentucky

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