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Capital City:
Frankfort
State FLower:
Goldenrod
State Bird:
Cardinal
State #15 Admitted to Union:
June 1, 1792
    People Facts Kentucky USA
Population, 2010 4,339,367 308,745,538
Population, 2000 4,041,769 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.6% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 23.8% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.8% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.0% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 90.2% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 7.5% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 0.2% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 1.0% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.0% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 2.0% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 88.4% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 55.9% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.0% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.9% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 74.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 17.1% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 874,156 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 23.5 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 1,888,164 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 70.8% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 17.7% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $86,700 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 1,590,647 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.47 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $37,046 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $18,093 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 16.3% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 92,1761 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 1,514,1991 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 0.0%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 263,673 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 300,685 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.5% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.1% 4.8%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.7% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 25.7% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 88,513,497 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 51,838,719 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 40,062,561 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,795 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 4,908,331 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 16,628 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 31,713,5431 2,143,781,7272
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 39,728.18 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 101.7 79.6



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