Nelson County is located in north central Kentucky. The County Seat is Bardstown and the largest city is Bardstown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.nelsoncountyky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 44,812 and the 2010 census population was 43,437. The land area is 417.51 square miles and there are 104 persons per square mile.
92.6% of the population is White, 5.2% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $124,500, there are 16,571 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,545, the median household income is $43,833, and 18.2% of the persons in Nelson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,927. Retail sales (in $1000) were $422,267, and sales per capita were $9,951. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.7%.
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