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Recent Updates

Eastern Kentucky by the Numbers profiles now available

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Eastern Kentucky by the Numbers profiles were created in conjunction with the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center. These profiles represent all 54 Appalachian Kentucky counties. Profiles cover 18 data sources and 10 different substantive areas, including agriculture, employment, and health.


Eastern Kentucky by the Numbers Profiles

2017 Agriculture Profile Update now available

Every 5 years the USDA's National Agricultural Statistical Service conducts the Census of Agriculture.  In May, 2019 the first results from the 2017 Census of Agriculture were released.  This issue of Kentucky: By the Numbers provides a wide array of data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture including producer/operator characteristics.


2017 Agriculture Profile Update

Secondary Data Profiles now available

These profiles were compiled for the Kentucky Extension Community Assessment. They provide data for each county for nearly 100 variables covering 6 topic areas: Demographics; Families and Households; Agriculture; Jobs, Economy, and Labor Force; Youth; and Health and Wellness.  Each profile includes charts and links to the 23 different data sources used.  To ease in their use, profiles for each county can be printed either on regular paper or as a report style by printing them on 11x17 paper.


Secondary Data Profiles

Data on Families at Risk are now available in a special profile

The Supporting Families at Risk profiles were originally developed as a special request from Family and Consumer Sciences agents in Grayson, Breckinridge and Meade counties to support their Tri County Family and Consumer Sciences Supporting Families at Risk Series.

Since these data could also be useful for others across the state, this special issue of Kentucky: By The Numbers provides the same data for each of the 120 counties. Data elements include grandparents raising grandchildren, out-of-home care, neglect and abuse, substance abuse, and crime including domestic abuse, violent crime, and drug arrests.


Supporting Familes at Risk Profiles

2016 County Profiles now available

Part of having 21st century skills for a 21st century world means being able to find and use data that are widely available online.

This issue of the Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series is designed to provide a data-based overview for each county in Kentucky and information on some of the available data sources.

Data in this issue include population by age, race and ethnicity, poverty rates, families by type, number and size of farms, land in farms, educational attainment, and unemployment.


2016 County Profiles

Population Projections available in the "Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series."

Population projections are calculated based on the assumption that past trends will continue into the future. After reviewing recent population trends, in 2016 the Kentucky State Data Center revised its projections.

Using current population estimates and recent trends in mortality, fertility, and migration, the Kentucky State Data Center issued a new set of population projections called “Vintage 2016.”


New Population Projections 2010-2040

New Projections Population Change 2010-2040

100 Years of Population in Kentucky

A special issue of the "Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series" was created to help in honoring the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act which established the Cooperative Extension Service.

Each issue contains county population data that spans the 100 years from 1910-2010 as well as the most recent 2013 population estimate.

100 Years of Population in KentuckyIn addition to the data, to help in 'seeing' the long term trends, each issue contains a line graph of that county's data, the state, and the county's Extension District.


To access the issue for your county, click here.

Handout on the Baby Boom generation

“Understanding the Baby Boom Bubble” helps put the recent population projections for those 65 years old and over into context. Written with Dr. Amy Hosier, this publication also address some programming ideas for Extension.


You can find a copy here or on the “Publications” section of the Kentucky: By The Numbers section of the website.

"About Kentucky: By The Numbers"

Ever wondered how the Kentucky: By The Numbers Program got started? A background and history about the program has been added to the website.

Just click on About "Kentucky: By The Numbers" to learn more.