Kentucky: By The Numbers
Kentucky: By The Numbers is an Extension program in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky.
Primarily known for the data series by the same name, the program also provides publications and other resources for those interested in finding data on their county or learning more about rural areas.
Even though most individuals in the U.S. speak English at home, there are many who speak other languages. In addition, while there are many people who speak another language and have no difficulty with English, there are still individuals who speak English “less then very well.”
In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the Decennial Census. The Census is conducted every 10 years as mandated by the Constitution. Census data and data related to the Census are used in a variety of ways including determining program funding levels or eligibility.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Decennial Census. This is a count of all inhabitants in the United States. Required by the U.S. Constitution, it was first conducted in 1790. Over the decades, the Decennial Census has seen many changes. Most recently, the Census Bureau created the option to respond online.
According to the 2021 American Community Survey, between 2017 and 2021, there were 24,306 (+/- 1,238) limited English-speaking households in Kentucky. This issue of Kentucky: By The Numbers provides county-level data on limited English-speaking households across the state.
The population in Kentucky, like the nation overall, is growing more and more diverse. To help in understanding diversity in our communities and provide easy access to data, a multi-part series of Kentucky: By The Numbers was created to provide detailed data on race and ethnicity for counties in Kentucky and the state.
There are 4 issues in the original series: Race and Ethnicity, Race and Ethnicity Age Groups, Youth Race and Ethnicity, and Youth Race and Ethnicity over Time.
This issue of Kentucky: By the Numbers expands upon the 2017 Census of Agriculture data profile by reporting data about Kentucky's female farm producers. This profile also provides an update to the issue based on the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
As we continue to learn about COVID-19, some individuals are at higher risk of experiencing severe illness, including older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions. Data for each county on these and other groups have been brought together in a special issue of Kentucky: By The Numbers.
This issue of Kentucky: By the Numbers expands upon the 2017 Census of Agriculture data profile by reporting data about the race and ethnicity of Kentucky's farm producers. This profile also provides an update to the issue based on the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
A series of 11 x 17 mini posters were created to assist with Cooperative Extension’s transition to 3 Extension Regions. For each region, mini posters were created with maps of selected data. There are also mini posters with population data by region and by area within each region.
This issue of Kentucky: By the Numbers provides an update of the 2016 county profiles. 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.
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 an update to the issue based on the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Profiles include a wide array of data including farm and producer/operator characteristics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.