Kentucky’s poverty rate tends to be higher than the nation as a whole. In 2012, this was still the case. Child poverty rates, which are typically higher than total poverty rates, also remain above national rates.
While the American Community Survey (ACS) contains estimates with detailed characteristics of those below poverty, county and other local level estimates from the ACS often refer to multiple years.
The official poverty rates are available through the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/).
Data from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program include a range for each estimate. This tells us the range within which the estimate most likely falls.
For ease of use, these confidence interval ranges have been converted to a margin of error and rounded to the nearest dollar. If you have seen poll results on the news, when they say “plus or minus 5 points” (+/- 5) they are telling you the margin of error.
Since the margin of error tells us how reliable the estimate is, it is important to always report the margin of error.
For help in understanding margins of error, see : "And Now for the Grain of Salt: Margins of Error and the American Community Survey"
County Data Sheets
To find your county, click on the file that contains your county name. All counties are listed alphabetically.
To print your county, scroll down to it and print the current page(s) only. To print the entire series, print all pages in each file.
~ ~ Each Data Sheet is 1 Page Long ~ ~
EACH OF THE FILES CONTAINS 20 COUNTIES.
Data Sources Used
These data are from the Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) at the Census Bureau and were downloaded from http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/