Housing and Poverty Update
Housing is a critical issue facing many households in poverty. Just as poverty rates tend to be higher in rural areas, so too are rural households in poverty more likely to be homeowners.
In nonmetropolitan areas of Kentucky, 55.8% of households below poverty were home owners compared to 31.2 % in metropolitan areas. By contrast, metro households in poverty are more likely to be renters.
While home ownership is generally considered to be a more stable form of housing, it is important to remember that many in rural areas still face issues of low quality housing and affordability, even if they own their own homes.
This issue of “Kentucky: By the Numbers” is one in a series of several profiles examining different aspects of poverty at the county level in Kentucky.
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 2 Pages Long ~ ~
EACH OF THE FILES CONTAINS 15 COUNTIES.
These data are from the U.S. Census Bureau and were downloaded from American FactFinder at the Census website http://factfinder2.census.gov
Data are also available from the Kentucky State Data Center at http://ksdc.louisville.edu/