Kentucky: Profile

Government 
Governor:Matt Bevin (R)
Treasurer:Allison Ball (R)
Senators:Mitch McConnell (R)
Rand Paul (R)
Entered Union:June 1, 1792
U.S. Representatives:6
Area 
Total Area104,656 km2 / 40,408 mi2
Land Area102,269 km2 / 39,486 mi2
Water Area2,387 km2 / 922 mi2
Water Area Percentage2.28 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature114°F / 46°C , Greensburg (July 28, 1930)
Record Low Temperature-34°F / -37°C , Cynthiana (January 28, 1963)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$194,643 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$39,181 (2015)
Population 
Population4,425,092 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,133,243 / 25.609% (2015)
65 and older Population674,128 / 15.234% (2015)
Male Population2,174,892 / 49.149% (2015)
Female Population2,250,200 / 50.851% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 85,829 (2013)
Net International Immigration 15,969 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)56,170 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)19% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Louisville/Jefferson615,366
Lexington-Fayette314,488
Bowling Green63,616
Employment 
Employment 1,908,400 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$740 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)5% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$6,557 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$6,557 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$3,869 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$38,588 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$32,708 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$40,862 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,524 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)83.5% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)21.8% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)8.9% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)79,598 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)26% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 59 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
CVGCincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalGreater Cincinnati
LEXBlue GrassLexington
OWBOwensboro-Daviess CountyOwensboro
PAHBarkley RegionalPaducah
SDFLouisville International-Standiford FieldLouisville
Ports 
Elvis Stahr Harbor
Lexington
Louisville

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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