Bracken

Bracken County is located in northern Kentucky, along the Ohio River. It is bordered by Mason, Pendleton, Robertson and Harrison counties, and occupies 206 sq. miles in area. Historically, Bracken County’s economy was mostly agricultural with tobacco and corn the most prolific crops. The County is best known as the birthplace of the White Burley strain of tobacco, and is still known today as the center of the “burley belt.” The county achieved great notoriety as one of the nation’s leaders in wine production, making over 30,000 gallons of wine annually from locally grown grapes. Agriculture continues to be a driving source for the county’s economy with cattle, feed corn, tobacco and hay being the principle farming products.

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Bracken County

Population

Total Population

8,412

Population
Growth Rate

-0.12%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

9.700

Housing & Income

Households

3,290

Total Housing Units

3,868


Owner Occupied

2,372

Renter Occupied

918

Vacant

578

Median Home Value

$96,477


Average Home Value

$142,169

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.11%


Per Capita Income

3.36%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,992 $51,691


Average Household

$57,789 $68,195


Per Capita

$22,697 $26,777

Workforce

Total Businesses

241

Total Employed

1,597

Workers 16+

3,425

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

8

Employed

18

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

6

Construction

Businesses

17

Employed

63

Manufacturing

Businesses

3

Employed

25

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

8

Employed

27

Some
High School

526

Graduated
High School

2,104

Associates
Degree

666

Bachelor's
Degree

575

Graduate
Degree

305

Average Commute Time

38 min.



Resident Commuters

1,128

Non-Resident Commuters

1,782

Drive Alone

2,777

Carpooled

411

Public

0

Work At Home

158


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