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Nicholas County is located on the northeastern edge of the Inner Bluegrass region of Kentucky and is an easy two-hour drive from Louisville or Cincinnati. Additionally, Carlisle, the county seat of Nicholas County, is just 35 miles northeast of Lexington, making it an ideal location for businesses seeking to lower their cost and attract workers, while being close to a major city.

The general region is noted for its scenic beauty, history, horse farms and hospitality. Carlisle's picturesque rural character and rolling countryside are typical of the Bluegrass belt where winding roads lead past manicured farms, through wooded glades and small villages.

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Nicholas County6,8137,1357,2587,332

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4450407397
5-9463443425
10-14506453472
15-19463402443
20-24339382332
25-29375435368
30-34453408412
35-39451448409
40-44542457457
45-49553495469
50-54508546510
55-59470538553
60-64452475545
65-69332448463
70-74293371413
75-79216238316
80-84137161182
85+132151166
18+5,4115,7025,755
Median Age414345

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Population by Race

Nicholas County2019
Total7,258.000
White Alone97.180
Black Alone0.850
American Indian Alone0.100
Asian Alone0.220
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.700
Two or More Races0.950
Hispanic Origin1.930
Diversity Index9.100

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Growth Rate

Nicholas County2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households2,7102,8092,8402,863
Housing Units3,0513,2613,2763,305
Owner Occupied Units1,9231,956
Renter Occupied Units917907
Vacant Units436442

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Home Value

Nicholas County20192024
Median Home Value$99,223$107,517
Average Home Value$130,902$138,625
<$50,000296275
$50,000 - $99,999676637
$100,000 - $149,999425439
$150,000 - $199,999185205
$200,000 - $249,999136156
$250,000 - $299,9997587
$300,000 - $399,99994119
$400,000 - $499,99956
$500,000 - $749,9992627
$1,000,000 +33

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later35
2000-2009277
1990-1999526
1980-1989504
1970-1979551
1960-1969329
1950-1959245
1940-1949121
1939 or Before659

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Income
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Income

Nicholas County20192024
Median Household$40,693$44,239
Average Household$55,699$61,866
Per Capita$21,808$24,171

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Household Income Base

Nicholas County2019
<$15,000518
$15,000 - $24,999352
$25,000 - $34,999344
$35,000 - $49,999446
$50,000 - $74,999515
$75,000 - $99,999303
$100,000 - $149,999244
$150,000 - $199,99965
$200,000+53

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+2,760
In-County Residents964
Out-of-County Residents1,788
Drive Alone2,115
Carpooled458
Public Transport34
Work at Home105
Less than 5 minutes98
5-9 minutes169
10-14 minutes232
15-19 minutes242
20-24 minutes319
25-29 minutes178
30-34 minutes405
35-39 minutes22
40-44 minutes111
45-59 minutes442
60-89 minutes358
90+ minutes79
Average Travel Time33

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees983
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt6
Mining0
Utilities7
Construction28
Manufacturing28
Wholesale Trade4
  
Retail Trade105
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers9
Furn & Home Furnish Str9
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip5
Food & Beverage Stores25
Health/Pers Care Stores11
Gasoline Stations29
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music1
General Merchandise Str11
Misc Store Retailers5
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse17
Information16
  
Finance & Insurance32
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn19
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other13
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing24
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv14
Legal Services2
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services192
HealthCare/Social Assist248
Arts/Entertainment/Rec7
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs68
Accommodation31
Food Srv/Drinking Places37
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin69
Auto Repair/Maintenance7
Public Administration Emp118

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

Educational Attainment (25+)

Nicholas County2019
Some High School637
Graduated High School1,809
Associates Degree477
Bachelor's Degree292
Graduate Degree290

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses147
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus3
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus7
Manufacturing Bus3
Wholesale Trade Bus2
  
Retail Trade Bus22
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus3
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus2
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus6
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus2
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus3
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus3
Information Bus3
  
Finance & Insurance Bus7
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus2
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus5
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus11
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus3
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus4
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus14
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus3
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus8
Accommodation Bus2
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus6
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus25
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus25

Source: ESRI, 2019-09-04

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