Kentucky

Capital: Frankfort
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
4,468,402
Population 2017 4,453,874
Population 2016 4,438,229
Below Poverty 2018 15.7
Below Poverty 2017 17.2
Below Poverty 2016 18.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
56.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 56.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 55.2
Unemployed 2018 4.3
Unemployed 2017 4.9
Unemployed 2016 5.1
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 3,249
STATE FACTS
Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave and was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States. Niagara Falls, NY is the first.
The public saw an electric light for the first time in Louisville. Thomas Edison introduced his incandescent light bulb to crowds at the Southern Exposition in 1883.
More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.