Kentucky

Capital: Frankfort
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
4,383,465
Population 2013 4,399,583
Population 2014 4,413,457
Below Poverty 2011 16.0
Below Poverty 2012 17.9
Below Poverty 2013 20.0
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 55.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 54.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 54.3
Unemployed 2011 10.4
Unemployed 2012 8.8
Unemployed 2013 8.0
Unemployed 2014 6.5
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 3,535
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.