Kentucky

Capital: Frankfort
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
4,422,057
Population 2016 4,436,113
Population 2017 4,454,189
Below Poverty 2014 19.1
Below Poverty 2015 18.5
Below Poverty 2016 18.5
Below Poverty 2017 17.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 53.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 55.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 56.2
Unemployed 2015 5.3
Unemployed 2016 5.1
Unemployed 2017 4.9
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 4.5
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 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.