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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Bardstown is a town in Kentucky with a population of 13,034. Bardstown is in Nelson County. Living in Bardstown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Bardstown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bardstown are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Bardstown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    585.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,759.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    203.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Bardstown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,685
National
$55,322
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I love living in bardstown! The small town has given me so many opportunities and I am also going to school to be a nurse and any scholarship money would help me greatly to become successful in college with basic needs. Books and college are expensive, I work full time and pay my bills to keep a living. Receiving this scholarship would be life changing.
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Bardstown is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. It recently earned the title of "Best Small Town in America". The town is not too big, yet not too small, with plenty of restaurants and activities. It is convenient to Louisville and the airport, yet far enough away to not be bothered by big city problems. The people are warm and welcoming, the schools are great, and the overall community spirit is very present. There is plenty of wide open space, beautiful tree-filled areas, two near-by state parks, lakes, streams, and much more. There are homes of all kinds in all price ranges set amidst this quaint, historic, and growing town. Bardstown is also known as "The Bourbon Capital of the World" because of the thriving bourbon industry that surrounds the area, attracting tourists to the "Bourbon Trail", spurring continued growth. Bardstown is a place that should be fully considered!
This community looks sweet and innocent by appearance but is very corrupt throughout the government touting at least two handfuls of unsolved murders in the past 10 years. The amount of drugs and criminal activity is indicative of a larger city not a small town of 13,000. If you have a small business, like progressive ideas or safety, do yourself a favor and skip getting into the middle of this corrupt Stepford mess.