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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Hardin County is located in Kentucky with a population of 107,699. Living in Hardin County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Hardin County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hardin County are highly rated.
Population
107,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Hardin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    664.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,465
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Hardin County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,923
National
$55,322

Hardin County Reviews

1 review
I like Hardin county because you still get some country areas and farm animals and still have land and nice and quiet, where as in the city more traffic and loud .
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