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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Nelson County is located in Kentucky with a population of 45,131. In Nelson County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Nelson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Nelson County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Nelson 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
    69.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    555.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,708.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    305.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Nelson County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,182
National
$55,322

Nelson County Reviews

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The people are generally rude. They can tell if you are from that are or not and if you're not then they automatically do not like you. I would not choose to live in Bardstown again. It's not my ideal place to live and grow a family at. Compared to other places I have been, Other places definitely are ranked higher than Bardstown. I see this town going down the toilet. So many new drugs are being imported to the town which influences the youth which will eventually become the adults and it is just a bad cycle.
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The police force is slow to respond and do not assess situations correctly. Many crimes in the area are due to drugs and theft.
There isn't much crime in Boston.