Kentucky had several cities that reported decent growth in the 1920's. Ashland jumped from 14,729 residents to more than twenty-nine thousand and Louisville reached an impressive 307,745 people within its borders. Over all, the state population grew to 2,614,589.
The population rounded out at 2,416,630 in this census year. There were not a large number of foreign-born residents reported by this state in 1920, but of those that were the majority were born in either Canada- a total of nine hundred-three individuals- or Syria, which accounted for another three hundred-nine people.
Kentucky reported 2,289,905 residents in 1910 according to the census taken in that year. Of those, 673,290 of the Kentucky-born individuals had now replanted themselves elsewhere. Just seventy-five percent of those born in the state remained there.
The 1900 Kentucky census records report showed impressive standings for the state as far as the number of English-speaking residents was concerned. Far less than one percent- a mere nineteen hundred thirty-seven- of the residents were reported to not have been able to speak the language. The total population of the state came in at 2,147,174 people.
The 1,858,635 Kentucky residents reported in 1890 were still fanning out within the state's borders. Counties were still forming in this state. For instance, Knott County reported a population count for the first time. The number of residents in the new county totaled 5,438.
The population in the decade preceding 1880 Kentucky census records saw a rapid growth of the population within the state lines. Reported as an approximate twenty-five percent increase over the number of people recorded ten years earlier, the new population reached 1,648,690 people.
In Kentucky in 1870, there were reported to be 1,321,011 people. A very large percentage of those were considered to be "of working age." In fact, over seventy percent of that population, or 930,136 people were over the age of ten years. But, less than half- approximately forty-four percent, or 414,593- of the people in that age range were reported laborers.
Though the population grew over the decade preceding this census year at a relatively average rate of seventeen and a half percent, the growth potential for future years seemed promising. On top of those who were finding their way to the state from other locations, the population under the age of one accounted for more than thirty-seven thousand of the reported residents.
Of the state's counties, which shared in the total population reported as 982,485 people in 1850, Jefferson County was the largest. The fact that it boasted the most residents at 59,831 people- approximately six percent of the total- was a testament to the fact that the state was remaining rather rural.
The total population reported in this year was 779,828. The largest subsection of this total was the youngest of children. White males under five years old accounted for about seven and a half percent of the total, white females in the same age range were reported as about seven percent and slaves under ten made up another eight and half percent.
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives handles requests for Kentucky census information. To make a request, you simply fill out the online form with the information you seek. There is a $10 fee for state residents and a $15 fee for non-residents. Keep in mind that fees are non-refundable, so if there is concern about the availability of a record, you should call the department first.
The Kentucky State Data Center provides various data gathered during the 2000 census. Simply choose the type of information that you are looking for and click the link. Most of the Kentucky census information is then displayed as a PDF file. The resource also includes links to where users can find additional census information, such as copies of questionnaires.
The Lexington Public Library keeps certain Kentucky census information for the years 1790-1930. This webpage provides a detailed list of the information that is available for each census. Links at the top allow you to find the year needed quickly and easily. The resource also includes information at the bottom of the page of places where you can go for additional data.