This week we are discussing Kentucky employment background check information, Kentucky crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”! Did you know that Kentucky was originally a part of Virginia? It became the 15th state in 1792.
Kentucky Population and Age Distribution. Kentucky’s estimated population was 4.4 million. The median age was 38.4 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $41,724. The total number of households was 1,707,004 with an average of 2.49 people.
Kentucky Employment and Unemployment Rate. 53.8% of the Kentucky population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 45th in the nation. The Kentucky unemployment rate is 9.3% which was ranked 19th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Kentucky were as follows: 103,681 (5.6%) were self-employed, 290,465 (15.5%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,470,567 (78.7%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Kentucky were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.4%), Manufacturing (13.6%), Retail (11.9%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.8%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (7.5%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Kentucky’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (32.3%), Sales and Office (24.5%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (16.7%), Service (16.7%), Natural Resources, and Construction, and Maintenance (9.8%).
Kentucky Health Insurance Coverage. 86% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (14% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 65% had private coverage and 33% had public coverage.
Disability. 17% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Kentucky reported a disability. The Kentucky disability claim rate was ranked 2nd in the country.
For a list of Kentucky counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Kentucky Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Kentucky had 9,752 total violent crimes (which ranked 33rd in the nation) and with a violent crime rate 0.22% (which ranked it 45th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 195 were murders, 1,272 were forcible rapes, 3,535 were robberies, and 4,750 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Kentucky had 111,826 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 29,587 were burglaries, 75,571 were larceny/thefts, and 6,668 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Kentucky had the 48th most law enforcement employees per population. Kentucky ranked 42nd in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Kentucky crime information, please see the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Criminal Record Reports website.
Kentucky Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Kentucky employment background check products: a Kentucky state criminal background check and a Kentucky county criminal background check.
The Kentucky county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the General Sessions, Circuit, and District courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
The Kentucky state criminal background check includes a Kentucky corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Kentucky as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls felony conviction records as well as records of felony and gross misdemeanor offenses of convicts currently or recently under the supervision of the Kentucky DOC. The Kentucky state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Kentucky criminal background check webpage.
Other Kentucky employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Kentucky” data is from 2011. “Kentucky Crime Data” data is from 2012.