Moving to Kentucky?
So you’ve decided to move to Kentucky. Fabulous choice! The Bluegrass State has a lot to offer -- friendly folks, beautiful outdoors, intense sports rivalries, and more. Kentucky also boasts a low cost of living but a high quality of life -- affordable living with a touch of Southern hospitality.
While chicken might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Kentucky, there’s so much more to the culture here. Hunting and outdoor activities keep people busy year round, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats might just be the state sport. And if it’s good food you’re looking for? Pass up the Colonel and have yourself a Hot Brown instead!
Kentucky has four distinct seasons, though the winters are milder than states just a little north. Summers are warm and humid, with tornadoes and thunderstorms a possibility. Winters are snowy but not terribly cold.
Median Age: 38.3 years
Median Household Income: $48.375
Diversity (approximate): White: 86%; Black or African American: 8%; Hispanic, 3%; Asian: 1%
Annual High Temperature: 65.3F
Annual Low Temperature: 42F
Average Temperature: 53.6F
Annual Average Precipitation -- rainfall: 43.6”
Days Per Year with Precipitation -- rainfall: 130
Median Property Value: $148,400
Top Cities: Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro
Jobs and Commutes
Major Industries: Automotive manufacturing, energy, food and hospitality, agriculture, healthcare
Major Employers: United Parcel Service, GE, Ford Motor Company, YUM Brands, Morton Healthcare
Average Commute: 22.4 minutes, with longer commutes in cities
Main Roadways: I-64, I-65, I-71, I-75
Public Transportation: Trains, busses, rapid rail in larger cities
Things to Do
Take in a Wildcats game
Cheer at the Kentucky Derby
Hunt during hunting season
Visit a museum
Go to a state park
Check out Mammoth Cave National Park
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