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Moving Guide 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.

Demographics

Median Age: 38.3  years

Median Household Income: $48.375

Diversity (approximate): White: 86%; Black or African American: 8%; Hispanic, 3%; Asian: 1%

Weather

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

Housing

Median Property Value: $148,400

Homeowners: 67%

Renters: 33%

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

Illinois Moving Resources

Kentucky Driver's License Information

Kentucky Voter Registration

Frontier

Direct TV

Kentucky Department of Education

Handy Links

Visit Kentucky

15 Best Places to Live in Kentucky

Wikipedia 

50 Essential Moving Hacks

How to Move with Kids

How to Move with Pets

 

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