Moving to Kentucky

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Kentucky, the “Bluegrass State,” is known for its racehorses, musical traditions, local cuisine and folk heritage. The state boasts more miles of running water than any other state except Alaska. Your kids will love day trips to Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Falls and Lost River Cave. You also can't really be a Kentucky resident without hitting the Kentucky Derby and Louisville Shakespeare Festival.

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Kentucky Compared to USA Averages
USA Kentucky
Population: 311,591,917 4,173,405
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 69.9%
High School Graduates: 85% 81%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 20.3%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.48
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 109.9
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 22.1
Average Home Price: $188,400 $116,800
Median Household Income: $51,914 $33,348
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 17.7%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/10
* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Kentucky
State Capital: Frankfort
Top 5 Cities: "Lexington-Fayette
Louisville
Owensboro
Bowling Green
Covington
"
Major Newspapers: "Courier-Journal (Louisville)
Lexington Herald-Leader
Advocate-Messenger (Danville)
Anderson News (Lawrenceburg)
Casey County News (Liberty) "
Major Sports Teams: None

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