I'd summarize this map as showing that Kentucky is not straining as as much as other states to handle rapid population change. The larger original of this ENI map, showing a combined indicator of overall growth, young population, and minority population, is here. Comparing Kentucky's Census "microdata areas" to similar areas across the country:
- In green, eleven areas are in the lowest need quarter of the nation, including big portions of eastern and western Kentucky, a southcentral region, central Lexington, and central and southwestern Jefferson County.
- In yellow, twelve more areas are in the second lowest quarter.
- In orange, the remaining seven areas are in the second highest quarter: those around Hopkinsville and Elizabethtown, the outer part of Fayette, a stretch north from there to Boone, and two portions of Jefferson.
- In red, nothing: not a single area is in the quarter most challenged on this indicator.