However, Kentucky child poverty is distributed very unevenly. The ACS data is also broken down into thirty microdata areas of roughly similar size, including five for Jefferson, two for Fayette, one for Kenton, and the other twenty-two each combining multiple counties.
The highest child poverty rates are found in one part of Jefferson County and in a set of Appalachian counties:
- 50 percent in western Jefferson
- 41 percent in Bell, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley combined
- 38 percent in Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe combined
- 33 percent in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike combined
- 32 percent in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne combined
- 5 percent in eastern Jefferson
- 11 percent in Boone, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, and Owen combined
- 12 percent in central/downtown Jefferson
- 12 percent in Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble combined
- 14% in Kenton
A full chart, sorted by poverty rate is below, and the original data was downloaded today from this site.