Scott County has seen sustained population growth in the last 50 years, especially in the last 30 years with a 1990 census population of 23,867 and an estimated population of 56,031 in 2018. The median income for a Scott County household was $47,081 and almost 9% were below the poverty line.
The economy in Scott County is better than average with the unemployment rate at 3.3%, which is slightly better than the US average of 3.9%. The job market has increased by 1.4% over the last 12 months, which also shows an improving economy. Another tell-tale sign lies within the future job growth numbers, 10-year job growth lies at 41.2%, significantly higher than the national average of 33.5%. These numbers are tied in with nearby Fayette County which also looks toward future job growth within the Lexington sprawl. Scott County looks toward a positive job futures market and future population growth with Lexington employees looking to live outside the city. Contact a Capstone Realty Consultant for more information on Real Estate within Scott County, Kentucky.