Edmonson County

The natural place to be

With immediate access to I-65, Edmonson County’s industrial park offers logistical and natural advantages to companies such as Nemesis Arms and Yahagi American Molding. Home to Mammoth Cave National Park and Kentucky’s Nolin Lake State Park, Edmonson County prospers from 2 million tourist visits a year while embracing manufacturing enterprises whose employees enjoy vast recreational opportunities.

Edmonson County’s 12,000 residents enjoy the boating and fishing amenities of Nolin Lake State Park, horseback riding through Mammoth Cave National Park, as well as the Rockcastle firearms training center at Park Mammoth Resort.  Businesses considering expanding or locating in Edmonson County are served by Edmonson Industrial Authority and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.


Population2 12,007
Population Annual Average Growth2 -56
Median Age3 41.3
Under 18 Years 2,657
18 to 24 Years 1,090
25 to 34 Years 1,353
35 to 44 Years 1,536
45 to 54 Years 1,796
55 to 64 Years 1,706
65 to 74 Years 1,195
75 Years, and Over 828
Race:  White 11,789
Race:  Black or African American 169
Race:  American Indian and Alaska Native 37
Race: Asian 25
Race:  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1
Race:  Some Other Race 34
Race: Two or More Races 106
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 100
Armed Forces Labor Force4
Veterans, Age 18-644 546
Median Household Income3,4 $37,646
Poverty Level (of all people)4 1,928
Mean Commute Time (minutes)4 32
Commute via Public Transportation4 1
Union Membership5
Total Housing Units4 6,437
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4 $90,600
Homeowner Vacancy4 65
Rental Vacancy4 149
Renter-Occupied Housing Units4 1,119
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available4 252
No High School Diploma (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 956
High School Graduate (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 2,914
Some College, No Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,207
Associate's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 543
Bachelor's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 480
Postgraduate Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 239
Enrolled in Grade 124 189
Disabled, Age 18-644 1,896
Foreign Born4 199
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4 115

Source: JobsEQ® 04/2015  1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise  2. Census 2013, annual average growth rate since 2003  3. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.  4. ACS 2008- 2013; Current Population Survey,, and Chmura. 

Workforce Characteristics

  Edmonson County Kentucky
Population 12,007 4,395,295
Labor Force 4,841 1,993,607
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 6.0%