Aerial shot of Spencer County, Kentucky

Where adventure meets heritage.

Nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass State, Spencer County is a vibrant community that offers an unparalleled blend of natural beauty, historic charm, and modern convenience. Whether you’re seeking an outdoor adventure, a glimpse into America’s rich history, or a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, Spencer County welcomes you to explore, experience, and enjoy all that we have to offer.

With a growing economy, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community, Spencer County offers a quality of life that’s hard to match. Discover the opportunities waiting for you in Spencer County, from thriving local businesses to scenic home sites, and join a community that supports and celebrates success.

Downtown Spencer County walkway with benches and flowers

Throughout the year, Spencer County comes alive with festivals, events, and gatherings that celebrate our culture, history, and community spirit. From the vibrant Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle to the festive Spencer County Fair, Spencer County Octoberfest, and Progressive Dinner there’s always something happening here. Check out our events calendar and join us in celebrating the unique charm that makes Spencer County a special place.

Spencer County by the Numbers

Spencer County

Spencer County

Spencer County20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$201,056,708$343,165,27270.7%
Median Household Income$92,973
Per Capita Income$37,946
Poverty Level6.6%
Unemployment Rate2.5%
Labor Force Participation Rate64.6%
Average Commute Time32.6
Number of Remote Workers723
Percent of Remote Workers7.5%
Education: Less than 9th Grade705325-53.9%
Education: 9-12th Grade831718-13.6%
Education: High School Diploma4,2405,53930.6%
Education: Some College3,1363,2052.2%
Education: Associate's Degree1,0061,22621.9%
Education: Bachelor's Degree1,3512,22464.6%
Education: Graduate Degree and Higher6061,12485.5%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate0.0%
Median House Value$243,400
Median Monthly Rent$847
Percent Occupied Housing Units93.7%
Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$69,126,603,887$106,360,978,85053.9%
Median Household Income$71,033
Per Capita Income$34,919
Poverty Level7.6%
Unemployment Rate3.5%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.4%
Average Commute Time27.0
Number of Remote Workers59,276
Percent of Remote Workers6.9%
Education: Less than 9th Grade41,82628,187-32.6%
Education: 9-12th Grade84,22666,209-21.4%
Education: High School Diploma312,017315,9451.3%
Education: Some College219,747230,8315.0%
Education: Associate's Degree71,75896,30134.2%
Education: Bachelor's Degree146,043192,02231.5%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher93,667123,66032.0%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.3%
Median House Value$178,593
Median Monthly Rent$847
Percent Occupied Housing Units90.1%
United States

United States

United States20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$15,912,802,819,300$24,767,834,615,60055.6%
Median Household Income$69,021
Per Capita Income$37,638
Poverty Level8.9%
Unemployment Rate3.6%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.7%
Average Commute Time26.8
Number of Remote Workers15,061,684
Percent of Remote Workers9.7%
Education: Less than 9th Grade12,837,12310,919,561-14.9%
Education: 9-12th Grade17,391,41714,341,868-17.5%
Education: High School Diploma58,751,74060,598,8613.1%
Education: Some College44,359,41245,588,2612.8%
Education: Associate's Degree16,032,80720,324,52126.8%
Education: Bachelor's Degree37,281,93347,929,73328.6%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher22,125,35330,620,66438.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.2%
Median House Value$244,900
Median Monthly Rent$1,163
Percent Occupied Housing Units88.8%