Loretto, Kentucky

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Loretto, Kentucky

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Comparative Profile of Loretto, Kentucky

Comparing Loretto to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 7
Median Family Income 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 3 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
People Living Alone 5 3
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Loretto Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 47 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 40037
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.635
Longitude -85.4

Loretto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
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Loretto Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 623 100%
Male 317 50.9%
Female 306 49.1%
Under 18 154 24.7%
18+ 469 75.3%
65+ 88 14.1%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 3.01
White 620 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Loretto Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 650
Growth 27
Growth % 4.3%

Loretto Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 66.7%
Irish 17.5%
English 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
German 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Loretto 623 $34,792
Bardstown 10,374 $41,065
Bradfordsville 304 $21,250
Lebanon 5,718 $26,552
New Haven 849 $37,875
Raywick 144 $41,250
Springfield 2,634 $35,143
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