Kentucky's 197-square-mile Nicholas County covers less than one percent of the state's total land area. Of Kentucky's 120 counties, Nicholas County ranks 112th in terms of the size of its population (7,131, according to 2015 Census estimates). Its economy is defined as agricultural, with 570 farms recorded in the county during the 2012 U.S. Census. Recent Lands of America data shows that the average price-per-acre value of land and acreage for sale in Nicholas County is $2,380. On average, the price of land for sale was $250,073 (the most expensive listing being for $2.0 million) and the median acreage of land for sale in Nicholas County was 49 acres. Land for sale in Nicholas County totaled 2,312 acres and $5.5 million in overall land value, with the city of Carlisle featuring the most land for sale in the county. Given its rural location and ecomony, farms and other agricultural acreage are the most common types of land for sale in Nicholas County.