Calloway County, KY

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Population

38,616

0.82% growth

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$39,269

7.02% growth

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Number of Employees

17,382

2.86% growth

Median Property Value

$130,100

5.43% growth

About

In 2017, Calloway County, KY had a population of 38.6k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $39,269. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Calloway County, KY grew from 38,302 to 38,616, a 0.82% increase and its median household income grew from $36,692 to $39,269, a 7.02% increase.

The population of Calloway County, KY is 89.7% White Alone, 3.68% Black or African American Alone, and 2.6% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Calloway County, KY speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Calloway County, KY are Murray State University (2,384 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Calloway County, KY is $130,100, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Calloway County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Calloway County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Calloway County, KY employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Calloway County, KY are Educational Services (3,927 people), Manufacturing (1,976 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,930 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,875), Public Administration ($42,156), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,591).

Median household income in Calloway County, KY is $39,269. Males in Calloway County, KY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Calloway County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,269

2017 value

± $2,306

7.02%

1 Year Growth

± 7.12%

Households in Calloway County, KY have a median annual income of $39,269, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,692 in 2016, which represents a 7.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557

Average Male Salary

± $1,518

$41,451

Average Female Salary

± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Calloway County, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 102

  2. Census Tract 107

  3. Census Tract 106

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calloway County, KY was Census Tract 102 with a value of $52,711, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $51,684 and $50,227.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Calloway County, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calloway County, KY (7.81k out of 34.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,739 ± 577

  2. Black

    441 ± 199

  3. Hispanic

    375 ± 143

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Calloway County, KY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.4k

2017 Value

± 891

2.86%

1 Year growth

± 7.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calloway County, KY grew at a rate of 2.86%, from 16.9k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calloway County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,675 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,622 people), and Management Occupations (1,508 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calloway County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Calloway County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,675 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,622 people), and Management Occupations (1,508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calloway County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.47 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.39 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Calloway County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($62,813), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,560), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,120).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.4k

2017 Value

± 891

2.86%

1 Year growth

± 7.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calloway County, KY grew at a rate of 2.86%, from 16.9k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calloway County, KY, are Educational Services (3,927 people), Manufacturing (1,976 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,930 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calloway County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Calloway County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Calloway County, KY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,927 people), Manufacturing (1,976 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,930 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calloway County, KY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.44 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.22 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Calloway County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($55,875), Public Administration ($42,156), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,591).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $74.6B

  2. $17.8B

  3. $17.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74.6B, followed by Base metals ($17.8B) and Gasoline ($17.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$301B

2020 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

32.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $301B. This is expected to increase 32.3% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.5B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $23.5B, followed by Indiana with $20.7B and Tennessee and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.7% of the population of Calloway County, KY has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Calloway County, KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Calloway County, KY see 1743 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.39% decrease from the previous year (1823 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2261 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1671 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,743 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Calloway County, KY see an average of 1,743 patients per year. This represents a 4.39% decrease from the previous year (1,823 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Calloway County, KY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.31%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calloway County, KY declined by 17.8% from 10.1% to 8.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Calloway County, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Calloway County, KY is home to a population of 38.6k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.56% of Calloway County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.15k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Calloway County, KY is composed of 34.7k White Alone residents (89.7%), 1.42k Black or African American Alone residents (3.68%), 1k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.6%), 707 Asian Alone residents (1.83%), 687 Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 106 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.274%), 21 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0544%), and 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0311%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Calloway County, KY was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Calloway County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Calloway County, KY residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.15k people

5.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.99k people

As of 2017, 5.56% of Calloway County, KY residents (2.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Calloway County, KY was 5.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,622 ± 4,418 people

  2. India

    10,932 ± 2,564 people

  3. Cuba

    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Calloway County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Calloway County, KY was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.7k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.42k ± 121

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1k ± 206

In 2017, there were 24.4 times more White Alone residents (34.7k people) in Calloway County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American Alone and 1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Calloway County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    714 ± 143

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    331 ± 123

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    288 ± 111

Calloway County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Calloway County, KY awarded 2,384 degrees. The student population of Calloway County, KY is skewed towards women, with 3,993 male students and 6,019 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Calloway County, KY are White (1,828 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (164 and 7.74%), Unknown (37 and 1.75%), and Hispanic or Latino (36 and 1.7%).

The largest universities in Calloway County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Murray State University (2,384 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Calloway County, KY are General Business (205 and 8.6%), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (135 and 5.66%), and Other Agriculture, Operations, & Related Sciences (122 and 5.12%).

The median tuition costs in Calloway County, KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,656 and $22,656 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 114 degrees awarded

  2. 114 degrees awarded

  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Calloway County, KY was General Studies with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Calloway County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,384 degrees awarded

$7,656

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Calloway County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Murray State University with 2,384 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

987

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,397

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 987 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Calloway County, KY, which is 0.707 times less than the 1,397 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,828 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    164 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    37 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Calloway County, KY were to White students. These 1,828 degrees mean that there were 11.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 164 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calloway County, KY was $130,100 in 2017, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,400 to $130,100, a 5.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Calloway County, KY is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Calloway County, KY have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Calloway County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,100

2017 Median

± $7,066

$123,400

2016 Median

± $5,457

In 2017, the median property value in Calloway County, KY grew to to $130,100 from the previous year's value of $123,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Calloway County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calloway County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$39,269

Median Household Income

± $2,306

14.8k

Number of Households

± 787

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Calloway County, KY grew to $39,269 from the previous year's value of $36,692.

The following chart displays the households in Calloway County, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Calloway County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calloway County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Calloway County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Calloway County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calloway County, KY have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.918% of the workforce in Calloway County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.83%

  3. Walked

    7.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Calloway County, KY was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.83%) and those who Walked (7.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Calloway County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calloway County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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