Jessamine County, KY

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Population

51,667

1.28% growth

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$55,450

5.12% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

23,854

1.74% growth

Median Property Value

$164,300

2.37% growth

About

In 2017, Jessamine County, KY had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $55,450. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jessamine County, KY grew from 51,015 to 51,667, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $52,748 to $55,450, a 5.12% increase.

The population of Jessamine County, KY is 89.6% White Alone, 3.92% Black or African American Alone, and 3.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jessamine County, KY speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jessamine County, KY are Asbury University (515 degrees awarded in 2016), Asbury Theological Seminary (262 degrees), and Barrett and Company School of Hair Design (38 degrees).

The median property value in Jessamine County, KY is $164,300, and the homeownership rate is 62.1%. Most people in Jessamine County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jessamine County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jessamine County, KY employs 23.9k people. The largest industries in Jessamine County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,777 people), Retail Trade (3,333 people), and Educational Services (2,943 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,970), and Public Administration ($46,050).

Median household income in Jessamine County, KY is $55,450. Males in Jessamine 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 Jessamine County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,450

2017 value

± $4,301

5.12%

1 Year Growth

± 9.06%

Households in Jessamine County, KY have a median annual income of $55,450, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,748 in 2016, which represents a 5.12% 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.

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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 Jessamine 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 606

  2. Census Tract 601.01

  3. Census Tract 604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jessamine County, KY was Census Tract 606 with a value of $114,395, followed by Census Tract 601.01 and Census Tract 604, with respective values of $56,646 and $50,833.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jessamine County, KY (8.95k out of 49.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    7,675 ± 722

  2. Black

    751 ± 191

  3. Hispanic

    371 ± 189

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jessamine 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

23.9k

2017 Value

± 1,151

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 6.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jessamine County, KY grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 23.4k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jessamine County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,852 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,557 people), and Management Occupations (2,321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jessamine County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jessamine County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,852 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,557 people), and Management Occupations (2,321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jessamine County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.29 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.27 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jessamine County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($120,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($93,321), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,175).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.9k

2017 Value

± 1,151

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 6.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jessamine County, KY grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 23.4k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jessamine County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,777 people), Retail Trade (3,333 people), and Educational Services (2,943 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jessamine County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Jessamine 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 Jessamine County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,777 people), Retail Trade (3,333 people), and Educational Services (2,943 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jessamine County, KY has an unusually high number of Construction (1.38 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.33 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jessamine County, KY, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,970), and Public Administration ($46,050).

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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. $71.4B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $17.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $71.4B, followed by Base metals ($17.1B) and Gasoline ($17.1B).

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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$282B

2015 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% 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. $22.9B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Jessamine County, KY has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jessamine County, KY see 1367 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (1239 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2756 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1163 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

1,367 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jessamine County, KY see an average of 1,367 patients per year. This represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (1,239 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

7.4%

Uninsured

47.8%

Employer Coverage

20.7%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jessamine County, KY declined by 21.9% from 9.48% to 7.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jessamine 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

Jessamine County, KY is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.69% of Jessamine County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.42k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jessamine County, KY is composed of 46.3k White Alone residents (89.6%), 2.03k Black or African American Alone residents (3.92%), 1.66k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.21%), 823 Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 719 Asian Alone residents (1.39%), 131 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.254%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0368%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jessamine County, KY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jessamine County, KY was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Jessamine County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jessamine County, KY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.42k people

4.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.28k people

As of 2017, 4.69% of Jessamine County, KY residents (2.42k 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 Jessamine County, KY was 4.47%, 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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Jessamine County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jessamine County, KY was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    46.3k ± 29

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.03k ± 264

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.66k ± 325

In 2017, there were 22.8 times more White Alone residents (46.3k people) in Jessamine County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k Black or African American Alone and 1.66k 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 Jessamine County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jessamine County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jessamine County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jessamine County, KY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    980 ± 166

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    476 ± 147

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    325 ± 144

Jessamine County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jessamine County, KY awarded 815 degrees. The student population of Jessamine County, KY is skewed towards women, with 1,740 male students and 1,752 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jessamine County, KY are White (655 and 83.9%), followed by Black or African American (41 and 5.25%), Two or More Races (36 and 4.61%), and Hispanic or Latino (20 and 2.56%).

The largest universities in Jessamine County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Asbury University (515 and 63.2%), Asbury Theological Seminary (262 and 32.1%), and Barrett and Company School of Hair Design (38 and 4.66%).

The most popular majors in Jessamine County, KY are Divinity & Ministry (163 and 20%), Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (42 and 5.15%), and Social Work (42 and 5.15%).

The median tuition costs in Jessamine County, KY are $28,432 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jessamine County, KY was Spanish Language & Literature with 30 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 515 degrees awarded

  2. 262 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,432

Median Private

In 2016, the Jessamine County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Asbury University with 515 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

342

Degrees Awarded to Men

473

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 342 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jessamine County, KY, which is 0.723 times less than the 473 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

    655 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jessamine County, KY were to White students. These 655 degrees mean that there were 16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jessamine County, KY was $164,300 in 2017, which is 0.755 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,500 to $164,300, a 2.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Jessamine County, KY is 62.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jessamine County, KY have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jessamine County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,450

Median Household Income

± $4,301

18.5k

Number of Households

± 971

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Jessamine County, KY grew to $55,450 from the previous year's value of $52,748.

The following chart displays the households in Jessamine 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$164,300

2017 Median

± $5,076

$160,500

2016 Median

± $5,201

In 2017, the median property value in Jessamine County, KY grew to to $164,300 from the previous year's value of $160,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jessamine 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 Jessamine County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jessamine County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jessamine County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.1%

2017 Homeownership

62.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.1% of the housing units in Jessamine County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jessamine County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jessamine County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jessamine County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Jessamine County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jessamine County, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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