Woodford County, KY

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Population

25,817

0.883% growth

Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$60,604

1.91% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

13,099

0.329% growth

Median Property Value

$188,200

3.01% growth

About

In 2017, Woodford County, KY had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $60,604. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Woodford County, KY grew from 25,591 to 25,817, a 0.883% increase and its median household income grew from $59,471 to $60,604, a 1.91% increase.

The population of Woodford County, KY is 86.5% White Alone, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.44% Black or African American Alone. 8.04% of the people in Woodford County, KY speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woodford County, KY are Midway University (260 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Woodford County, KY is $188,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Woodford County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodford County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Woodford County, KY employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Woodford County, KY are Manufacturing (1,687 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,549 people), and Educational Services (1,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,194), Manufacturing ($50,930), and Public Administration ($50,625).

Median household income in Woodford County, KY is $60,604. Males in Woodford 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 Woodford County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,604

2017 value

± $2,510

1.91%

1 Year Growth

± 7.61%

Households in Woodford County, KY have a median annual income of $60,604, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,471 in 2016, which represents a 1.91% 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 Woodford County, KY 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 Woodford County, KY 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 Woodford 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 502

  2. Census Tract 501.07

  3. Census Tract 501.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woodford County, KY was Census Tract 502 with a value of $74,509, followed by Census Tract 501.07 and Census Tract 501.06, with respective values of $67,267 and $66,905.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodford County, KY (3.68k out of 25.4k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    3,088 ± 374

  2. Hispanic

    614 ± 213

  3. Black

    286 ± 143

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

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

13.1k

2017 Value

± 652

0.329%

1 Year growth

± 6.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woodford County, KY grew at a rate of 0.329%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodford County, KY, are Management Occupations (1,772 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,442 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,084 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodford County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Woodford County, KY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,772 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,442 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,084 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Woodford County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.82 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.77 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Woodford County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($157,663), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,321), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,519).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.1k

2017 Value

± 652

0.329%

1 Year growth

± 6.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woodford County, KY grew at a rate of 0.329%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodford County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,687 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,549 people), and Educational Services (1,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodford County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Woodford 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 Woodford County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,687 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,549 people), and Educational Services (1,433 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Woodford County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.35 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.28 times), and Manufacturing (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Woodford County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,194), Manufacturing ($50,930), and Public Administration ($50,625).

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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 with $17.1B and Gasoline and $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

92.4% of the population of Woodford County, KY has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Woodford County, KY see 1358 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.37% decrease from the previous year (1420 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1866 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1451 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

1,358 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Woodford County, KY see an average of 1,358 patients per year. This represents a 4.37% decrease from the previous year (1,420 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

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

7.63%

Uninsured

50.7%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodford County, KY declined by 4.34% from 7.98% to 7.63%.

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

Woodford County, KY is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.5% of Woodford County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Woodford County, KY is composed of 22.3k White Alone residents (86.5%), 1.69k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.56%), 1.15k Black or African American Alone residents (4.44%), 543 Two or More Races residents (2.1%), 81 Asian Alone residents (0.314%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0426%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0426%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0232%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Woodford County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,710 speakers), German (98 speakers), and African Languages (30 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Woodford County, KY was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Woodford County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Woodford County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.5% of Woodford County, KY residents 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 Woodford County, KY was 4.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Woodford County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Woodford County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Woodford County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Woodford County, KY was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.3k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.69k ± 437

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.15k ± 167

In 2017, there were 13.2 times more White Alone residents (22.3k people) in Woodford County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.69k Hispanic or Latino and 1.15k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,710 speakers (7.11%)

  2. German

    98 speakers (0.408%)

  3. African Languages

    30 speakers (0.125%)

8.04% of Woodford County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Woodford County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.11% of the overall population of Woodford County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.408% speak German and 0.125% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    656 ± 96

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    216 ± 83

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    175 ± 80

Woodford County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Woodford County, KY awarded 260 degrees. The student population of Woodford County, KY is skewed towards women, with 251 male students and 943 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woodford County, KY are White (206 and 79.5%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 8.49%), Unknown (16 and 6.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Woodford County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Midway University (260 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Woodford County, KY are General Business (66 and 25.4%), Registered Nursing (46 and 17.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (28 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Woodford County, KY are $23,100 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

Most Common

  1. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Woodford County, KY was General Business with 54 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

260 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,100

Median Private

In 2016, the Woodford County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midway University with 260 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

49

Degrees Awarded to Men

211

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 49 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woodford County, KY, which is 0.232 times less than the 211 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

    206 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Woodford County, KY were to White students. These 206 degrees mean that there were 9.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Woodford County, KY was $188,200 in 2017, which is 0.865 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $182,700 to $188,200, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodford County, KY is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Woodford County, KY have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Woodford 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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$60,604

Median Household Income

± $2,510

10.1k

Number of Households

± 538

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Woodford County, KY grew to $60,604 from the previous year's value of $59,471.

The following chart displays the households in Woodford 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

$188,200

2017 Median

± $6,429

$182,700

2016 Median

± $5,373

In 2017, the median property value in Woodford County, KY grew to to $188,200 from the previous year's value of $182,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Woodford 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 Woodford County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Woodford County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Woodford 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 Woodford County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Woodford County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodford County, KY have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.591% of the workforce in Woodford County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    8.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.29%

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

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