Frankfort, KY

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Population

27,453

0.525% decline

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$45,471

5.07% growth

Number of Employees

13,572

4.23% growth

Median Property Value

$126,700

0.237% growth

About

In 2017, Frankfort, KY had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $45,471. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Frankfort, KY declined from 27,598 to 27,453, a -0.525% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,275 to $45,471, a 5.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Frankfort, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (74%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.39%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%). N/A% of the people in Frankfort, KY speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Frankfort, KY are Kentucky State University (403 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Frankfort, KY is $126,700, and the homeownership rate is 48.6%. Most people in Frankfort, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Frankfort, KY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Frankfort, KY employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Frankfort, KY are Public Administration (2,663 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,539 people), and Retail Trade (1,476 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($43,214), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,739), and Utilities ($40,323).

Median household income in Frankfort, KY is $45,471. Males in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,471

2017 value

± $2,816

5.07%

1 Year Growth

± 7.58%

Households in Frankfort, KY have a median annual income of $45,471, 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 $43,275 in 2016, which represents a 5.07% 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 Frankfort, 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 707.02

  2. Census Tract 708

  3. Census Tract 701

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Frankfort, KY was Census Tract 707.02 with a value of $63,631, followed by Census Tract 708 and Census Tract 701, with respective values of $61,354 and $60,678.

The following map shows all of the places in Frankfort, 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

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Frankfort, KY (4.36k out of 26k 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 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

    3,193 ± 375

  2. Black

    560 ± 193

  3. Hispanic

    492 ± 172

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

13.6k

2017 Value

± 895

4.23%

1 Year growth

± 8.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Frankfort, KY grew at a rate of 4.23%, from 13k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Frankfort, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,463 people), Management Occupations (1,343 people), and Production Occupations (1,206 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Frankfort, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Frankfort, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,463 people), Management Occupations (1,343 people), and Production Occupations (1,206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Frankfort, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.5 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Frankfort, KY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,578), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,489), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($49,432).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.6k

2017 Value

± 895

4.23%

1 Year growth

± 8.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Frankfort, KY grew at a rate of 4.23%, from 13k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Frankfort, KY, are Public Administration (2,663 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,539 people), and Retail Trade (1,476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Frankfort, KY, though some of these residents may live in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY, by number of employees, are Public Administration (2,663 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,539 people), and Retail Trade (1,476 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Frankfort, KY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.2 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.16 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Frankfort, KY, by median earnings, are Construction ($43,214), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,739), and Utilities ($40,323).

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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

88.4% of the population of Frankfort, KY has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Frankfort, KY see 2651 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.3% increase from the previous year (2494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1331 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 903 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

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2,651 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KY see an average of 2,651 patients per year. This represents a 6.3% increase from the previous year (2,494 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

11.6%

Uninsured

47.3%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Frankfort, KY declined by 2.33% from 11.8% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Frankfort, 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%.

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Diversity

Frankfort, KY is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.65% of Frankfort, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.28k people).

In 2017, there were 4.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Frankfort, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.32k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 879 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Frankfort, KY was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Frankfort, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Frankfort, KY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.28k people

4.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.11k people

As of 2017, 4.65% of Frankfort, KY residents (1.28k 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 Frankfort, KY was 4.03%, 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

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Frankfort, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Frankfort, KY was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Frankfort, KY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    20.3k ± 422

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    4.32k ± 395

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    879 ± 310

In 2017, there were 4.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Frankfort, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.32k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 879 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Frankfort, KY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    472 ± 118

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    249 ± 104

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    205 ± 90

Frankfort, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Frankfort, KY awarded 403 degrees. The student population of Frankfort, KY is skewed towards women, with 790 male students and 1,136 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Frankfort, KY are Black or African American (197 and 49.9%), followed by White (132 and 33.4%), Unknown (44 and 11.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 2.03%).

The largest universities in Frankfort, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky State University (403 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Frankfort, KY are Registered Nursing (64 and 15.9%), General Business Administration & Management (43 and 10.7%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (32 and 7.94%).

The median tuition costs in Frankfort, KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,794 and $19,248 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Frankfort, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 35 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

403 degrees awarded

$7,794

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Frankfort, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kentucky State University with 403 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

146

Degrees Awarded to Men

257

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Frankfort, KY, which is 0.568 times less than the 257 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    197 degrees awarded

  2. White

    132 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    44 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Frankfort, KY were to Black or African American students. These 197 degrees mean that there were 1.49 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 132 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Frankfort, KY was $126,700 in 2017, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,400 to $126,700, a 0.237% increase. The homeownership rate in Frankfort, KY is 48.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Frankfort, KY have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Frankfort, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,700

2017 Median

± $3,604

$126,400

2016 Median

± $3,461

In 2017, the median property value in Frankfort, KY grew to to $126,700 from the previous year's value of $126,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$45,471

Median Household Income

± $2,816

12k

Number of Households

± 800

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Frankfort, KY grew to $45,471 from the previous year's value of $43,275.

The following chart displays the households in Frankfort, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

48.6%

2017 Homeownership

49.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.6% of the housing units in Frankfort, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Frankfort, KY have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.232% of the workforce in Frankfort, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Walked

    3.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Frankfort, KY was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Walked (3.37%).

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

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