Grayson, KY

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Population

4,052

1% decline

Median Age

32.6


Median Household Income

$31,105

2.99% decline

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

1,812

0.11% decline

Median Property Value

$106,400

5.87% growth

About

In 2017, Grayson, KY had a population of 4.05k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $31,105. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grayson, KY declined from 4,093 to 4,052, a -1% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,063 to $31,105, a -2.99% decrease.

The population of Grayson, KY is 90.6% White Alone, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Grayson, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grayson, KY are Kentucky Christian University (204 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Grayson, KY is $106,400, and the homeownership rate is 50.7%. Most people in Grayson, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Grayson, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Grayson, KY employs 1.81k people. The largest industries in Grayson, KY are Retail Trade (448 people), Educational Services (345 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (194 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($48,478), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,772), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,614).

Median household income in Grayson, KY is $31,105. Males in Grayson, 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 Grayson, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,105

2017 value

± $5,070

-2.99%

1 Year Growth

± 18.7%

Households in Grayson, KY have a median annual income of $31,105, 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 $32,063 in 2016, which represents a -2.99% 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 Grayson, 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 9606

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grayson, KY was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $41,159, followed by Census Tract 9605 and N/A, with respective values of $32,762 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grayson, KY (743 out of 3.33k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

    727 ± 199

  2. Black

    10 ± 58

  3. Other

    6 ± 56

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

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

1.81k

2017 Value

± 317

-0.11%

1 Year decline

± 24.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grayson, KY declined at a rate of -0.11%, from 1.81k employees to 1.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grayson, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (302 people), Sales & Related Occupations (282 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (188 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grayson, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grayson, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (302 people), Sales & Related Occupations (282 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Grayson, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.26 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.95 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grayson, KY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,625), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($68,333), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($60,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.81k

2017 Value

± 317

-0.11%

1 Year decline

± 24.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grayson, KY declined at a rate of -0.11%, from 1.81k employees to 1.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grayson, KY, are Retail Trade (448 people), Educational Services (345 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (194 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grayson, KY, though some of these residents may live in Grayson, 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 Grayson, KY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (448 people), Educational Services (345 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (194 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Grayson, KY has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (2.17 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.05 times), and Public Administration (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grayson, KY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($48,478), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,772), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,614).

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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

90.5% of the population of Grayson, KY has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 8.06% on non-group plans, and 0.106% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grayson, KY see 5432 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.239% decrease from the previous year (5445 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3381 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 660 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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5,432 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carter County, KY see an average of 5,432 patients per year. This represents a 0.239% decrease from the previous year (5,445 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carter 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

9.5%

Uninsured

43.3%

Employer Coverage

27.1%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

8.06%

Non-Group

0.106%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grayson, KY declined by 17% from 11.4% to 9.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grayson, 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

Grayson, KY is home to a population of 4.05k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.617% of Grayson, KY residents were born outside of the country (25 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grayson, KY is composed of 3.67k White Alone residents (90.6%), 156 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.85%), 142 Black or African American Alone residents (3.5%), 36 Two or More Races residents (0.888%), 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.765%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.346%), 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.074%), and 0 Asian Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.5

19

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grayson, KY was 32.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 19. But people in Grayson, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grayson, KY residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.617%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

25 people

1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

41 people

As of 2017, 0.617% of Grayson, KY residents (25 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 Grayson, KY was 1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Grayson, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grayson, KY was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.67k ± 145

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    156 ± 143

  3. Black or African American Alone

    142 ± 64

In 2017, there were 23.5 times more White Alone residents (3.67k people) in Grayson, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 156 Hispanic or Latino and 142 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 Grayson, KY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    35 ± 33

  2. Korea

    21 ± 23

  3. World War II

    14 ± 16

Grayson, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Grayson, KY awarded 204 degrees. The student population of Grayson, KY is skewed towards men, with 350 male students and 338 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grayson, KY are White (150 and 74.3%), followed by Unknown (37 and 18.3%), Black or African American (14 and 6.93%), and Asian (1 and 0.495%).

The largest universities in Grayson, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky Christian University (204 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grayson, KY are Biblical Studies (85 and 41.7%), General Business Administration & Management (25 and 12.3%), and Nursing Administration (15 and 7.35%).

The median tuition costs in Grayson, KY are $18,755 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. 82 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grayson, KY was Biblical Studies with 82 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

204 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,755

Median Private

In 2017, the Grayson, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kentucky Christian University with 204 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

102

Degrees Awarded to Men

102

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grayson, KY, which is 1 times approximately the same the 102 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

    150 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grayson, KY were to White students. These 150 degrees mean that there were 4.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grayson, KY was $106,400 in 2017, which is 0.463 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,500 to $106,400, a 5.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Grayson, KY is 50.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grayson, KY have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grayson, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,400

2017 Median

± $18,390

$100,500

2016 Median

± $20,674

In 2017, the median property value in Grayson, KY grew to to $106,400 from the previous year's value of $100,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grayson, 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 Grayson, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$31,105

Median Household Income

± $5,070

1.37k

Number of Households

± 251

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.37k households in Grayson, KY declined from $31,105 from the previous year's value of $32,063.

The following chart displays the households in Grayson, 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 $30k - $35k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

50.7%

2017 Homeownership

44.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.7% of the housing units in Grayson, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.4%.

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

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grayson, KY have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.717% of the workforce in Grayson, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.1%

  2. Walked

    21.2%

  3. Carpooled

    5.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grayson, KY was Drove Alone (67.1%), followed by those who Walked (21.2%) and those who Carpooled (5.78%).

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

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