Richmond, KY

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Population

33,993

1.22% growth

Median Age

25.8


Median Household Income

$34,754

7.15% growth

Poverty Rate

31.1%


Number of Employees

16,365

0.479% growth

Median Property Value

$144,700

4.33% growth

About

In 2017, Richmond, KY had a population of 34k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $34,754. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Richmond, KY grew from 33,583 to 33,993, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $32,436 to $34,754, a 7.15% increase.

The population of Richmond, KY is 85.3% White Alone, 8.44% Black or African American Alone, and 2.94% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Richmond, KY speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richmond, KY are Eastern Kentucky University (3,799 degrees awarded in 2016) and Medical Career & Technical College (51 degrees).

The median property value in Richmond, KY is $144,700, and the homeownership rate is 34.4%. Most people in Richmond, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Richmond, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Richmond, KY employs 16.4k people. The largest industries in Richmond, KY are Educational Services (2,700 people), Retail Trade (2,626 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,250 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($43,137), Manufacturing ($41,275), and Public Administration ($38,275).

Median household income in Richmond, KY is $34,754. Males in Richmond, 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 Richmond, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,754

2017 value

± $3,358

7.15%

1 Year Growth

± 14.4%

Households in Richmond, KY have a median annual income of $34,754, 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 $32,436 in 2016, which represents a 7.15% 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 Richmond, 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 107.02

  2. Census Tract 109.02

  3. Census Tract 108

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richmond, KY was Census Tract 107.02 with a value of $81,528, followed by Census Tract 109.02 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $65,200 and $56,115.

The following map shows all of the places in Richmond, 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

31.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richmond, KY (9.1k out of 29.3k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,487 ± 763

  2. Black

    1,256 ± 304

  3. Two Or More

    285 ± 183

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richmond, KY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

16.4k

2017 Value

± 923

0.479%

1 Year growth

± 8.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond, KY grew at a rate of 0.479%, from 16.3k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richmond, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,986 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,908 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,835 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richmond, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richmond, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,986 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,908 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Richmond, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.92 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.66 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richmond, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($54,479), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($51,250), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,481).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.4k

2017 Value

± 923

0.479%

1 Year growth

± 8.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond, KY grew at a rate of 0.479%, from 16.3k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richmond, KY, are Educational Services (2,700 people), Retail Trade (2,626 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,250 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richmond, KY, though some of these residents may live in Richmond, 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 Richmond, KY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,700 people), Retail Trade (2,626 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,250 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Richmond, KY has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.81 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.78 times), and Retail Trade (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richmond, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($43,137), Manufacturing ($41,275), and Public Administration ($38,275).

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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

91.8% of the population of Richmond, KY has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 8.16% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Richmond, KY see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 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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1,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 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%).

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

8.22%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

20.8%

Medicaid

8.16%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richmond, KY declined by 21.5% from 10.5% to 8.22%.

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

Richmond, KY is home to a population of 34k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.73% of Richmond, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond, KY is composed of 29k White Alone residents (85.3%), 2.87k Black or African American Alone residents (8.44%), 999 Two or More Races residents (2.94%), 618 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.82%), 413 Asian Alone residents (1.21%), 41 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.121%), 37 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.109%), and 28 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0824%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Richmond, KY was 25.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Richmond, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Richmond, KY residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.27k people

3.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

As of 2017, 3.73% of Richmond, KY residents (1.27k 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 Richmond, KY was 3.23%, 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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Richmond, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Richmond, KY was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29k ± 448

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.87k ± 342

  3. Two or More Races

    999 ± 269

In 2017, there were 10.1 times more White Alone residents (29k people) in Richmond, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k Black or African American Alone and 999 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Richmond, 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. Gulf War (1990s)

    550 ± 187

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    444 ± 167

  3. Vietnam

    440 ± 140

Richmond, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Richmond, KY awarded 3,850 degrees. The student population of Richmond, KY is skewed towards women, with 7,020 male students and 9,968 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Richmond, KY are White (3,326 and 88.3%), followed by Black or African American (186 and 4.94%), Unknown (95 and 2.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (56 and 1.49%).

The largest universities in Richmond, KY by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Kentucky University (3,799 and 98.7%) and Medical Career & Technical College (51 and 1.32%).

The most popular majors in Richmond, KY are Registered Nursing (351 and 9.12%), General Studies (321 and 8.34%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (226 and 5.87%).

The median tuition costs in Richmond, KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,568 and $17,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 212 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Richmond, KY was General Studies with 253 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,799 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

$8,568

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Richmond, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Kentucky University with 3,799 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,515

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,335

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,515 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Richmond, KY, which is 0.649 times less than the 2,335 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

    3,326 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    186 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    95 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Richmond, KY were to White students. These 3,326 degrees mean that there were 17.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 186 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond, KY was $144,700 in 2017, which is 0.665 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,700 to $144,700, a 4.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Richmond, KY is 34.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richmond, KY have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,754

Median Household Income

± $3,358

13k

Number of Households

± 815

In 2017, the median household income of the 13k households in Richmond, KY grew to $34,754 from the previous year's value of $32,436.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$144,700

2017 Median

± $7,183

$138,700

2016 Median

± $8,275

In 2017, the median property value in Richmond, KY grew to to $144,700 from the previous year's value of $138,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

34.4%

2017 Homeownership

36.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 34.4% of the housing units in Richmond, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 36.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Richmond, 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 Richmond, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Richmond, KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richmond, KY have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.801% of the workforce in Richmond, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.95%

  3. Walked

    6.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Richmond, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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