Adair County, KY

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Population

19,304

0.773% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$36,575

7.98% growth

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Number of Employees

7,988

1.09% decline

Median Property Value

$85,900

0.232% decline

About

In 2017, Adair County, KY had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $36,575. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Adair County, KY grew from 19,156 to 19,304, a 0.773% increase and its median household income grew from $33,873 to $36,575, a 7.98% increase.

The population of Adair County, KY is 93.4% White Alone, 3.59% Black or African American Alone, and 1.84% Hispanic or Latino. 1.91% of the people in Adair County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adair County, KY are Lindsey Wilson College (685 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Adair County, KY is $85,900, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Adair County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Adair County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Adair County, KY employs 7.99k people. The largest industries in Adair County, KY are Manufacturing (1,559 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people), and Educational Services (1,093 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($36,458), Wholesale Trade ($36,250), and Finance & Insurance ($32,308).

Median household income in Adair County, KY is $36,575. Males in Adair 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 Adair County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,575

2017 value

± $3,426

7.98%

1 Year Growth

± 12.1%

Households in Adair County, KY have a median annual income of $36,575, 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 $33,873 in 2016, which represents a 7.98% 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 Adair 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 Adair 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 Adair 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 9705

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9704.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adair County, KY was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $39,321, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9704.02, with respective values of $38,882 and $37,798.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adair County, KY (3.86k out of 18k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    3,685 ± 369

  2. Hispanic

    144 ± 119

  3. Other

    103 ± 111

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

7.99k

2017 Value

± 535

-1.09%

1 Year decline

± 9.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adair County, KY declined at a rate of -1.09%, from 8.08k employees to 7.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adair County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,234 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (903 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (672 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adair County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Adair County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,234 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (903 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (672 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adair County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.95 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Adair County, KY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,145), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($45,938), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($45,532).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.99k

2017 Value

± 535

-1.09%

1 Year decline

± 9.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adair County, KY declined at a rate of -1.09%, from 8.08k employees to 7.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adair County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,559 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people), and Educational Services (1,093 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adair County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Adair 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 Adair County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,559 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people), and Educational Services (1,093 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adair County, KY has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.93 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.92 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Adair County, KY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($36,458), Wholesale Trade ($36,250), and Finance & Insurance ($32,308).

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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

91.3% of the population of Adair County, KY has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Adair County, KY see 3805 patients per year on average, which represents a 38.7% increase from the previous year (2743 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 551 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

3,805 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Adair County, KY see an average of 3,805 patients per year. This represents a 38.7% increase from the previous year (2,743 patients).

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

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

8.74%

Uninsured

35.9%

Employer Coverage

26.4%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

1.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adair County, KY declined by 28.1% from 12.1% to 8.74%.

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

Adair County, KY is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.865% of Adair County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Adair County, KY is composed of 18k White Alone residents (93.4%), 693 Black or African American Alone residents (3.59%), 356 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.84%), 166 Two or More Races residents (0.86%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.14%), 19 Asian Alone residents (0.0984%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0311%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Adair County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (260 speakers), German (43 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (9 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 38.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Adair County, KY was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Adair County, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Adair County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.865%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.865% of Adair 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 Adair County, KY was 1.05%, 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 Adair County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Adair County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Adair County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Adair County, KY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18k ± 12

  2. Black or African American Alone

    693 ± 163

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    356 ± 178

In 2017, there were 26 times more White Alone residents (18k people) in Adair County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 693 Black or African American Alone and 356 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    260 speakers (1.45%)

  2. German

    43 speakers (0.24%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    9 speakers (0.0503%)

1.91% of Adair 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 Adair County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.45% of the overall population of Adair County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.24% speak German and 0.0503% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    465 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    139 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    84 ± 69

Adair County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Adair County, KY awarded 685 degrees. The student population of Adair County, KY is skewed towards women, with 939 male students and 1,649 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Adair County, KY are White (515 and 75.3%), followed by Unknown (96 and 14%), Black or African American (52 and 7.6%), and Asian (7 and 1.02%).

The largest universities in Adair County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Lindsey Wilson College (685 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Adair County, KY are General Human Services (223 and 32.6%), Counseling Psychology (182 and 26.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (54 and 7.88%).

The median tuition costs in Adair County, KY are $23,520 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. 24 degrees awarded

  2. 223 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Adair County, KY was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 24 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

685 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,520

Median Private

In 2016, the Adair County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lindsey Wilson College with 685 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

217

Degrees Awarded to Men

468

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Adair County, KY, which is 0.464 times less than the 468 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

    515 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    96 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Adair County, KY were to White students. These 515 degrees mean that there were 5.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adair County, KY was $85,900 in 2017, which is 0.395 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $85,900, a 0.232% decrease. The homeownership rate in Adair County, KY is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adair County, KY have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adair 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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$36,575

Median Household Income

± $3,426

7.1k

Number of Households

± 471

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.1k households in Adair County, KY grew to $36,575 from the previous year's value of $33,873.

The following chart displays the households in Adair 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,900

2017 Median

± $5,985

$86,100

2016 Median

± $3,850

In 2017, the median property value in Adair County, KY declined from to $85,900 from the previous year's value of $86,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Adair County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adair County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.76% of the workforce in Adair County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.38%

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

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