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The economy of Barbourville, KY employs 979 people. The economy of Barbourville, KY is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 3.72; 2.71; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Barbourville, KY are Educational Services (247), Retail trade (174), and Accommodation & Food Service (101), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($68,456), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($36,793), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,339).

Median household income in Barbourville, KY is $35,165. Males in Barbourville, KY have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,149. The income inequality of Barbourville, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Barbourville, KY. In Knox County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 25 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,335. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Barbourville, KY is from the county of Knox County, KY.

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Barbourville, KY is home to a population of 3,172 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Barbourville, KY is composed of 3,016 White residents (95.1%), 67 Black residents (2.11%), 50 Two+ residents (1.58%), 30 Hispanic residents (0.95%), and 9 Asian residents (0.28%). The most common foreign languages in Barbourville, KY are Spanish (25 speakers), Chinese (8 speakers), and German (3 speakers), but compared to other places, Barbourville, KY has a relative high number of German (3 speakers), Chinese (8 speakers), and Spanish (25 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Barbourville, KY awarded 197 degrees. The student population of Barbourville, KY is skewed towards females, with 90 male students and 107 female students. Most students in Barbourville, KY are White (164 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 4.06%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 2.03%), and Two or more races (1 and 0.51%). The largest universities in Barbourville, KY by number of graduates are Union College (197 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Barbourville, KY are General Business Administration & Management (21 and 10.7%), Accounting (13 and 6.6%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (10 and 5.08%). The median tuition costs in Barbourville, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $23,640 and $23,640 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Barbourville, KY is $152,400, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $162,700 to $152,400, a 6.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Barbourville, KY is 44.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Barbourville, KY have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barbourville, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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