Barbourville, KY

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Population

3,125

1.48% decline

Median Age

33.2


Median Household Income

$36,955

5.09% growth

Poverty Rate

24.5%


Number of Employees

978

0.102% decline

Median Property Value

$155,700

2.17% growth

About

In 2017, Barbourville, KY had a population of 3.13k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $36,955. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barbourville, KY declined from 3,172 to 3,125, a -1.48% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,165 to $36,955, a 5.09% increase.

The population of Barbourville, KY is 94.7% White Alone, 2.18% Black or African American Alone, and 1.25% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Barbourville, KY speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barbourville, KY are Union College (313 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Barbourville, KY is $155,700, and the homeownership rate is 40.8%. Most people in Barbourville, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Barbourville, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Barbourville, KY employs 978 people. The largest industries in Barbourville, KY are Educational Services (234 people), Retail Trade (203 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (110 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($90,120), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,121), and Educational Services ($53,750).

Median household income in Barbourville, KY is $36,955. Males in Barbourville, 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 Barbourville, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,955

2017 value

± $10,369

5.09%

1 Year Growth

± 31.6%

Households in Barbourville, KY have a median annual income of $36,955, 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 $35,165 in 2016, which represents a 5.09% 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 Barbourville, 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 9305

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barbourville, KY was Census Tract 9305 with a value of $31,354, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barbourville, KY (630 out of 2.57k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    630 ± 285

  2. Black

    0 ± 56

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

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

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

978

2017 Value

± 223

-0.102%

1 Year decline

± 31.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barbourville, KY declined at a rate of -0.102%, from 979 employees to 978 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barbourville, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (194 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (170 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barbourville, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barbourville, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (194 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (170 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Barbourville, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.38 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.87 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barbourville, KY, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($90,793), Management Occupations ($90,793), and Legal Occupations ($60,741).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

978

2017 Value

± 223

-0.102%

1 Year decline

± 31.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barbourville, KY declined at a rate of -0.102%, from 979 employees to 978 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barbourville, KY, are Educational Services (234 people), Retail Trade (203 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (110 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barbourville, KY, though some of these residents may live in Barbourville, 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 Barbourville, KY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (234 people), Retail Trade (203 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (110 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Barbourville, KY has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.51 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.58 times), and Retail Trade (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barbourville, KY, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($90,120), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,121), and Educational Services ($53,750).

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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

87.5% of the population of Barbourville, KY has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 34.4% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 7.03% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Barbourville, 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

12.5%

Uninsured

30.7%

Employer Coverage

34.4%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

7.03%

Non-Group

1.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barbourville, KY declined by 13.4% from 14.4% to 12.5%.

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

Barbourville, KY is home to a population of 3.13k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.66% of Barbourville, KY residents were born outside of the country (177 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Barbourville, KY is composed of 2.96k White Alone residents (94.7%), 68 Black or African American Alone residents (2.18%), 39 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 30 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.96%), 23 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.736%), 5 Asian Alone residents (0.16%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 10.5

22

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barbourville, KY was 33.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 22. But people in Barbourville, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Barbourville, KY residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

177 people

6.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

196 people

As of 2017, 5.66% of Barbourville, KY residents (177 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 Barbourville, KY was 6.18%, 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

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

93.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Barbourville, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barbourville, KY was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.96k ± 70

  2. Black or African American Alone

    68 ± 45

  3. Two or More Races

    39 ± 37.6

In 2017, there were 43.5 times more White Alone residents (2.96k people) in Barbourville, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68 Black or African American Alone and 39 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 Barbourville, 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 Barbourville, 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 Barbourville, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Barbourville, 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. Vietnam

    116 ± 74

  2. Korea

    24 ± 24

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 19

Barbourville, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Barbourville, KY awarded 313 degrees. The student population of Barbourville, KY is skewed towards women, with 571 male students and 632 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barbourville, KY are White (282 and 92.5%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 2.95%), Two or More Races (7 and 2.3%), and Unknown (3 and 0.984%).

The largest universities in Barbourville, KY by number of degrees awarded are Union College (313 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barbourville, KY are General Educational Leadership & Administration (48 and 15.3%), General Education (39 and 12.5%), and Teacher Education (33 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Barbourville, KY are $23,640 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Barbourville, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 17 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

313 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,640

Median Private

In 2016, the Barbourville, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Union College with 313 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

122

Degrees Awarded to Men

191

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barbourville, KY, which is 0.639 times less than the 191 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

    282 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Barbourville, KY were to White students. These 282 degrees mean that there were 31.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barbourville, KY was $155,700 in 2017, which is 0.716 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,400 to $155,700, a 2.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Barbourville, KY is 40.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barbourville, KY have an average commute time of 17.8 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.

Income

Household Income

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$36,955

Median Household Income

± $10,369

934

Number of Households

± 222

In 2017, the median household income of the 934 households in Barbourville, KY grew to $36,955 from the previous year's value of $35,165.

The following chart displays the households in Barbourville, 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

$155,700

2017 Median

± $34,380

$152,400

2016 Median

± $25,883

In 2017, the median property value in Barbourville, KY grew to to $155,700 from the previous year's value of $152,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Barbourville, 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 Barbourville, 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 Barbourville, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barbourville, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.8%

2017 Homeownership

44.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.8% of the housing units in Barbourville, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.1%.

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

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barbourville, KY have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Barbourville, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.5%

  2. Walked

    13.2%

  3. Carpooled

    11.1%

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

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