Bardstown, KY

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Population

45,131

0.57% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$55,182

7.34% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

21,251

1.2% growth

Median Property Value

$144,800

4.17% growth

About

In 2017, Bardstown, KY had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $55,182. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bardstown, KY grew from 44,875 to 45,131, a 0.57% increase and its median household income grew from $51,408 to $55,182, a 7.34% increase.

The population of Bardstown, KY is 90.6% White Alone, 5.25% Black or African American Alone, and 2.06% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bardstown, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bardstown, KY is $144,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Bardstown, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bardstown, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bardstown, KY employs 21.3k people. The largest industries in Bardstown, KY are Manufacturing (5,074 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (2,475 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,294), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,461).

Median household income in Bardstown, KY is $55,182. Males in Bardstown, 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 Bardstown, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,182

2017 value

± $2,157

7.34%

1 Year Growth

± 4.56%

Households in Bardstown, KY have a median annual income of $55,182, 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 $51,408 in 2016, which represents a 7.34% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time 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 Bardstown, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bardstown, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $102,033, followed by Boone County, KY and Kenton County, KY, with respective values of $77,429 and $64,441.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bardstown, KY (5.11k out of 44.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    4,350 ± 524

  2. Hispanic

    724 ± 246

  3. Other

    324 ± 176

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bardstown, 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

21.3k

2017 Value

± 1,036

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 6.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bardstown, KY grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 21k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bardstown, KY, are Production Occupations (3,482 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,533 people), and Management Occupations (2,113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bardstown, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bardstown, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,482 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,533 people), and Management Occupations (2,113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bardstown, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.83 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.94 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bardstown, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,889), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,422).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.3k

2017 Value

± 1,036

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 6.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bardstown, KY grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 21k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bardstown, KY, are Manufacturing (5,074 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (2,475 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bardstown, KY, though some of these residents may live in Bardstown, 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 Bardstown, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,074 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (2,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bardstown, KY has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.36 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.79 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bardstown, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,294), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,461).

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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

93.9% of the population of Bardstown, KY has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bardstown, 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

6.12%

Uninsured

53.1%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bardstown, KY declined by 25.9% from 8.26% to 6.12%.

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

Bardstown, KY is home to a population of 45.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.29% of Bardstown, KY residents were born outside of the country (584 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bardstown, KY is composed of 40.9k White Alone residents (90.6%), 2.37k Black or African American Alone residents (5.25%), 929 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.06%), 718 Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 165 Asian Alone residents (0.366%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.111%), 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0554%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bardstown, KY was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Bardstown, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bardstown, KY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

584 people

1.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

496 people

As of 2017, 1.29% of Bardstown, KY residents (584 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 Bardstown, KY was 1.11%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Bardstown, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bardstown, KY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.9k ± 39

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.37k ± 158

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    929 ± 439

In 2017, there were 17.2 times more White Alone residents (40.9k people) in Bardstown, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Black or African American Alone and 929 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 Bardstown, KY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,092 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    519 ± 161

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    378 ± 162

Bardstown, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bardstown, KY was $144,800 in 2017, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,000 to $144,800, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Bardstown, KY is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bardstown, KY have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bardstown, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$144,800

2017 Median

± $5,053

$139,000

2016 Median

± $5,721

In 2017, the median property value in Bardstown, KY grew to to $144,800 from the previous year's value of $139,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bardstown, 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 Bardstown, 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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$55,182

Median Household Income

± $2,157

17.3k

Number of Households

± 824

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.3k households in Bardstown, KY grew to $55,182 from the previous year's value of $51,408.

The following chart displays the households in Bardstown, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bardstown, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bardstown, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

76.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Bardstown, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bardstown, KY have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Bardstown, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.63%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bardstown, KY was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.63%) and those who Worked At Home (3.5%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bardstown, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bardstown, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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