Bath County, KY

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2022 Population
12,739
0.465% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
2.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.1%
2.74% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,471
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$101,300
15.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bath County, KY had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $51,471. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bath County, KY grew from 12,680 to 12,739, a 0.465% increase and its median household income grew from $46,375 to $51,471, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bath County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), Other (Hispanic) (0.887%), and White (Hispanic) (0.683%).

None of the households in Bath County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Bath County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Bath County, KY was $101,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%.

Most people in Bath County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bath County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bath County, KY is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.267% of Bath County, KY residents were born outside of the country (34 people).

In 2022, there were 55.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.1k people) in Bath County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 180 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Bath County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bath County, KY was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bath County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 24
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    216 ± 36
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    180 ± 33.6
1.79%
Hispanic Population
228 people

In 2022, there were 55.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.1k people) in Bath County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 180 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.79% of the people in Bath County, KY are hispanic (228 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bath County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.267%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
34 people
0.174%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22 people

As of 2022, 0.267% of Bath County, KY residents (34 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bath County, KY was 0.174%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    161 ± 86
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    81 ± 53
  3. Korea
    41 ± 39

Bath County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bath County, KY employs 4.86k people. The largest industries in Bath County, KY are Manufacturing (1,041 people), Retail Trade (633 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (571 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,132), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,160), and Finance & Insurance ($51,382).

Occupations

4.86k
2022 Value
± 466
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bath County, KY grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 4.78k employees to 4.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bath County, KY, are Production Occupations (730 people), Sales & Related Occupations (544 people), and Management Occupations (493 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bath County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

4.86k
2022 Value
± 466
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bath County, KY grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 4.78k employees to 4.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bath County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,041 people), Retail Trade (633 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (571 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bath County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Bath County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,242
Median earning men ± $6,019
$31,760
Median earning women ± $2,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,514), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,375), and Manufacturing ($48,159).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,643), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,179), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,026).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 51
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 37
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 33
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bath County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 70.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.782%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bath County, KY was $101,300 in 2022, which is 0.359 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,600 to $101,300, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Bath County, KY is 72.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bath County, KY have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bath County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$101,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,907
$3,501
Median Property Taxes
±$369

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bath County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bath County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.3% of the housing units in Bath County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9701

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bath County, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$51,471
Median Household Income
± $9,411
4.84k
Number of Households
± 465

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.84k households in Bath County, KY grew to $51,471 from the previous year's value of $46,375.

The following chart displays the households in Bath 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bath County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.49%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Bath County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (5.49%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bath County, KY have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.29% of the workforce in Bath County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bath County, KY (2.92k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bath County, KY is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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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Health

92% of the population of Bath County, KY has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 32.4% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 5.47% on non-group plans, and 0.758% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bath County, KY see 12500 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.945% increase from the previous year (12383 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 12481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 337 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

12,500 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bath County, KY

Primary care physicians in Bath County, KY see an average of 12,500 patients per year. This represents a 0.945% increase from the previous year (12,383 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bath County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
32.4%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
5.47%
Non-Group
0.758%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bath County, KY grew by 14.1% from 7.01% to 8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 119 in Bath County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.8% in Bath County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.67% in Bath County, KY.

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