Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY

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Population
144,837
1.51% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Median Age
41.8

Poverty Rate
27.3%

Median Household Income
$33,384
3.23% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$77,400
2.52% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
42,237
1.02% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY had a population of 145k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $33,384. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY declined from 147,055 to 144,837, a -1.51% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,338 to $33,384, a 3.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.527%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.476%), and White (Hispanic) (0.455%). 1.28% of the households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Big Sandy Community and Technical College (1,369 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Pikeville (418 degrees), and Appalachian Beauty School (27 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was $77,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%. Most people in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (32.7%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.79%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kentucky
62.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kentucky was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kentucky colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is home to a population of 145k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.646% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents were born outside of the country (935 people).

In 2018, there were 86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (140k people) in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 763 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Spanish (579 speakers), German (157 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (155 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    140k ± 373
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 333
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    763 ± 185
0.815%
Hispanic Population
1.18k people

In 2018, there were 86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (140k people) in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 763 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.815% of the people in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are hispanic (1.18k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    579 speakers (0.424%)
  2. German
    157 speakers (0.115%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    155 speakers (0.113%)

1.28% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Spanish. 0.424% of the overall population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are native Spanish speakers. 0.115% speak German and 0.113% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.646%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
935 people
0.605%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
905 people

As of 2018, 0.646% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents (935 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 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 0.605%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    131 ± 281 people
  2. India
    120 ± 269 people
  3. Mexico
    108 ± 255 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Philippines, the natal country of 131 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents, followed by India with 120 and Mexico with 108.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.7% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,674 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    713 ± 224
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    695 ± 190

Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is $33,384. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Louisville/Jefferson County (Northeast) PUMA, KY with a value of $87,149, followed by Boone County PUMA, KY and Louisville/Jefferson County (Southeast) PUMA, KY, with respective values of $77,429 and $74,126.

Males in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,359. The income inequality in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY employs 42.2k people. The largest industries in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Elementary & secondary schools (3,997 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,005 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,756 people), and the highest paying industries are Private households ($112,283), Architectural, engineering & related services ($83,273), and Oil & gas extraction ($77,934).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,384
2018 value
± $1,194
3.23%
1 Year Growth
± 4.83%

Households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have a median annual income of $33,384, 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 $32,338 in 2017, which represents a 3.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,115
Average Male Salary in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
± $9,264
$36,359
Average Female Salary in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
± $5,327

In 2019, full-time male employees in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
  1. Asian
    $133,401 ± $269,994
  2. White
    $40,313 ± $5,037
  3. Black
    $22,010 ± $42,278

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY workers was Asian. These workers were paid 3.31 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.425
2019 Wage GINI in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
0.428
2018 Wage GINI in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY

In 2019, the income inequality in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 0.425 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.646% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Louisville/Jefferson County (Northeast) PUMA, KY with a value of $87,149, followed by Boone County PUMA, KY and Louisville/Jefferson County (Southeast) PUMA, KY, with respective values of $77,429 and $74,126.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY (38.5k out of 141k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    37,333 ± 1,253
  2. Black
    519 ± 216
  3. Two Or More
    331 ± 184

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

42.2k
2019 Value
-1.02%
1 Year decline
± -1.02%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY declined at a rate of -1.02%, from 42.7k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, are Cashiers (1,753 people), Registered nurses (1,621 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,753 people), Registered nurses (1,621 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Mining machine operators (20 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (13.3 times), and Millwrights (10.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, by average salary, are Physicians ($332,275), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($132,683), and General & operations managers ($125,740).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42.2k
2019 Value
-1.02%
1 Year decline
± -1.02%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY declined at a rate of -1.02%, from 42.7k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,997 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,005 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,756 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, though some of these residents may live in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,997 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,005 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,756 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY has an unusually high number of Coal mining (84.3 times higher than expected), Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries (8.72 times), and Convenience Stores (4.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, by average salary, are Private households ($112,283), Architectural, engineering & related services ($83,273), and Oil & gas extraction ($77,934).

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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. $85.2B
  2. $36.6B
  3. $29.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $85.2B, followed by Electronics ($36.6B) and Machinery ($29.3B).

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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$373B
2018 Value in Kentucky
$703B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
88.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Kentucky trade was $373B. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $703B 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. $27.8B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $27.8B, followed by Indiana with $22.6B and California and $21.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY awarded 1,823 degrees. The student population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is skewed towards women, with 2,204 male students and 2,854 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are White (1,719 and 94.7%), followed by Black or African American (31 and 1.71%), Asian (22 and 1.21%), and Unknown (17 and 0.937%).

The largest universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY by number of degrees awarded are Big Sandy Community and Technical College (1,369 and 75.1%), University of Pikeville (418 and 22.9%), and Appalachian Beauty School (27 and 1.48%).

The most popular majors in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (253 and 13.9%), Electrician (249 and 13.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (205 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are $21,400 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. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 119 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 100 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,369 degrees awarded
  2. 418 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$21,400
Median Private

In 2019, the Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Big Sandy Community and Technical College with 1,369 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

986
Degrees Awarded to Men
837
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 986 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, which is 1.18 times more than the 837 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
    1,719 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    22 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was White students. These 1,719 degrees mean that there were 55.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was $77,400 in 2018, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $75,500 to $77,400, a 2.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$77,400
2018 Median
± $2,693
$75,500
2017 Median
± $2,232

In 2018, the median property value in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY grew to to $77,400 from the previous year's value of $75,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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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$33,384
Median Household Income
± $1,194
58.9k
Number of Households
± 1,656

In 2018, the median household income of the 58.9k households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY grew to $33,384 from the previous year's value of $32,338.

The following chart displays the households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
2018 Homeownership
71.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.9% of the housing units in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.53% of the workforce in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.55%)

In 2018, 83.2% of workers in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (2.55%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 34.3% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1543 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1491 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 416 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Owsley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,543 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,543 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,523 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kentucky.
$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$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

5.72%
Uninsured
32.7%
Employer Coverage
34.3%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY declined by 44.9% from 10.4% to 5.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.3% prevalence
  3. 20.2% prevalence

Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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