Bourbon County, KY

County

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Population
20,144
0.634% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Median Age
42.1

Median Household Income
$51,462
7.47% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$142,000
2% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
9,402
0.481% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Bourbon County, KY had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $51,462. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bourbon County, KY grew from 20,017 to 20,144, a 0.634% increase and its median household income grew from $47,886 to $51,462, a 7.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bourbon County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.12%), White (Hispanic) (5.42%), Other (Hispanic) (1.44%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.566%). NaNk% of the people in Bourbon County, KY speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bourbon County, KY is $142,000, and the homeownership rate is 64.7%. Most people in Bourbon County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bourbon County, KY is 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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Impact on Employment

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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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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 63.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.7%), followed by Other (5.03%). 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.

Bourbon County, KY 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
63.3% 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, 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 Bourbon County, KY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bourbon County, KY is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.91% of Bourbon County, KY residents were born outside of the country (990 people).

In 2018, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Bourbon County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bourbon County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.44k ± 130
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 170
6.86%
Hispanic Population
1.38k people

In 2018, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Bourbon County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.86% of the people in Bourbon County, KY are hispanic (1.38k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.91%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
990 people
4.82%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
964 people

As of 2018, 4.91% of Bourbon County, KY residents (990 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bourbon County, KY was 4.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bourbon County, KY was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Bourbon County, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Bourbon County, KY residents was 42.

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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

96.1%
2018 Citizenship
96.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.1% of Bourbon County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bourbon County, KY was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    450 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    185 ± 80
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    149 ± 85

Bourbon County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bourbon County, KY is $51,462. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bourbon County, KY was Census Tract 303 with a value of $70,954, followed by Census Tract 304 and Census Tract 306, with respective values of $63,029 and $48,207.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bourbon County, KY employs 9.4k people. The largest industries in Bourbon County, KY are Manufacturing (1,439 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,034 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,535), Utilities ($61,045), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,333).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,462
2018 value
± $3,221
7.47%
1 Year Growth
± 12.2%

Households in Bourbon County, KY have a median annual income of $51,462, 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 $47,886 in 2017, which represents a 7.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,518
$41,451
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $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 in Kentucky
  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 in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bourbon County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.457
2017 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.455
2016 Wage GINI in Kentucky

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 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 303
  2. Census Tract 304
  3. Census Tract 306

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bourbon County, KY was Census Tract 303 with a value of $70,954, followed by Census Tract 304 and Census Tract 306, with respective values of $63,029 and $48,207.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bourbon County, KY (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bourbon County, KY is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

9.4k
2018 Value
± 603
0.481%
1 Year growth
± 8.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bourbon County, KY grew at a rate of 0.481%, from 9.36k employees to 9.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bourbon County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,249 people), Management Occupations (1,083 people), and Production Occupations (1,006 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,249 people), Management Occupations (1,083 people), and Production Occupations (1,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bourbon County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.73 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.86 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KY, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,200), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,837), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.4k
2018 Value
± 603
0.481%
1 Year growth
± 8.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bourbon County, KY grew at a rate of 0.481%, from 9.36k employees to 9.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bourbon County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,439 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,034 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bourbon County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Bourbon County, 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 Bourbon County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,439 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,034 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bourbon County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.47 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.52 times), and Utilities (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bourbon County, KY, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,535), Utilities ($61,045), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,333).

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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 in Kentucky
$398B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bourbon County, KY was $142,000 in 2018, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $144,900 to $142,000, a 2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bourbon County, KY is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bourbon County, KY have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bourbon County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,000
2018 Median
± $6,276
$144,900
2017 Median
± $7,596

In 2018, the median property value in Bourbon County, KY declined from to $142,000 from the previous year's value of $144,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bourbon County, 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 Bourbon County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$51,462
Median Household Income
± $3,221
8.13k
Number of Households
± 554

In 2018, the median household income of the 8.13k households in Bourbon County, KY grew to $51,462 from the previous year's value of $47,886.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
2018 Homeownership
62.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.7% of the housing units in Bourbon County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bourbon County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Bourbon County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.9%
  2. Carpooled
    9.02%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.81%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bourbon County, KY was Drove Alone (79.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.02%) and those who Worked At Home (5.81%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

92.2% of the population of Bourbon County, KY has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.04% 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 Bourbon County, KY see 1676 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.721% increase from the previous year (1664 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1054 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

1,676 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bourbon County, KY

Primary care physicians in Bourbon County, KY see an average of 1,676 patients per year. This represents a 0.721% increase from the previous year (1,664 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bourbon County, KY 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

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$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

7.84%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bourbon County, KY declined by 19.6% from 9.75% to 7.84%.

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