Bourbon County, KY

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Population

20,017

0.065% growth

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$47,886

8.26% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

9,357

3.27% growth

Median Property Value

$144,900

3.13% growth

About

In 2017, Bourbon County, KY had a population of 20k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $47,886. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bourbon County, KY grew from 20,004 to 20,017, a 0.065% increase and its median household income grew from $44,232 to $47,886, a 8.26% increase.

The population of Bourbon County, KY is 85.2% White Alone, 7.22% Black or African American Alone, and 6.66% Hispanic or Latino. 6.18% of the people in Bourbon County, KY speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bourbon County, KY is $144,900, and the homeownership rate is 62.3%. Most people in Bourbon County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bourbon County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bourbon County, KY employs 9.36k people. The largest industries in Bourbon County, KY are Manufacturing (1,317 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), and Retail Trade (1,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($76,250), Utilities ($52,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,857).

Median household income in Bourbon County, KY is $47,886. Males in Bourbon County, 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 Bourbon County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,886

2017 value

± $5,525

8.26%

1 Year Growth

± 14.2%

Households in Bourbon County, KY have a median annual income of $47,886, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,232 in 2016, which represents a 8.26% 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 Bourbon County, KY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bourbon County, KY 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 Bourbon County, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 303

  2. Census Tract 304

  3. Census Tract 306

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bourbon County, KY was Census Tract 303 with a value of $59,402, followed by Census Tract 304 and Census Tract 306, with respective values of $52,500 and $47,778.

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

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bourbon County, KY (3.27k out of 19.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 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

    2,670 ± 305

  2. Black

    518 ± 190

  3. Hispanic

    398 ± 140

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

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

9.36k

2017 Value

± 561

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 8.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bourbon County, KY grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 9.06k employees to 9.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bourbon County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,273 people), Management Occupations (979 people), and Production Occupations (903 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 (1,273 people), Management Occupations (979 people), and Production Occupations (903 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 (7.69 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.66 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,089), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,313), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,690).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.36k

2017 Value

± 561

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 8.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bourbon County, KY grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 9.06k employees to 9.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bourbon County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,317 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), and Retail Trade (1,086 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 (1,317 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), and Retail Trade (1,086 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bourbon County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.49 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.39 times), and Public Administration (1.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bourbon County, KY, by median earnings, are Information ($76,250), Utilities ($52,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,857).

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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 with $17.1B and Gasoline and $17.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B

2015 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.9B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Health

90.2% of the population of Bourbon County, KY has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.904% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bourbon County, KY 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

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).

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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%).

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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

9.75%

Uninsured

44.2%

Employer Coverage

18.8%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

0.904%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bourbon County, KY declined by 17.7% from 11.9% to 9.75%.

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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Diversity

Bourbon County, KY is home to a population of 20k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.82% of Bourbon County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bourbon County, KY is composed of 17.1k White Alone residents (85.2%), 1.45k Black or African American Alone residents (7.22%), 1.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.66%), 122 Two or More Races residents (0.609%), 66 Asian Alone residents (0.33%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bourbon County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,041 speakers), Chinese (42 speakers), and Polish (23 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, 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 33. But people in Bourbon County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bourbon County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.82% of Bourbon County, KY residents 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 Bourbon County, KY was 4.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Bourbon County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Bourbon County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Bourbon County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bourbon County, KY was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.1k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.45k ± 93

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.33k ± 245

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White Alone residents (17.1k people) in Bourbon County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k Black or African American Alone and 1.33k 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 Bourbon County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,041 speakers (5.52%)

  2. Chinese

    42 speakers (0.223%)

  3. Polish

    23 speakers (0.122%)

6.18% of Bourbon County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bourbon County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.52% of the overall population of Bourbon County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.223% speak Chinese and 0.122% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    368 ± 91

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    167 ± 92

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    142 ± 83

Bourbon County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bourbon County, KY was $144,900 in 2017, which is 0.666 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,500 to $144,900, a 3.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Bourbon County, KY is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bourbon County, KY have an average commute time of 21.4 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.

Income

Household Income

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$47,886

Median Household Income

± $5,525

8.12k

Number of Households

± 547

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.12k households in Bourbon County, KY grew to $47,886 from the previous year's value of $44,232.

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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Housing

Property Value

$144,900

2017 Median

± $7,596

$140,500

2016 Median

± $7,094

In 2017, the median property value in Bourbon County, KY grew to to $144,900 from the previous year's value of $140,500.

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 $125k - $150k 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

62.3%

2017 Homeownership

61.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.3% of the housing units in Bourbon County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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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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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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bourbon County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.99% 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

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bourbon County, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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