Boyle County, KY

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Population

29,773

0.415% growth

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$43,076

5.69% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

12,386

0.0484% decline

Median Property Value

$141,100

3.07% growth

About

In 2017, Boyle County, KY had a population of 29.8k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $43,076. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boyle County, KY grew from 29,650 to 29,773, a 0.415% increase and its median household income grew from $40,758 to $43,076, a 5.69% increase.

The population of Boyle County, KY is 85.9% White Alone, 7.11% Black or African American Alone, and 3.22% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Boyle County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boyle County, KY are Centre College (358 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Boyle County, KY is $141,100, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Boyle County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Boyle County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Boyle County, KY employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Boyle County, KY are Manufacturing (2,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,884 people), and Educational Services (1,651 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,667).

Median household income in Boyle County, KY is $43,076. Males in Boyle 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 Boyle County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,076

2017 value

± $3,260

5.69%

1 Year Growth

± 9.37%

Households in Boyle County, KY have a median annual income of $43,076, 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 $40,758 in 2016, which represents a 5.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557

Average Male Salary

± $1,518

$41,451

Average Female Salary

± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boyle 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 9302

  2. Census Tract 9305

  3. Census Tract 9306

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boyle County, KY was Census Tract 9302 with a value of $64,688, followed by Census Tract 9305 and Census Tract 9306, with respective values of $52,604 and $42,542.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boyle County, KY (4.14k out of 26.7k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,556 ± 350

  2. Black

    442 ± 174

  3. Hispanic

    373 ± 139

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

12.4k

2017 Value

± 687

-0.0484%

1 Year decline

± 7.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boyle County, KY declined at a rate of -0.0484%, from 12.4k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boyle County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,630 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,525 people), and Management Occupations (1,156 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boyle County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boyle County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,630 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,525 people), and Management Occupations (1,156 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boyle County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.87 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boyle County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,381), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,635), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($53,913).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.4k

2017 Value

± 687

-0.0484%

1 Year decline

± 7.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boyle County, KY declined at a rate of -0.0484%, from 12.4k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boyle County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,884 people), and Educational Services (1,651 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boyle County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Boyle 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 Boyle County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,884 people), and Educational Services (1,651 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boyle County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.76 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.72 times), and Educational Services (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boyle County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,667).

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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

$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

93.6% of the population of Boyle County, KY has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Boyle County, KY see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.18% increase from the previous year (1100 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1155 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 527 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

1,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Boyle County, KY see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 4.18% increase from the previous year (1,100 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

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.43%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boyle County, KY declined by 29.2% from 9.08% to 6.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boyle 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

Boyle County, KY is home to a population of 29.8k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.27% of Boyle County, KY residents were born outside of the country (675 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Boyle County, KY is composed of 25.6k White Alone residents (85.9%), 2.12k Black or African American Alone residents (7.11%), 958 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.22%), 767 Two or More Races residents (2.58%), 233 Asian Alone residents (0.783%), 73 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.245%), 44 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.148%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Boyle County, KY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boyle County, KY was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Boyle County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Boyle County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

675 people

2.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

605 people

As of 2017, 2.27% of Boyle County, KY residents (675 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 Boyle County, KY was 2.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,622 ± 4,418 people

  2. India

    10,932 ± 2,564 people

  3. Cuba

    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Boyle County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boyle County, KY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.6k ± 34

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.12k ± 199

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    958 ± 198

In 2017, there were 12.1 times more White Alone residents (25.6k people) in Boyle County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.12k Black or African American Alone and 958 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 Boyle County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Boyle County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Boyle County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Boyle County, KY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    688 ± 144

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    206 ± 82

  3. Korea

    168 ± 64

Boyle County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Boyle County, KY awarded 358 degrees. The student population of Boyle County, KY is skewed towards women, with 701 male students and 729 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boyle County, KY are White (287 and 86.7%), followed by Black or African American (16 and 4.83%), Two or More Races (14 and 4.23%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 3.02%).

The largest universities in Boyle County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Centre College (358 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Boyle County, KY are Other Economics (58 and 16.2%), General Biological Sciences (31 and 8.66%), and General History (25 and 6.98%).

The median tuition costs in Boyle County, KY are $39,300 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. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boyle County, KY was Other Economics with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Boyle County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

358 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$39,300

Median Private

In 2016, the Boyle County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Centre College with 358 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

181

Degrees Awarded to Men

177

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 181 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boyle County, KY, which is 1.02 times more than the 177 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

    287 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Boyle County, KY were to White students. These 287 degrees mean that there were 17.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boyle County, KY was $141,100 in 2017, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,900 to $141,100, a 3.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Boyle County, KY is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boyle County, KY have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boyle 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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$43,076

Median Household Income

± $3,260

10.9k

Number of Households

± 572

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Boyle County, KY grew to $43,076 from the previous year's value of $40,758.

The following chart displays the households in Boyle 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

$141,100

2017 Median

± $6,542

$136,900

2016 Median

± $5,920

In 2017, the median property value in Boyle County, KY grew to to $141,100 from the previous year's value of $136,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boyle 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 Boyle County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Boyle County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Boyle 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 Boyle County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boyle County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boyle County, KY have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Boyle County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.12%

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

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