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Breathitt County, KY&

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Population
13,591
-0.53% decline
Median Age
40.7
Median Household Income
$25,817
-1.06% decline
Poverty Rate
32.9%
Number of Employees
4,239
-2.26% decline
Median Property Value
$47,500
-3.65% decline

Economy

The economy of Breathitt County, KY employs 4,239 people. The economy of Breathitt County, KY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 6.44; 2.18; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Breathitt County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (842), Retail trade (507), and Educational Services (500), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($43,558), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($35,625).

Median household income in Breathitt County, KY is $25,817. Males in Breathitt County, KY have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,524. The income inequality of Breathitt County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Breathitt County, KY. In Breathitt County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,024. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

Breathitt County, KY is home to a population of 13,591 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Breathitt County, KY is composed of 13,229 White residents (97.3%), 121 Two+ residents (0.89%), 66 Black residents (0.49%), 63 Hispanic residents (0.46%), and 59 Asian residents (0.43%). The most common foreign languages in Breathitt County, KY are Spanish (99 speakers), German (14 speakers), and Hindi (12 speakers), but compared to other places, Breathitt County, KY has a relative high number of Other Native North American (5 speakers), Hindi (12 speakers), and German (14 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Breathitt County, KY awarded 15 degrees. The student population of Breathitt County, KY is skewed away from females, with 8 male students and 7 female students. Most students in Breathitt County, KY are White (15 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (N/A and N/A), American Indian (N/A and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (N/A and N/A). The largest universities in Breathitt County, KY by number of graduates are Kentucky Mountain Bible College (15 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Breathitt County, KY are Divinity & Ministry (5 and 33.3%), General Music (2 and 13.3%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (2 and 13.3%). The median tuition costs in Breathitt County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,750 and $6,750 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Breathitt County, KY is $47,500, which is 0.24 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $49,300 to $47,500, a -3.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Breathitt County, KY is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Breathitt County, KY have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Breathitt County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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