Breckinridge County, KY

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2022 Population
20,528
0.899% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.955% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.5%
20.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,756
3.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$124,800
17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Breckinridge County, KY had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $51,756. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Breckinridge County, KY grew from 20,345 to 20,528, a 0.899% increase and its median household income grew from $49,919 to $51,756, a 3.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Breckinridge County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.404%).

None of the households in Breckinridge County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Breckinridge County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Breckinridge County, KY was $124,800, and the homeownership rate was 82.4%.

Most people in Breckinridge County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Breckinridge County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Breckinridge County, KY is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.604% of Breckinridge County, KY residents were born outside of the country (124 people).

In 2022, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Breckinridge County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 605 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 342 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Breckinridge County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Breckinridge County, KY was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Breckinridge County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 86
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    605 ± 111
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    342 ± 110
1.95%
Hispanic Population
400 people

In 2022, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Breckinridge County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 605 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 342 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.95% of the people in Breckinridge County, KY are hispanic (400 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.604%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
124 people
0.565%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
115 people

As of 2022, 0.604% of Breckinridge County, KY residents (124 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Breckinridge County, KY was 0.565%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    708 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    215 ± 79
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    208 ± 75

Breckinridge County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Breckinridge County, KY employs 7.8k people. The largest industries in Breckinridge County, KY are Manufacturing (2,133 people), Retail Trade (967 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (866 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($72,813), Utilities ($66,528), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,250).

Occupations

7.8k
2022 Value
± 619
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Breckinridge County, KY declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 7.9k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Breckinridge County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,039 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (613 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Breckinridge County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.8k
2022 Value
± 619
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Breckinridge County, KY declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 7.9k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Breckinridge County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,133 people), Retail Trade (967 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (866 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Breckinridge County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Breckinridge County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,530
Median earning men ± $4,711
$31,321
Median earning women ± $4,222

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,404), Public Administration ($83,108), and Wholesale Trade ($76,154).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($41,622), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,214), and Public Administration ($41,045).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 114
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 81
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 66
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Breckinridge County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 75.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

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.

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Breckinridge County, KY was $124,800 in 2022, which is 0.443 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $106,700 to $124,800, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Breckinridge County, KY is 82.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Breckinridge County, KY have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Breckinridge County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Breckinridge County, KY is $51,756. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Breckinridge County, KY was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $77,026, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605.02, with respective values of $58,389 and $52,723.

Property

$124,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,844
$6,215
Median Property Taxes
±$544

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Breckinridge County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.4% of the housing units in Breckinridge County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9604
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9605.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Breckinridge County, KY was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $77,026, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605.02, with respective values of $58,389 and $52,723.

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

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Household Income

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$51,756
Median Household Income
± $3,416
7.54k
Number of Households
± 566

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.54k households in Breckinridge County, KY grew to $51,756 from the previous year's value of $49,919.

The following chart displays the households in Breckinridge 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Breckinridge County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Other (2.3%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Breckinridge County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.3%).

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Commute Time

34.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Breckinridge County, KY have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.76% of the workforce in Breckinridge County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Breckinridge County, KY (4.73k out of 20.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Breckinridge County, KY is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

91.7% of the population of Breckinridge County, KY has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Breckinridge County, KY see 4095 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.417% increase from the previous year (4078 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6846 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1027 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,095 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Breckinridge County, KY

Primary care physicians in Breckinridge County, KY see an average of 4,095 patients per year. This represents a 0.417% increase from the previous year (4,078 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.31%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
27.1%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Breckinridge County, KY grew by 57% from 5.29% to 8.31%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 86.4 in Breckinridge County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.4% in Breckinridge County, KY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.88% in Breckinridge County, KY.

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