Breckinridge County, KY

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2020 Population
20,283
0.53% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.4
1.62% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
18.4%
1.01% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,236
0.0975% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$104,500
1.55% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Breckinridge County, KY had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $47,236. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Breckinridge County, KY grew from 20,176 to 20,283, a 0.53% increase and its median household income grew from $47,190 to $47,236, a 0.0975% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Breckinridge County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%), White (Hispanic) (1.38%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.345%).

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.

99.6% of the residents in Breckinridge County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Breckinridge County, KY was $104,500, and the homeownership rate was 81.8%.

Most people in Breckinridge County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Breckinridge County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Breckinridge County, KY is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.616% of Breckinridge County, KY residents were born outside of the country (125 people).

In 2020, there were 44.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Breckinridge County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 430 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 338 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Breckinridge County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Breckinridge County, KY was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Breckinridge County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 31
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    430 ± 87.5
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    338 ± 119
1.65%
Hispanic Population
334 people

In 2020, there were 44.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Breckinridge County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 430 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 338 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.65% of the people in Breckinridge County, KY are hispanic (334 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.616%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
125 people
0.803%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
162 people

As of 2020, 0.616% of Breckinridge County, KY residents (125 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Breckinridge County, KY was 0.803%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    717 ± 134
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    243 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    205 ± 82

Breckinridge County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Breckinridge County, KY employs 7.63k people. The largest industries in Breckinridge County, KY are Manufacturing (2,019 people), Retail Trade (991 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (882 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,813), Finance & Insurance ($51,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,491).

Occupations

7.63k
2020 Value
± 544
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 10%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Breckinridge County, KY declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 7.71k employees to 7.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Breckinridge County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,137 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (905 people), and Management Occupations (724 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

7.63k
2020 Value
± 544
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 10%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Breckinridge County, KY declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 7.71k employees to 7.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Breckinridge County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,019 people), Retail Trade (991 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (882 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

$43,920
Median earning men ± $4,549
$29,070
Median earning women ± $5,314

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,284), Information ($90,455), and Public Administration ($74,297).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,705), and Public Administration ($35,477).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

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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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

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. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

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

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

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The median property value in Breckinridge County, KY was $104,500 in 2020, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $102,900 to $104,500, a 1.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Breckinridge County, KY is 81.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Breckinridge County, KY have an average commute time of 33.8 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 $47,236. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Breckinridge County, KY was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $69,188, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605.02, with respective values of $56,538 and $46,159.

Property

$104,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,065
$6,325
Median Property Taxes
±$493

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

81.8%
Homeownership
2020
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.8% of the housing units in Breckinridge County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.6%.

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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 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Breckinridge County, KY was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $69,188, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605.02, with respective values of $56,538 and $46,159.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,236
Median Household Income
± $4,661
7.73k
Number of Households
± 549

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.73k households in Breckinridge County, KY grew to $47,236 from the previous year's value of $47,190.

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.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.75%)

In 2020, 79.3% of workers in Breckinridge County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (4.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Breckinridge County, KY have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.4% 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

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Breckinridge County, KY (3.66k out of 19.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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94.2% of the population of Breckinridge County, KY has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.48% 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 Breckinridge County, KY see 4078 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.39% increase from the previous year (4022 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6826 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 975 patients per year.

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

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,078 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Breckinridge County, KY

Primary care physicians in Breckinridge County, KY see an average of 4,078 patients per year. This represents a 1.39% increase from the previous year (4,022 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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% 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.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.83%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
25.2%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Breckinridge County, KY declined by 17.3% from 7.05% to 5.83%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 91.9 in Breckinridge County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 30.1% in Breckinridge County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.3% in Breckinridge County, KY.

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