Bullitt County, KY

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Population

78,622

1.15% growth

Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$59,917

2.07% growth

Poverty Rate

10.2%


Number of Employees

38,391

0.96% growth

Median Property Value

$153,100

2.75% growth

About

In 2017, Bullitt County, KY had a population of 78.6k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $59,917. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bullitt County, KY grew from 77,727 to 78,622, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $58,702 to $59,917, a 2.07% increase.

The population of Bullitt County, KY is 94.9% White Alone, 1.78% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.68% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Bullitt County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bullitt County, KY is $153,100, and the homeownership rate is 81.6%. Most people in Bullitt County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bullitt County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bullitt County, KY employs 38.4k people. The largest industries in Bullitt County, KY are Manufacturing (6,706 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,141 people), and Retail Trade (4,619 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,413), Wholesale Trade ($48,750), and Manufacturing ($44,760).

Median household income in Bullitt County, KY is $59,917. Males in Bullitt 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 Bullitt County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,917

2017 value

± $1,921

2.07%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

Households in Bullitt County, KY have a median annual income of $59,917, 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 $58,702 in 2016, which represents a 2.07% 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 Bullitt 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 203

  2. Census Tract 206.02

  3. Census Tract 202.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bullitt County, KY was Census Tract 203 with a value of $83,609, followed by Census Tract 206.02 and Census Tract 202.01, with respective values of $77,500 and $72,059.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bullitt County, KY (7.95k out of 78k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    7,492 ± 624

  2. Hispanic

    348 ± 154

  3. Two Or More

    207 ± 166

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bullitt County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

38.4k

2017 Value

± 1,263

0.96%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bullitt County, KY grew at a rate of 0.96%, from 38k employees to 38.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bullitt County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,903 people), Production Occupations (4,057 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,428 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bullitt County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bullitt County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,903 people), Production Occupations (4,057 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,428 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bullitt County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.29 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.88 times), and Production Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bullitt County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,115), Management Occupations ($61,654), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,690).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.4k

2017 Value

± 1,263

0.96%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bullitt County, KY grew at a rate of 0.96%, from 38k employees to 38.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bullitt County, KY, are Manufacturing (6,706 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,141 people), and Retail Trade (4,619 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bullitt County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Bullitt 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 Bullitt County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,706 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,141 people), and Retail Trade (4,619 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bullitt County, KY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.58 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.47 times), and Manufacturing (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bullitt County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,413), Wholesale Trade ($48,750), and Manufacturing ($44,760).

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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

95% of the population of Bullitt County, KY has health coverage, with 57.8% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 9.95% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bullitt County, KY see 6054 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.95% increase from the previous year (5997 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1199 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

6,054 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bullitt County, KY see an average of 6,054 patients per year. This represents a 0.95% increase from the previous year (5,997 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

5.05%

Uninsured

57.8%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

9.95%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bullitt County, KY declined by 19% from 6.23% to 5.05%.

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

Bullitt County, KY is home to a population of 78.6k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.07% of Bullitt County, KY residents were born outside of the country (843 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bullitt County, KY is composed of 74.6k White Alone residents (94.9%), 1.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.78%), 1.32k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 507 Asian Alone residents (0.645%), 481 Black or African American Alone residents (0.612%), 145 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.184%), 78 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0992%), and 59 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.075%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bullitt County, KY was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bullitt County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bullitt County, KY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

843 people

0.874%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

679 people

As of 2017, 1.07% of Bullitt County, KY residents (843 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 Bullitt County, KY was 0.874%, 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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Bullitt County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bullitt County, KY was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    74.6k ± 76

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.4k ± 267

  3. Two or More Races

    1.32k ± 258

In 2017, there were 53.3 times more White Alone residents (74.6k people) in Bullitt County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.4k Hispanic or Latino and 1.32k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bullitt 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 Bullitt 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 Bullitt County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bullitt 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

    2,050 ± 225

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    751 ± 170

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    664 ± 159

Bullitt County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bullitt County, KY was $153,100 in 2017, which is 0.704 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,000 to $153,100, a 2.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Bullitt County, KY is 81.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bullitt County, KY have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bullitt 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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$59,917

Median Household Income

± $1,921

29k

Number of Households

± 1,068

In 2017, the median household income of the 29k households in Bullitt County, KY grew to $59,917 from the previous year's value of $58,702.

The following chart displays the households in Bullitt 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

$153,100

2017 Median

± $3,332

$149,000

2016 Median

± $2,982

In 2017, the median property value in Bullitt County, KY grew to to $153,100 from the previous year's value of $149,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bullitt 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 Bullitt County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.6%

2017 Homeownership

82.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.6% of the housing units in Bullitt County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bullitt County, KY have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Bullitt County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bullitt County, KY was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.96%) and those who Worked At Home (2.95%).

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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