Casey County, KY

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Population
15,796
0.0569% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Median Age
42.9

Poverty Rate
26.6%

Median Household Income
$34,457
4.32% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$80,700
3.99% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
5,563
3.57% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Casey County, KY had a population of 15.8k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $34,457. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Casey County, KY declined from 15,805 to 15,796, a -0.0569% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,031 to $34,457, a 4.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Casey County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.709%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.279%). 0% of the households in Casey County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99% of the residents in Casey County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Casey County, KY was $80,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%. Most people in Casey County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Casey County, KY was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Casey County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 85.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (11.9%), followed by Other (2.95%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Casey County, KY
85.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kentucky was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kentucky colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Diversity

Casey County, KY is home to a population of 15.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.2% of Casey County, KY residents were born outside of the country (189 people).

In 2018, there were 37.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15k people) in Casey County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 395 White (Hispanic) and 182 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Casey County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15k ± 18
  2. White (Hispanic)
    395 ± 51
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    182 ± 55
2.91%
Hispanic Population
459 people

In 2018, there were 37.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15k people) in Casey County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 395 White (Hispanic) and 182 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.91% of the people in Casey County, KY are hispanic (459 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
189 people
1.35%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
214 people

As of 2018, 1.2% of Casey County, KY residents (189 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Casey County, KY was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Casey County, KY was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Casey County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Casey County, KY residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    31,769 ± 4,360 people
  2. India
    12,409 ± 2,731 people
  3. Cuba
    11,319 ± 2,609 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 31,769 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,409 and Cuba with 11,319.

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Citizenship

99%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99% of Casey County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Casey County, KY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    402 ± 108
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    88 ± 53
  3. Korea
    83 ± 66

Casey County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Casey County, KY is $34,457. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Casey County, KY was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $36,637, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $36,455 and $35,462.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,437. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Casey County, KY employs 5.56k people. The largest industries in Casey County, KY are Manufacturing (1,169 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), and Educational Services (694 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,278), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,059).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,457
2018 value
± $2,527
4.32%
1 Year Growth
± 10.5%

Households in Casey County, KY have a median annual income of $34,457, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,031 in 2017, which represents a 4.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,994
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,633
$44,437
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,156

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $58,983 ± $10,861
  2. White
    $46,691 ± $986
  3. American Indian
    $38,377 ± $15,879

In 2019 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 in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Casey County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2018 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2019, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.114% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9504
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Casey County, KY was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $36,637, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $36,455 and $35,462.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Casey County, KY (4.09k out of 15.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    3,928 ± 368
  2. Two Or More
    115 ± 89
  3. Hispanic
    56 ± 92

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

Employment by Occupations

5.56k
2018 Value
± 448
-3.57%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Casey County, KY declined at a rate of -3.57%, from 5.77k employees to 5.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Casey County, KY, are Production Occupations (595 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (558 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (488 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Casey County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Casey County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (595 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (558 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (488 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Casey County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.82 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.51 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Casey County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,115), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,346), and Legal Occupations ($61,058).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.56k
2018 Value
± 448
-3.57%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Casey County, KY declined at a rate of -3.57%, from 5.77k employees to 5.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Casey County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,169 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), and Educational Services (694 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Casey County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Casey 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 Casey County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,169 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), and Educational Services (694 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Casey County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.51 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.09 times), and Educational Services (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Casey County, KY, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,278), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,059).

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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. $85.2B
  2. $36.6B
  3. $29.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $85.2B, followed by Electronics ($36.6B) and Machinery ($29.3B).

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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$373B
2018 Value in Kentucky
$703B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
88.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Kentucky trade was $373B. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $703B 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. $27.8B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $27.8B, followed by Indiana with $22.6B and California and $21.2B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Casey County, KY was $80,700 in 2018, which is 0.351 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $77,600 to $80,700, a 3.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Casey County, KY is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Casey County, KY have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Casey County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,700
2018 Median
± $5,188
$77,600
2017 Median
± $5,475

In 2018, the median property value in Casey County, KY grew to to $80,700 from the previous year's value of $77,600.

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

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Household Income

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$34,457
Median Household Income
± $2,527
6.33k
Number of Households
± 487

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.33k households in Casey County, KY grew to $34,457 from the previous year's value of $33,031.

The following chart displays the households in Casey 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
2018 Homeownership
80%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.1% of the housing units in Casey County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Casey County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Casey County, KY have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 6.02% of the workforce in Casey County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.7%)

In 2018, 81.5% of workers in Casey County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (3.7%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Casey County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Casey County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Casey County, KY has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 30% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.97% 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 Casey County, KY see 15888 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.876% increase from the previous year (15750 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8080 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 951 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Owsley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

15,888 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Casey County, KY

Primary care physicians in Casey County, KY see an average of 15,888 patients per year. This represents a 0.876% increase from the previous year (15,750 patients).

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

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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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$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

9.77%
Uninsured
31.7%
Employer Coverage
30%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Casey County, KY declined by 23.3% from 12.7% to 9.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Casey 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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.3% prevalence
  3. 20.2% prevalence

Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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