Christian County, KY

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Population

72,438

2.03% decline

Median Age

28.4


Median Household Income

$41,849

3.96% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

24,118

1.22% growth

Median Property Value

$112,200

2.75% growth

About

In 2017, Christian County, KY had a population of 72.4k people with a median age of 28.4 and a median household income of $41,849. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Christian County, KY declined from 73,936 to 72,438, a -2.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,253 to $41,849, a 3.96% increase.

The population of Christian County, KY is 66.3% White Alone, 20.4% Black or African American Alone, and 7.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Christian County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Christian County, KY are Hopkinsville Community College (1,272 degrees awarded in 2016) and Brown Mackie College-Hopkinsville (76 degrees).

The median property value in Christian County, KY is $112,200, and the homeownership rate is 47.6%. Most people in Christian County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Christian County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Christian County, KY employs 24.1k people. The largest industries in Christian County, KY are Manufacturing (4,650 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,115 people), and Retail Trade (3,048 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,158), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,569).

Median household income in Christian County, KY is $41,849. Males in Christian 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 Christian County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,849

2017 value

± $1,312

3.96%

1 Year Growth

± 5.26%

Households in Christian County, KY have a median annual income of $41,849, 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 $40,253 in 2016, which represents a 3.96% 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.

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

  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 Christian 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 2009

  2. Census Tract 2013.01

  3. Census Tract 2014

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Christian County, KY was Census Tract 2009 with a value of $62,626, followed by Census Tract 2013.01 and Census Tract 2014, with respective values of $57,841 and $57,009.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Christian County, KY (13k out of 66k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    8,031 ± 613

  2. Black

    3,965 ± 430

  3. Hispanic

    787 ± 224

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Christian County, KY is White, followed by Black 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

24.1k

2017 Value

± 1,130

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 6.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Christian County, KY grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 23.8k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Christian County, KY, are Production Occupations (3,199 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,946 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,405 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Christian County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Christian County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,199 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,946 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,405 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Christian County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.29 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.08 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Christian County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($152,604), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,443), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,962).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.1k

2017 Value

± 1,130

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 6.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Christian County, KY grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 23.8k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Christian County, KY, are Manufacturing (4,650 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,115 people), and Retail Trade (3,048 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Christian County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Christian 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 Christian County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,650 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,115 people), and Retail Trade (3,048 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Christian County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.06 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.9 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Christian County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($50,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,158), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,569).

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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

89.2% of the population of Christian County, KY has health coverage, with 28.9% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 9.1% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 14.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Christian County, KY see 1880 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.9% decrease from the previous year (2184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 629 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 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

1,880 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Christian County, KY see an average of 1,880 patients per year. This represents a 13.9% decrease from the previous year (2,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Christian 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%).

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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%).

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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

10.8%

Uninsured

28.9%

Employer Coverage

22.7%

Medicaid

9.1%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

14.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Christian County, KY declined by 9.88% from 12% to 10.8%.

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

Christian County, KY is home to a population of 72.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.76% of Christian County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Christian County, KY is composed of 48.1k White Alone residents (66.3%), 14.8k Black or African American Alone residents (20.4%), 5.43k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.5%), 2.56k Two or More Races residents (3.54%), 970 Asian Alone residents (1.34%), 356 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.491%), 216 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.298%), and 68 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0939%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Christian County, KY was 28.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Christian County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Christian County, KY residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2k people

2.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.06k people

As of 2017, 2.76% of Christian County, KY residents (2k 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 Christian County, KY was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Christian County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Christian County, KY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.1k ± 60

  2. Black or African American Alone

    14.8k ± 445

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.43k ± 515

In 2017, there were 3.25 times more White Alone residents (48.1k people) in Christian County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Black or African American Alone and 5.43k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Christian 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 Christian 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 Christian County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Christian 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,927 ± 308

  2. Vietnam

    1,310 ± 180

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    722 ± 137

Christian County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Christian County, KY awarded 1,348 degrees. The student population of Christian County, KY is skewed towards women, with 1,061 male students and 1,913 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Christian County, KY are White (922 and 68.6%), followed by Black or African American (218 and 16.2%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 8.33%), and Unknown (36 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Christian County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Hopkinsville Community College (1,272 and 94.4%) and Brown Mackie College-Hopkinsville (76 and 5.64%).

The most popular majors in Christian County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (381 and 28.3%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (207 and 15.4%), and Medical Administrative Assistant (85 and 6.31%).

The median tuition costs in Christian County, KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Christian County, KY was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 207 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Christian County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,272 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Christian County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hopkinsville Community College with 1,272 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

512

Degrees Awarded to Men

836

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 512 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Christian County, KY, which is 0.612 times less than the 836 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    922 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    218 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    112 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Christian County, KY were to White students. These 922 degrees mean that there were 4.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 218 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Christian County, KY was $112,200 in 2017, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,200 to $112,200, a 2.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Christian County, KY is 47.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Christian County, KY have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Christian 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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$41,849

Median Household Income

± $1,312

25.3k

Number of Households

± 1,066

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.3k households in Christian County, KY grew to $41,849 from the previous year's value of $40,253.

The following chart displays the households in Christian 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 range.

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Housing

Property Value

$112,200

2017 Median

± $4,520

$109,200

2016 Median

± $4,723

In 2017, the median property value in Christian County, KY grew to to $112,200 from the previous year's value of $109,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

47.6%

2017 Homeownership

47.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.6% of the housing units in Christian County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Christian 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 Christian County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Christian County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Christian County, KY have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Christian County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Walked

    8.85%

  3. Carpooled

    8.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Christian County, KY was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Walked (8.85%) and those who Carpooled (8.61%).

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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