Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
152,275
0.903% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.7
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
12.1%
8.38% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,680
4.71% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$153,700
0.655% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
66,919
0.943% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY had a population of 152k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $56,680. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew from 150,913 to 152,275, a 0.903% increase and its median household income grew from $54,132 to $56,680, a 4.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), White (Hispanic) (2.57%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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.

98.6% of the residents in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (3,569 degrees awarded in 2020) and Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (39 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was $153,700, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was 2 cars per household.

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY borders Bardstown, KY, Campbellsville, KY, and Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is home to a population of 152k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.36% of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY residents were born outside of the country (5.05k people).

In 2020, there were 8.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (121k people) in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    121k ± 178
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 491
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.49k ± 601
5.16%
Hispanic Population
7.86k people

In 2020, there were 8.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (121k people) in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.16% of the people in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are hispanic (7.86k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.36%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.05k people
3.31%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.97k people

As of 2018, 3.36% of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY residents (5.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was 3.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,474 ± 675
  2. Vietnam
    4,307 ± 394
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,542 ± 452

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY employs 66.9k people. The largest industries in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are Manufacturing (10,600 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,754 people), and Retail Trade (7,804 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Public Administration ($57,579), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,824).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.9k
2020 Value
± 2,037
0.943%
1 Year growth
± 4.19%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew at a rate of 0.943%, from 66.3k employees to 66.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,722 people), Production Occupations (6,876 people), and Management Occupations (6,054 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY.

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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 Industries

66.9k
2020 Value
± 2,037
0.943%
1 Year growth
± 4.19%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew at a rate of 0.943%, from 66.3k employees to 66.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, are Manufacturing (10,600 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,754 people), and Retail Trade (7,804 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, though some of these residents may live in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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

$43,631
Median earning men ± $1,731
$30,649
Median earning women ± $871

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,299), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,383), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,431).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($53,022), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,167), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,737).

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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. 1,305
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 732
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 601
    Retail Trade

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.42M
    Manufacturing
  2. $689k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $288k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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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.

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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In 2020, universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY awarded 3,608 degrees. The student population of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,604 male students and 3,355 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are White (3,156 and 87.5%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 3.94%), Hispanic or Latino (123 and 3.41%), and Two or More Races (111 and 3.08%).

The largest universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY by number of degrees awarded are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (3,569 and 98.9%) and Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (39 and 1.08%).

The most popular majors in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are Electrician (918 and 25.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (464 and 12.9%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (381 and 10.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 5,959 students enrolled in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,858 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 63 degree-majors awarded
  2. 464 degree-majors awarded
  3. 81 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was Electrician with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,569 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with 3,569 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 2,399 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, which is 1.98 times more than the 1,209 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,156 degrees mean that there were 22.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,296) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was $153,700 in 2020, which is 0.669 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $152,700 to $153,700, a 0.655% increase. The homeownership rate in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is $56,680. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $103,761, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $85,488 and $82,838.

Property

$153,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,770
$38,029
Median Property Taxes
±$1,434

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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65% of the housing units in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $103,761, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $85,488 and $82,838.

The following map shows all of the counties in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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.
$56,680
Median Household Income
± $1,952
58.5k
Number of Households
± 1,817

In 2020, the median household income of the 58.5k households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew to $56,680 from the previous year's value of $54,132.

The following chart displays the households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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 (83%)
  2. Carpooled (9.44%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.22%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.44%) and those who worked at home (4.22%).

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

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY (17.9k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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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96% of the population of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 8.77% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 8.18% 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 Kentucky see 1543 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1491 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 416 patients per year.

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

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1,543 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,543 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky 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 26% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.02%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
8.77%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
8.18%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY declined by 11.4% from 4.54% to 4.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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