Elizabethtown, KY

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2020 Population
30,179
1.89% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.7
0.273% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.4%
13.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,270
1.1% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$175,400
2.56% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
13,878
1.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Elizabethtown, KY had a population of 30.2k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $47,270. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Elizabethtown, KY grew from 29,620 to 30,179, a 1.89% increase and its median household income grew from $46,754 to $47,270, a 1.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethtown, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (74%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.4%), and White (Hispanic) (2.84%).

None of the households in Elizabethtown, 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.

97.6% of the residents in Elizabethtown, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elizabethtown, 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, KY was $175,400, and the homeownership rate was 45.6%.

Most people in Elizabethtown, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Elizabethtown, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Elizabethtown, KY is home to a population of 30.2k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.46% of Elizabethtown, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.65k people).

In 2020, there were 6.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Elizabethtown, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Elizabethtown, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Elizabethtown, KY was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethtown, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 652
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.61k ± 565
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 319
4.85%
Hispanic Population
1.46k people

In 2020, there were 6.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Elizabethtown, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.85% of the people in Elizabethtown, KY are hispanic (1.46k 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

5.46%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.65k people
4.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.25k people

As of 2020, 5.46% of Elizabethtown, KY residents (1.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elizabethtown, KY was 4.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,348 ± 311
  2. Vietnam
    781 ± 202
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    585 ± 230

Elizabethtown, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Elizabethtown, KY employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Elizabethtown, KY are Manufacturing (2,287 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,929 people), and Retail Trade (1,507 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($81,458), Public Administration ($65,096), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,333).

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

13.9k
2020 Value
± 974
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 9.65%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elizabethtown, KY grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 13.7k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elizabethtown, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,832 people), Production Occupations (1,583 people), and Management Occupations (1,301 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elizabethtown, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.9k
2020 Value
± 974
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 9.65%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elizabethtown, KY grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 13.7k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elizabethtown, KY, are Manufacturing (2,287 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,929 people), and Retail Trade (1,507 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elizabethtown, KY, though some of these residents may live in Elizabethtown, 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

$42,601
Median earning men ± $2,707
$31,711
Median earning women ± $2,817

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,750), Public Administration ($70,938), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($56,098).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($98,560), Public Administration ($57,604), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,360).

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Elizabethtown, 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, 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, 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, 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, KY was Electrician with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Elizabethtown, 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, 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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The median property value in Elizabethtown, KY was $175,400 in 2020, which is 0.763 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $180,000 to $175,400, a 2.56% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elizabethtown, KY is 45.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Elizabethtown, KY have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elizabethtown, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elizabethtown, KY is $47,270. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Elizabethtown, KY was Census Tract 14.01 with a value of $60,824, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 15, with respective values of $54,508 and $48,750.

Property

$175,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,446
$5,950
Median Property Taxes
±$600

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, 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, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

45.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 45.6% of the housing units in Elizabethtown, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 14.01
  2. Census Tract 13
  3. Census Tract 15

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elizabethtown, KY was Census Tract 14.01 with a value of $60,824, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 15, with respective values of $54,508 and $48,750.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,270
Median Household Income
± $3,682
13k
Number of Households
± 948

In 2020, the median household income of the 13k households in Elizabethtown, KY grew to $47,270 from the previous year's value of $46,754.

The following chart displays the households in Elizabethtown, 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, 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 (9.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.6%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Elizabethtown, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.63%) and those who worked at home (3.6%).

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

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elizabethtown, KY have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Elizabethtown, 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, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elizabethtown, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elizabethtown, KY (3.89k out of 29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elizabethtown, 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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95.3% of the population of Elizabethtown, KY has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 8.08% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 6.15% 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 Hardin County, KY see 1577 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.755% decrease from the previous year (1589 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1088 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 247 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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1,577 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hardin County, KY

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, KY see an average of 1,577 patients per year. This represents a 0.755% decrease from the previous year (1,589 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.73%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
8.08%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
6.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elizabethtown, KY declined by 28.4% from 6.61% to 4.73%.

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