Elliott County, KY

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Population

7,533

1.67% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$29,043

3.84% growth

Poverty Rate

34.4%


Number of Employees

1,790

1.27% decline

Median Property Value

$72,700

2.83% growth

About

In 2017, Elliott County, KY had a population of 7.53k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $29,043. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elliott County, KY declined from 7,661 to 7,533, a -1.67% decrease and its median household income grew from $27,969 to $29,043, a 3.84% increase.

The population of Elliott County, KY is 96.1% White Alone, 3.49% Black or African American Alone, and 0.279% Hispanic or Latino. 1.79% of the people in Elliott County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elliott County, KY is $72,700, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Elliott County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 37.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elliott County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elliott County, KY employs 1.79k people. The largest industries in Elliott County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (303 people), Construction (227 people), and Retail Trade (205 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,188), Construction ($50,281), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,274).

Median household income in Elliott County, KY is $29,043. Males in Elliott 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 Elliott County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,043

2017 value

± $3,764

3.84%

1 Year Growth

± 22.6%

Households in Elliott County, KY have a median annual income of $29,043, 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 $27,969 in 2016, which represents a 3.84% 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 Elliott County, KY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Elliott County, KY 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 Elliott County, KY workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Elliott County, KY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elliott 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 9201

  2. Census Tract 9202

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elliott County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $30,406, followed by Census Tract 9202 and N/A, with respective values of $21,270 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Elliott 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

34.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elliott County, KY (2.14k out of 6.23k 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 Males 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    2,133 ± 299

  2. Two Or More

    8 ± 81

  3. Other

    3 ± 80

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

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

1.79k

2017 Value

± 320

-1.27%

1 Year decline

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elliott County, KY declined at a rate of -1.27%, from 1.81k employees to 1.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elliott County, KY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (254 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (176 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elliott County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elliott County, KY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (254 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (176 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (175 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elliott County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.87 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.87 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elliott County, KY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($73,295), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($57,917), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($50,104).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.79k

2017 Value

± 320

-1.27%

1 Year decline

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elliott County, KY declined at a rate of -1.27%, from 1.81k employees to 1.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elliott County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (303 people), Construction (227 people), and Retail Trade (205 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elliott County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Elliott 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 Elliott County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (303 people), Construction (227 people), and Retail Trade (205 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elliott County, KY has an unusually high number of Utilities (6.23 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.69 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elliott County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,188), Construction ($50,281), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,274).

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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 with $17.1B and Gasoline and $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

92.8% of the population of Elliott County, KY has health coverage, with 29.5% on employee plans, 38.6% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 5.97% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elliott County, KY see 7648 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.313% decrease from the previous year (7672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2529 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 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

7,648 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Elliott County, KY see an average of 7,648 patients per year. This represents a 0.313% decrease from the previous year (7,672 patients).

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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

7.23%

Uninsured

29.5%

Employer Coverage

38.6%

Medicaid

17.6%

Medicare

5.97%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elliott County, KY declined by 28.5% from 10.1% to 7.23%.

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

Elliott County, KY is home to a population of 7.53k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.372% of Elliott County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elliott County, KY is composed of 7.24k White Alone residents (96.1%), 263 Black or African American Alone residents (3.49%), 21 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.279%), 8 Two or More Races residents (0.106%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0664%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elliott County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (97 speakers), Arabic (16 speakers), and German (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elliott County, KY was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Elliott County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Elliott County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.372%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.0522%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.372% of Elliott County, KY residents 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 Elliott County, KY was 0.0522%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Elliott County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Elliott County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Elliott County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elliott County, KY was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.24k ± 220

  2. Black or African American Alone

    263 ± 219

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 ± 43.3

In 2017, there were 27.5 times more White Alone residents (7.24k people) in Elliott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 263 Black or African American Alone and 21 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    97 speakers (1.31%)

  2. Arabic

    16 speakers (0.217%)

  3. German

    8 speakers (0.108%)

1.79% of Elliott County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Elliott County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.31% of the overall population of Elliott County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.217% speak Arabic and 0.108% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    127 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    70 ± 60

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    66 ± 45

Elliott County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elliott County, KY was $72,700 in 2017, which is 0.334 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $70,700 to $72,700, a 2.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Elliott County, KY is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elliott County, KY have an average commute time of 37.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elliott 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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$29,043

Median Household Income

± $3,764

2.64k

Number of Households

± 346

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.64k households in Elliott County, KY grew to $29,043 from the previous year's value of $27,969.

The following chart displays the households in Elliott 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

$72,700

2017 Median

± $6,896

$70,700

2016 Median

± $5,941

In 2017, the median property value in Elliott County, KY grew to to $72,700 from the previous year's value of $70,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elliott 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 Elliott County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.9% of the housing units in Elliott County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

37.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elliott County, KY have a longer commute time (37.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 12.9% of the workforce in Elliott County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elliott County, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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