Fayette County, KY

County

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US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Poverty Rate
17.8%

Number of Employees
172,255
1.5% 1-year growth

About

N/A 0% of the households in Fayette County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and N/A% of the residents in Fayette County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayette County, KY are University of Kentucky (8,125 degrees awarded in 2019), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (4,179 degrees), and Transylvania University (272 degrees).

In N/A, the median property value in Fayette County, KY was N/A, and the homeownership rate was N/A%. Most people in Fayette County, KY N/A, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayette County, KY was N/A per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

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

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

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Community Mobility

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Fayette County, KY went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.7%), followed by Other (7.07%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Fayette County, KY
51.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

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

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

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US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Fayette County, KY is home to a population of N/A people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Fayette County, KY residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Fayette County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

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Hispanic Population
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In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Fayette County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

N/A% of the people in Fayette County, KY are hispanic (N/A people).

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Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age
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Median Foreign-Born Age
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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    34,591 ± 4,549 people
  2. India
    18,181 ± 3,304 people
  3. Cuba
    16,465 ± 3,145 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 34,591 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 18,181 and Cuba with 16,465.

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Citizenship

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
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Economy

Median household income in Fayette County, KY is N/A. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fayette County, KY was Census Tract 40.06 with a value of $193,000, followed by Census Tract 23.04 and Census Tract 39.16, with respective values of $166,563 and $131,750.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,298. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fayette County, KY employs 172k people. The largest industries in Fayette County, KY are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,281
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,617
$45,298
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,128

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $69,853 ± $11,293
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $51,002 ± $35,476
  3. White
    $46,683 ± $955

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.37 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kentucky.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayette County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.45
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.454
2018 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2019, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.957% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (N/A)
  1. Census Tract 40.06
  2. Census Tract 23.04
  3. Census Tract 39.16

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Fayette County, KY was Census Tract 40.06 with a value of $193,000, followed by Census Tract 23.04 and Census Tract 39.16, with respective values of $166,563 and $131,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fayette County, KY colored by their Median Household Income (N/A).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayette County, KY (54.3k out of 306k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    32,303 ± 1,325
  2. Black
    13,990 ± 829
  3. Hispanic
    7,028 ± 576

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

172k
2018 Value
± 6,891
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 5.49%

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayette County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,030 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,978 people), and Management Occupations (16,335 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayette County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fayette County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,030 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,978 people), and Management Occupations (16,335 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fayette County, KY, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

172k
2018 Value
± 6,891
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 5.49%

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayette County, KY, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayette County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Fayette 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 Fayette County, KY, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fayette County, KY, by median earnings, are .

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $85.2B
  2. $36.6B
  3. $29.3B

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

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

In 2018, total outbound Kentucky trade was $373B. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $703B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $27.8B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $21.2B

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

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Fayette County, KY awarded 12,992 degrees. The student population of Fayette County, KY is skewed towards N/A, with N/A male students and N/A female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayette County, KY are White (10,003 and 79.8%), followed by Black or African American (865 and 6.9%), Hispanic or Latino (523 and 4.17%), and Two or More Races (433 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Fayette County, KY by number of degrees awarded are University of Kentucky (8,125 and 62.5%), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (4,179 and 32.2%), and Transylvania University (272 and 2.09%).

The most popular majors in Fayette County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (766 and 5.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (509 and 3.92%), and General Business (494 and 3.8%).

The median tuition costs in Fayette 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

Most Common
  1. 362 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 346 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 286 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fayette County, KY was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 362 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fayette County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,125 degrees awarded
  2. 4,179 degrees awarded
  3. 272 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
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Median Private

In 2019, the Fayette County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Kentucky with 8,125 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,866
Degrees Awarded to Men
7,126
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 5,866 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayette County, KY, which is 0.823 times less than the 7,126 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
    10,003 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    865 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    523 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Fayette County, KY was White students. These 10,003 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 865 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

Housing

Property Value

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Household Income

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Median Household Income
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Number of Households
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Property Taxes

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Average Range

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Rent vs Own

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N/A Homeownership

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayette County, KY have a similar commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Fayette County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, N/A% of workers in Fayette County, KY N/A, followed by those who N/A (N/A%) and those who N/A (N/A%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

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Average Number

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Health

93.8% of the population of Fayette County, KY has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.61% 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).

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

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$4,551
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,016
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,368
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.24%
Uninsured
52.4%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.3% prevalence
  3. 20.2% prevalence

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

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

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