Floyd County, KY

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Population

37,447

1.83% decline

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$31,196

2.15% growth

Poverty Rate

30.7%


Number of Employees

11,130

2.54% decline

Median Property Value

$72,900

5.04% growth

About

In 2017, Floyd County, KY had a population of 37.4k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $31,196. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Floyd County, KY declined from 38,144 to 37,447, a -1.83% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,540 to $31,196, a 2.15% increase.

The population of Floyd County, KY is 97.3% White Alone, 0.863% Black or African American Alone, and 0.748% Hispanic or Latino. 0.949% of the people in Floyd County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Floyd County, KY are Big Sandy Community and Technical College (1,617 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Floyd County, KY is $72,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.4%. Most people in Floyd County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Floyd County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Floyd County, KY employs 11.1k people. The largest industries in Floyd County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,030 people), Retail Trade (1,617 people), and Educational Services (1,240 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,210), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,101), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,204).

Median household income in Floyd County, KY is $31,196. Males in Floyd 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 Floyd County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,196

2017 value

± $1,812

2.15%

1 Year Growth

± 9.03%

Households in Floyd County, KY have a median annual income of $31,196, 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 $30,540 in 2016, which represents a 2.15% 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 Floyd County, KY made 1.36 times more than female 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 Floyd 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Floyd 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 9206

  2. Census Tract 9207

  3. Census Tract 9203

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Floyd County, KY was Census Tract 9206 with a value of $34,559, followed by Census Tract 9207 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $32,750 and $32,515.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Floyd County, KY (11.3k out of 36.8k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    10,908 ± 696

  2. Black

    192 ± 150

  3. Two Or More

    179 ± 145

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

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

11.1k

2017 Value

± 771

-2.54%

1 Year decline

± 9.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Floyd County, KY declined at a rate of -2.54%, from 11.4k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Floyd County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,594 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,440 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Floyd County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Floyd County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,594 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,440 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Floyd County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.78 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Floyd County, KY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,857), Management Occupations ($50,029), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($48,576).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.1k

2017 Value

± 771

-2.54%

1 Year decline

± 9.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Floyd County, KY declined at a rate of -2.54%, from 11.4k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Floyd County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,030 people), Retail Trade (1,617 people), and Educational Services (1,240 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Floyd County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Floyd 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 Floyd County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,030 people), Retail Trade (1,617 people), and Educational Services (1,240 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Floyd County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.71 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Floyd County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,210), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,101), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,204).

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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

91.2% of the population of Floyd County, KY has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Floyd County, KY see 1798 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.81% increase from the previous year (1732 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 89 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

1798 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Floyd County, KY see an average of 1798 patients per year. This represents a 3.81% increase from the previous year (1732 patients).

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

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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

8.82%

Uninsured

29.3%

Employer Coverage

33.4%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Floyd County, KY declined by 28.8% from 12.4% to 8.82%.

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

Floyd County, KY is home to a population of 37.4k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.422% of Floyd County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Floyd County, KY is composed of 36.4k White Alone residents (97.3%), 323 Black or African American Alone residents (0.863%), 280 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.748%), 275 Two or More Races residents (0.734%), 115 Asian Alone residents (0.307%), 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0828%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Floyd County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (140 speakers), Other Asian Languages (54 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (34 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 30.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Floyd County, KY was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Floyd County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Floyd County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.422%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.383%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.422% of Floyd 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 Floyd County, KY was 0.383%, 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 Floyd County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Floyd County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Floyd County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Floyd County, KY was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.4k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    323 ± 97

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    280 ± 109

In 2017, there were 113 times more White Alone residents (36.4k people) in Floyd County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 323 Black or African American Alone and 280 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 Floyd County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    140 speakers (0.387%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    54 speakers (0.149%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    34 speakers (0.094%)

0.949% of Floyd 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 Floyd County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.387% of the overall population of Floyd County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.149% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.094% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    684 ± 165

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    237 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    220 ± 105

Floyd County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Floyd County, KY awarded 1,617 degrees. The student population of Floyd County, KY is skewed towards women, with 2,374 male students and 2,683 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Floyd County, KY are White (1,550 and 95.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 1.3%), Two or More Races (14 and 0.866%), and Black or African American (12 and 0.742%).

The largest universities in Floyd County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Big Sandy Community and Technical College (1,617 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Floyd County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (290 and 17.9%), Electrician (217 and 13.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (216 and 13.4%).

The median tuition costs in Floyd 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. 187 degrees awarded

  2. 166 degrees awarded

  3. 113 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Floyd County, KY was Electrician with 187 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,617 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Floyd County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Big Sandy Community and Technical College with 1,617 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

968

Degrees Awarded to Men

649

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 968 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Floyd County, KY, which is 1.49 times more than the 649 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

    1,550 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Floyd County, KY were to White students. These 1,550 degrees mean that there were 73.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Floyd County, KY was $72,900 in 2017, which is 0.335 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,400 to $72,900, a 5.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Floyd County, KY is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Floyd County, KY have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Floyd 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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$31,196

Median Household Income

± $1,812

15.1k

Number of Households

± 861

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Floyd County, KY grew to $31,196 from the previous year's value of $30,540.

The following chart displays the households in Floyd 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

$72,900

2017 Median

± $4,465

$69,400

2016 Median

± $5,156

In 2017, the median property value in Floyd County, KY grew to to $72,900 from the previous year's value of $69,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Floyd County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%

2017 Homeownership

70%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.4% of the housing units in Floyd County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Floyd County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Floyd County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.09%

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

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