Frankfort, KY

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Population

71,986

0.191% growth

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$53,068

2.98% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

34,042

1.21% growth

Median Property Value

$139,000

0.652% growth

About

In 2017, Frankfort, KY had a population of 72k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $53,068. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Frankfort, KY grew from 71,849 to 71,986, a 0.191% increase and its median household income grew from $51,534 to $53,068, a 2.98% increase.

The population of Frankfort, KY is 85.7% White Alone, 7.5% Black or African American Alone, and 2.62% Hispanic or Latino. 4.2% of the people in Frankfort, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Frankfort, KY are Kentucky State University (367 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Frankfort, KY is $139,000, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Frankfort, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Frankfort, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Frankfort, KY employs 34k people. The largest industries in Frankfort, KY are Public Administration (6,045 people), Manufacturing (4,434 people), and Retail Trade (4,114 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($50,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,768), and Utilities ($42,969).

Median household income in Frankfort, KY is $53,068. Males in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,068

2017 value

± $1,653

2.98%

1 Year Growth

± 4.08%

Households in Frankfort, KY have a median annual income of $53,068, 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 $51,534 in 2016, which represents a 2.98% 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 Frankfort, KY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Frankfort, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $96,576, followed by Boone County, KY and Bullitt County, KY, with respective values of $78,415 and $62,319.

The following map shows all of the counties in Frankfort, 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

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Frankfort, KY (8.91k out of 69.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    7,450 ± 592

  2. Black

    709 ± 230

  3. Hispanic

    549 ± 185

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

34k

2017 Value

± 1,314

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Frankfort, KY grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 33.6k employees to 34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Frankfort, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,882 people), Management Occupations (3,614 people), and Production Occupations (3,172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Frankfort, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Frankfort, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,882 people), Management Occupations (3,614 people), and Production Occupations (3,172 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Frankfort, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.35 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Frankfort, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,550), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,066), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,550).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34k

2017 Value

± 1,314

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Frankfort, KY grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 33.6k employees to 34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Frankfort, KY, are Public Administration (6,045 people), Manufacturing (4,434 people), and Retail Trade (4,114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Frankfort, KY, though some of these residents may live in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY, by number of employees, are Public Administration (6,045 people), Manufacturing (4,434 people), and Retail Trade (4,114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Frankfort, KY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.61 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Frankfort, KY, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($50,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,768), and Utilities ($42,969).

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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

91.8% of the population of Frankfort, KY has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Frankfort, KY see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 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

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1,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 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%).

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 

$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

8.23%

Uninsured

52%

Employer Coverage

15.2%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Frankfort, KY declined by 9.19% from 9.06% to 8.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Frankfort, 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

Frankfort, KY is home to a population of 72k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.08% of Frankfort, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Frankfort, KY is composed of 61.7k White Alone residents (85.7%), 5.4k Black or African American Alone residents (7.5%), 1.89k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.62%), 1.7k Two or More Races residents (2.37%), 1.07k Asian Alone residents (1.49%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), 104 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.144%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0125%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Frankfort, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,563 speakers), African Languages (212 speakers), and German (203 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Frankfort, KY was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Frankfort, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Frankfort, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.08% of Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY was 2.64%, 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 Frankfort, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Frankfort, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Frankfort, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Frankfort, KY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    61.7k ± 92

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.4k ± 346

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.89k ± 376

In 2017, there were 11.4 times more White Alone residents (61.7k people) in Frankfort, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American Alone and 1.89k 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 Frankfort, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,563 speakers (2.31%)

  2. African Languages

    212 speakers (0.313%)

  3. German

    203 speakers (0.3%)

4.2% of Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.31% of the overall population of Frankfort, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.313% speak African Languages and 0.3% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,661 ± 200

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    785 ± 215

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    540 ± 167

Frankfort, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Frankfort, KY awarded 367 degrees. The student population of Frankfort, KY is skewed towards women, with 688 male students and 1,048 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Frankfort, KY are Black or African American (178 and 49.7%), followed by White (109 and 30.4%), Unknown (51 and 14.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 2.79%).

The largest universities in Frankfort, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky State University (367 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Frankfort, KY are Registered Nursing (64 and 17.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (30 and 8.17%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (28 and 7.63%).

The median tuition costs in Frankfort, KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,406 and $18,314 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Frankfort, KY was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 28 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

367 degrees awarded

$7,406

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Frankfort, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kentucky State University with 367 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

138

Degrees Awarded to Men

229

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 138 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Frankfort, KY, which is 0.603 times less than the 229 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    178 degrees awarded

  2. White

    109 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    51 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Frankfort, KY were to Black or African American students. These 178 degrees mean that there were 1.63 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 109 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Frankfort, KY was $139,000 in 2017, which is 0.639 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,100 to $139,000, a 0.652% increase. The homeownership rate in Frankfort, KY is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Frankfort, KY have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Frankfort, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,068

Median Household Income

± $1,653

29.4k

Number of Households

± 1,173

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.4k households in Frankfort, KY grew to $53,068 from the previous year's value of $51,534.

The following chart displays the households in Frankfort, 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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Housing

Property Value

$139,000

2017 Median

± $2,934

$138,100

2016 Median

± $3,384

In 2017, the median property value in Frankfort, KY grew to to $139,000 from the previous year's value of $138,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Frankfort, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Frankfort, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

66.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Frankfort, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Frankfort, 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 Frankfort, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Frankfort, KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Frankfort, KY have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.971% of the workforce in Frankfort, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.45%

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

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