Franklin County, KY

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2020 Population
50,744
0.425% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.4
1.22% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
13.2%
6.51% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$59,056
4.94% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$149,900
4.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
24,045
1.98% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Franklin County, KY had a population of 50.7k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $59,056. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Franklin County, KY grew from 50,529 to 50,744, a 0.425% increase and its median household income grew from $56,274 to $59,056, a 4.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), Other (Hispanic) (2.09%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%).

None of the households in Franklin County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Franklin County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, KY are Kentucky State University (209 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Franklin County, KY was $149,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.4%.

Most people in Franklin County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Franklin County, KY is home to a population of 50.7k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.16% of Franklin County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.11k people).

In 2020, there were 8.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.3k people) in Franklin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
97.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Franklin County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, KY was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.3k ± 54
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.95k ± 334
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 347
3.59%
Hispanic Population
1.82k people

In 2020, there were 8.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.3k people) in Franklin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.59% of the people in Franklin County, KY are hispanic (1.82k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.16%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.11k people
4.16%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.1k people

As of 2020, 4.16% of Franklin County, KY residents (2.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, KY was 4.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    952 ± 220
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    632 ± 323
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    603 ± 171

Franklin County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Franklin County, KY employs 24k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, KY are Public Administration (4,510 people), Manufacturing (2,597 people), and Retail Trade (2,557 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,424), Wholesale Trade ($53,472), and Utilities ($49,116).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24k
2020 Value
± 1,297
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 7.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, KY declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 24.5k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,459 people), Management Occupations (2,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24k
2020 Value
± 1,297
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 7.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, KY declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 24.5k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, KY, are Public Administration (4,510 people), Manufacturing (2,597 people), and Retail Trade (2,557 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,470
Median earning men ± $2,931
$33,793
Median earning women ± $1,531

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($54,444), Information ($52,949), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($89,722), Construction ($61,629), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 479
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 309
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 283
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $478k
    Manufacturing
  2. $261k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $182k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

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

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

US Senators from Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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US Representatives from Kentucky

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

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

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In 2020, universities in Franklin County, KY awarded 209 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 950 male students and 1,340 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, KY are Black or African American (104 and 51.7%), followed by White (48 and 23.9%), Unknown (20 and 9.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 6.97%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky State University (209 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 and 17.7%), General Business Administration & Management (17 and 8.13%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (16 and 7.66%).

The median tuition cost in Franklin County, KY for a public four year colleges is $7,700 for in-state students and $11,550 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Franklin County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,290 (41.5% men and 58.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,290 students enrolled in Franklin County, KY, 41.5% men and 58.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,350 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 13 degree-majors awarded
  2. 17 degree-majors awarded
  3. 13 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 13 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
209 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kentucky State University with 209 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 81 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, KY, which is 0.633 times less than the 128 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 104 degrees mean that there were 2.17 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 48 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Franklin County, KY was $149,900 in 2020, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $142,900 to $149,900, a 4.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, KY is 62.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Franklin County, KY have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, KY is $59,056. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, KY was Census Tract 704.01 with a value of $57,132, followed by Census Tract 712 and Census Tract 705, with respective values of $45,739 and $42,310.

In 2021, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.02%.

Property

$149,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,860
$13,270
Median Property Taxes
±$838

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Franklin County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.4%
Homeownership
2020
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.4% of the housing units in Franklin County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 704.01
  2. Census Tract 712
  3. Census Tract 705

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, KY was Census Tract 704.01 with a value of $57,132, followed by Census Tract 712 and Census Tract 705, with respective values of $45,739 and $42,310.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,056
Median Household Income
± $4,949
21.3k
Number of Households
± 1,155

In 2020, the median household income of the 21.3k households in Franklin County, KY grew to $59,056 from the previous year's value of $56,274.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.37%)

In 2020, 79.4% of workers in Franklin County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (7.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, KY have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.592% of the workforce in Franklin County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, KY (6.43k out of 48.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 16.8% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 269 in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 28.4 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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91.9% of the population of Franklin County, KY has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KY see 2674 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.67% decrease from the previous year (2805 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 689 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,674 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, KY

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KY see an average of 2,674 patients per year. This represents a 4.67% decrease from the previous year (2,805 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
51.7%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, KY declined by 14.8% from 9.48% to 8.08%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.5 in Franklin County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.6% in Franklin County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.82% in Franklin County, KY.

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