Franklin County, KY

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Population

49,969

0.026% decline

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$53,539

4.98% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

23,685

2.12% growth

Median Property Value

$139,300

0.36% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, KY had a population of 50k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $53,539. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, KY declined from 49,982 to 49,969, a -0.026% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,999 to $53,539, a 4.98% increase.

The population of Franklin County, KY is 81.9% White Alone, 9.77% Black or African American Alone, and 3.04% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, KY speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

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

The median property value in Franklin County, KY is $139,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Franklin County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, KY employs 23.7k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, KY are Public Administration (4,597 people), Retail Trade (2,775 people), and Manufacturing (2,558 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($55,114), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,241), and Finance & Insurance ($41,964).

Median household income in Franklin County, KY is $53,539. Males in Franklin 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 Franklin County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,539

2017 value

± $1,867

4.98%

1 Year Growth

± 4.58%

Households in Franklin County, KY have a median annual income of $53,539, 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 $50,999 in 2016, which represents a 4.98% 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 Kentucky made 1.36 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

  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 Kentucky 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 Franklin 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 708

  2. Census Tract 707.02

  3. Census Tract 711

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, KY was Census Tract 708 with a value of $62,560, followed by Census Tract 707.02 and Census Tract 711, with respective values of $60,516 and $59,404.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, KY (6.29k out of 48.1k 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 55 - 64.

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

    5,012 ± 486

  2. Black

    599 ± 200

  3. Hispanic

    536 ± 177

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

23.7k

2017 Value

± 1,170

2.12%

1 Year growth

± 6.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, KY grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 23.2k employees to 23.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,999 people), Management Occupations (2,676 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,028 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,999 people), Management Occupations (2,676 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,028 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.47 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,681), Management Occupations ($53,188), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,189).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.7k

2017 Value

± 1,170

2.12%

1 Year growth

± 6.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, KY grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 23.2k employees to 23.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, KY, are Public Administration (4,597 people), Retail Trade (2,775 people), and Manufacturing (2,558 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Franklin County, KY, by number of employees, are Public Administration (4,597 people), Retail Trade (2,775 people), and Manufacturing (2,558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, KY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.16 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.85 times), and Utilities (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, KY, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($55,114), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,241), and Finance & Insurance ($41,964).

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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 ($17.1B) and Gasoline ($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

90.5% of the population of Franklin County, KY has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Franklin County, KY 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 2651 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.3% increase from the previous year (2494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1331 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 903 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

2,651 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KY see an average of 2,651 patients per year. This represents a 6.3% increase from the previous year (2,494 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 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%).

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

9.48%

Uninsured

51%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, KY declined by 4.45% from 9.93% to 9.48%.

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 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

Franklin County, KY is home to a population of 50k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.69% of Franklin County, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, KY is composed of 40.9k White Alone residents (81.9%), 4.88k Black or African American Alone residents (9.77%), 1.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.04%), 1.48k Two or More Races residents (2.96%), 907 Asian Alone residents (1.82%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.254%), 104 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.208%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.018%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin County, KY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.84k people

3.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.67k people

As of 2017, 3.69% of Franklin County, KY residents (1.84k people) 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 Franklin County, KY was 3.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Franklin County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, KY was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.9k ± 92

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.88k ± 305

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.52k ± 349

In 2017, there were 8.39 times more White Alone residents (40.9k people) in Franklin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.88k Black or African American Alone and 1.52k 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 Franklin County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Franklin County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Franklin County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Franklin County, KY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,133 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    453 ± 161

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    311 ± 107

Franklin County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky State University (367 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, KY was $139,300 in 2017, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,800 to $139,300, a 0.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, KY is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, KY have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin 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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$53,539

Median Household Income

± $1,867

20.8k

Number of Households

± 1,025

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.8k households in Franklin County, KY grew to $53,539 from the previous year's value of $50,999.

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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Housing

Property Value

$139,300

2017 Median

± $3,118

$138,800

2016 Median

± $3,808

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, KY grew to to $139,300 from the previous year's value of $138,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin 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 Franklin County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin County, KY 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.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

62.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Franklin County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin 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 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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, KY have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.753% of the workforce in Franklin County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.6%

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

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