Gallatin County, KY

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2019 Population
8,737
0.391% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38.8
0.257% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
14.8%
1.98% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,167
3.91% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$128,100
14.5% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
3,863
1.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Gallatin County, KY had a population of 8.74k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $52,167. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Gallatin County, KY grew from 8,703 to 8,737, a 0.391% increase and its median household income grew from $50,204 to $52,167, a 3.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gallatin County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Other (Hispanic) (3.14%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), White (Hispanic) (1.9%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%). 0% of the households in Gallatin County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98% of the residents in Gallatin County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Gallatin County, KY was $128,100, and the homeownership rate was 72%. Most people in Gallatin County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gallatin County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Gallatin County, KY is home to a population of 8.74k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.36% of Gallatin County, KY residents were born outside of the country (206 people).

In 2019, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.96k people) in Gallatin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 274 Other (Hispanic) and 176 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gallatin County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.96k ± 16
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    274 ± 141
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    176 ± 44
5.26%
Hispanic Population
460 people

In 2019, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.96k people) in Gallatin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 274 Other (Hispanic) and 176 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.26% of the people in Gallatin County, KY are hispanic (460 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.36%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
206 people
2.82%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
245 people

As of 2019, 2.36% of Gallatin County, KY residents (206 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gallatin County, KY was 2.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
33
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Gallatin County, KY was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Gallatin County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Gallatin County, KY residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    31,769 ± 4,360 people
  2. India
    12,409 ± 2,731 people
  3. Cuba
    11,319 ± 2,609 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 31,769 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,409 and Cuba with 11,319.

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Citizenship

98%
2019 Citizenship
97.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98% of Gallatin County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Gallatin County, KY was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    212 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    62 ± 50
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    38 ± 28

Gallatin County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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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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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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Economy

Median household income in Gallatin County, KY is $52,167. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Gallatin County, KY was Census Tract 9601.02 with a value of $55,000, followed by Census Tract 9601.01 and N/A, with respective values of $50,504 and N/A.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,437. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Gallatin County, KY employs 3.86k people. The largest industries in Gallatin County, KY are Manufacturing (852 people), Construction (331 people), and Retail Trade (328 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,813), Public Administration ($54,357), and Manufacturing ($47,963).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,167
2019 value
± $3,005
3.91%
1 Year Growth
± 9.23%

Households in Gallatin County, KY have a median annual income of $52,167, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,204 in 2018, which represents a 3.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,994
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,633
$44,437
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,156

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $58,983 ± $10,861
  2. White
    $46,691 ± $986
  3. American Indian
    $38,377 ± $15,879

In 2019 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 in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gallatin County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2018 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2019, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.114% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601.02
  2. Census Tract 9601.01
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gallatin County, KY was Census Tract 9601.02 with a value of $55,000, followed by Census Tract 9601.01 and N/A, with respective values of $50,504 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gallatin County, KY (1.26k out of 8.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 35 - 44.

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
    1,086 ± 163
  2. Hispanic
    167 ± 112
  3. Two Or More
    97 ± 90

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gallatin County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic 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

3.86k
2019 Value
± 336
1.44%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Gallatin County, KY grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 3.81k employees to 3.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gallatin County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (502 people), Production Occupations (500 people), and Material Moving Occupations (450 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (502 people), Production Occupations (500 people), and Material Moving Occupations (450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gallatin County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.14 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.29 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, KY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,469), Management Occupations ($63,750), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,015).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.86k
2019 Value
± 336
1.44%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Gallatin County, KY grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 3.81k employees to 3.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gallatin County, KY, are Manufacturing (852 people), Construction (331 people), and Retail Trade (328 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gallatin County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (852 people), Construction (331 people), and Retail Trade (328 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gallatin County, KY has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.41 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.21 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gallatin County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,813), Public Administration ($54,357), and Manufacturing ($47,963).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

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

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

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Interstate Trade

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

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

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Gallatin County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 73.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.4%), followed by Other (4.37%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Gallatin County, KY
73.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

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

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

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US Senators from Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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US Representatives from Kentucky

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

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gallatin County, KY was $128,100 in 2019, which is 0.533 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $111,900 to $128,100, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Gallatin County, KY is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Gallatin County, KY have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gallatin County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$128,100
2019 Median
± $10,159
$111,900
2018 Median
± $11,724

In 2019, the median property value in Gallatin County, KY grew to to $128,100 from the previous year's value of $111,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$52,167
Median Household Income
± $3,005
3.11k
Number of Households
± 289

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.11k households in Gallatin County, KY grew to $52,167 from the previous year's value of $50,204.

The following chart displays the households in Gallatin 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72%
2019 Homeownership
71.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72% of the housing units in Gallatin County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gallatin County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gallatin County, KY have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Gallatin County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.62%)

In 2019, 80.2% of workers in Gallatin County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (4.62%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Gallatin County, KY has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 6.88% on non-group plans, and 1.24% 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 Gallatin County, KY see 2208 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.638% increase from the previous year (2194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8869 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1109 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,208 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gallatin County, KY

Primary care physicians in Gallatin County, KY see an average of 2,208 patients per year. This represents a 0.638% increase from the previous year (2,194 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

8.7%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
6.88%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gallatin County, KY declined by 4.96% from 9.15% to 8.7%.

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

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Health Risks

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

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

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

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