Georgetown, KY

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Population

32,142

1.37% growth

Median Age

32.4


Median Household Income

$61,427

1.31% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

16,780

2.68% growth

Median Property Value

$153,900

1.45% growth

About

In 2017, Georgetown, KY had a population of 32.1k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $61,427. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Georgetown, KY grew from 31,708 to 32,142, a 1.37% increase and its median household income grew from $60,632 to $61,427, a 1.31% increase.

The population of Georgetown, KY is 84.1% White Alone, 6.75% Black or African American Alone, and 4.07% Hispanic or Latino. 4.57% of the people in Georgetown, KY speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Georgetown, KY are Georgetown College (326 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Georgetown, KY is $153,900, and the homeownership rate is 61.7%. Most people in Georgetown, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Georgetown, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Georgetown, KY employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Georgetown, KY are Manufacturing (4,525 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,809 people), and Educational Services (1,781 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,500), Wholesale Trade ($52,125), and Finance & Insurance ($50,565).

Median household income in Georgetown, KY is $61,427. Males in Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,427

2017 value

± $3,795

1.31%

1 Year Growth

± 7.99%

Households in Georgetown, KY have a median annual income of $61,427, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,632 in 2016, which represents a 1.31% 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 Georgetown, KY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, 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 406.02

  2. Census Tract 403.02

  3. Census Tract 406.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Georgetown, KY was Census Tract 406.02 with a value of $95,809, followed by Census Tract 403.02 and Census Tract 406.01, with respective values of $92,321 and $83,281.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Georgetown, KY (3.94k out of 30.6k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

    2,623 ± 384

  2. Black

    794 ± 209

  3. Hispanic

    394 ± 147

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

16.8k

2017 Value

± 820

2.68%

1 Year growth

± 6.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Georgetown, KY grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 16.3k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Georgetown, KY, are Production Occupations (2,788 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,079 people), and Management Occupations (1,367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Georgetown, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Georgetown, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,788 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,079 people), and Management Occupations (1,367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Georgetown, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.64 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Georgetown, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,514), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,720), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,179).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.8k

2017 Value

± 820

2.68%

1 Year growth

± 6.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Georgetown, KY grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 16.3k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Georgetown, KY, are Manufacturing (4,525 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,809 people), and Educational Services (1,781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Georgetown, KY, though some of these residents may live in Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,525 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,809 people), and Educational Services (1,781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Georgetown, KY has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.66 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.26 times), and Educational Services (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Georgetown, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,500), Wholesale Trade ($52,125), and Finance & Insurance ($50,565).

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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

91.3% of the population of Georgetown, KY has health coverage, with 59.6% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 7.12% on Medicare, 8.85% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Georgetown, 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

8.74%

Uninsured

59.6%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

7.12%

Medicare

8.85%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Georgetown, KY grew by 5.47% from 8.29% to 8.74%.

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

Georgetown, KY is home to a population of 32.1k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.77% of Georgetown, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Georgetown, KY is composed of 27k White Alone residents (84.1%), 2.17k Black or African American Alone residents (6.75%), 1.31k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.07%), 1.14k Two or More Races residents (3.53%), 420 Asian Alone residents (1.31%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.149%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.056%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Georgetown, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (836 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (148 speakers), and Japanese (64 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Georgetown, KY was 32.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Georgetown, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Georgetown, KY residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.77% of Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, KY was 3.02%, 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 Georgetown, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Georgetown, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Georgetown, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Georgetown, KY was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27k ± 326

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.17k ± 228

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.31k ± 327

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White Alone residents (27k people) in Georgetown, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Black or African American Alone and 1.31k 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 Georgetown, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    836 speakers (2.93%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    148 speakers (0.519%)

  3. Japanese

    64 speakers (0.225%)

4.57% of Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.93% of the overall population of Georgetown, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.519% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.225% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    555 ± 171

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    448 ± 154

  3. Vietnam

    440 ± 99

Georgetown, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Georgetown, KY awarded 326 degrees. The student population of Georgetown, KY is skewed towards women, with 574 male students and 952 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Georgetown, KY are White (276 and 87.3%), followed by Black or African American (27 and 8.54%), Unknown (7 and 2.22%), and Two or More Races (4 and 1.27%).

The largest universities in Georgetown, KY by number of degrees awarded are Georgetown College (326 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Georgetown, KY are General Special Education & Teaching (59 and 18.1%), Curriculum & Instruction (53 and 16.3%), and Other Communication & Media Studies (30 and 9.2%).

The median tuition costs in Georgetown, KY are $35,650 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Georgetown, KY was Other Communication & Media Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

326 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,650

Median Private

In 2016, the Georgetown, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgetown College with 326 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

113

Degrees Awarded to Men

213

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 113 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Georgetown, KY, which is 0.531 times less than the 213 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    276 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Georgetown, KY were to White students. These 276 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Georgetown, KY was $153,900 in 2017, which is 0.707 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,700 to $153,900, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Georgetown, KY is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Georgetown, KY have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Georgetown, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,427

Median Household Income

± $3,795

12.2k

Number of Households

± 681

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Georgetown, KY grew to $61,427 from the previous year's value of $60,632.

The following chart displays the households in Georgetown, 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

$153,900

2017 Median

± $4,475

$151,700

2016 Median

± $4,653

In 2017, the median property value in Georgetown, KY grew to to $153,900 from the previous year's value of $151,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Georgetown, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.7%

2017 Homeownership

62%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.7% of the housing units in Georgetown, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Georgetown, KY have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Georgetown, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.48%

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

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