Hardin County, KY

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Population

107,699

0.117% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$51,923

0.741% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

47,636

1.63% growth

Median Property Value

$148,000

1.58% growth

About

In 2017, Hardin County, KY had a population of 108k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $51,923. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardin County, KY grew from 107,573 to 107,699, a 0.117% increase and its median household income grew from $51,541 to $51,923, a 0.741% increase.

The population of Hardin County, KY is 76.3% White Alone, 11.3% Black or African American Alone, and 5.59% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hardin County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardin County, KY are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (2,610 degrees awarded in 2016), Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (63 degrees), and Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown (43 degrees).

The median property value in Hardin County, KY is $148,000, and the homeownership rate is 61.6%. Most people in Hardin County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hardin County, KY employs 47.6k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,607 people), Retail Trade (6,538 people), and Manufacturing (6,018 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($57,160), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,954), and Manufacturing ($42,814).

Median household income in Hardin County, KY is $51,923. Males in Hardin 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 Hardin County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,923

2017 value

± $1,694

0.741%

1 Year Growth

± 4.96%

Households in Hardin County, KY have a median annual income of $51,923, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,541 in 2016, which represents a 0.741% 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 Hardin 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 2.01

  2. Census Tract 10.01

  3. Census Tract 9.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, KY was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $95,714, followed by Census Tract 10.01 and Census Tract 9.02, with respective values of $81,575 and $66,293.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, KY (14.8k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,638 ± 806

  2. Black

    2,186 ± 356

  3. Hispanic

    1,452 ± 284

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

47.6k

2017 Value

± 1,636

1.63%

1 Year growth

± 4.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, KY grew at a rate of 1.63%, from 46.9k employees to 47.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,229 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,822 people), and Production Occupations (4,572 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardin County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,229 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,822 people), and Production Occupations (4,572 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.66 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.3 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardin County, KY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,128), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,051), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,868).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.6k

2017 Value

± 1,636

1.63%

1 Year growth

± 4.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, KY grew at a rate of 1.63%, from 46.9k employees to 47.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,607 people), Retail Trade (6,538 people), and Manufacturing (6,018 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardin County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Hardin 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 Hardin County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,607 people), Retail Trade (6,538 people), and Manufacturing (6,018 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, KY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.72 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.26 times), and Manufacturing (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardin County, KY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($57,160), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,954), and Manufacturing ($42,814).

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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

93.2% of the population of Hardin County, KY has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 7.71% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 11.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, KY see 1663 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.5% increase from the previous year (1547 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1106 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 297 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

1,663 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, KY see an average of 1,663 patients per year. This represents a 7.5% increase from the previous year (1,547 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hardin 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

6.84%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

7.71%

Medicare

18.8%

Non-Group

11.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, KY declined by 18.6% from 8.4% to 6.84%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hardin 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

Hardin County, KY is home to a population of 108k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.96% of Hardin County, KY residents were born outside of the country (4.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardin County, KY is composed of 82.1k White Alone residents (76.3%), 12.2k Black or African American Alone residents (11.3%), 6.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.59%), 4.44k Two or More Races residents (4.12%), 2.2k Asian Alone residents (2.04%), 314 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.292%), 252 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.234%), and 133 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.123%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardin County, KY was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Hardin County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hardin County, KY residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.26k people

4.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.41k people

As of 2017, 3.96% of Hardin County, KY residents (4.26k 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 Hardin County, KY was 4.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Hardin County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, KY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    82.1k ± 79

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12.2k ± 567

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.02k ± 756

In 2017, there were 6.74 times more White Alone residents (82.1k people) in Hardin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Black or African American Alone and 6.02k 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 Hardin 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 Hardin 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 Hardin County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hardin 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,136 ± 547

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,364 ± 485

  3. Vietnam

    3,251 ± 289

Hardin County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hardin County, KY awarded 2,716 degrees. The student population of Hardin County, KY is skewed towards women, with 3,390 male students and 3,618 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardin County, KY are White (2,356 and 86.7%), followed by Black or African American (155 and 5.71%), Hispanic or Latino (77 and 2.84%), and Two or More Races (65 and 2.39%).

The largest universities in Hardin County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (2,610 and 96.1%), Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (63 and 2.32%), and Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown (43 and 1.58%).

The most popular majors in Hardin County, KY are General Business Administration & Management (403 and 14.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (399 and 14.7%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (229 and 8.43%).

The median tuition costs in Hardin County, KY are $N/A 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hardin County, KY was Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology with 160 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hardin County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,610 degrees awarded

  2. 63 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hardin County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with 2,610 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,509

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,207

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,509 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardin County, KY, which is 1.25 times more than the 1,207 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

    2,356 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    77 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hardin County, KY were to White students. These 2,356 degrees mean that there were 15.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 155 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardin County, KY was $148,000 in 2017, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,700 to $148,000, a 1.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, KY is 61.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardin County, KY have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardin 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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$51,923

Median Household Income

± $1,694

41.1k

Number of Households

± 1,436

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.1k households in Hardin County, KY grew to $51,923 from the previous year's value of $51,541.

The following chart displays the households in Hardin 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

$148,000

2017 Median

± $3,897

$145,700

2016 Median

± $3,375

In 2017, the median property value in Hardin County, KY grew to to $148,000 from the previous year's value of $145,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

61.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.6% of the housing units in Hardin County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hardin 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 Hardin County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hardin County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Hardin County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hardin County, KY was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Worked At Home (2.77%).

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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