Harrison County, KY

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Population

18,630

0.00537% growth

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$44,620

11.1% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

7,850

1.09% growth

Median Property Value

$132,900

7.44% growth

About

In 2017, Harrison County, KY had a population of 18.6k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $44,620. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrison County, KY grew from 18,629 to 18,630, a 0.00537% increase and its median household income grew from $40,164 to $44,620, a 11.1% increase.

The population of Harrison County, KY is 93.8% White Alone, 2.25% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.14% Two or More Races. 4.13% of the people in Harrison County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harrison County, KY is $132,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Harrison County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harrison County, KY employs 7.85k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, KY are Manufacturing (2,166 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (931 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,786), Finance & Insurance ($51,542), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,429).

Median household income in Harrison County, KY is $44,620. Males in Harrison County, KY have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in Harrison County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,620

2017 value

± $3,114

11.1%

1 Year Growth

± 10.1%

Households in Harrison County, KY have a median annual income of $44,620, 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 $40,164 in 2016, which represents a 11.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary

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Average Female Salary

± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in Harrison County, KY made N/A 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 Harrison County, 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 Harrison 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, KY was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $42,321, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $36,481 and $36,300.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, KY (2.99k out of 18.3k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 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

    2,564 ± 314

  2. Hispanic

    248 ± 101

  3. Two Or More

    160 ± 121

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

7.85k

2017 Value

± 533

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 9.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, KY grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 7.77k employees to 7.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,380 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,176 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (520 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,380 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,176 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (520 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.03 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.13 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,194), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,683), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,192).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.85k

2017 Value

± 533

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 9.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, KY grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 7.77k employees to 7.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,166 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (931 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Harrison 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 Harrison County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,166 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.13 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.73 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison County, KY, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,786), Finance & Insurance ($51,542), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,429).

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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

89.5% of the population of Harrison County, KY has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, KY see 2085 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1859 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2664 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2072 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

2085 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, KY see an average of 2085 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1859 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%).

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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

10.5%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, KY declined by 20.9% from 13.2% to 10.5%.

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

Harrison County, KY is home to a population of 18.6k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.65% of Harrison County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrison County, KY is composed of 17.5k White Alone residents (93.8%), 420 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.25%), 398 Two or More Races residents (2.14%), 319 Black or African American Alone residents (1.71%), 27 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.145%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harrison County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (410 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (157 speakers), and German (122 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrison County, KY was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Harrison County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Harrison County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.65% of Harrison County, 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 Harrison County, KY was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Harrison County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, KY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.5k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    420 ± 189

  3. Two or More Races

    398 ± 114

In 2017, there were 41.6 times more White Alone residents (17.5k people) in Harrison County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 420 Hispanic or Latino and 398 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    410 speakers (2.33%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    157 speakers (0.894%)

  3. German

    122 speakers (0.695%)

4.13% of Harrison County, 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 Harrison County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.33% of the overall population of Harrison County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.894% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.695% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    365 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    180 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    173 ± 91

Harrison County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, KY was $132,900 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,700 to $132,900, a 7.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, KY is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrison County, KY have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrison 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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$44,620

Median Household Income

± $3,114

7.11k

Number of Households

± 496

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.11k households in Harrison County, KY grew to $44,620 from the previous year's value of $40,164.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$132,900

2017 Median

± $8,176

$123,700

2016 Median

± $8,111

In 2017, the median property value in Harrison County, KY grew to to $132,900 from the previous year's value of $123,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Harrison County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, KY have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.37% of the workforce in Harrison 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

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.77%

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

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