Henderson County, KY

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2022 Population
44,770
0.736% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
3.96% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,912
6.11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$156,200
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,627
1.78% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Henderson County, KY had a population of 44.8k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $56,912. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henderson County, KY declined from 45,102 to 44,770, a −0.736% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,635 to $56,912, a 6.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.65%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.01%).

None of the households in Henderson County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Henderson County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson County, KY are Henderson Community College (523 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Henderson County, KY was $156,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%.

Most people in Henderson County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henderson County, KY is home to a population of 44.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.3% of Henderson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (582 people).

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38k people) in Henderson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Henderson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson County, KY was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38k ± 428
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.23k ± 242
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 511
2.94%
Hispanic Population
1.32k people

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38k people) in Henderson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.94% of the people in Henderson County, KY are hispanic (1.32k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    28,651 ± 4,142 people
  2. Cuba
    14,970 ± 2,999 people
  3. India
    12,312 ± 2,720 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 28,651 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 14,970 and India with 12,312.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
582 people
1.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
541 people

As of 2022, 1.3% of Henderson County, KY residents (582 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henderson County, KY was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    681 ± 170
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    355 ± 127
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    324 ± 153

Henderson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henderson County, KY employs 19.6k people. The largest industries in Henderson County, KY are Manufacturing (3,950 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,050 people), and Retail Trade (2,066 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,927), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,878).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,220. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.6k
2022 Value
± 1,083
−1.78%
1 Year decline
± 8.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson County, KY declined at a rate of −1.78%, from 20k employees to 19.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson County, KY, are Production Occupations (2,472 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,808 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,754 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.6k
2022 Value
± 1,083
−1.78%
1 Year decline
± 8.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson County, KY declined at a rate of −1.78%, from 20k employees to 19.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson County, KY, are Manufacturing (3,950 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,050 people), and Retail Trade (2,066 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Henderson County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,908
Median earning men ± $1,926
$34,879
Median earning women ± $2,760

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,384), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,598).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($55,625), Manufacturing ($54,975), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,208).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 454
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 301
    Manufacturing
  3. 294
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henderson County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 61.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.18%).

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.

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Henderson County, KY awarded 523 degrees. The student population of Henderson County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 410 male students and 1,096 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson County, KY are White (414 and 79.3%), followed by Black or African American (40 and 7.66%), Two or More Races (35 and 6.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (21 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Henderson County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Henderson Community College (523 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (116 and 22.2%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (84 and 16.1%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (67 and 12.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,506 students enrolled in Henderson County, KY, 27.2% men and 72.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,141 records, of which 73.5% were women and 26.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 116 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson County, KY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 116 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
523 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Henderson Community College with 523 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson County, KY, which is 0.38 times less than the 379 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 414 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 40 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,368) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,078) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson County, KY was $156,200 in 2022, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,100 to $156,200, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson County, KY is 64.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henderson County, KY have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henderson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henderson County, KY is $56,912. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henderson County, KY was Census Tract 208 with a value of $67,656, followed by Census Tract 207.01 and Census Tract 206.02, with respective values of $58,251 and $55,264.

In 2022, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.56%.

Property

$156,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,657
$11,745
Median Property Taxes
±$813

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henderson County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.2% of the housing units in Henderson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 208
  2. Census Tract 207.01
  3. Census Tract 206.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson County, KY was Census Tract 208 with a value of $67,656, followed by Census Tract 207.01 and Census Tract 206.02, with respective values of $58,251 and $55,264.

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

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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.
$56,912
Median Household Income
± $2,530
18.3k
Number of Households
± 1,032

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.3k households in Henderson County, KY grew to $56,912 from the previous year's value of $53,635.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henderson County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.64%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Henderson County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (4.64%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Henderson County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.56%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson County, KY (7.43k out of 43.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.9% of the children was living in poverty in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 177 in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 35.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Henderson County, KY has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.865% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, KY see 1966 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.47% increase from the previous year (1900 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1945 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 758 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,966 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henderson County, KY

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, KY see an average of 1,966 patients per year. This represents a 3.47% increase from the previous year (1,900 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.18%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.865%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson County, KY grew by 15.5% from 3.62% to 4.18%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.8 in Henderson County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.5% in Henderson County, KY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.07% in Henderson County, KY.

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