Henry County, KY

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Population

15,677

0.96% growth

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$50,787

0.744% growth

Poverty Rate

18.2%


Number of Employees

7,143

0.042% growth

Median Property Value

$126,100

3.11% growth

About

In 2017, Henry County, KY had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $50,787. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Henry County, KY grew from 15,528 to 15,677, a 0.96% increase and its median household income grew from $50,412 to $50,787, a 0.744% increase.

The population of Henry County, KY is 91.8% White Alone, 3.54% Black or African American Alone, and 3.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Henry County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Henry County, KY is $126,100, and the homeownership rate is 67.8%. Most people in Henry County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Henry County, KY employs 7.14k people. The largest industries in Henry County, KY are Manufacturing (1,267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,121 people), and Retail Trade (882 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,346), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($50,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,889).

Median household income in Henry County, KY is $50,787. Males in Henry 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 Henry County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,787

2017 value

± $3,238

0.744%

1 Year Growth

± 8.62%

Households in Henry County, KY have a median annual income of $50,787, 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 $50,412 in 2016, which represents a 0.744% 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.

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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 Henry 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 903.01

  2. Census Tract 902

  3. Census Tract 901

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, KY was Census Tract 903.01 with a value of $64,556, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 901, with respective values of $52,333 and $50,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Henry 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

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, KY (2.83k out of 15.6k 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 Females 45 - 54 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    2,598 ± 262

  2. Hispanic

    281 ± 102

  3. Other

    105 ± 97

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

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

7.14k

2017 Value

± 461

0.042%

1 Year growth

± 8.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henry County, KY grew at a rate of 0.042%, from 7.14k employees to 7.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, KY, are Production Occupations (900 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (822 people), and Management Occupations (689 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henry County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (900 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (822 people), and Management Occupations (689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henry County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.17 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.96 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henry County, KY, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($78,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,714), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,464).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.14k

2017 Value

± 461

0.042%

1 Year growth

± 8.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henry County, KY grew at a rate of 0.042%, from 7.14k employees to 7.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,121 people), and Retail Trade (882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Henry 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 Henry County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,121 people), and Retail Trade (882 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henry County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.14 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.75 times), and Utilities (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henry County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,346), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($50,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,889).

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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

90.6% of the population of Henry County, KY has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Henry County, KY see 2231 patients per year on average, which represents a 14% decrease from the previous year (2595 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3954 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2636 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

2,231 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henry County, KY see an average of 2,231 patients per year. This represents a 14% decrease from the previous year (2,595 patients).

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

9.37%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, KY declined by 1.89% from 9.55% to 9.37%.

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

Henry County, KY is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.28% of Henry County, KY residents were born outside of the country (201 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Henry County, KY is composed of 14.4k White Alone residents (91.8%), 555 Black or African American Alone residents (3.54%), 504 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.21%), 159 Two or More Races residents (1.01%), 45 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.287%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.108%), 11 Asian Alone residents (0.0702%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Henry County, KY was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Henry County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Henry County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

201 people

1.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

196 people

As of 2017, 1.28% of Henry County, KY residents (201 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 Henry County, KY was 1.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Henry County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, KY was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.4k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    555 ± 71

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    504 ± 176

In 2017, there were 25.9 times more White Alone residents (14.4k people) in Henry County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 555 Black or African American Alone and 504 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 Henry 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 Henry 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 Henry County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Henry 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. Vietnam

    426 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    117 ± 57

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    97 ± 49

Henry County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henry County, KY was $126,100 in 2017, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,300 to $126,100, a 3.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Henry County, KY is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henry County, KY have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henry 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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$50,787

Median Household Income

± $3,238

6.1k

Number of Households

± 395

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.1k households in Henry County, KY grew to $50,787 from the previous year's value of $50,412.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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

$126,100

2017 Median

± $8,112

$122,300

2016 Median

± $6,671

In 2017, the median property value in Henry County, KY grew to to $126,100 from the previous year's value of $122,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Henry 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 Henry County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.8% of the housing units in Henry County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, KY have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Henry County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Henry County, KY was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (11%) and those who Worked At Home (3.52%).

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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