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Hopkins County, KY&

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0.34% decline
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Median Household Income
1.94% growth
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1.41% decline
Median Property Value
3.35% growth


The economy of Hopkins County, KY employs 19,114 people. The economy of Hopkins County, KY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Manufacturing; and Utilities, which employ respectively 11.9; 1.43; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hopkins County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,247), Manufacturing (2,822), and Retail trade (2,412), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($75,431), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,569), and Utilities ($42,143).

Median household income in Hopkins County, KY is $43,169. Males in Hopkins County, KY have an average income that is 1.7 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,496. The income inequality of Hopkins County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hopkins County, KY. In Hopkins County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 123 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,312. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Hopkins County, KY is home to a population of 46,359 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hopkins County, KY is composed of 41,206 White residents (88.9%), 2,924 Black residents (6.31%), 948 Two+ residents (2.04%), 851 Hispanic residents (1.84%), and 235 Asian residents (0.51%). The most common foreign languages in Hopkins County, KY are Spanish (501 speakers), Tagalog (52 speakers), and Urdu (47 speakers), but compared to other places, Hopkins County, KY has a relative high number of Hungarian (15 speakers), Other Native North American (25 speakers), and Urdu (47 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Hopkins County, KY awarded 1,283 degrees. The student population of Hopkins County, KY is skewed towards females, with 370 male students and 913 female students. Most students in Hopkins County, KY are White (1,160 and 90.4%), followed by Black or African American (62 and 4.83%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 2.73%), and Two or more races (13 and 1.01%). The largest universities in Hopkins County, KY by number of graduates are Madisonville Community College (1,237 and 96.4%), Heads West Kentucky Beauty College (32 and 2.49%), and Daymar College-Madisonville (14 and 1.09%). The most popular majors in Hopkins County, KY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (181 and 14.1%), General Business Administration & Management (126 and 9.8%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (78 and 6.08%). The median tuition costs in Hopkins 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hopkins County, KY is $92,500, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $89,500 to $92,500, a 3.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Hopkins County, KY is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hopkins County, KY have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hopkins County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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