Hopkins County, KY

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Population

45,985

0.807% decline

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$44,048

2.04% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

18,920

1.01% decline

Median Property Value

$96,600

4.43% growth

About

In 2017, Hopkins County, KY had a population of 46k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $44,048. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hopkins County, KY declined from 46,359 to 45,985, a -0.807% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,169 to $44,048, a 2.04% increase.

The population of Hopkins County, KY is 88.8% White Alone, 6.24% Black or African American Alone, and 2.12% Two or More Races. 1.95% of the people in Hopkins County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hopkins County, KY are Madisonville Community College (1,095 degrees awarded in 2016) and Daymar College-Madisonville (9 degrees).

The median property value in Hopkins County, KY is $96,600, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Hopkins County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Hopkins County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hopkins County, KY employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Hopkins County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,196 people), Manufacturing (2,802 people), and Retail Trade (2,334 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,987), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,563), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($53,203).

Median household income in Hopkins County, KY is $44,048. Males in Hopkins 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 Hopkins County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,048

2017 value

± $2,031

2.04%

1 Year Growth

± 6.53%

Households in Hopkins County, KY have a median annual income of $44,048, 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 $43,169 in 2016, which represents a 2.04% 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 Hopkins County, KY 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 Hopkins 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 Hopkins 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 9702

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. Census Tract 9708

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hopkins County, KY was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $61,640, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $58,588 and $49,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hopkins 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

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hopkins County, KY (7.69k out of 44.7k 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 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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

    6,553 ± 474

  2. Black

    585 ± 178

  3. Hispanic

    491 ± 166

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

18.9k

2017 Value

± 826

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 6.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hopkins County, KY declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 19.1k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hopkins County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,513 people), Production Occupations (1,842 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,680 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hopkins County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hopkins County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,513 people), Production Occupations (1,842 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,680 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hopkins County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.64 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hopkins County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($66,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,845), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.9k

2017 Value

± 826

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 6.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hopkins County, KY declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 19.1k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hopkins County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,196 people), Manufacturing (2,802 people), and Retail Trade (2,334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hopkins County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Hopkins 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 Hopkins County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,196 people), Manufacturing (2,802 people), and Retail Trade (2,334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hopkins County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.9 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.23 times), and Utilities (2.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hopkins County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,987), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,563), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($53,203).

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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

90.4% of the population of Hopkins County, KY has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hopkins County, KY see 856 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.16% increase from the previous year (814 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1312 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

856 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Hopkins County, KY see an average of 856 patients per year. This represents a 5.16% increase from the previous year (814 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

9.65%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hopkins County, KY declined by 10.1% from 10.7% to 9.65%.

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

Hopkins County, KY is home to a population of 46k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.28% of Hopkins County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hopkins County, KY is composed of 40.8k White Alone residents (88.8%), 2.87k Black or African American Alone residents (6.24%), 976 Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 895 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.95%), 251 Asian Alone residents (0.546%), 152 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.331%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0283%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hopkins County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (501 speakers), Tagalog (52 speakers), and Urdu (47 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hopkins County, KY was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Hopkins County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hopkins County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.28% of Hopkins 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 Hopkins County, KY was 1.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Hopkins County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hopkins County, KY was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.8k ± 8

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.87k ± 246

  3. Two or More Races

    976 ± 263

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (40.8k people) in Hopkins County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k Black or African American Alone and 976 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hopkins County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    501 speakers (1.15%)

  2. Tagalog

    52 speakers (0.119%)

  3. Urdu

    47 speakers (0.108%)

1.95% of Hopkins 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 Hopkins County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.15% of the overall population of Hopkins County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.119% speak Tagalog and 0.108% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,110 ± 169

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    483 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    418 ± 129

Hopkins County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hopkins County, KY awarded 1,104 degrees. The student population of Hopkins County, KY is skewed towards women, with 1,478 male students and 1,882 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hopkins County, KY are White (991 and 89.8%), followed by Black or African American (64 and 5.8%), Hispanic or Latino (31 and 2.81%), and Two or More Races (10 and 0.907%).

The largest universities in Hopkins County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Madisonville Community College (1,095 and 99.2%) and Daymar College-Madisonville (9 and 0.815%).

The most popular majors in Hopkins County, KY are General Computer & Information Sciences (154 and 13.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (145 and 13.1%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (135 and 12.2%).

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.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hopkins County, KY was General Computer & Information Sciences with 144 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,095 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hopkins County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Madisonville Community College with 1,095 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

427

Degrees Awarded to Men

677

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 427 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hopkins County, KY, which is 0.631 times less than the 677 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

    991 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    64 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hopkins County, KY were to White students. These 991 degrees mean that there were 15.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 64 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hopkins County, KY was $96,600 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,500 to $96,600, a 4.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Hopkins County, KY is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. 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.

Income

Household Income

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$44,048

Median Household Income

± $2,031

18.5k

Number of Households

± 816

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Hopkins County, KY grew to $44,048 from the previous year's value of $43,169.

The following chart displays the households in Hopkins 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

$96,600

2017 Median

± $5,548

$92,500

2016 Median

± $4,962

In 2017, the median property value in Hopkins County, KY grew to to $96,600 from the previous year's value of $92,500.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Hopkins County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hopkins County, KY have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in Hopkins County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.5%

  2. Carpooled

    5.73%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.62%

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

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