Jackson County, KY

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Population
13,373
0.0299% 1-year growth
Median Age
41

Poverty Rate
30.4%

Median Household Income
$32,143
0.275% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$78,200
11.9% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,290
1.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Jackson County, KY had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $32,143. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Jackson County, KY grew from 13,369 to 13,373, a 0.0299% increase and its median household income grew from $32,055 to $32,143, a 0.275% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (99.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.292%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.0972%), White (Hispanic) (0.0748%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.0224%). NaNk% of the people in Jackson County, KY speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Jackson County, KY was $78,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%. Most people in Jackson County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Jackson County, KY borders .

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 88.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (8.76%), followed by Other (2.36%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Popular Vote for Jackson County, KY
88.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in the United States was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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Diversity

Jackson County, KY is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2018, 0% of Jackson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2018, there were 341 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Jackson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 13 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 43
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    39 ± 43
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13 ± 12
0.0972%
Hispanic Population
13 people

In 2018, there were 341 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Jackson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 13 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.0972% of the people in Jackson County, KY are hispanic (13 people).

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

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Age by Nativity

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Median Foreign-Born Age
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In 2018, the median age of all people in Jackson County, KY was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Jackson County, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Jackson County, KY residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Citizenship

100%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 100% of Jackson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, KY was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    234 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    59 ± 47
  3. Korea
    18 ± 35

Jackson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson County, KY is $32,143. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, KY was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $41,691, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $32,661 and $29,451.

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The economy of Jackson County, KY employs 4.29k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, KY are Manufacturing (737 people), Construction (517 people), and Educational Services (500 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,091), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,344), and Educational Services ($41,550).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,143
2018 value
± $3,874
0.275%
1 Year Growth
± 14.6%

Households in Jackson County, KY have a median annual income of $32,143, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,055 in 2017, which represents a 0.275% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, KY was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $41,691, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $32,661 and $29,451.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, KY (4.03k out of 13.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    4,001 ± 416
  2. Two Or More
    22 ± 90
  3. Hispanic
    3 ± 90

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson County, KY is White, followed by Two Or More 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

4.29k
2018 Value
± 501
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 16.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jackson County, KY grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 4.22k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (724 people), Production Occupations (572 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (430 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (724 people), Production Occupations (572 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (430 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.34 times), and Production Occupations (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, KY, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($66,726), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($66,429), and Management Occupations ($64,107).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.29k
2018 Value
± 501
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 16.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jackson County, KY grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 4.22k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, KY, are Manufacturing (737 people), Construction (517 people), and Educational Services (500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (737 people), Construction (517 people), and Educational Services (500 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, KY has an unusually high number of Information (2.44 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.24 times), and Construction (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($44,091), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,344), and Educational Services ($41,550).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, KY was $78,200 in 2018, which is 0.34 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $69,900 to $78,200, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, KY is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson County, KY have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$78,200
2018 Median
± $11,934
$69,900
2017 Median
± $8,864

In 2018, the median property value in Jackson County, KY grew to to $78,200 from the previous year's value of $69,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson 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 Jackson County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$32,143
Median Household Income
± $3,874
5.46k
Number of Households
± 558

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.46k households in Jackson County, KY grew to $32,143 from the previous year's value of $32,055.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
2018 Homeownership
74.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.4% of the housing units in Jackson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, KY have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.08% of the workforce in Jackson County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.1%)

In 2018, 82.4% of workers in Jackson County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (3.1%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jackson County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

95.9% of the population of Jackson County, KY has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 35.9% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 6.21% on non-group plans, and 0.618% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, KY see 6676 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.482% increase from the previous year (6644 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2674 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4456 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

6,676 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, KY

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, KY see an average of 6,676 patients per year. This represents a 0.482% increase from the previous year (6,644 patients).

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

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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 Coverage

4.06%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
35.9%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
6.21%
Non-Group
0.618%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, KY declined by 58.7% from 9.84% to 4.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson 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 false, at 18%.

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