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Jefferson County, KY&

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Population
765,352
0.23% growth
Median Age
38.3
Median Household Income
$51,991
1.43% growth
Poverty Rate
14.3%
Number of Employees
382,586
2.02% growth
Median Property Value
$164,500
5.65% growth

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, KY employs 382,586 people. The economy of Jefferson County, KY is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.72; 1.29; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (56,895), Manufacturing (46,170), and Retail trade (43,712), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,701), Utilities ($61,389), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,999).

Median household income in Jefferson County, KY is $51,991. Males in Jefferson County, KY have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,146. The income inequality of Jefferson County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 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 Jefferson County, KY. In Jefferson County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,665. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

Jefferson County, KY is home to a population of 765,352 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, KY is composed of 521,924 White residents (68.2%), 162,932 Black residents (21.3%), 38,749 Hispanic residents (5.06%), 21,003 Asian residents (2.74%), and 17,841 Two+ residents (2.33%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, KY are Spanish (27,029 speakers), African Languages (4,266 speakers), and Arabic (2,842 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, KY has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (1,921 speakers), African Languages (4,266 speakers), and Arabic (2,842 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, KY awarded 14,192 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, KY is skewed towards females, with 5,925 male students and 8,267 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, KY are White (10,074 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (1,918 and 13.5%), Asian (543 and 3.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (441 and 3.11%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, KY by number of graduates are University of Louisville (4,980 and 35.1%), Jefferson Community and Technical College (3,417 and 24.1%), and Sullivan University (1,564 and 11%). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, KY are Registered Nursing (490 and 3.45%), General Psychology (308 and 2.17%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (291 and 2.05%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, KY are $24,338 for private four year colleges, and $11,068 and $26,090 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 Jefferson County, KY is $164,500, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $155,700 to $164,500, a 5.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, KY is 60.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Jefferson County, KY have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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