Johnson County, KY

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Population

23,064

0.928% decline

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$35,629

1.62% growth

Poverty Rate

24.1%


Number of Employees

6,892

2.39% decline

Median Property Value

$90,300

7.76% growth

About

In 2017, Johnson County, KY had a population of 23.1k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $35,629. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Johnson County, KY declined from 23,280 to 23,064, a -0.928% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,060 to $35,629, a 1.62% increase.

The population of Johnson County, KY is 97.5% White Alone, 1.09% Asian Alone, and 0.503% Black or African American Alone. 1.55% of the people in Johnson County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Johnson County, KY is $90,300, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Johnson County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnson County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Johnson County, KY employs 6.89k people. The largest industries in Johnson County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,357 people), Retail Trade (908 people), and Educational Services (897 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,178), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,515), and Wholesale Trade ($51,364).

Median household income in Johnson County, KY is $35,629. Males in Johnson 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 Johnson County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,629

2017 value

± $2,488

1.62%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Johnson County, KY have a median annual income of $35,629, 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 $35,060 in 2016, which represents a 1.62% 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 Johnson County, KY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Johnson County, KY by number of full-time 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 9606

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnson County, KY was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $41,222, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $40,288 and $39,097.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnson County, KY (5.44k out of 22.5k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    5,253 ± 476

  2. Asian

    111 ± 128

  3. Black

    51 ± 116

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Johnson County, KY is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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

6.89k

2017 Value

± 605

-2.39%

1 Year decline

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnson County, KY declined at a rate of -2.39%, from 7.06k employees to 6.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnson County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (856 people), Sales & Related Occupations (853 people), and Management Occupations (623 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnson County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Johnson County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (856 people), Sales & Related Occupations (853 people), and Management Occupations (623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Johnson County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.41 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.82 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Johnson County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,846), Management Occupations ($52,205), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($50,955).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.89k

2017 Value

± 605

-2.39%

1 Year decline

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnson County, KY declined at a rate of -2.39%, from 7.06k employees to 6.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnson County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,357 people), Retail Trade (908 people), and Educational Services (897 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Johnson 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 Johnson County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,357 people), Retail Trade (908 people), and Educational Services (897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Johnson County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.6 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.83 times), and Public Administration (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Johnson County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,178), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,515), and Wholesale Trade ($51,364).

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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

92.9% of the population of Johnson County, KY has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 32.1% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 9.05% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, KY see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.5% increase from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4596 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 766 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

1363 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, KY see an average of 1363 patients per year. This represents a 5.5% increase from the previous year (1292 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

7.08%

Uninsured

34.4%

Employer Coverage

32.1%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

9.05%

Non-Group

2.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnson County, KY declined by 28.7% from 9.93% to 7.08%.

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

Johnson County, KY is home to a population of 23.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.776% of Johnson County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Johnson County, KY is composed of 22.5k White Alone residents (97.5%), 252 Asian Alone residents (1.09%), 116 Black or African American Alone residents (0.503%), 111 Two or More Races residents (0.481%), 86 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.373%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.052%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Johnson County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (190 speakers), German (60 speakers), and Russian (35 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Johnson County, KY was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Johnson County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Johnson County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.776%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.576%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.776% of Johnson 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 Johnson County, KY was 0.576%, 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 Johnson County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Johnson County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Johnson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Johnson 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

    22.5k ± 21

  2. Asian Alone

    252 ± 142

  3. Black or African American Alone

    116 ± 59

In 2017, there were 89.2 times more White Alone residents (22.5k people) in Johnson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252 Asian Alone and 116 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    190 speakers (0.865%)

  2. German

    60 speakers (0.273%)

  3. Russian

    35 speakers (0.159%)

1.55% of Johnson 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 Johnson County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.865% of the overall population of Johnson County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.273% speak German and 0.159% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    558 ± 141

  2. Korea

    177 ± 84

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    168 ± 99

Johnson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnson County, KY was $90,300 in 2017, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,800 to $90,300, a 7.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnson County, KY is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Johnson County, KY have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Johnson 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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$35,629

Median Household Income

± $2,488

8.77k

Number of Households

± 628

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.77k households in Johnson County, KY grew to $35,629 from the previous year's value of $35,060.

The following chart displays the households in Johnson 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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Housing

Property Value

$90,300

2017 Median

± $6,883

$83,800

2016 Median

± $7,816

In 2017, the median property value in Johnson County, KY grew to to $90,300 from the previous year's value of $83,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Johnson County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Johnson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnson County, KY have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.74% of the workforce in Johnson County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.19%

  3. Walked

    4.77%

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

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