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Kenton County, KY&

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0.24% growth
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Median Household Income
4.18% growth
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Number of Employees
2.69% growth
Median Property Value
1.24% growth

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The economy of Kenton County, KY employs 81,588 people. The economy of Kenton County, KY is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Transportation & Warehousing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.47; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kenton County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,025), Manufacturing (9,940), and Retail trade (8,985), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($118,229), Utilities ($58,587), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,600).

Median household income in Kenton County, KY is $56,568. Males in Kenton County, KY have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,697. The income inequality of Kenton County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431 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 Kenton County, KY. In Kenton 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 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,202. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Kenton County, KY is home to a population of 163,393 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kenton County, KY is composed of 145,606 White residents (89.1%), 7,010 Black residents (4.29%), 4,797 Hispanic residents (2.94%), 3,614 Two+ residents (2.21%), and 2,005 Asian residents (1.23%). The most common foreign languages in Kenton County, KY are Spanish (3,596 speakers), German (503 speakers), and Tagalog (322 speakers), but compared to other places, Kenton County, KY has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (200 speakers), Thai (84 speakers), and German (503 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kenton County, KY awarded 533 degrees. The student population of Kenton County, KY is skewed towards females, with 210 male students and 323 female students. Most students in Kenton County, KY are White (427 and 80.1%), followed by Unknown (43 and 8.07%), Black or African American (40 and 7.5%), and Two or more races (9 and 1.69%). The largest universities in Kenton County, KY by number of graduates are Thomas More College (366 and 68.7%), Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky (118 and 22.1%), and Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger (49 and 9.2%). The most popular majors in Kenton County, KY are General Business Administration & Management (96 and 18%), General Biological Sciences (20 and 3.75%), and Registered Nursing (15 and 2.81%). The median tuition costs in Kenton County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,050 and $28,050 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 Kenton County, KY is $147,000, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $145,200 to $147,000, a 1.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Kenton County, KY is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kenton County, KY have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kenton County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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