Knott County, KY

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Population

15,690

1.22% decline

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$30,503

8.3% growth

Poverty Rate

32.6%


Number of Employees

4,707

0.528% decline

Median Property Value

$52,000

2.16% growth

About

In 2017, Knott County, KY had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $30,503. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Knott County, KY declined from 15,884 to 15,690, a -1.22% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,165 to $30,503, a 8.3% increase.

The population of Knott County, KY is 97.2% White Alone, 1.2% Two or More Races, and 0.931% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Knott County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knott County, KY are Alice Lloyd College (87 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Knott County, KY is $52,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Knott County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Knott County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Knott County, KY employs 4.71k people. The largest industries in Knott County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), Educational Services (704 people), and Retail Trade (694 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($170,658), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($65,469).

Median household income in Knott County, KY is $30,503. Males in Knott 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 Knott County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,503

2017 value

± $3,546

8.3%

1 Year Growth

± 15.5%

Households in Knott County, KY have a median annual income of $30,503, 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 $28,165 in 2016, which represents a 8.3% 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Knott 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knott County, KY was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $41,213, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $32,823 and $30,172.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knott County, KY (4.87k out of 15k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 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

    4,799 ± 380

  2. Hispanic

    118 ± 83

  3. Two Or More

    56 ± 88

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

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

4.71k

2017 Value

± 429

-0.528%

1 Year decline

± 12.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Knott County, KY declined at a rate of -0.528%, from 4.73k employees to 4.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knott County, KY, are Sales & Related Occupations (606 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (541 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (469 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knott County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Knott County, KY, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (606 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (541 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (469 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knott County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.43 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.35 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Knott County, KY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($56,523), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,367), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,255).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.71k

2017 Value

± 429

-0.528%

1 Year decline

± 12.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Knott County, KY declined at a rate of -0.528%, from 4.73k employees to 4.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knott County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), Educational Services (704 people), and Retail Trade (694 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knott County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Knott 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 Knott County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), Educational Services (704 people), and Retail Trade (694 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knott County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.9 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.61 times), and Utilities (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Knott County, KY, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($170,658), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($65,469).

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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 ($17.1B) and Gasoline ($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

90.6% of the population of Knott County, KY has health coverage, with 28% on employee plans, 39.4% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 6.94% on non-group plans, and 0.947% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Knott County, KY see 2616 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.25% decrease from the previous year (2649 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2591 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2591 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

2,616 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Knott County, KY see an average of 2,616 patients per year. This represents a 1.25% decrease from the previous year (2,649 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

9.38%

Uninsured

28%

Employer Coverage

39.4%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

6.94%

Non-Group

0.947%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knott County, KY declined by 13.9% from 10.9% to 9.38%.

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

Knott County, KY is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.446% of Knott County, KY residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Knott County, KY is composed of 15.3k White Alone residents (97.2%), 189 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 146 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.931%), 64 Black or African American Alone residents (0.408%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.102%), 15 Asian Alone residents (0.0956%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0191%), and 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0127%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Knott County, KY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Knott County, KY was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Knott County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Knott County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.446%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

70 people

0.334%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

53 people

As of 2017, 0.446% of Knott County, KY residents (70 people) 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 Knott County, KY was 0.334%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Knott County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Knott County, KY was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.3k ± 6

  2. Two or More Races

    189 ± 59.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    146 ± 107

In 2017, there were 80.7 times more White Alone residents (15.3k people) in Knott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 189 Two or More Races and 146 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Knott County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Knott County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Knott County, KY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    242 ± 70

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    60 ± 45

  3. Korea

    58 ± 42

Knott County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Knott County, KY awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Knott County, KY is skewed towards women, with 274 male students and 331 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knott County, KY are White (87 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Knott County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Alice Lloyd College (87 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Knott County, KY are Sport & Fitness Management (14 and 16.1%), General Biological Sciences (12 and 13.8%), and Sociology (11 and 12.6%).

The median tuition costs in Knott County, KY are $9,600 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

Most Common

  1. 14 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knott County, KY was Sport & Fitness Management with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Knott County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

87 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Knott County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alice Lloyd College with 87 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

38

Degrees Awarded to Men

49

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 38 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knott County, KY, which is 0.776 times less than the 49 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

    87 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Knott County, KY were to White students. These 87 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knott County, KY was $52,000 in 2017, which is 0.239 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $50,900 to $52,000, a 2.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Knott County, KY is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Knott County, KY have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Knott 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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$30,503

Median Household Income

± $3,546

6.16k

Number of Households

± 467

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.16k households in Knott County, KY grew to $30,503 from the previous year's value of $28,165.

The following chart displays the households in Knott 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

$52,000

2017 Median

± $4,929

$50,900

2016 Median

± $4,071

In 2017, the median property value in Knott County, KY grew to to $52,000 from the previous year's value of $50,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Knott 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 Knott County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Knott County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knott County, KY have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.91% of the workforce in Knott County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.6%

  3. Walked

    5.55%

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

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