Knox County, KY

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2020 Population
31,288
0.245% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
33.5%
0.696% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$30,257
0.252% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$87,000
0.23% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,677
1.64% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Knox County, KY had a population of 31.3k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $30,257. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Knox County, KY declined from 31,365 to 31,288, a −0.245% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,181 to $30,257, a 0.252% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.793%), White (Hispanic) (0.671%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.457%).

None of the households in Knox County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Knox County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knox County, KY are Union College (355 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Knox County, KY was $87,000, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Knox County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Knox County, KY is home to a population of 31.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.47% of Knox County, KY residents were born outside of the country (459 people).

In 2020, there were 72.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.9k people) in Knox County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 415 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 248 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Knox County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, KY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.9k ± 26
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    415 ± 188
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    248 ± 88
1.31%
Hispanic Population
409 people

In 2020, there were 72.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.9k people) in Knox County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 415 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 248 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.31% of the people in Knox County, KY are hispanic (409 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.47%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
459 people
1.54%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
484 people

As of 2020, 1.47% of Knox County, KY residents (459 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Knox County, KY was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    582 ± 167
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    257 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    130 ± 97

Knox County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Knox County, KY employs 9.68k people. The largest industries in Knox County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,751 people), Retail Trade (1,345 people), and Educational Services (1,178 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,625), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,368), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,921).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.68k
2020 Value
± 875
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Knox County, KY declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 9.84k employees to 9.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,281 people), Production Occupations (928 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (764 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.68k
2020 Value
± 875
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Knox County, KY declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 9.84k employees to 9.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,751 people), Retail Trade (1,345 people), and Educational Services (1,178 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Knox County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,022
Median earning men ± $2,435
$22,231
Median earning women ± $2,305

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,431), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,368), and Construction ($47,868).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,089), Information ($35,553), and Manufacturing ($30,987).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 195
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 145
    Retail Trade
  3. 140
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $151k
    Manufacturing
  2. $113k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $29.3k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

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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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

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. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Knox County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 83% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.821%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Knox County, KY awarded 355 degrees. The student population of Knox County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 582 male students and 597 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knox County, KY are White (273 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (28 and 8.54%), Two or More Races (10 and 3.05%), and Unknown (9 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Knox County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Union College (355 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Knox County, KY are General Business Administration & Management (55 and 15.5%), General Education (38 and 10.7%), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (30 and 8.45%).

The median tuition cost in Knox County, KY for private four year colleges is $26,330.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Knox County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,179 (49.4% men and 50.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,179 students enrolled in Knox County, KY, 49.4% men and 50.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 788 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knox County, KY was Registered Nursing with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
355 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Union College with 355 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 145 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knox County, KY, which is 0.69 times less than the 210 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 273 degrees mean that there were 9.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,330) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,670) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,470) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, KY was $87,000 in 2020, which is 0.379 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $86,800 to $87,000, a 0.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, KY is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Knox County, KY have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knox County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Knox County, KY is $30,257. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knox County, KY was Census Tract 9302 with a value of $32,570, followed by Census Tract 9303 and Census Tract 9306.02, with respective values of $28,239 and $19,493.

In 2021, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Knox County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.32%.

Property

$87,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,425
$8,042
Median Property Taxes
±$718

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Knox County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Knox County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2020
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.6% of the housing units in Knox County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9302
  2. Census Tract 9303
  3. Census Tract 9306.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, KY was Census Tract 9302 with a value of $32,570, followed by Census Tract 9303 and Census Tract 9306.02, with respective values of $28,239 and $19,493.

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

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Household Income

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$30,257
Median Household Income
± $3,934
12.1k
Number of Households
± 925

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Knox County, KY grew to $30,257 from the previous year's value of $30,181.

The following chart displays the households in Knox 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Knox County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.37%)

In 2020, 86.7% of workers in Knox County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.91%) and those who worked at home (3.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, KY have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Knox County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Knox County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.32%.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, KY (10.2k out of 30.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Knox 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 39.3% of the children was living in poverty in Knox County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 66.2 in Knox County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 32.9 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Knox County, KY has health coverage, with 26.2% on employee plans, 44.5% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 8.44% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Knox County, KY see 4472 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.247% increase from the previous year (4461 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3461 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1354 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,472 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knox County, KY

Primary care physicians in Knox County, KY see an average of 4,472 patients per year. This represents a 0.247% increase from the previous year (4,461 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.01%
Uninsured
26.2%
Employer Coverage
44.5%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
8.44%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, KY grew by 15.1% from 5.22% to 6.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Knox County, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65 in Knox County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.9% in Knox County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.57% in Knox County, KY.

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