Madison County, KY

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Population

88,376

1.2% growth

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$46,674

6.79% growth

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

41,594

3.03% growth

Median Property Value

$151,000

2.44% growth

About

In 2017, Madison County, KY had a population of 88.4k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $46,674. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Madison County, KY grew from 87,324 to 88,376, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $43,707 to $46,674, a 6.79% increase.

The population of Madison County, KY is 89.8% White Alone, 4.33% Black or African American Alone, and 2.31% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Madison County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Madison County, KY are Eastern Kentucky University (3,799 degrees awarded in 2016), Berea College (346 degrees), and Medical Career & Technical College (51 degrees).

The median property value in Madison County, KY is $151,000, and the homeownership rate is 59%. Most people in Madison County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Madison County, KY employs 41.6k people. The largest industries in Madison County, KY are Educational Services (6,518 people), Manufacturing (5,784 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,620 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,611), Manufacturing ($48,818), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,188).

Median household income in Madison County, KY is $46,674. Males in Madison 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 Madison County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,674

2017 value

± $2,049

6.79%

1 Year Growth

± 6.63%

Households in Madison County, KY have a median annual income of $46,674, 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 $43,707 in 2016, which represents a 6.79% 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 Madison 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 107.02

  2. Census Tract 109.01

  3. Census Tract 108

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, KY was Census Tract 107.02 with a value of $77,717, followed by Census Tract 109.01 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $68,750 and $65,398.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, KY (16k out of 81.9k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    14,004 ± 911

  2. Black

    1,429 ± 312

  3. Hispanic

    835 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison County, KY is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.6k

2017 Value

± 1,413

3.03%

1 Year growth

± 4.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, KY grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 40.4k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,562 people), Production Occupations (3,909 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,773 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,562 people), Production Occupations (3,909 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,773 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.5 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,707), Legal Occupations ($60,317), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,896).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.6k

2017 Value

± 1,413

3.03%

1 Year growth

± 4.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, KY grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 40.4k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, KY, are Educational Services (6,518 people), Manufacturing (5,784 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,620 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Madison 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 Madison County, KY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (6,518 people), Manufacturing (5,784 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,620 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, KY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.69 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.37 times), and Public Administration (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,611), Manufacturing ($48,818), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,188).

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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

93.1% of the population of Madison County, KY has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.45% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Madison County, KY see 1541 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.587% increase from the previous year (1532 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2239 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 861 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

1,541 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Madison County, KY see an average of 1,541 patients per year. This represents a 0.587% increase from the previous year (1,532 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison 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

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

6.94%

Uninsured

49.7%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

2.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, KY declined by 20.4% from 8.72% to 6.94%.

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

Madison County, KY is home to a population of 88.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.72% of Madison County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.41k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Madison County, KY is composed of 79.4k White Alone residents (89.8%), 3.83k Black or African American Alone residents (4.33%), 2.04k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.31%), 1.92k Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 783 Asian Alone residents (0.886%), 232 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.263%), 166 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.188%), and 41 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0464%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Madison County, KY was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Madison County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Madison County, KY residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.41k people

2.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.1k people

As of 2017, 2.72% of Madison County, KY residents (2.41k 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 Madison County, KY was 2.4%, 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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Madison County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, KY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.4k ± 117

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.83k ± 250

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.04k ± 229

In 2017, there were 20.7 times more White Alone residents (79.4k people) in Madison County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.83k Black or African American Alone and 2.04k 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Madison 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

    1,620 ± 229

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,303 ± 263

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,233 ± 271

Madison County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Madison County, KY awarded 4,225 degrees. The student population of Madison County, KY is skewed towards women, with 7,759 male students and 10,913 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Madison County, KY are White (3,569 and 87.1%), followed by Black or African American (237 and 5.78%), Unknown (101 and 2.46%), and Hispanic or Latino (73 and 1.78%).

The largest universities in Madison County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Kentucky University (3,799 and 89.9%), Berea College (346 and 8.19%), and Medical Career & Technical College (51 and 1.21%).

The most popular majors in Madison County, KY are Registered Nursing (358 and 8.47%), General Studies (321 and 7.6%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (226 and 5.35%).

The median tuition costs in Madison County, KY are $24,900 for private four year colleges, and $8,568 and $17,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 212 degrees awarded

  3. 193 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Madison County, KY was General Studies with 253 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,799 degrees awarded

  2. 346 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

$8,568

Median In-State Public

$24,900

Median Private

In 2016, the Madison County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Kentucky University with 3,799 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,659

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,566

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,659 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Madison County, KY, which is 0.647 times less than the 2,566 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

    3,569 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    237 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    101 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Madison County, KY were to White students. These 3,569 degrees mean that there were 15.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 237 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, KY was $151,000 in 2017, which is 0.694 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,400 to $151,000, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, KY is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Madison County, KY have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Madison 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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$46,674

Median Household Income

± $2,049

33k

Number of Households

± 1,226

In 2017, the median household income of the 33k households in Madison County, KY grew to $46,674 from the previous year's value of $43,707.

The following chart displays the households in Madison 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$151,000

2017 Median

± $3,551

$147,400

2016 Median

± $4,393

In 2017, the median property value in Madison County, KY grew to to $151,000 from the previous year's value of $147,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison 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 Madison County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Madison County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%

2017 Homeownership

59.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59% of the housing units in Madison County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Madison County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.35%

  3. Walked

    5.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Madison County, KY was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.35%) and those who Walked (5.67%).

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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