Madison County, KY

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2020 Population
92,090
1.42% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
17.9%
5.24% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,649
3.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$161,400
1.32% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
43,048
0.855% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Madison County, KY had a population of 92.1k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $51,649. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Madison County, KY grew from 90,802 to 92,090, a 1.42% increase and its median household income grew from $50,060 to $51,649, a 3.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.71%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%).

None of the households in Madison 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.

98.5% of the residents in Madison County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Madison County, KY are Eastern Kentucky University (3,907 degrees awarded in 2020), Berea College (395 degrees), and Medical Career & Technical College (52 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Madison County, KY was $161,400, and the homeownership rate was 60.6%.

Most people in Madison County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Madison County, KY is home to a population of 92.1k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.65% of Madison County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.44k people).

In 2020, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.3k people) in Madison County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Madison County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, KY was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.3k ± 183
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.92k ± 327
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.86k ± 370
2.53%
Hispanic Population
2.33k people

In 2020, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.3k people) in Madison County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.53% of the people in Madison County, KY are hispanic (2.33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Madison 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

2.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.44k people
2.92%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.66k people

As of 2020, 2.65% of Madison County, KY residents (2.44k 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 Madison County, KY was 2.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,604 ± 241
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,412 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,074 ± 207

Madison County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Madison County, KY employs 43k people. The largest industries in Madison County, KY are Educational Services (6,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,846 people), and Manufacturing (5,194 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,059), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,573), and Utilities ($62,386).

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

43k
2020 Value
± 1,663
0.855%
1 Year growth
± 5.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Madison County, KY grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 42.7k employees to 43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,678 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,778 people), and Management Occupations (3,702 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43k
2020 Value
± 1,663
0.855%
1 Year growth
± 5.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Madison County, KY grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 42.7k employees to 43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, KY, are Educational Services (6,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,846 people), and Manufacturing (5,194 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,145
Median earning men ± $1,992
$25,692
Median earning women ± $1,400

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($52,022), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,232).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,742), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,563), and Manufacturing ($40,434).

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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. 871
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 506
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 387
    Retail Trade

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. $1.02M
    Manufacturing
  2. $276k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $136k
    Retail Trade

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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 Madison County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 62.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.65%).

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 Madison County, KY awarded 4,381 degrees. The student population of Madison County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,426 male students and 9,702 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Madison County, KY are White (3,584 and 84%), followed by Black or African American (230 and 5.39%), Hispanic or Latino (177 and 4.15%), and Two or More Races (115 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Madison County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Kentucky University (3,907 and 89.2%), Berea College (395 and 9.02%), and Medical Career & Technical College (52 and 1.19%).

The most popular majors in Madison County, KY are Registered Nursing (376 and 8.58%), General Psychology (230 and 5.25%), and General Studies (222 and 5.07%).

The median tuition costs in Madison County, KY are $44,400 for private four year colleges, and $9,266 and $19,338 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Madison County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 16,128 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 16,128 students enrolled in Madison County, KY, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,694 records, of which 61.1% were women and 38.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 205 degree-majors awarded
  2. 182 degree-majors awarded
  3. 227 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Madison County, KY was Registered Nursing with 205 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,907 degrees awarded
  2. 395 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Kentucky University with 3,907 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,673 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Madison County, KY, which is 0.618 times less than the 2,708 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 3,584 degrees mean that there were 15.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 230 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 ($44,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($692) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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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Race

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 Madison County, KY was $161,400 in 2020, which is 0.702 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $159,300 to $161,400, a 1.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, KY is 60.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Madison County, KY have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Madison County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Madison County, KY is $51,649. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Madison County, KY was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $67,946, followed by Census Tract 109.01 and Census Tract 107.02, with respective values of $63,176 and $61,746.

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Madison County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.205%.

Property

$161,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,379
$20,518
Median Property Taxes
±$1,124

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 Madison County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

60.6%
Homeownership
2020
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.6% of the housing units in Madison County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.01
  2. Census Tract 109.01
  3. Census Tract 107.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, KY was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $67,946, followed by Census Tract 109.01 and Census Tract 107.02, with respective values of $63,176 and $61,746.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,649
Median Household Income
± $1,964
33.9k
Number of Households
± 1,411

In 2020, the median household income of the 33.9k households in Madison County, KY grew to $51,649 from the previous year's value of $50,060.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison 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 (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.11%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.77%)

In 2020, 80.5% of workers in Madison County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.11%) and those who worked at home (4.77%).

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

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, KY have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Madison 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 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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Madison County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.205%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, KY (15.3k out of 85.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.2% of the children was living in poverty in Madison County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 173 in Madison County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 29.8 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

94.4% of the population of Madison County, KY has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2% 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 Madison County, KY see 1847 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (1825 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2066 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 721 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% 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

1,847 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, KY

Primary care physicians in Madison County, KY see an average of 1,847 patients per year. This represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (1,825 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 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 24.2% under 18 years, 27% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.61%
Uninsured
46.5%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, KY grew by 12.4% from 4.99% to 5.61%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.1 in Madison 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 36.4% in Madison County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.1% in Madison County, KY.

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