Marion County, KY

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Population

19,335

0.831% decline

Poverty Rate

18.4%


Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$40,005

0.958% decline

Number of Employees

7,891

0.842% decline

Median Property Value

$100,400

0.702% growth

About

In 2017, Marion County, KY had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $40,005. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marion County, KY declined from 19,497 to 19,335, a -0.831% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,392 to $40,005, a -0.958% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.47%), White (Hispanic) (1.48%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.941%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.884%). N/A% of the people in Marion County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Marion County, KY is $100,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in Marion County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, KY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed 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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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, KY employs 7.89k people. The largest industries in Marion County, KY are Manufacturing (2,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (973 people), and Educational Services (747 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($85,921), Information ($61,174), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($43,864).

Median household income in Marion County, KY is $40,005. Males in Marion 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 Marion County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,005

2017 value

± $4,274

-0.958%

1 Year Growth

± 12.5%

Households in Marion County, KY have a median annual income of $40,005, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,392 in 2016, which represents a -0.958% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion 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 9703

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9704

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, KY was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $56,932, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $48,875 and $42,550.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion 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

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, KY (3.41k out of 18.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    2,862 ± 324

  2. Black

    508 ± 164

  3. Two Or More

    26 ± 90

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

7.89k

2017 Value

± 547

-0.842%

1 Year decline

± 9.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, KY declined at a rate of -0.842%, from 7.96k employees to 7.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,651 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (757 people), and Management Occupations (699 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,651 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (757 people), and Management Occupations (699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.61 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.76 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,042), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($75,278), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.89k

2017 Value

± 547

-0.842%

1 Year decline

± 9.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, KY declined at a rate of -0.842%, from 7.96k employees to 7.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (973 people), and Educational Services (747 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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 Marion County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (973 people), and Educational Services (747 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.92 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.92 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, KY, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($85,921), Information ($61,174), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($43,864).

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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. $74.6B

  2. $17.8B

  3. $17.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74.6B, followed by Base metals ($17.8B) and Gasoline ($17.2B).

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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$301B

2020 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

32.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $301B. This is expected to increase 32.3% 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. $23.5B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $23.5B, followed by Indiana with $20.7B and Tennessee and $17.9B.

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

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Health

91.8% of the population of Marion County, KY has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 23.3% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Marion County, KY see 2152 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.19% decrease from the previous year (2223 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2744 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 565 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

2,152 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Marion County, KY see an average of 2,152 patients per year. This represents a 3.19% decrease from the previous year (2,223 patients).

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

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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

8.18%

Uninsured

43.7%

Employer Coverage

23.3%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, KY declined by 7.37% from 8.84% to 8.18%.

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

Marion County, KY is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.54% of Marion County, KY residents were born outside of the country (298 people).

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Marion County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 286 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marion County, KY was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Marion County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marion County, KY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

298 people

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

335 people

As of 2017, 1.54% of Marion County, KY residents (298 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 Marion County, KY was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Marion County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, KY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, KY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    17k ± 18

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.64k ± 129

  3. White (Hispanic)

    286 ± 111

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Marion County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 286 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    378 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    242 ± 111

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    105 ± 58

Marion County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, KY was $100,400 in 2017, which is 0.437 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,700 to $100,400, a 0.702% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, KY is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, KY have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$100,400

2017 Median

± $6,305

$99,700

2016 Median

± $5,817

In 2017, the median property value in Marion County, KY grew to to $100,400 from the previous year's value of $99,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion 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 Marion County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$40,005

Median Household Income

± $4,274

7.37k

Number of Households

± 508

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.37k households in Marion County, KY declined from $40,005 from the previous year's value of $40,392.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.9% of the housing units in Marion County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, KY have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Marion County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion County, KY was Drove Alone (80.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (3.97%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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