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McCracken County, KY&

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Population
65,292
0.18% decline
Median Age
42.4
Median Household Income
$42,303
4% decline
Poverty Rate
17.8%
Number of Employees
28,960
0.29% decline
Median Property Value
$127,600
2.57% growth

Economy

The economy of McCracken County, KY employs 28,960 people. The economy of McCracken County, KY is specialized in Utilities; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 1.88; 1.78; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in McCracken County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,829), Retail trade (3,796), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,825), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,875), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($72,950), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,507).

Median household income in McCracken County, KY is $42,303. Males in McCracken County, KY have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,499. The income inequality of McCracken County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.495 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for McCracken County, KY. In McCracken County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,502. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

McCracken County, KY is home to a population of 65,292 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of McCracken County, KY is composed of 54,628 White residents (83.7%), 7,274 Black residents (11.1%), 1,508 Hispanic residents (2.31%), 1,155 Two+ residents (1.77%), and 479 Asian residents (0.73%). The most common foreign languages in McCracken County, KY are Spanish (909 speakers), Korean (267 speakers), and German (163 speakers), but compared to other places, McCracken County, KY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (86 speakers), Korean (267 speakers), and German (163 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in McCracken County, KY awarded 2,489 degrees. The student population of McCracken County, KY is skewed towards females, with 1,133 male students and 1,356 female students. Most students in McCracken County, KY are White (2,187 and 87.9%), followed by Black or African American (167 and 6.71%), Hispanic or Latino (71 and 2.85%), and Two or more races (35 and 1.41%). The largest universities in McCracken County, KY by number of graduates are West Kentucky Community and Technical College (2,444 and 98.2%), Daymar College-Paducah Main (45 and 1.81%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in McCracken County, KY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (267 and 10.7%), Welding Technology (153 and 6.15%), and Medical Administrative Assistant (141 and 5.66%). The median tuition costs in McCracken County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in McCracken County, KY is $127,600, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $124,400 to $127,600, a 2.57% increase. The homeownership rate of McCracken County, KY is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in McCracken County, KY have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McCracken County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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