McLean County, KY

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2022 Population
9,173
0.098% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
1.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.93%
26.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,020
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,400
17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, McLean County, KY had a population of 9.17k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $64,020. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McLean County, KY declined from 9,182 to 9,173, a −0.098% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,027 to $64,020, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McLean County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), White (Hispanic) (1.25%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.992%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.414%).

None of the households in McLean 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.

99.5% of the residents in McLean County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in McLean County, KY was $139,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.4%.

Most people in McLean County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in McLean County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

McLean County, KY is home to a population of 9.17k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.578% of McLean County, KY residents were born outside of the country (53 people).

In 2022, there were 60.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.69k people) in McLean County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 143 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 115 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of McLean County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McLean County, KY was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McLean County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.69k ± 44
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    143 ± 65.9
  3. White (Hispanic)
    115 ± 46
2.05%
Hispanic Population
188 people

In 2022, there were 60.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.69k people) in McLean County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 143 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 115 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.05% of the people in McLean County, KY are hispanic (188 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.578%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
53 people
0.708%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
65 people

As of 2022, 0.578% of McLean County, KY residents (53 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McLean County, KY was 0.708%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    271 ± 89
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    67 ± 39
  3. Korea
    55 ± 42

McLean County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McLean County, KY employs 3.78k people. The largest industries in McLean County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (478 people), Educational Services (445 people), and Manufacturing (406 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,000), Utilities ($86,591), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,556).

Occupations

3.78k
2022 Value
± 356
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McLean County, KY grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 3.74k employees to 3.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McLean County, KY, are Management Occupations (390 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (311 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McLean County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.78k
2022 Value
± 356
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McLean County, KY grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 3.74k employees to 3.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McLean County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (478 people), Educational Services (445 people), and Manufacturing (406 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McLean County, KY, though some of these residents may live in McLean 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

$54,896
Median earning men ± $3,837
$42,338
Median earning women ± $6,782

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($112,692), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,167), and Manufacturing ($63,264).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($84,139), Public Administration ($81,875), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,063).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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. 56
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 44
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 40
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McLean County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 76% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in McLean County, KY was $139,400 in 2022, which is 0.495 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,100 to $139,400, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in McLean County, KY is 80.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McLean County, KY have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McLean County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in McLean County, KY is $64,020. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in McLean County, KY was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $75,845, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $62,202 and $61,050.

Property

$139,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,923
$2,902
Median Property Taxes
±$279

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 McLean County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.4% of the housing units in McLean County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9705
  2. Census Tract 9701
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McLean County, KY was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $75,845, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $62,202 and $61,050.

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

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Household Income

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$64,020
Median Household Income
± $5,525
3.61k
Number of Households
± 335

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.61k households in McLean County, KY grew to $64,020 from the previous year's value of $57,027.

The following chart displays the households in McLean 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 McLean County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.23%)

In 2022, 84.1% of workers in McLean County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.57%) and those who worked at home (4.23%).

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

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McLean County, KY have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in McLean 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 McLean County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McLean County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McLean County, KY (721 out of 9.09k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McLean 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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Health

96.5% of the population of McLean County, KY has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.53%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McLean County, KY declined by 8.29% from 3.85% to 3.53%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 37.9% in McLean County, KY.

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