McLean County, KY

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Population

9,361

1.38% decline

Median Age

41.5


Median Household Income

$44,242

2.88% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Number of Employees

3,838

3.23% decline

Median Property Value

$96,800

1.43% decline

About

In 2017, McLean County, KY had a population of 9.36k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $44,242. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McLean County, KY declined from 9,492 to 9,361, a -1.38% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,005 to $44,242, a 2.88% increase.

The population of McLean County, KY is 96.3% White Alone, 1.38% Two or More Races, and 1.29% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in McLean County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in McLean County, KY is $96,800, and the homeownership rate is 80.1%. Most people in McLean County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in McLean County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McLean County, KY employs 3.84k people. The largest industries in McLean County, KY are Manufacturing (872 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (588 people), and Retail Trade (450 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,148), Utilities ($66,027), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,125).

Median household income in McLean County, KY is $44,242. Males in McLean 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 McLean County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,242

2017 value

± $7,198

2.88%

1 Year Growth

± 22.1%

Households in McLean County, KY have a median annual income of $44,242, 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 $43,005 in 2016, which represents a 2.88% 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 McLean 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McLean County, KY was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $40,875, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $40,795 and $40,536.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McLean County, KY (1.78k out of 9.23k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    1,683 ± 201

  2. Two Or More

    50 ± 86

  3. Hispanic

    33 ± 73

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.84k

2017 Value

± 314

-3.23%

1 Year decline

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McLean County, KY declined at a rate of -3.23%, from 3.97k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McLean County, KY, are Production Occupations (619 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (539 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McLean County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McLean County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (619 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (539 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McLean County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.78 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.92 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McLean County, KY, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,804), and Legal Occupations ($60,179).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.84k

2017 Value

± 314

-3.23%

1 Year decline

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McLean County, KY declined at a rate of -3.23%, from 3.97k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McLean County, KY, are Manufacturing (872 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (588 people), and Retail Trade (450 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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Most Common

The most common industries in McLean County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (872 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (588 people), and Retail Trade (450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McLean County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.64 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.56 times), and Utilities (4.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McLean County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,148), Utilities ($66,027), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,125).

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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

91.9% of the population of McLean County, KY has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in McLean County, KY see 9512 patients per year on average, which represents a 101% increase from the previous year (4739 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9475 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3158 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

9,512 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McLean County, KY see an average of 9,512 patients per year. This represents a 101% increase from the previous year (4,739 patients).

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

8.08%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

21.4%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McLean County, KY declined by 17.5% from 9.8% to 8.08%.

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

McLean County, KY is home to a population of 9.36k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.24% of McLean County, KY residents were born outside of the country (116 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McLean County, KY is composed of 9.01k White Alone residents (96.3%), 129 Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 121 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.29%), 53 Asian Alone residents (0.566%), 31 Black or African American Alone residents (0.331%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.171%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in McLean County, KY was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in McLean County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McLean County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

116 people

0.948%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

90 people

As of 2017, 1.24% of McLean County, KY residents (116 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 McLean County, KY was 0.948%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of McLean County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McLean County, KY was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.01k ± 30

  2. Two or More Races

    129 ± 52.4

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    121 ± 43.9

In 2017, there were 69.9 times more White Alone residents (9.01k people) in McLean County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129 Two or More Races and 121 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 McLean 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 McLean County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of McLean 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

    214 ± 60

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    121 ± 60

  3. Korea

    64 ± 38

McLean County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McLean County, KY was $96,800 in 2017, which is 0.445 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $96,800, a 1.43% decrease. The homeownership rate in McLean County, KY is 80.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McLean County, KY have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McLean 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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$44,242

Median Household Income

± $7,198

3.83k

Number of Households

± 297

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.83k households in McLean County, KY grew to $44,242 from the previous year's value of $43,005.

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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Housing

Property Value

$96,800

2017 Median

± $8,073

$98,200

2016 Median

± $9,619

In 2017, the median property value in McLean County, KY declined from to $96,800 from the previous year's value of $98,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McLean County, KY 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

80.1%

2017 Homeownership

79.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.1% of the housing units in McLean County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McLean 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McLean County, KY have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.48% of the workforce in McLean County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88%

  2. Carpooled

    6.16%

  3. Walked

    2.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McLean County, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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