Middlesborough, KY

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Population

27,469

0.748% decline

Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$23,558

4.23% growth

Poverty Rate

38%


Number of Employees

7,559

0.513% decline

Median Property Value

$59,400

0.669% decline

About

In 2017, Middlesborough, KY had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $23,558. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Middlesborough, KY declined from 27,676 to 27,469, a -0.748% decrease and its median household income grew from $22,603 to $23,558, a 4.23% increase.

The population of Middlesborough, KY is 94.5% White Alone, 3.31% Black or African American Alone, and 1.51% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Middlesborough, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesborough, KY are Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (18 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Middlesborough, KY is $59,400, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Middlesborough, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesborough, KY is 2 cars per household.

Middlesborough, KY borders London, KY.

Economy

The economy of Middlesborough, KY employs 7.56k people. The largest industries in Middlesborough, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,208 people), Retail Trade (1,190 people), and Manufacturing (958 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,850), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,149), and Utilities ($35,114).

Median household income in Middlesborough, KY is $23,558. Males in Middlesborough, 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 Middlesborough, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$23,558

2017 value

± $2,343

4.23%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Middlesborough, KY have a median annual income of $23,558, 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 $22,603 in 2016, which represents a 4.23% 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 Middlesborough, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesborough, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $96,576, followed by Boone County, KY and Bullitt County, KY, with respective values of $78,415 and $62,319.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesborough, KY (10.1k out of 26.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    9,497 ± 528

  2. Black

    398 ± 187

  3. Two Or More

    189 ± 133

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesborough, 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

7.56k

2017 Value

± 554

-0.513%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Middlesborough, KY declined at a rate of -0.513%, from 7.6k employees to 7.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesborough, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (980 people), Production Occupations (737 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (716 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesborough, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Middlesborough, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (980 people), Production Occupations (737 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (716 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Middlesborough, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.16 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.84 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Middlesborough, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($54,900), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,500), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($49,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.56k

2017 Value

± 554

-0.513%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Middlesborough, KY declined at a rate of -0.513%, from 7.6k employees to 7.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesborough, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,208 people), Retail Trade (1,190 people), and Manufacturing (958 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesborough, KY, though some of these residents may live in Middlesborough, 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 Middlesborough, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,208 people), Retail Trade (1,190 people), and Manufacturing (958 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Middlesborough, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.84 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.38 times), and Manufacturing (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Middlesborough, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,850), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,149), and Utilities ($35,114).

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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

91.6% of the population of Middlesborough, KY has health coverage, with 25% on employee plans, 42.4% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 8.06% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Middlesborough, KY see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 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

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1,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 patients).

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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

8.41%

Uninsured

25%

Employer Coverage

42.4%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

8.06%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesborough, KY declined by 23.9% from 11.1% to 8.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Middlesborough, 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

Middlesborough, KY is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.44% of Middlesborough, KY residents were born outside of the country (121 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Middlesborough, KY is composed of 26k White Alone residents (94.5%), 908 Black or African American Alone residents (3.31%), 416 Two or More Races residents (1.51%), 80 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.291%), 55 Asian Alone residents (0.2%), 39 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.142%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0728%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 48.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Middlesborough, KY was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Middlesborough, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Middlesborough, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

121 people

0.462%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

128 people

As of 2017, 0.44% of Middlesborough, KY residents (121 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 Middlesborough, KY was 0.462%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Middlesborough, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesborough, KY was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    908 ± 229

  3. Two or More Races

    416 ± 207

In 2017, there were 28.6 times more White Alone residents (26k people) in Middlesborough, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 908 Black or African American Alone and 416 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Middlesborough, KY as a share of the total population.

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

    738 ± 174

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    136 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    109 ± 73

Middlesborough, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Middlesborough, KY awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Middlesborough, KY is skewed towards men, with 102 male students and 26 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesborough, KY are White (18 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Middlesborough, KY by number of degrees awarded are Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Middlesborough, KY are Biblical Studies (18 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Middlesborough, KY are $6,480 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesborough, KY was Biblical Studies with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Middlesborough, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$6,480

Median Private

In 2016, the Middlesborough, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clear Creek Baptist Bible College with 18 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13

Degrees Awarded to Men

5

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesborough, KY, which is 2.6 times more than the 5 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    18 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Middlesborough, KY were to White students. These 18 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesborough, KY was $59,400 in 2017, which is 0.273 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $59,800 to $59,400, a 0.669% decrease. The homeownership rate in Middlesborough, KY is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Middlesborough, KY have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Middlesborough, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$23,558

Median Household Income

± $2,343

11.1k

Number of Households

± 673

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Middlesborough, KY grew to $23,558 from the previous year's value of $22,603.

The following chart displays the households in Middlesborough, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$59,400

2017 Median

± $4,852

$59,800

2016 Median

± $4,318

In 2017, the median property value in Middlesborough, KY declined from to $59,400 from the previous year's value of $59,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Middlesborough, 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 Middlesborough, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

65.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Middlesborough, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Middlesborough, 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 Middlesborough, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesborough, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesborough, KY have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Middlesborough, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.8%

  2. Carpooled

    15.6%

  3. Walked

    2.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Middlesborough, KY was Drove Alone (75.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.6%) and those who Walked (2.94%).

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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