Morgan County, KY

County

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Population
13,285
0.0301% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Median Age
41.3

Poverty Rate
24.7%

Median Household Income
$34,419
2.67% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$75,000
3.23% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
3,671
0.246% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Morgan County, KY had a population of 13.3k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $34,419. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Morgan County, KY grew from 13,281 to 13,285, a 0.0301% increase and its median household income grew from $33,523 to $34,419, a 2.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morgan County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%), and White (Hispanic) (0.7%). 0% of the households in Morgan County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in Morgan County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Morgan County, KY was $75,000, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%. Most people in Morgan County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, KY was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New 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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Morgan County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 76% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (21.1%), followed by Other (2.95%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Morgan County, KY
76% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kentucky was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kentucky colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Morgan County, KY is home to a population of 13.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.27% of Morgan County, KY residents were born outside of the country (169 people).

In 2018, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Morgan County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 158 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morgan County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 13
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    443 ± 98
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    158 ± 131
0.948%
Hispanic Population
126 people

In 2018, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Morgan County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 158 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.948% of the people in Morgan County, KY are hispanic (126 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
169 people
0.904%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
120 people

As of 2018, 1.27% of Morgan County, KY residents (169 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morgan County, KY was 0.904%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Morgan County, KY was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Morgan County, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Morgan County, KY residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    31,769 ± 4,360 people
  2. India
    12,409 ± 2,731 people
  3. Cuba
    11,319 ± 2,609 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 31,769 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,409 and Cuba with 11,319.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
99.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Morgan County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, KY was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    223 ± 70
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    107 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    105 ± 51

Morgan County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Morgan County, KY is $34,419. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Morgan County, KY was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $38,882, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $38,259 and $34,219.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,437. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Morgan County, KY employs 3.67k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (615 people), Educational Services (488 people), and Retail Trade (464 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,750), and Construction ($40,625).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,419
2018 value
± $2,504
2.67%
1 Year Growth
± 10.9%

Households in Morgan County, KY have a median annual income of $34,419, 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 $33,523 in 2017, which represents a 2.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,994
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,633
$44,437
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,156

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.35 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 in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $58,983 ± $10,861
  2. White
    $46,691 ± $986
  3. American Indian
    $38,377 ± $15,879

In 2019 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 in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgan County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2018 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2019, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.114% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9503
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgan County, KY was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $38,882, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $38,259 and $34,219.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morgan 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

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, KY (2.86k out of 11.6k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    2,753 ± 246
  2. Asian
    60 ± 113
  3. Two Or More
    34 ± 97

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

3.67k
2018 Value
± 314
0.246%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morgan County, KY grew at a rate of 0.246%, from 3.66k employees to 3.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, KY, are Production Occupations (419 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (387 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morgan County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (419 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (387 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.24 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.31 times), and Production Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan County, KY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,250), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($50,693), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($50,616).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.67k
2018 Value
± 314
0.246%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morgan County, KY grew at a rate of 0.246%, from 3.66k employees to 3.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (615 people), Educational Services (488 people), and Retail Trade (464 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Morgan 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 Morgan County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (615 people), Educational Services (488 people), and Retail Trade (464 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, KY has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.42 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.33 times), and Information (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,750), and Construction ($40,625).

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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. $85.2B
  2. $36.6B
  3. $29.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $85.2B, followed by Electronics ($36.6B) and Machinery ($29.3B).

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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$373B
2018 Value in Kentucky
$703B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
88.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Kentucky trade was $373B. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $703B 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. $27.8B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $27.8B, followed by Indiana with $22.6B and California and $21.2B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan County, KY was $75,000 in 2018, which is 0.327 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $77,500 to $75,000, a 3.23% decrease. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, KY is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan County, KY have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morgan County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$75,000
2018 Median
± $5,127
$77,500
2017 Median
± $4,472

In 2018, the median property value in Morgan County, KY declined from to $75,000 from the previous year's value of $77,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morgan 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 Morgan 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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$34,419
Median Household Income
± $2,504
4.96k
Number of Households
± 362

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.96k households in Morgan County, KY grew to $34,419 from the previous year's value of $33,523.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
2018 Homeownership
74.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.3% of the housing units in Morgan County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, KY have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 9.89% of the workforce in Morgan County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.81%)

In 2018, 85.9% of workers in Morgan County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.76%) and those who worked at home (2.81%).

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

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Health

94.1% of the population of Morgan County, KY has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 37.2% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 8.68% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, KY see 4448 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.18% increase from the previous year (4396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3327 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Owsley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,448 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morgan County, KY

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, KY see an average of 4,448 patients per year. This represents a 1.18% increase from the previous year (4,396 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$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

5.87%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
37.2%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
8.68%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, KY declined by 11.3% from 6.62% to 5.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morgan 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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.3% prevalence
  3. 20.2% prevalence

Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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