Morgan County, KY

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Population

13,281

0.732% decline

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$33,523

3.09% growth

Poverty Rate

25.6%


Number of Employees

3,662

2.63% decline

Median Property Value

$77,500

0.78% growth

About

In 2017, Morgan County, KY had a population of 13.3k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $33,523. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morgan County, KY declined from 13,379 to 13,281, a -0.732% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,517 to $33,523, a 3.09% increase.

The population of Morgan County, KY is 93.2% White Alone, 3.3% Black or African American Alone, and 1.48% Two or More Races. 1.43% of the people in Morgan County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Morgan County, KY is $77,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.6%. Most people in Morgan County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Morgan County, KY employs 3.66k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (533 people), Manufacturing (488 people), and Retail Trade (478 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,729), Construction ($45,379), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($36,563).

Median household income in Morgan County, KY is $33,523. Males in Morgan 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 Morgan County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,523

2017 value

± $2,845

3.09%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Morgan County, KY have a median annual income of $33,523, 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 $32,517 in 2016, which represents a 3.09% 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 Morgan County, KY 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 Morgan County, KY 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 Morgan 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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgan County, KY was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $34,318, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $31,447 and $28,933.

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

25.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, KY (2.95k out of 11.5k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    2,856 ± 240

  2. Asian

    52 ± 105

  3. Hispanic

    44 ± 100

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

3.66k

2017 Value

± 299

-2.63%

1 Year decline

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, KY declined at a rate of -2.63%, from 3.76k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, KY, are Production Occupations (468 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (401 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (375 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 (468 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (401 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (375 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 (4.27 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.2 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,036), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,625), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,742).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.66k

2017 Value

± 299

-2.63%

1 Year decline

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, KY declined at a rate of -2.63%, from 3.76k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (533 people), Manufacturing (488 people), and Retail Trade (478 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 (533 people), Manufacturing (488 people), and Retail Trade (478 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.53 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.32 times), and Information (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan County, KY, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,729), Construction ($45,379), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($36,563).

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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 with $17.1B and Gasoline and $17.1B.

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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

93.4% of the population of Morgan County, KY has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 36.2% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 7.63% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Morgan County, KY 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 3319 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.21% decrease from the previous year (3326 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 554 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

3319 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, KY see an average of 3319 patients per year. This represents a 0.21% decrease from the previous year (3326 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%).

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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

6.62%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

36.2%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

7.63%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, KY declined by 26.1% from 8.96% to 6.62%.

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. 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

Morgan County, KY is home to a population of 13.3k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.904% of Morgan County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Morgan County, KY is composed of 12.4k White Alone residents (93.2%), 438 Black or African American Alone residents (3.3%), 196 Two or More Races residents (1.48%), 160 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.2%), 87 Asian Alone residents (0.655%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.113%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0527%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morgan County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (117 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (23 speakers), and German (15 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 47.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morgan County, KY was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Morgan County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morgan County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.904%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.785%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.904% of Morgan County, KY residents 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 Morgan County, KY was 0.785%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Morgan County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Morgan County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Morgan County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, KY was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.4k ± 13

  2. Black or African American Alone

    438 ± 105

  3. Two or More Races

    196 ± 85.9

In 2017, there were 28.3 times more White Alone residents (12.4k people) in Morgan County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 438 Black or African American Alone and 196 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 Morgan County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    117 speakers (0.915%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    23 speakers (0.18%)

  3. German

    15 speakers (0.117%)

1.43% of Morgan County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Morgan County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.915% of the overall population of Morgan County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.18% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.117% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    204 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    84 ± 57

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    79 ± 42

Morgan County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan County, KY was $77,500 in 2017, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,900 to $77,500, a 0.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, KY is 74.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan County, KY have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgan 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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$33,523

Median Household Income

± $2,845

4.94k

Number of Households

± 353

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.94k households in Morgan County, KY grew to $33,523 from the previous year's value of $32,517.

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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Housing

Property Value

$77,500

2017 Median

± $4,472

$76,900

2016 Median

± $4,034

In 2017, the median property value in Morgan County, KY grew to to $77,500 from the previous year's value of $76,900.

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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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

74.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.6% of the housing units in Morgan County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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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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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Commute Time

34.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, KY have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 13.5% of the workforce in Morgan County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.21%

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

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