Oldham County, KY

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Population

64,633

1.19% growth

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$92,237

6.85% growth

Poverty Rate

5.62%


Number of Employees

30,706

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$259,700

3.67% growth

About

In 2017, Oldham County, KY had a population of 64.6k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $92,237. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oldham County, KY grew from 63,876 to 64,633, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $86,324 to $92,237, a 6.85% increase.

The population of Oldham County, KY is 88.5% White Alone, 3.81% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.62% Black or African American Alone. 5.39% of the people in Oldham County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oldham County, KY is $259,700, and the homeownership rate is 85.2%. Most people in Oldham County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Oldham County, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Oldham County, KY employs 30.7k people. The largest industries in Oldham County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,094 people), Manufacturing (3,990 people), and Retail Trade (3,527 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($123,333), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,477), and Utilities ($81,548).

Median household income in Oldham County, KY is $92,237. Males in Oldham 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 Oldham County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$92,237

2017 value

± $2,747

6.85%

1 Year Growth

± 4.86%

Households in Oldham County, KY have a median annual income of $92,237, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,324 in 2016, which represents a 6.85% 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 307.01

  2. Census Tract 308.01

  3. Census Tract 307.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oldham County, KY was Census Tract 307.01 with a value of $140,938, followed by Census Tract 308.01 and Census Tract 307.02, with respective values of $135,595 and $117,672.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oldham County, KY (3.41k out of 60.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    3,019 ± 353

  2. Hispanic

    445 ± 166

  3. Two Or More

    169 ± 138

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

30.7k

2017 Value

± 970

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 4.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oldham County, KY grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 29.8k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oldham County, KY, are Management Occupations (4,692 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,947 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,824 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oldham County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oldham County, KY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,692 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,947 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,824 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oldham County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Management Occupations (1.5 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.37 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oldham County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($96,477), Management Occupations ($84,643), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,511).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.7k

2017 Value

± 970

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 4.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oldham County, KY grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 29.8k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oldham County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,094 people), Manufacturing (3,990 people), and Retail Trade (3,527 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oldham County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Oldham 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 Oldham County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,094 people), Manufacturing (3,990 people), and Retail Trade (3,527 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oldham County, KY has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.58 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.49 times), and Manufacturing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oldham County, KY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($123,333), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,477), and Utilities ($81,548).

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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.

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

96.2% of the population of Oldham County, KY has health coverage, with 66% on employee plans, 7.15% on Medicaid, 9.82% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oldham County, KY see 1442 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.37% decrease from the previous year (1477 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2732 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1130 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

1,442 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oldham County, KY see an average of 1,442 patients per year. This represents a 2.37% decrease from the previous year (1,477 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

3.84%

Uninsured

66%

Employer Coverage

7.15%

Medicaid

9.82%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oldham County, KY declined by 8.96% from 4.21% to 3.84%.

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

Oldham County, KY is home to a population of 64.6k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.29% of Oldham County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Oldham County, KY is composed of 57.2k White Alone residents (88.5%), 2.47k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.81%), 2.34k Black or African American Alone residents (3.62%), 1.47k Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 932 Asian Alone residents (1.44%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.196%), 69 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.107%), and 35 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0542%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oldham County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,972 speakers), Arabic (178 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (159 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oldham County, KY was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Oldham County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Oldham County, KY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.06%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.29% of Oldham 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 Oldham County, KY was 3.06%, 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 Oldham County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Oldham County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Oldham County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oldham County, KY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.2k ± 41

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.47k ± 389

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.34k ± 266

In 2017, there were 23.2 times more White Alone residents (57.2k people) in Oldham County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.47k Hispanic or Latino and 2.34k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,972 speakers (3.28%)

  2. Arabic

    178 speakers (0.296%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    159 speakers (0.265%)

5.39% of Oldham 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 Oldham County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.28% of the overall population of Oldham County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.296% speak Arabic and 0.265% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,387 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    895 ± 169

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    778 ± 164

Oldham County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oldham County, KY was $259,700 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $250,500 to $259,700, a 3.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Oldham County, KY is 85.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oldham County, KY have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oldham 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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$92,237

Median Household Income

± $2,747

20.5k

Number of Households

± 749

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.5k households in Oldham County, KY grew to $92,237 from the previous year's value of $86,324.

The following chart displays the households in Oldham 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

$259,700

2017 Median

± $6,029

$250,500

2016 Median

± $6,940

In 2017, the median property value in Oldham County, KY grew to to $259,700 from the previous year's value of $250,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oldham 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 Oldham County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oldham County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oldham County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

85.2%

2017 Homeownership

84.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85.2% of the housing units in Oldham County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.7%.

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

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oldham County, KY have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Oldham County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    6.53%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.23%

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

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