Owen County, KY

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Population

10,686

0.122% growth

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$44,031

5.85% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Number of Employees

3,975

0.126% growth

Median Property Value

$99,100

2.16% growth

About

In 2017, Owen County, KY had a population of 10.7k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $44,031. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Owen County, KY grew from 10,673 to 10,686, a 0.122% increase and its median household income grew from $41,597 to $44,031, a 5.85% increase.

The population of Owen County, KY is 94.9% White Alone, 2.58% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.79% Black or African American Alone. 0.532% of the people in Owen County, KY speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Owen County, KY is $99,100, and the homeownership rate is 73.4%. Most people in Owen County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Owen County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Owen County, KY employs 3.98k people. The largest industries in Owen County, KY are Manufacturing (873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (601 people), and Educational Services (364 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,071), Wholesale Trade ($56,023), and Finance & Insurance ($52,500).

Median household income in Owen County, KY is $44,031. Males in Owen 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 Owen County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,031

2017 value

± $4,293

5.85%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Owen County, KY have a median annual income of $44,031, 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 $41,597 in 2016, which represents a 5.85% 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 Owen 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 Owen 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 Owen County, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9701

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Owen County, KY was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $50,565, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $45,500 and $40,207.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Owen County, KY (1.75k out of 10.5k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 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

    1,735 ± 259

  2. Hispanic

    35 ± 111

  3. Two Or More

    10 ± 92

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

3.98k

2017 Value

± 396

0.126%

1 Year growth

± 14.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Owen County, KY grew at a rate of 0.126%, from 3.97k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Owen County, KY, are Production Occupations (593 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (565 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (269 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Owen County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Owen County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (593 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (565 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (269 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Owen County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.91 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.57 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Owen County, KY, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($67,917), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,294), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,357).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.98k

2017 Value

± 396

0.126%

1 Year growth

± 14.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Owen County, KY grew at a rate of 0.126%, from 3.97k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Owen County, KY, are Manufacturing (873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (601 people), and Educational Services (364 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Owen County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Owen 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 Owen County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (601 people), and Educational Services (364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Owen County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.21 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.21 times), and Manufacturing (2.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Owen County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,071), Wholesale Trade ($56,023), and Finance & Insurance ($52,500).

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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

92.7% of the population of Owen County, KY has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 9.63% on non-group plans, and 0.659% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Owen County, KY see 2682 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.789% increase from the previous year (2661 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3547 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

2,682 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Owen County, KY see an average of 2,682 patients per year. This represents a 0.789% increase from the previous year (2,661 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

7.26%

Uninsured

43.8%

Employer Coverage

25%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

9.63%

Non-Group

0.659%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Owen County, KY declined by 16.6% from 8.71% to 7.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Owen 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%.

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Diversity

Owen County, KY is home to a population of 10.7k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Owen County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Owen County, KY is composed of 10.1k White Alone residents (94.9%), 276 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.58%), 191 Black or African American Alone residents (1.79%), 39 Two or More Races residents (0.365%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.253%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0936%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Owen County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (52 speakers), Japanese (2 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Owen County, KY was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Owen County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Owen County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.272%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0% of Owen 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 Owen County, KY was 0.272%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Owen County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Owen County, KY was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.1k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    276 ± 167

  3. Black or African American Alone

    191 ± 72

In 2017, there were 36.8 times more White Alone residents (10.1k people) in Owen County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 276 Hispanic or Latino and 191 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    52 speakers (0.512%)

  2. Japanese

    2 speakers (0.0197%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.532% of Owen 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 Owen County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.512% of the overall population of Owen County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0197% speak Japanese and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    253 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    109 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    58 ± 43

Owen County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Owen County, KY was $99,100 in 2017, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,000 to $99,100, a 2.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Owen County, KY is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Owen County, KY have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Owen County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,031

Median Household Income

± $4,293

3.94k

Number of Households

± 388

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.94k households in Owen County, KY grew to $44,031 from the previous year's value of $41,597.

The following chart displays the households in Owen 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

$99,100

2017 Median

± $7,712

$97,000

2016 Median

± $5,942

In 2017, the median property value in Owen County, KY grew to to $99,100 from the previous year's value of $97,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Owen 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 Owen 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 Owen County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Owen County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%

2017 Homeownership

74%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.4% of the housing units in Owen County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Owen County, KY have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.52% of the workforce in Owen County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.77%

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

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