Owsley County, KY

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2020 Population
4,416
0.585% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
47.2
8.76% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
28.1%
7.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$29,406
2.9% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$67,400
3.99% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Owsley County, KY had a population of 4.42k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $29,406. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Owsley County, KY declined from 4,442 to 4,416, a −0.585% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,284 to $29,406, a −2.9% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Owsley County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.0906%).

None of the households in Owsley County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Owsley County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Owsley County, KY was $67,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Owsley County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Owsley County, KY was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Owsley County, KY is home to a population of 4.42k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.226% of Owsley County, KY residents were born outside of the country (10 people).

In 2020, there were 21.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.09k people) in Owsley County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 81 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Owsley County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Owsley County, KY was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Owsley County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.09k ± 194
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    190 ± 149
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    81 ± 104
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2020, there were 21.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.09k people) in Owsley County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 81 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Owsley County, KY are hispanic (0 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.226%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
10 people
0.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12 people

As of 2020, 0.226% of Owsley County, KY residents (10 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Owsley County, KY was 0.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    42 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    23 ± 30
  3. Korea
    15 ± 22

Owsley County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Owsley County, KY employs 1.22k people. The largest industries in Owsley County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (233 people), Educational Services (175 people), and Public Administration (118 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($54,954), Utilities ($51,417), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($37,788).

Occupations

1.22k
2020 Value
± 218
−3.17%
1 Year decline
± 25.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Owsley County, KY declined at a rate of −3.17%, from 1.26k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Owsley County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (191 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (110 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (97 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Owsley County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.22k
2020 Value
± 218
−3.17%
1 Year decline
± 25.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Owsley County, KY declined at a rate of −3.17%, from 1.26k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Owsley County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (233 people), Educational Services (175 people), and Public Administration (118 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Owsley County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Owsley County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,457
Median earning men ± $12,453
$24,677
Median earning women ± $11,754

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($85,500), Construction ($55,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,341).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($35,288), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,000), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($34,625).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 45
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 14
    Retail Trade
  3. 8
    Manufacturing

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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. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

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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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

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. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Owsley County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 88.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.317%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Owsley County, KY was $67,400 in 2020, which is 0.293 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $70,200 to $67,400, a 3.99% decrease. The homeownership rate in Owsley County, KY is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Owsley County, KY have an average commute time of 32.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Owsley County, KY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$67,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,232
$1,051
Median Property Taxes
±$172

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Owsley County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Owsley County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
Homeownership
2020
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.5% of the housing units in Owsley County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9301
  2. Census Tract 9302

The following map shows all of the tracts in Owsley County, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$29,406
Median Household Income
± $4,866
1.66k
Number of Households
± 228

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.66k households in Owsley County, KY declined from $29,406 from the previous year's value of $30,284.

The following chart displays the households in Owsley 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Owsley County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.79%)

In 2020, 80.9% of workers in Owsley County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (2.79%).

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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Commute Time

32.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Owsley County, KY have a longer commute time (32.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 11% of the workforce in Owsley County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Owsley County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Owsley County, KY have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Owsley County, KY (1.2k out of 4.27k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Owsley County, 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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96% of the population of Owsley County, KY has health coverage, with 21.6% on employee plans, 51.7% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 5.13% on non-group plans, and 1.34% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.97%
Uninsured
21.6%
Employer Coverage
51.7%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
5.13%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Owsley County, KY grew by 14.7% from 3.46% to 3.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Owsley County, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 46.7% in Owsley County, KY.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Owsley County, KY.

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