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Perry County, KY&

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Population
27,818
0.8% decline
Median Age
41.1
Median Household Income
$31,578
3.33% decline
Poverty Rate
27.4%
Number of Employees
8,778
6.26% decline
Median Property Value
$72,800
2.25% growth

Economy

The economy of Perry County, KY employs 8,778 people. The economy of Perry County, KY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 13.51; 1.63; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Perry County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,972), Retail trade (1,305), and Educational Services (909), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,654), Utilities ($43,929), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($43,269).

Median household income in Perry County, KY is $31,578. Males in Perry County, KY have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,417. The income inequality of Perry County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Perry County, KY. In Perry County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 123 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,574. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

Perry County, KY is home to a population of 27,818 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Perry County, KY is composed of 26,623 White residents (95.7%), 385 Black residents (1.38%), 271 Two+ residents (0.97%), 260 Hispanic residents (0.93%), and 197 Asian residents (0.71%). The most common foreign languages in Perry County, KY are Spanish (132 speakers), Urdu (98 speakers), and French (54 speakers), but compared to other places, Perry County, KY has a relative high number of Urdu (98 speakers), Gujarati (35 speakers), and French (54 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Perry County, KY awarded 1,201 degrees. The student population of Perry County, KY is skewed towards females, with 565 male students and 636 female students. Most students in Perry County, KY are White (1,189 and 99%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 0.33%), Two or more races (3 and 0.25%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 0.25%). The largest universities in Perry County, KY by number of graduates are Hazard Community and Technical College (1,201 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Perry County, KY are Automobile Mechanics Technology (130 and 10.8%), General Computer & Information Sciences (101 and 8.41%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (89 and 7.41%). The median tuition costs in Perry County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Perry County, KY is $72,800, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $71,200 to $72,800, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Perry County, KY is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Perry County, KY have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Perry County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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