Pulaski County, KY

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2020 Population
64,789
0.682% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.9
0.238% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22.6%
0.616% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,658
1.65% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$113,900
1.98% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
26,344
1.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Pulaski County, KY had a population of 64.8k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $40,658. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pulaski County, KY grew from 64,350 to 64,789, a 0.682% increase and its median household income grew from $39,998 to $40,658, a 1.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.928%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.796%).

None of the households in Pulaski 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.

98.8% of the residents in Pulaski County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pulaski County, KY are Somerset Community College (3,147 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Pulaski County, KY was $113,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Pulaski County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pulaski County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pulaski County, KY is home to a population of 64.8k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.97% of Pulaski County, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.28k people).

In 2020, there were 43.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.7k people) in Pulaski County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.38k White (Hispanic) and 896 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Pulaski County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pulaski County, KY was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.7k ± 242
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.38k ± 170
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    896 ± 297
2.56%
Hispanic Population
1.66k people

In 2020, there were 43.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.7k people) in Pulaski County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.38k White (Hispanic) and 896 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.56% of the people in Pulaski County, KY are hispanic (1.66k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.97%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.28k people
2.01%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people

As of 2020, 1.97% of Pulaski County, KY residents (1.28k 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 Pulaski County, KY was 2.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,080 ± 345
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    619 ± 300
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    522 ± 180

Pulaski County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pulaski County, KY employs 26.3k people. The largest industries in Pulaski County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,400 people), Manufacturing (3,764 people), and Retail Trade (3,232 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,171), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,698), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,547).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.3k
2020 Value
± 1,344
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 6.87%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pulaski County, KY grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 25.9k employees to 26.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pulaski County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,377 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,875 people), and Production Occupations (2,474 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.3k
2020 Value
± 1,344
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 6.87%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pulaski County, KY grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 25.9k employees to 26.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pulaski County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,400 people), Manufacturing (3,764 people), and Retail Trade (3,232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pulaski County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Pulaski 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

$38,103
Median earning men ± $2,689
$24,073
Median earning women ± $1,896

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,350), Public Administration ($44,274), and Manufacturing ($41,678).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,208), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,182), and Public Administration ($33,167).

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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. 696
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 394
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 353
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $596k
    Manufacturing
  2. $451k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $109k
    Retail Trade

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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 Pulaski County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 80.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.02%).

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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In 2020, universities in Pulaski County, KY awarded 3,147 degrees. The student population of Pulaski County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,800 male students and 3,037 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pulaski County, KY are White (2,997 and 95.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (69 and 2.2%), Two or More Races (28 and 0.893%), and Unknown (19 and 0.606%).

The largest universities in Pulaski County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Somerset Community College (3,147 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pulaski County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (356 and 11.3%), Electrician (284 and 9.02%), and Medical Administrative Assistant (274 and 8.71%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 4,837 students enrolled in Pulaski County, KY, 37.2% men and 62.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,483 records, of which 63.1% were women and 36.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 356 degree-majors awarded
  2. 88 degree-majors awarded
  3. 64 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pulaski County, KY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 356 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pulaski County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,147 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Somerset Community College with 3,147 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,739 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pulaski County, KY, which is 1.24 times more than the 1,408 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,997 degrees mean that there were 43.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 69 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,296) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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 Pulaski County, KY was $113,900 in 2020, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $116,200 to $113,900, a 1.98% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pulaski County, KY is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pulaski County, KY have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pulaski County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pulaski County, KY is $40,658. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pulaski County, KY was Census Tract 9309 with a value of $38,750, followed by Census Tract 9311.01 and Census Tract 9310, with respective values of $37,976 and $36,800.

In 2021, 17.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.177%.

Property

$113,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,944
$18,015
Median Property Taxes
±$1,006

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 Pulaski County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2020
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.4% of the housing units in Pulaski County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9309
  2. Census Tract 9311.01
  3. Census Tract 9310

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pulaski County, KY was Census Tract 9309 with a value of $38,750, followed by Census Tract 9311.01 and Census Tract 9310, with respective values of $37,976 and $36,800.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pulaski 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.
$40,658
Median Household Income
± $3,456
25.6k
Number of Households
± 1,247

In 2020, the median household income of the 25.6k households in Pulaski County, KY grew to $40,658 from the previous year's value of $39,998.

The following chart displays the households in Pulaski 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 Pulaski 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 (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.65%)

In 2020, 86.2% of workers in Pulaski County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.68%) and those who worked at home (2.65%).

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

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pulaski County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.87% of the workforce in Pulaski County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pulaski County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pulaski County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.177%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pulaski County, KY (14.3k out of 63.5k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pulaski 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 30.8% of the children was living in poverty in Pulaski County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 119 in Pulaski County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 6.78 per 100,000 population.

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94.1% of the population of Pulaski County, KY has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.95% 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).

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, KY see 1292 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% decrease from the previous year (1315 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1326 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% 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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,292 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pulaski County, KY

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, KY see an average of 1,292 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% decrease from the previous year (1,315 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pulaski County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 23.5% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.87%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
28.8%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pulaski County, KY declined by 2.1% from 6% to 5.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pulaski 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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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 71.2 in Pulaski County, KY.

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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 39.1% in Pulaski County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.73% in Pulaski County, KY.

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