Scott County, KY

County

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Population
53,517
2.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Median Age
36.2

Poverty Rate
12%

Median Household Income
$66,966
2.09% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$178,400
4.45% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
27,517
2.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Scott County, KY had a population of 53.5k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $66,966. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Scott County, KY grew from 52,322 to 53,517, a 2.28% increase and its median household income grew from $65,598 to $66,966, a 2.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.78%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), Other (Hispanic) (2.59%), and White (Hispanic) (1.1%). 0% of the households in Scott County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.4% of the residents in Scott County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scott County, KY are Georgetown College (497 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2018, the median property value in Scott County, KY was $178,400, and the homeownership rate was 69%. Most people in Scott County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, KY was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 62.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.9%), followed by Other (5.92%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Scott County, KY
62.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kentucky was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kentucky colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Scott County, KY is home to a population of 53.5k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.55% of Scott County, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.9k people).

In 2018, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.6k people) in Scott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.6k ± 48
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.56k ± 205
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 256
4.37%
Hispanic Population
2.34k people

In 2018, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.6k people) in Scott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.37% of the people in Scott County, KY are hispanic (2.34k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Scott County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.55%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.9k people
3.79%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.98k people

As of 2018, 3.55% of Scott County, KY residents (1.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scott County, KY was 3.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Scott County, KY was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Scott County, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Scott County, KY residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    31,769 ± 4,360 people
  2. India
    12,409 ± 2,731 people
  3. Cuba
    11,319 ± 2,609 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 31,769 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,409 and Cuba with 11,319.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2018 Citizenship
97.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.4% of Scott County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, KY was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,004 ± 173
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    779 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    720 ± 200

Scott County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Scott County, KY is $66,966. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, KY was Census Tract 403.03 with a value of $110,046, followed by Census Tract 406.01 and Census Tract 406.02, with respective values of $107,143 and $107,109.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,437. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Scott County, KY employs 27.5k people. The largest industries in Scott County, KY are Manufacturing (7,382 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,037 people), and Educational Services (2,845 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,058), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,992), and Manufacturing ($58,544).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,966
2018 value
± $2,789
2.09%
1 Year Growth
± 5.05%

Households in Scott County, KY have a median annual income of $66,966, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,598 in 2017, which represents a 2.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,994
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,633
$44,437
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,156

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $58,983 ± $10,861
  2. White
    $46,691 ± $986
  3. American Indian
    $38,377 ± $15,879

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2018 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2019, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.114% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 403.03
  2. Census Tract 406.01
  3. Census Tract 406.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, KY was Census Tract 403.03 with a value of $110,046, followed by Census Tract 406.01 and Census Tract 406.02, with respective values of $107,143 and $107,109.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, KY (6.23k out of 51.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    4,704 ± 466
  2. Hispanic
    678 ± 188
  3. Black
    632 ± 199

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

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

27.5k
2018 Value
± 1,034
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 5.09%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Scott County, KY grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 26.8k employees to 27.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, KY, are Production Occupations (4,369 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,812 people), and Management Occupations (2,350 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,369 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,812 people), and Management Occupations (2,350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.57 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,554), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,393), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.5k
2018 Value
± 1,034
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 5.09%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Scott County, KY grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 26.8k employees to 27.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, KY, are Manufacturing (7,382 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,037 people), and Educational Services (2,845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,382 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,037 people), and Educational Services (2,845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, KY has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.66 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.22 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,058), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,992), and Manufacturing ($58,544).

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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. $85.2B
  2. $36.6B
  3. $29.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $85.2B, followed by Electronics ($36.6B) and Machinery ($29.3B).

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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$373B
2018 Value in Kentucky
$703B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
88.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Kentucky trade was $373B. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $703B 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. $27.8B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $27.8B, followed by Indiana with $22.6B and California and $21.2B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Scott County, KY awarded 497 degrees. The student population of Scott County, KY is skewed towards women, with 547 male students and 937 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, KY are White (423 and 85.8%), followed by Unknown (28 and 5.68%), Black or African American (19 and 3.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.83%).

The largest universities in Scott County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Georgetown College (497 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Scott County, KY are Curriculum & Instruction (108 and 21.7%), General Special Education & Teaching (72 and 14.5%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (46 and 9.26%).

The median tuition costs in Scott County, KY are $39,810 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.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 46 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Scott County, KY was Curriculum & Instruction with 108 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
497 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$39,810
Median Private

In 2019, the Scott County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgetown College with 497 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

145
Degrees Awarded to Men
352
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 145 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scott County, KY, which is 0.412 times less than the 352 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    423 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Scott County, KY was White students. These 423 degrees mean that there were 15.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, KY was $178,400 in 2018, which is 0.777 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $170,800 to $178,400, a 4.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, KY is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, KY have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$178,400
2018 Median
± $6,429
$170,800
2017 Median
± $4,175

In 2018, the median property value in Scott County, KY grew to to $178,400 from the previous year's value of $170,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scott 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 Scott County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$66,966
Median Household Income
± $2,789
20.2k
Number of Households
± 870

In 2018, the median household income of the 20.2k households in Scott County, KY grew to $66,966 from the previous year's value of $65,598.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Scott County, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scott County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69%
2018 Homeownership
69.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69% of the housing units in Scott County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Scott County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, KY have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Scott County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (9.43%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.57%)

In 2018, 84% of workers in Scott County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.43%) and those who worked at home (3.57%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Scott County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Scott County, KY has health coverage, with 59.4% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 8.42% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.02% 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 Scott County, KY see 1751 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (1770 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2591 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1213 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Owsley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,751 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, KY

Primary care physicians in Scott County, KY see an average of 1,751 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (1,770 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$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

6.22%
Uninsured
59.4%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
8.42%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
2.02%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, KY declined by 20.3% from 7.81% to 6.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Scott 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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.3% prevalence
  3. 20.2% prevalence

Knott County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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