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2.33% growth
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Median Household Income
2.07% growth
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4.76% growth
Median Property Value
1.88% growth

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The economy of Scott County, KY employs 26,301 people. The economy of Scott County, KY is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.44; 1.75; and 1.06 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Scott County, KY are Manufacturing (6,627), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,960), and Educational Services (2,593), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,679), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,184), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,138).

Median household income in Scott County, KY is $64,329. Males in Scott County, KY have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,171. The income inequality of Scott County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42 which is lower 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 Scott County, KY. In Scott County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,883. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Scott County, KY is home to a population of 51,348 people, from which 97.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, KY is composed of 44,773 White residents (87.2%), 2,671 Black residents (5.2%), 2,202 Hispanic residents (4.29%), 1,037 Two+ residents (2.02%), and 528 Asian residents (1.03%). The most common foreign languages in Scott County, KY are Spanish (1,601 speakers), French (170 speakers), and Japanese (122 speakers), but compared to other places, Scott County, KY has a relative high number of Japanese (122 speakers), Hebrew (57 speakers), and French (170 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Scott County, KY awarded 365 degrees. The student population of Scott County, KY is skewed towards females, with 133 male students and 232 female students. Most students in Scott County, KY are White (323 and 88.5%), followed by Black or African American (23 and 6.3%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.92%), and Unknown (4 and 1.1%). The largest universities in Scott County, KY by number of graduates are Georgetown College (365 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Scott County, KY are Other Communication & Media Studies (30 and 8.22%), General Psychology (26 and 7.12%), and General Biological Sciences (26 and 7.12%). The median tuition costs in Scott County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $35,650 and $35,650 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 Scott County, KY is $167,700, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $164,600 to $167,700, a 1.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Scott County, KY is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Scott County, KY have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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