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Shelby County, KY&

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Population
44,967
1.53% growth
Median Age
38.5
Median Household Income
$61,737
2.34% growth
Poverty Rate
12.9%
Number of Employees
21,937
3.95% growth
Median Property Value
$176,800
0.63% growth

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Economy

The economy of Shelby County, KY employs 21,937 people. The economy of Shelby County, KY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.34; 1.54; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shelby County, KY are Manufacturing (3,337), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,159), and Retail trade (2,637), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,203), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,204).

Median household income in Shelby County, KY is $61,737. Males in Shelby County, KY have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,146. The income inequality of Shelby County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 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 Shelby County, KY. In Shelby County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are N/A and N/A, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,163. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

Shelby County, KY is home to a population of 44,967 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shelby County, KY is composed of 36,183 White residents (80.5%), 3,980 Hispanic residents (8.85%), 3,144 Black residents (6.99%), 1,011 Two+ residents (2.25%), and 442 Asian residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Shelby County, KY are Spanish (3,019 speakers), Chinese (367 speakers), and French (180 speakers), but compared to other places, Shelby County, KY has a relative high number of French (180 speakers), Chinese (367 speakers), and Scandinavian (13 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area awarded 15,532 degrees. The student population of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 6,407 male students and 9,125 female students. Most students in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area are White (11,234 and 72.3%), followed by Black or African American (2,003 and 12.9%), Asian (566 and 3.64%), and Hispanic or Latino (463 and 2.98%). The largest universities in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Louisville (4,980 and 32.1%), Jefferson Community and Technical College (3,417 and 22%), and Sullivan University (1,564 and 10.1%). The most popular majors in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area are Registered Nursing (592 and 3.81%), General Psychology (398 and 2.56%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (323 and 2.08%). The median tuition costs in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area are $24,338 for private four year colleges, and $11,068 and $26,090 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 Shelby County, KY is $176,800, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $175,700 to $176,800, a 0.63% increase. The homeownership rate of Shelby County, KY is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Shelby County, KY have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shelby County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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