Watterson Park, KY

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Population

1,292

3.8% decline

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$30,950

0.834% growth

Poverty Rate

25.8%


Number of Employees

587

0.859% growth

Median Property Value

$123,700

14.2% growth

About

In 2017, Watterson Park, KY had a population of 1.29k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $30,950. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Watterson Park, KY declined from 1,343 to 1,292, a -3.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,694 to $30,950, a 0.834% increase.

The population of Watterson Park, KY is 51.5% White Alone, 22.6% Black or African American Alone, and 21.4% Hispanic or Latino. 24% of the people in Watterson Park, KY speak a non-English language, and 88% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Watterson Park, KY are Sullivan College of Technology and Design (119 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Watterson Park, KY is $123,700, and the homeownership rate is 36.3%. Most people in Watterson Park, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Watterson Park, KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Watterson Park, KY employs 587 people. The largest industries in Watterson Park, KY are Accommodation & Food Services (100 people), Retail Trade (85 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (70 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($47,981), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,563), and Finance & Insurance ($36,635).

Median household income in Watterson Park, KY is $30,950. Males in Watterson Park, KY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Watterson Park, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,950

2017 value

± $5,709

0.834%

1 Year Growth

± 22.4%

Households in Watterson Park, KY have a median annual income of $30,950, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,694 in 2016, which represents a 0.834% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557

Average Male Salary

± $1,518

$41,451

Average Female Salary

± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Watterson Park, KY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Watterson Park, KY workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Watterson Park, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 113.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Watterson Park, KY was Census Tract 113.01 with a value of $32,431, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watterson Park, KY (331 out of 1.29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. Black

    173 ± 74

  2. White

    147 ± 77

  3. Hispanic

    28 ± 59

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

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

587

2017 Value

± 125

0.859%

1 Year growth

± 30.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watterson Park, KY grew at a rate of 0.859%, from 582 employees to 587 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watterson Park, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (110 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (86 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (49 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Watterson Park, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Watterson Park, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (110 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (86 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (49 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Watterson Park, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.09 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Watterson Park, KY, by median earnings, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($53,750), Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($49,167), and Sales & Related Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

587

2017 Value

± 125

0.859%

1 Year growth

± 30.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watterson Park, KY grew at a rate of 0.859%, from 582 employees to 587 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watterson Park, KY, are Accommodation & Food Services (100 people), Retail Trade (85 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (70 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Watterson Park, KY, though some of these residents may live in Watterson Park, 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 Watterson Park, KY, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (100 people), Retail Trade (85 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (70 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Watterson Park, KY has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.24 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.84 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Watterson Park, KY, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($47,981), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,563), and Finance & Insurance ($36,635).

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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. $71.4B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $17.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $71.4B, followed by Base metals with $17.1B and Gasoline and $17.1B.

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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$282B

2015 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B 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. $22.9B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Health

86.9% of the population of Watterson Park, KY has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 32.1% on Medicaid, 6.58% on Medicare, 6.11% on non-group plans, and 2.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Watterson Park, KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Watterson Park, KY see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

13.1%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

32.1%

Medicaid

6.58%

Medicare

6.11%

Non-Group

2.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watterson Park, KY declined by 15.5% from 15.5% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Watterson Park, 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. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

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Diversity

Watterson Park, KY is home to a population of 1.29k people, from which 88% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.5% of Watterson Park, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Watterson Park, KY is composed of 665 White Alone residents (51.5%), 292 Black or African American Alone residents (22.6%), 276 Hispanic or Latino residents (21.4%), 55 Two or More Races residents (4.26%), 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.31%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Watterson Park, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (281 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (12 speakers), and Hungarian (6 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.8

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Watterson Park, KY was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Watterson Park, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Watterson Park, KY residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.5% of Watterson Park, KY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Watterson Park, KY was 13.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,622 ± 4,418 people

  2. India

    10,932 ± 2,564 people

  3. Cuba

    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Watterson Park, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Watterson Park, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

88%

2017 Citizenship

87%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88% of Watterson Park, KY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Watterson Park, KY was 87%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    665 ± 112

  2. Black or African American Alone

    292 ± 104

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    276 ± 194

In 2017, there were 2.28 times more White Alone residents (665 people) in Watterson Park, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 292 Black or African American Alone and 276 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Watterson Park, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    281 speakers (22.2%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    12 speakers (0.949%)

  3. Hungarian

    6 speakers (0.474%)

24% of Watterson Park, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Watterson Park, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 22.2% of the overall population of Watterson Park, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.949% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.474% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    36 ± 29

  2. Korea

    8 ± 14

  3. World War II

    7 ± 8

Watterson Park, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Watterson Park, KY awarded 119 degrees. The student population of Watterson Park, KY is skewed towards men, with 261 male students and 115 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Watterson Park, KY are White (94 and 79%), followed by Two or More Races (8 and 6.72%), Black or African American (6 and 5.04%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 5.04%).

The largest universities in Watterson Park, KY by number of degrees awarded are Sullivan College of Technology and Design (119 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Watterson Park, KY are Computer Graphics (22 and 18.5%), HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (16 and 13.4%), and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (16 and 13.4%).

The median tuition costs in Watterson Park, 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Watterson Park, KY was Computer Graphics with 17 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

119 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Watterson Park, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sullivan College of Technology and Design with 119 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

84

Degrees Awarded to Men

35

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 84 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Watterson Park, KY, which is 2.4 times more than the 35 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

    94 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Watterson Park, KY were to White students. These 94 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Watterson Park, KY was $123,700 in 2017, which is 0.568 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,300 to $123,700, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Watterson Park, KY is 36.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Watterson Park, KY have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Watterson Park, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,950

Median Household Income

± $5,709

579

Number of Households

± 99

In 2017, the median household income of the 579 households in Watterson Park, KY grew to $30,950 from the previous year's value of $30,694.

The following chart displays the households in Watterson Park, 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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Housing

Property Value

$123,700

2017 Median

± $24,548

$108,300

2016 Median

± $18,835

In 2017, the median property value in Watterson Park, KY grew to to $123,700 from the previous year's value of $108,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

36.3%

2017 Homeownership

30.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.3% of the housing units in Watterson Park, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 30.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Watterson Park, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Watterson Park, KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watterson Park, KY have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Watterson Park, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.87%

  3. Public Transit

    5.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Watterson Park, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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