Wayne County, KY

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Population

20,692

0.657% growth

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$33,715

11.4% growth

Poverty Rate

23.2%


Number of Employees

6,992

5.99% growth

Median Property Value

$81,400

0.867% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, KY had a population of 20.7k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $33,715. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, KY grew from 20,557 to 20,692, a 0.657% increase and its median household income grew from $30,260 to $33,715, a 11.4% increase.

The population of Wayne County, KY is 93.5% White Alone, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.73% Two or More Races. 2.14% of the people in Wayne County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wayne County, KY is $81,400, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Wayne County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, KY employs 6.99k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, KY are Manufacturing (1,601 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and Educational Services (785 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,569), Educational Services ($41,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,457).

Median household income in Wayne County, KY is $33,715. Males in Wayne County, 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 Wayne County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,715

2017 value

± $2,908

11.4%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Wayne County, KY have a median annual income of $33,715, 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 $30,260 in 2016, which represents a 11.4% 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 Wayne County, 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 Wayne County, 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 Wayne County, 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.

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 9201

  2. Census Tract 9207

  3. Census Tract 9203

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $38,710, followed by Census Tract 9207 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $31,783 and $26,738.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, KY (4.72k out of 20.4k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    4,604 ± 503

  2. Hispanic

    119 ± 151

  3. Two Or More

    61 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.99k

2017 Value

± 607

5.99%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, KY grew at a rate of 5.99%, from 6.6k employees to 6.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,045 people), Production Occupations (951 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (544 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,045 people), Production Occupations (951 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (544 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.18 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.35 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, KY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($51,429), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,461), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($50,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.99k

2017 Value

± 607

5.99%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, KY grew at a rate of 5.99%, from 6.6k employees to 6.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,601 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and Educational Services (785 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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 Wayne County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,601 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and Educational Services (785 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.71 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.26 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,569), Educational Services ($41,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,457).

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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

90% of the population of Wayne County, KY has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, KY see 1574 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.59% increase from the previous year (1463 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1203 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

1574 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, KY see an average of 1574 patients per year. This represents a 7.59% increase from the previous year (1463 patients).

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

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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

9.96%

Uninsured

31.4%

Employer Coverage

30.6%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, KY declined by 13.6% from 11.5% to 9.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne 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. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Wayne County, KY is home to a population of 20.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.546% of Wayne County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, KY is composed of 19.4k White Alone residents (93.5%), 638 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.08%), 359 Two or More Races residents (1.73%), 283 Black or African American Alone residents (1.37%), 40 Asian Alone residents (0.193%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0773%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wayne County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (346 speakers), German (64 speakers), and Tagalog (6 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, KY was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wayne County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.546%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.546% of Wayne County, 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 Wayne County, KY was 1.28%, 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 Wayne County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Wayne County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Wayne County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, KY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.4k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    638 ± 321

  3. Two or More Races

    359 ± 134

In 2017, there were 30.3 times more White Alone residents (19.4k people) in Wayne County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 638 Hispanic or Latino and 359 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    346 speakers (1.78%)

  2. German

    64 speakers (0.329%)

  3. Tagalog

    6 speakers (0.0308%)

2.14% of Wayne County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wayne County, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.78% of the overall population of Wayne County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.329% speak German and 0.0308% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    295 ± 129

  2. World War II

    228 ± 121

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    86 ± 60

Wayne 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, KY was $81,400 in 2017, which is 0.374 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,700 to $81,400, a 0.867% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, KY is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, KY have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,715

Median Household Income

± $2,908

8.01k

Number of Households

± 639

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.01k households in Wayne County, KY grew to $33,715 from the previous year's value of $30,260.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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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Housing

Property Value

$81,400

2017 Median

± $5,274

$80,700

2016 Median

± $5,916

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, KY grew to to $81,400 from the previous year's value of $80,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Wayne County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wayne County, 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 Wayne County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, KY have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Wayne County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.25%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wayne County, KY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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