Webster County, KY

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2022 Population
12,951
0.331% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0.998% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
3.67% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,451
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$86,700
14.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Webster County, KY had a population of 13k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $55,451. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Webster County, KY declined from 12,994 to 12,951, a −0.331% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,051 to $55,451, a 17.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Webster County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.12%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.17%), Other (Hispanic) (1.84%), and White (Hispanic) (1.71%).

None of the households in Webster County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Webster County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Webster County, KY was $86,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Webster County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Webster County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Webster County, KY is home to a population of 13k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.83% of Webster County, KY residents were born outside of the country (367 people).

In 2022, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.4k people) in Webster County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 534 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 281 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Webster County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Webster County, KY was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Webster County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 28
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    534 ± 103
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    281 ± 66.3
5.81%
Hispanic Population
752 people

In 2022, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.4k people) in Webster County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 534 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 281 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.81% of the people in Webster County, KY are hispanic (752 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
367 people
3.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
398 people

As of 2022, 2.83% of Webster County, KY residents (367 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Webster County, KY was 3.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    214 ± 77
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    75 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    61 ± 49

Webster County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Webster County, KY employs 5.35k people. The largest industries in Webster County, KY are Manufacturing (1,397 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (587 people), and Retail Trade (469 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,487), Utilities ($75,625), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,660).

Occupations

5.35k
2022 Value
± 450
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Webster County, KY grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 5.23k employees to 5.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Webster County, KY, are Production Occupations (936 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (568 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (498 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Webster County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.35k
2022 Value
± 450
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Webster County, KY grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 5.23k employees to 5.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Webster County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,397 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (587 people), and Retail Trade (469 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Webster County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Webster County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,657
Median earning men ± $5,505
$28,511
Median earning women ± $2,346

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,692), Construction ($56,006), and Public Administration ($51,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,464), Construction ($36,905), and Manufacturing ($36,511).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 82
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 56
    Manufacturing
  3. 53
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Webster County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.901%).

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.

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Webster County, KY was $86,700 in 2022, which is 0.308 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $75,600 to $86,700, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Webster County, KY is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Webster County, KY have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Webster County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Webster County, KY is $55,451. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Webster County, KY was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $61,944, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $60,985 and $50,640.

Property

$86,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,106
$3,454
Median Property Taxes
±$306

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Webster County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Webster County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Webster County, KY was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $61,944, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $60,985 and $50,640.

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

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Household Income

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$55,451
Median Household Income
± $3,852
4.82k
Number of Households
± 406

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.82k households in Webster County, KY grew to $55,451 from the previous year's value of $47,051.

The following chart displays the households in Webster 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Webster County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.19%)

In 2022, 82.7% of workers in Webster County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (2.19%).

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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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Webster County, KY have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.96% of the workforce in Webster County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Webster County, KY (2.02k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Webster 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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Health

93.9% of the population of Webster County, KY has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 7.54% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Webster County, KY see 4314 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (4370 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6462 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3231 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,314 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Webster County, KY

Primary care physicians in Webster County, KY see an average of 4,314 patients per year. This represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (4,370 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.09%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
25.2%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
7.54%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Webster County, KY grew by 2.78% from 5.93% to 6.09%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 116 in Webster County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.9% in Webster County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Webster County, KY.

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