Jackson County, KY

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2022 Population
13,002
0.207% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0.244% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.6%
20% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$38,516
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$101,900
26.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson County, KY had a population of 13k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $38,516. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, KY declined from 13,029 to 13,002, a −0.207% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,699 to $38,516, a 14.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.761%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.246%), and White (Hispanic) (0.231%).

None of the households in Jackson 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.

99.7% of the residents in Jackson County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, KY was $101,900, and the homeownership rate was 79.1%.

Most people in Jackson County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 41.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson County, KY is home to a population of 13k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.331% of Jackson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (43 people).

In 2022, there were 79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Jackson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 160 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 99 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Jackson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, KY was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 34
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    160 ± 61.3
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    99 ± 77.2
1.08%
Hispanic Population
140 people

In 2022, there were 79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Jackson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 160 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 99 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.08% of the people in Jackson County, KY are hispanic (140 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.331%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
43 people

As of 2022, 0.331% of Jackson County, KY residents (43 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 Jackson County, KY was 0%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    178 ± 110
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    173 ± 124
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 53

Jackson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, KY employs 4.32k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, KY are Manufacturing (863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (609 people), and Construction (385 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($133,333), Educational Services ($57,588), and Construction ($54,162).

Occupations

4.32k
2022 Value
± 558
11.9%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, KY grew at a rate of 11.9%, from 3.86k employees to 4.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, KY, are Production Occupations (825 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (374 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.32k
2022 Value
± 558
11.9%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, KY grew at a rate of 11.9%, from 3.86k employees to 4.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, KY, are Manufacturing (863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (609 people), and Construction (385 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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

$47,628
Median earning men ± $8,787
$26,839
Median earning women ± $4,400

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,155), Public Administration ($57,646), and Construction ($54,725).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($43,917), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,245), and Public Administration ($31,549).

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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. 49
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 31
    Manufacturing
  3. 27
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 89.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (9.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.54%).

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.

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, KY was $101,900 in 2022, which is 0.361 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $80,400 to $101,900, a 26.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, KY is 79.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, KY have an average commute time of 41.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$101,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,624
$4,075
Median Property Taxes
±$503

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 Jackson County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.1% of the housing units in Jackson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9602
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$38,516
Median Household Income
± $9,238
5.15k
Number of Households
± 562

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.15k households in Jackson County, KY grew to $38,516 from the previous year's value of $33,699.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson 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 (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (15.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.31%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Jackson County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.1%) and those who worked at home (5.31%).

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

41.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, KY have a longer commute time (41.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.71% of the workforce in Jackson 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 Jackson County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, KY (2.91k out of 12.8k 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 Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

96% of the population of Jackson County, KY has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.427% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, KY see 4443 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.848% decrease from the previous year (4481 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2223 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,443 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, KY

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, KY see an average of 4,443 patients per year. This represents a 0.848% decrease from the previous year (4,481 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson 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 25.2% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.96%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
29.6%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
0.427%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, KY declined by 43.3% from 6.99% to 3.96%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Jackson 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 40.8% in Jackson County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.4% in Jackson County, KY.

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