Grayson County, KY

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Population

26,129

0.142% growth

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$35,944

0.512% decline

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

10,491

1.1% decline

Median Property Value

$102,200

0.487% decline

About

In 2017, Grayson County, KY had a population of 26.1k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $35,944. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grayson County, KY grew from 26,092 to 26,129, a 0.142% increase and its median household income declined from $36,129 to $35,944, a -0.512% decrease.

The population of Grayson County, KY is 95.3% White Alone, 1.34% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.32% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Grayson County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Grayson County, KY is $102,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Grayson County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Grayson County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Grayson County, KY employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Grayson County, KY are Manufacturing (2,409 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,421 people), and Retail Trade (1,190 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,278), Wholesale Trade ($39,259), and Manufacturing ($36,918).

Median household income in Grayson County, KY is $35,944. Males in Grayson 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 Grayson County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,944

2017 value

± $2,362

-0.512%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Grayson County, KY have a median annual income of $35,944, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,129 in 2016, which represents a -0.512% 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Grayson 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 9507

  2. Census Tract 9506

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grayson County, KY was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $41,842, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $37,813 and $37,647.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grayson County, KY (6.63k out of 25.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    6,431 ± 543

  2. Black

    102 ± 135

  3. Two Or More

    82 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grayson County, KY is White, followed by Black 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

10.5k

2017 Value

± 679

-1.1%

1 Year decline

± 9.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grayson County, KY declined at a rate of -1.1%, from 10.6k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grayson County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,626 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,277 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (830 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grayson County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grayson County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,626 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,277 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grayson County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.17 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grayson County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($49,183), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($48,472).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.5k

2017 Value

± 679

-1.1%

1 Year decline

± 9.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grayson County, KY declined at a rate of -1.1%, from 10.6k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grayson County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,409 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,421 people), and Retail Trade (1,190 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grayson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Grayson 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 Grayson County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,409 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,421 people), and Retail Trade (1,190 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grayson County, KY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.82 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.27 times), and Utilities (1.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grayson County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,278), Wholesale Trade ($39,259), and Manufacturing ($36,918).

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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. $74.6B

  2. $17.8B

  3. $17.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74.6B, followed by Base metals ($17.8B) and Gasoline ($17.2B).

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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$301B

2020 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

32.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $301B. This is expected to increase 32.3% 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. $23.5B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $23.5B, followed by Indiana with $20.7B and Tennessee and $17.9B.

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

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Health

90.8% of the population of Grayson County, KY has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grayson County, KY see 1542 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.98% increase from the previous year (1455 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2909 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 970 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

1,542 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grayson County, KY see an average of 1,542 patients per year. This represents a 5.98% increase from the previous year (1,455 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grayson 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

9.2%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

30.2%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grayson County, KY declined by 25.3% from 12.3% to 9.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grayson 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

Grayson County, KY is home to a population of 26.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.869% of Grayson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (227 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grayson County, KY is composed of 24.9k White Alone residents (95.3%), 349 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.34%), 346 Black or African American Alone residents (1.32%), 240 Two or More Races residents (0.919%), 113 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.432%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.417%), 62 Asian Alone residents (0.237%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grayson County, KY was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Grayson County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grayson County, KY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.869%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

227 people

0.694%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

181 people

As of 2017, 0.869% of Grayson County, KY residents (227 people) 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 Grayson County, KY was 0.694%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Grayson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grayson County, KY was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.9k ± 189

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    349 ± 111

  3. Black or African American Alone

    346 ± 92

In 2017, there were 71.4 times more White Alone residents (24.9k people) in Grayson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 349 Hispanic or Latino and 346 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    687 ± 139

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    224 ± 117

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    108 ± 65

Grayson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grayson County, KY was $102,200 in 2017, which is 0.445 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,700 to $102,200, a 0.487% decrease. The homeownership rate in Grayson County, KY is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grayson County, KY have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grayson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,200

2017 Median

± $5,642

$102,700

2016 Median

± $6,145

In 2017, the median property value in Grayson County, KY declined from to $102,200 from the previous year's value of $102,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grayson 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 Grayson County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$35,944

Median Household Income

± $2,362

9.59k

Number of Households

± 603

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.59k households in Grayson County, KY declined from $35,944 from the previous year's value of $36,129.

The following chart displays the households in Grayson 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.9% of the housing units in Grayson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grayson County, KY have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.7% of the workforce in Grayson County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    14.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grayson County, KY was Drove Alone (80.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.1%) and those who Worked At Home (2.48%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grayson County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grayson County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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