Henderson County, KY

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Population

46,252

0.237% decline

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$43,458

4.39% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

20,942

0.0478% growth

Median Property Value

$118,000

3.96% growth

About

In 2017, Henderson County, KY had a population of 46.3k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $43,458. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Henderson County, KY declined from 46,362 to 46,252, a -0.237% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,630 to $43,458, a 4.39% increase.

The population of Henderson County, KY is 87% White Alone, 7.12% Black or African American Alone, and 2.69% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Henderson County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson County, KY are Henderson Community College (570 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Henderson County, KY is $118,000, and the homeownership rate is 61.9%. Most people in Henderson County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Henderson County, KY employs 20.9k people. The largest industries in Henderson County, KY are Manufacturing (3,755 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,982 people), and Retail Trade (2,695 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,333), Utilities ($74,044), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,923).

Median household income in Henderson County, KY is $43,458. Males in Henderson 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 Henderson County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,458

2017 value

± $2,412

4.39%

1 Year Growth

± 6.57%

Households in Henderson County, KY have a median annual income of $43,458, 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 $41,630 in 2016, which represents a 4.39% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time 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 Henderson 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 207.02

  2. Census Tract 208

  3. Census Tract 207.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson County, KY was Census Tract 207.02 with a value of $63,542, followed by Census Tract 208 and Census Tract 207.01, with respective values of $60,577 and $52,863.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson County, KY (8.72k out of 45.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    7,101 ± 561

  2. Black

    881 ± 205

  3. Two Or More

    648 ± 169

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

20.9k

2017 Value

± 961

0.0478%

1 Year growth

± 6.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson County, KY grew at a rate of 0.0478%, from 20.9k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,769 people), Production Occupations (2,470 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henderson County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,769 people), Production Occupations (2,470 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henderson County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.03 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.57 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henderson County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($167,381), Management Occupations ($61,593), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($55,185).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.9k

2017 Value

± 961

0.0478%

1 Year growth

± 6.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson County, KY grew at a rate of 0.0478%, from 20.9k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson County, KY, are Manufacturing (3,755 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,982 people), and Retail Trade (2,695 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Henderson 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 Henderson County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,755 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,982 people), and Retail Trade (2,695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henderson County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.51 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.88 times), and Manufacturing (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henderson County, KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,333), Utilities ($74,044), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,923).

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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

93.3% of the population of Henderson County, KY has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.909% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, KY see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.26% decrease from the previous year (2020 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1927 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 889 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

1,934 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, KY see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 4.26% decrease from the previous year (2,020 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

6.7%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

22.2%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.909%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson County, KY declined by 18.5% from 8.22% to 6.7%.

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

Henderson County, KY is home to a population of 46.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.42% of Henderson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (656 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Henderson County, KY is composed of 40.2k White Alone residents (87%), 3.29k Black or African American Alone residents (7.12%), 1.24k Two or More Races residents (2.69%), 1.09k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.36%), 180 Asian Alone residents (0.389%), 167 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.361%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0843%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Henderson County, KY was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Henderson County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Henderson County, KY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.42%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

656 people

1.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

616 people

As of 2017, 1.42% of Henderson County, KY residents (656 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 Henderson County, KY was 1.33%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Henderson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson County, KY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.2k ± 198

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.29k ± 195

  3. Two or More Races

    1.24k ± 240

In 2017, there were 12.2 times more White Alone residents (40.2k people) in Henderson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k Black or African American Alone and 1.24k 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 Henderson County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,217 ± 209

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    410 ± 157

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    373 ± 137

Henderson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Henderson County, KY awarded 570 degrees. The student population of Henderson County, KY is skewed towards women, with 459 male students and 1,031 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson County, KY are White (503 and 88.2%), followed by Black or African American (38 and 6.67%), Two or More Races (15 and 2.63%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.75%).

The largest universities in Henderson County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Henderson Community College (570 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (107 and 18.8%), General Business Administration & Management (100 and 17.5%), and Child Care Provider (55 and 9.65%).

The median tuition costs in Henderson County, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Henderson County, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 86 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Henderson County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

570 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Henderson County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Henderson Community College with 570 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

175

Degrees Awarded to Men

395

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson County, KY, which is 0.443 times less than the 395 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Henderson County, KY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    503 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    15 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Henderson County, KY were to White students. These 503 degrees mean that there were 13.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson County, KY was $118,000 in 2017, which is 0.514 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,500 to $118,000, a 3.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson County, KY is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henderson County, KY have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henderson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$118,000

2017 Median

± $5,177

$113,500

2016 Median

± $4,421

In 2017, the median property value in Henderson County, KY grew to to $118,000 from the previous year's value of $113,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,458

Median Household Income

± $2,412

18.7k

Number of Households

± 905

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Henderson County, KY grew to $43,458 from the previous year's value of $41,630.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61.9%

2017 Homeownership

61.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.9% of the housing units in Henderson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.1%.

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

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson County, KY have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Henderson County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Henderson County, KY was Drove Alone (86.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.78%) and those who Worked At Home (2.42%).

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

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