Paducah, KY-IL

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Population

97,319

0.435% decline

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$42,917

0.619% growth

Number of Employees

41,745

0.81% decline

Median Property Value

$114,600

3.06% growth

About

In 2017, Paducah, KY-IL had a population of 97.3k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $42,917. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paducah, KY-IL declined from 97,744 to 97,319, a -0.435% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,653 to $42,917, a 0.619% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Paducah, KY-IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), White (Hispanic) (1.68%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.576%). N/A% of the people in Paducah, KY-IL speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paducah, KY-IL are West Kentucky Community and Technical College (3,039 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Paducah, KY-IL is $114,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Paducah, KY-IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Paducah, KY-IL is 2 cars per household.

Paducah, KY-IL borders Cape Girardeau, MO-IL and Mayfield, KY.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Paducah, KY-IL employs 41.7k people. The largest industries in Paducah, KY-IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,126 people), Retail Trade (5,506 people), and Manufacturing (4,068 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,074), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,231), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,841).

Median household income in Paducah, KY-IL is $42,917. Males in Paducah, KY-IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Paducah, KY-IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,917

2017 value

± $1,553

0.619%

1 Year Growth

± 4.97%

Households in Paducah, KY-IL have a median annual income of $42,917, 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 $42,653 in 2016, which represents a 0.619% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paducah, KY-IL 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paducah, KY-IL was Oldham County, KY with a value of $102,033, followed by Boone County, KY and Kenton County, KY, with respective values of $77,429 and $64,441.

The following map shows all of the counties in Paducah, KY-IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paducah, KY-IL (16.4k out of 95.1k 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 Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    12,925 ± 786

  2. Black

    2,945 ± 375

  3. Two Or More

    434 ± 146

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paducah, KY-IL 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

41.7k

2017 Value

± 1,378

-0.81%

1 Year decline

± 4.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paducah, KY-IL declined at a rate of -0.81%, from 42.1k employees to 41.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paducah, KY-IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,386 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,616 people), and Management Occupations (3,408 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paducah, KY-IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paducah, KY-IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,386 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,616 people), and Management Occupations (3,408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Paducah, KY-IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paducah, KY-IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,263), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,080), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.7k

2017 Value

± 1,378

-0.81%

1 Year decline

± 4.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paducah, KY-IL declined at a rate of -0.81%, from 42.1k employees to 41.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paducah, KY-IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,126 people), Retail Trade (5,506 people), and Manufacturing (4,068 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paducah, KY-IL, though some of these residents may live in Paducah, KY-IL 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 Paducah, KY-IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,126 people), Retail Trade (5,506 people), and Manufacturing (4,068 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Paducah, KY-IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.07 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.07 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paducah, KY-IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,074), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,231), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,841).

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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

93.2% of the population of Paducah, KY-IL has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Paducah, KY-IL see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 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

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1,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

6.85%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paducah, KY-IL declined by 19.8% from 8.54% to 6.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paducah, KY-IL 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

Paducah, KY-IL is home to a population of 97.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Paducah, KY-IL residents were born outside of the country (1.73k people).

In 2017, there were 9.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Paducah, KY-IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paducah, KY-IL was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Paducah, KY-IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Paducah, KY-IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.73k people

1.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.86k people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Paducah, KY-IL residents (1.73k 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 Paducah, KY-IL was 1.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Paducah, KY-IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paducah, KY-IL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Paducah, KY-IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    84k ± 31

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    8.47k ± 271

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1.86k ± 323

In 2017, there were 9.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Paducah, KY-IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Paducah, KY-IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,433 ± 276

  2. Korea

    869 ± 174

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    845 ± 184

Paducah, KY-IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Paducah, KY-IL awarded 3,039 degrees. The student population of Paducah, KY-IL is skewed towards women, with 2,860 male students and 3,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paducah, KY-IL are White (2,610 and 86.4%), followed by Black or African American (172 and 5.69%), Hispanic or Latino (113 and 3.74%), and Two or More Races (91 and 3.01%).

The largest universities in Paducah, KY-IL by number of degrees awarded are West Kentucky Community and Technical College (3,039 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Paducah, KY-IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (351 and 11.5%), General Business Administration & Management (318 and 10.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (252 and 8.29%).

The median tuition costs in Paducah, KY-IL 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 Paducah, KY-IL was Welding Technology with 220 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

3,039 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Paducah, KY-IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Kentucky Community and Technical College with 3,039 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,411

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,628

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,411 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paducah, KY-IL, which is 0.867 times less than the 1,628 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,610 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    172 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    113 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Paducah, KY-IL were to White students. These 2,610 degrees mean that there were 15.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 172 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paducah, KY-IL was $114,600 in 2017, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,200 to $114,600, a 3.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Paducah, KY-IL is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paducah, KY-IL have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paducah, KY-IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,600

2017 Median

± $4,092

$111,200

2016 Median

± $4,110

In 2017, the median property value in Paducah, KY-IL grew to to $114,600 from the previous year's value of $111,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paducah, KY-IL 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 Paducah, KY-IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$42,917

Median Household Income

± $1,553

40.9k

Number of Households

± 1,320

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.9k households in Paducah, KY-IL grew to $42,917 from the previous year's value of $42,653.

The following chart displays the households in Paducah, KY-IL 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 Paducah, KY-IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paducah, KY-IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Paducah, KY-IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paducah, KY-IL have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Paducah, KY-IL 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

    6.54%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Paducah, KY-IL was Drove Alone (86.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.54%) and those who Worked At Home (3.2%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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