Taylor County, KY

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2022 Population
26,056
0.416% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
3.32% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,211
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$156,800
24.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,119
2.31% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Taylor County, KY had a population of 26.1k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $63,211. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Taylor County, KY grew from 25,948 to 26,056, a 0.416% increase and its median household income grew from $56,890 to $63,211, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.36%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.71%), White (Hispanic) (1.9%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.925%).

None of the households in Taylor 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.

99.4% of the residents in Taylor County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Taylor County, KY are Campbellsville University (3,029 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Taylor County, KY was $156,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Taylor County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Taylor County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Taylor County, KY is home to a population of 26.1k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.11% of Taylor County, KY residents were born outside of the country (289 people).

In 2022, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.3k people) in Taylor County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 705 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Taylor County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Taylor County, KY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.3k ± 11
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 218
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    705 ± 224
2.56%
Hispanic Population
666 people

In 2022, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.3k people) in Taylor County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 705 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.56% of the people in Taylor County, KY are hispanic (666 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    28,651 ± 4,142 people
  2. Cuba
    14,970 ± 2,999 people
  3. India
    12,312 ± 2,720 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 28,651 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 14,970 and India with 12,312.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
289 people
1.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
365 people

As of 2022, 1.11% of Taylor County, KY residents (289 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 Taylor County, KY was 1.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    480 ± 162
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    194 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    153 ± 71

Taylor County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Taylor County, KY employs 12.1k people. The largest industries in Taylor County, KY are Manufacturing (2,650 people), Retail Trade (1,909 people), and Educational Services (1,574 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($100,061), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,688), and Manufacturing ($47,491).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,220. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.1k
2022 Value
± 936
2.31%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taylor County, KY grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 11.8k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taylor County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,658 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,645 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,124 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taylor County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.1k
2022 Value
± 936
2.31%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taylor County, KY grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 11.8k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taylor County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,650 people), Retail Trade (1,909 people), and Educational Services (1,574 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taylor County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Taylor 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

$42,069
Median earning men ± $5,013
$32,364
Median earning women ± $3,174

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($100,061), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,409), and Information ($69,231).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($45,000), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,903), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,320).

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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. 290
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 175
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 148
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Taylor County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 74.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.951%).

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

In 2022, universities in Taylor County, KY awarded 3,029 degrees. The student population of Taylor County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,665 male students and 6,110 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Taylor County, KY are White (861 and 75.7%), followed by Black or African American (127 and 11.2%), Unknown (66 and 5.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (46 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Taylor County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Campbellsville University (3,029 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Taylor County, KY are Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (1,014 and 33.5%), General Business (849 and 28%), and Social Work (285 and 9.41%).

The median tuition cost in Taylor County, KY for private four year colleges is $25,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2020 in Taylor County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,775 (48.1% men and 51.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 11,775 students enrolled in Taylor County, KY, 48.1% men and 51.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,020 records, of which 65.8% were women and 34.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,014 degrees awarded
  2. 760 degrees awarded
  3. 234 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Taylor County, KY was Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management with 1,014 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,029 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Campbellsville University with 3,029 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,651 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Taylor County, KY, which is 1.2 times more than the 1,378 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 861 degrees mean that there were 6.78 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 127 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Taylor County, KY was $156,800 in 2022, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $126,400 to $156,800, a 24.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Taylor County, KY is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Taylor County, KY have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Taylor County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Taylor County, KY is $63,211. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Taylor County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $66,434, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $55,817 and $53,750.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

Property

$156,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,490
$6,646
Median Property Taxes
±$673

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Taylor County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201
  2. Census Tract 9202
  3. Census Tract 9203

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Taylor County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $66,434, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $55,817 and $53,750.

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

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Household Income

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$63,211
Median Household Income
± $4,725
9.84k
Number of Households
± 805

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.84k households in Taylor County, KY grew to $63,211 from the previous year's value of $56,890.

The following chart displays the households in Taylor 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 Taylor 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 (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.99%)
  3. Carpooled (7.89%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Taylor County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.99%) and those who carpooled to work (7.89%).

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taylor County, KY have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.22% of the workforce in Taylor 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 Taylor County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taylor County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taylor County, KY (3.55k out of 24.9k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taylor 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.5% of the children was living in poverty in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 161 in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.78 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.4% of the population of Taylor County, KY has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.62% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, KY see 1356 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.44% decrease from the previous year (1419 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3213 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 390 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,356 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Taylor County, KY

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, KY see an average of 1,356 patients per year. This represents a 4.44% decrease from the previous year (1,419 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Taylor 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 25.7% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.58%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
25%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.62%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taylor County, KY grew by 9.24% from 3.28% to 3.58%.

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Health Outcomes

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

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Health Behaviors

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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 38% in Taylor County, KY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.35% in Taylor County, KY.

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