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1.47% growth
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0.59% growth
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3.03% growth
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4.11% growth


The economy of Berea, KY employs 6,705 people. The economy of Berea, KY is specialized in Educational Services; Manufacturing; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.75; 1.81; and 1.11 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Berea, KY are Educational Services (1,720), Manufacturing (1,175), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (953), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($45,048), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($41,310), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($28,478).

Median household income in Berea, KY is $40,141. Males in Berea, KY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,130. The income inequality of Berea, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Berea, KY. In Madison County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,801. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Berea, KY is from the county of Madison County, KY.

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Berea, KY is home to a population of 14,667 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Berea, KY is composed of 12,896 White residents (87.9%), 672 Black residents (4.58%), 571 Hispanic residents (3.89%), 315 Two+ residents (2.15%), and 157 Asian residents (1.07%). The most common foreign languages in Berea, KY are Spanish (418 speakers), Chinese (135 speakers), and German (17 speakers), but compared to other places, Berea, KY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (13 speakers), Chinese (135 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (14 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Berea, KY awarded 344 degrees. The student population of Berea, KY is skewed towards females, with 156 male students and 188 female students. Most students in Berea, KY are White (228 and 66.3%), followed by Black or African American (50 and 14.5%), Two or more races (17 and 4.94%), and Unknown (10 and 2.91%). The largest universities in Berea, KY by number of graduates are Berea College (344 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Berea, KY are Manufacturing Engineering Technology (22 and 6.4%), General Psychology (21 and 6.1%), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (19 and 5.52%). The median tuition costs in Berea, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $24,900 and $24,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Berea, KY is $131,600, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $126,400 to $131,600, a 4.11% increase. The homeownership rate of Berea, KY is 54.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Berea, KY have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Berea, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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