Hancock County, KY

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Population

8,700

0.184% decline

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$49,135

0.486% decline

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

3,614

0.978% growth

Median Property Value

$109,100

3.31% growth

About

In 2017, Hancock County, KY had a population of 8.7k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $49,135. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hancock County, KY declined from 8,716 to 8,700, a -0.184% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,375 to $49,135, a -0.486% decrease.

The population of Hancock County, KY is 95.8% White Alone, 1.46% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.05% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Hancock County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hancock County, KY is $109,100, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Hancock County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hancock County, KY employs 3.61k people. The largest industries in Hancock County, KY are Manufacturing (1,331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (532 people), and Educational Services (264 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,833), and Manufacturing ($55,250).

Median household income in Hancock County, KY is $49,135. Males in Hancock 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 Hancock County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,135

2017 value

± $3,514

-0.486%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Hancock County, KY have a median annual income of $49,135, 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 $49,375 in 2016, which represents a -0.486% 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 Hancock 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock County, KY was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $51,629, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $51,106 and $42,930.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock County, KY (1.35k out of 8.61k 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 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

    1,282 ± 164

  2. Hispanic

    72 ± 77

  3. Black

    32 ± 77

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

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

3.61k

2017 Value

± 272

0.978%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock County, KY grew at a rate of 0.978%, from 3.58k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock County, KY, are Production Occupations (569 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (519 people), and Material Moving Occupations (306 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hancock County, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (569 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (519 people), and Material Moving Occupations (306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.24 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.72 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hancock County, KY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,875), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($66,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.61k

2017 Value

± 272

0.978%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock County, KY grew at a rate of 0.978%, from 3.58k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock County, KY, are Manufacturing (1,331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (532 people), and Educational Services (264 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Hancock 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 Hancock County, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (532 people), and Educational Services (264 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, KY has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.64 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.46 times), and Utilities (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hancock County, KY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,833), and Manufacturing ($55,250).

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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

95.4% of the population of Hancock County, KY has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, KY see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1762 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1762 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, KY see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

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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

4.62%

Uninsured

48.6%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock County, KY declined by 29.9% from 6.59% to 4.62%.

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

Hancock County, KY is home to a population of 8.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.851% of Hancock County, KY residents were born outside of the country (74 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hancock County, KY is composed of 8.33k White Alone residents (95.8%), 127 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.46%), 91 Two or More Races residents (1.05%), 82 Black or African American Alone residents (0.943%), 55 Asian Alone residents (0.632%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.126%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hancock County, KY was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Hancock County, KY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hancock County, KY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.851%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

74 people

0.482%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

42 people

As of 2017, 0.851% of Hancock County, KY residents (74 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 Hancock County, KY was 0.482%, 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

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Hancock County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock County, KY was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.33k ± 16

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    127 ± 82.9

  3. Two or More Races

    91 ± 63.1

In 2017, there were 65.6 times more White Alone residents (8.33k people) in Hancock County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 127 Hispanic or Latino and 91 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    240 ± 60

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    89 ± 52

  3. Korea

    58 ± 34

Hancock County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, KY was $109,100 in 2017, which is 0.475 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,600 to $109,100, a 3.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock County, KY is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hancock County, KY have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hancock County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,100

2017 Median

± $6,815

$105,600

2016 Median

± $8,163

In 2017, the median property value in Hancock County, KY grew to to $109,100 from the previous year's value of $105,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hancock 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 Hancock 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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$49,135

Median Household Income

± $3,514

3.38k

Number of Households

± 266

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.38k households in Hancock County, KY declined from $49,135 from the previous year's value of $49,375.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

77%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Hancock County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock County, KY have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.607% of the workforce in Hancock County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.1%

  2. Carpooled

    5.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hancock County, KY was Drove Alone (89.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.76%) and those who Worked At Home (2.32%).

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

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