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0.27% growth
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3.19% growth
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1.44% growth
Median Property Value
4.31% growth


The economy of Kentucky employs 1.88M people. The economy of Kentucky is specialized in Coal mining; Household appliance manufacturing; and Aluminum production & processing, which employ respectively 10.94; 6.63; and 6.13 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kentucky are Restaurants & Food Services (120,040), Elementary & secondary schools (117,945), and Hospitals (103,659), and the highest paying industries are Pipeline transportation ($96,731), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($93,296), and Petroleum refining ($84,374).

Median household income in Kentucky is $46,659. Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,146. The income inequality of Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kentucky. In Kentucky the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,319. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Kentucky is home to a population of 4.44M people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kentucky is composed of 3.77M White residents (84.9%), 360,428 Black residents (8.12%), 151,920 Hispanic residents (3.42%), 78,239 Two+ residents (1.76%), and 60,837 Asian residents (1.37%). The most common foreign languages in Kentucky are Spanish (105,529 speakers), German (13,457 speakers), and Chinese (8,769 speakers), but compared to other places, Kentucky has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (5,788 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (4,456 speakers), and German (13,457 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kentucky awarded 73,083 degrees. The student population of Kentucky is skewed towards females, with 31,157 male students and 41,926 female students. Most students in Kentucky are White (59,874 and 81.9%), followed by Black or African American (5,656 and 7.74%), Unknown (1,736 and 2.38%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,656 and 2.27%). The largest universities in Kentucky by number of graduates are University of Kentucky (6,709 and 9.2%), University of Louisville (4,980 and 6.81%), and Western Kentucky University (4,163 and 5.7%). The most popular majors in Kentucky are Registered Nursing (1,472 and 2.01%), General Psychology (1,290 and 1.77%), and General Biological Sciences (923 and 1.26%). The median tuition costs in Kentucky are $24,338 for private four year colleges, and $9,912 and $24,792 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kentucky is $135,600, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,000 to $135,600, a 4.31% increase. The homeownership rate of Kentucky is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Kentucky have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kentucky is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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