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Knott County, KY&

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0.73% decline
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7.39% decline
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0.48% decline
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12.1% decline


The economy of Knott County, KY employs 4,732 people. The economy of Knott County, KY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 10.22; 1.68; and 1.65 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Knott County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (992), Educational Services (725), and Retail trade (674), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,331), Utilities ($57,500), and Finance & Insurance ($41,335).

Median household income in Knott County, KY is $28,165. Males in Knott County, KY have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,417. The income inequality of Knott County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher 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 Knott County, KY. In Knott County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 38 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,489. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Knott County, KY is home to a population of 15,884 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Knott County, KY is composed of 15,466 White residents (97.4%), 180 Two+ residents (1.13%), 152 Black residents (0.96%), 55 Hispanic residents (0.35%), and 20 Hawaiian residents (0.13%). The most common foreign languages in Knott County, KY are Spanish (120 speakers), German (52 speakers), and Other West Germanic (19 speakers), but compared to other places, Knott County, KY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (19 speakers), German (52 speakers), and Hungarian (1 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Knott County, KY awarded 76 degrees. The student population of Knott County, KY is skewed towards females, with 31 male students and 45 female students. Most students in Knott County, KY are White (76 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Knott County, KY by number of graduates are Alice Lloyd College (76 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Knott County, KY are General Biological Sciences (17 and 22.4%), Sociology (10 and 13.2%), and General History (8 and 10.5%). The median tuition costs in Knott County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,600 and $9,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Knott County, KY is $50,900, which is 0.25 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $57,900 to $50,900, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Knott County, KY is 79.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Knott County, KY have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Knott County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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