Lincoln County, KY

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2022 Population
24,320
0.0247% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.4
0.73% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.4%
7.87% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,487
7.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,100
13.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, KY had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $49,487. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, KY grew from 24,314 to 24,320, a 0.0247% increase and its median household income grew from $45,856 to $49,487, a 7.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), Other (Hispanic) (0.942%), and White (Hispanic) (0.711%).

None of the households in Lincoln 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.

99.7% of the residents in Lincoln County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, KY was $130,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Lincoln County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, KY is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.876% of Lincoln County, KY residents were born outside of the country (213 people).

In 2022, there were 40.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.6k people) in Lincoln County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 557 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 437 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Lincoln County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, KY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.6k ± 179
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    557 ± 130
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    437 ± 113
1.88%
Hispanic Population
457 people

In 2022, there were 40.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.6k people) in Lincoln County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 557 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 437 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.88% of the people in Lincoln County, KY are hispanic (457 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.876%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
213 people
1.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
287 people

As of 2022, 0.876% of Lincoln County, KY residents (213 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 Lincoln County, KY was 1.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    691 ± 169
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    274 ± 138
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    83 ± 49

Lincoln County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, KY employs 9.87k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,566 people), Manufacturing (1,542 people), and Educational Services (1,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,772), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,432), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,462).

Occupations

9.87k
2022 Value
± 746
−0.954%
1 Year decline
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, KY declined at a rate of −0.954%, from 9.96k employees to 9.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,047 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (831 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (818 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.87k
2022 Value
± 746
−0.954%
1 Year decline
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, KY declined at a rate of −0.954%, from 9.96k employees to 9.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,566 people), Manufacturing (1,542 people), and Educational Services (1,183 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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

$42,178
Median earning men ± $3,266
$32,444
Median earning women ± $3,109

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,806), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,393), and Manufacturing ($56,567).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,265), Construction ($41,250), and Public Administration ($40,590).

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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. 99
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 79
    Retail Trade
  3. 70
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 77.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.18%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Lincoln County, KY was $130,100 in 2022, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,600 to $130,100, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, KY is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, KY have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, KY is $49,487. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, KY was Census Tract 9201.02 with a value of $60,600, followed by Census Tract 9201.01 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $51,012 and $49,583.

Property

$130,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,608
$7,615
Median Property Taxes
±$616

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

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in Lincoln County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201.02
  2. Census Tract 9201.01
  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, KY was Census Tract 9201.02 with a value of $60,600, followed by Census Tract 9201.01 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $51,012 and $49,583.

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

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Household Income

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$49,487
Median Household Income
± $3,598
9.69k
Number of Households
± 719

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.69k households in Lincoln County, KY grew to $49,487 from the previous year's value of $45,856.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.27%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.1%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Lincoln County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.27%) and those who worked at home (8.1%).

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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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, KY have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.33% of the workforce in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, KY (4.15k out of 23.9k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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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Health

93.7% of the population of Lincoln County, KY has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 31.4% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 8.62% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, KY see 4092 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.2% increase from the previous year (3521 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 12233 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1112 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, KY

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, KY see an average of 4,092 patients per year. This represents a 16.2% increase from the previous year (3,521 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln 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 25.1% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.31%
Uninsured
37.3%
Employer Coverage
31.4%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
8.62%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, KY declined by 16.8% from 7.59% to 6.31%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69 in Lincoln County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 39.6% in Lincoln County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.51% in Lincoln County, KY.

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