Berea, KY

Census Place

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2022 Population
15,404
0.394% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.4
0.31% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
9.29% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,481
9.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,200
20.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,914
0.889% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Berea, KY had a population of 15.4k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $54,481. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Berea, KY declined from 15,465 to 15,404, a −0.394% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,974 to $54,481, a 9.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Berea, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.16%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Berea, 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.

98.6% of the residents in Berea, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berea, KY are Berea College (316 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Berea, KY was $167,200, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Berea, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Berea, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Berea, KY is home to a population of 15.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.88% of Berea, KY residents were born outside of the country (444 people).

In 2022, there were 31.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Berea, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 354 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Berea, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Berea, KY was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Berea, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.8k ± 316
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    435 ± 136
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    354 ± 129
4.45%
Hispanic Population
685 people

In 2022, there were 31.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Berea, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 354 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.45% of the people in Berea, KY are hispanic (685 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    28,651 ± 4,142 people
  2. Cuba
    14,970 ± 2,999 people
  3. India
    12,312 ± 2,720 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 28,651 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 14,970 and India with 12,312.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
444 people
3.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
542 people

As of 2022, 2.88% of Berea, KY residents (444 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 Berea, KY was 3.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    341 ± 169
  2. Vietnam
    158 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    73 ± 55

Berea, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Berea, KY employs 6.91k people. The largest industries in Berea, KY are Educational Services (1,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,079 people), and Retail Trade (904 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($63,580), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,817), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,801).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,220. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

6.91k
2022 Value
± 621
−0.889%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berea, KY declined at a rate of −0.889%, from 6.98k employees to 6.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Berea, KY, are Management Occupations (821 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (718 people), and Production Occupations (675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Berea, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.91k
2022 Value
± 621
−0.889%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berea, KY declined at a rate of −0.889%, from 6.98k employees to 6.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Berea, KY, are Educational Services (1,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,079 people), and Retail Trade (904 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Berea, KY, though some of these residents may live in Berea, 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

$34,712
Median earning men ± $8,073
$24,503
Median earning women ± $3,469

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($64,034), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,438), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,203).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($36,786), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,397), and Information ($35,729).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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

In 2022, universities in Berea, KY awarded 316 degrees. The student population of Berea, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 582 male students and 851 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Berea, KY are White (149 and 52.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (50 and 17.6%), Black or African American (47 and 16.5%), and Two or More Races (24 and 8.45%).

The largest universities in Berea, KY by number of degrees awarded are Berea College (316 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Berea, KY are General Business Administration & Management (24 and 7.59%), General Computer & Information Sciences (22 and 6.96%), and General Biological Sciences (21 and 6.65%).

The median tuition cost in Berea, KY for private four year colleges is $44,300.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Berea, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 24.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 64.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,433 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,433 students enrolled in Berea, KY, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 632 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Berea, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 24 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
316 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Berea College with 316 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 136 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Berea, KY, which is 0.756 times less than the 180 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 149 degrees mean that there were 2.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($44,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($726) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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 Berea, KY was $167,200 in 2022, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,900 to $167,200, a 20.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Berea, KY is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Berea, KY have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Berea, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$167,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,937
$3,105
Median Property Taxes
±$375

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.7% of the housing units in Berea, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 109.01
  2. Census Tract 113.01

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Household Income

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$54,481
Median Household Income
± $5,109
5.57k
Number of Households
± 543

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.57k households in Berea, KY grew to $54,481 from the previous year's value of $49,974.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Berea, 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 (71.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.53%)

In 2022, 71.8% of workers in Berea, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (8.53%).

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Berea, KY have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Berea, 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 Berea, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Berea, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Berea, KY (2.68k out of 13.9k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Berea, KY is White, followed by Two Or More 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

93.3% of the population of Berea, KY has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Madison County, KY see 1898 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.76% increase from the previous year (1847 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2142 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 641 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,898 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, KY

Primary care physicians in Madison County, KY see an average of 1,898 patients per year. This represents a 2.76% increase from the previous year (1,847 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison 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 24.9% under 18 years, 28.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.74%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
29.6%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Berea, KY declined by 27.9% from 9.36% to 6.74%.

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