Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Add Comparison
2022 Population
155,871
0.798% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.794% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
3.99% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,111
7.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,100
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
67,196
0.0491% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY had a population of 156k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $64,111. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew from 154,637 to 155,871, a 0.798% increase and its median household income grew from $59,781 to $64,111, a 7.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.98%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.02%), and White (Hispanic) (1.91%).

None of the households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (3,257 degrees awarded in 2022) and Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (46 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was $184,100, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was 2 cars per household.

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY borders Bardstown, KY, Campbellsville, KY, and Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN.

Population & Diversity

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is home to a population of 156k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.18% of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY residents were born outside of the country (4.95k people).

In 2022, there were 8.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    124k ± 285
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 570
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.21k ± 653
5.36%
Hispanic Population
8.35k people

In 2022, there were 8.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.36% of the people in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are hispanic (8.35k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Kentucky.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

3.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.95k people
3.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.15k people

As of 2022, 3.18% of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY residents (4.95k 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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was 3.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,533 ± 669
  2. Vietnam
    3,714 ± 379
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,320 ± 474

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY employs 67.2k people. The largest industries in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are Manufacturing (10,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,132 people), and Retail Trade (8,163 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,160), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,953), and Public Administration ($67,048).

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

67.2k
2022 Value
± 2,092
0.0491%
1 Year growth
± 4.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew at a rate of 0.0491%, from 67.2k employees to 67.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, are Production Occupations (7,099 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,816 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,181 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

67.2k
2022 Value
± 2,092
0.0491%
1 Year growth
± 4.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew at a rate of 0.0491%, from 67.2k employees to 67.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, are Manufacturing (10,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,132 people), and Retail Trade (8,163 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, though some of these residents may live in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$49,297
Median earning men ± $2,079
$34,813
Median earning women ± $1,176

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,609), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,431), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,260).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,310), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,440), and Manufacturing ($44,524).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kentucky.
Y-Axis
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,305
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 732
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 601
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Kentucky.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY awarded 3,303 degrees. The student population of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,353 male students and 3,401 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are White (2,789 and 84.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (176 and 5.33%), Black or African American (170 and 5.15%), and Two or More Races (103 and 3.12%).

The largest universities in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY by number of degrees awarded are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (3,257 and 98.6%) and Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (46 and 1.39%).

The most popular majors in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY are Electrician (579 and 17.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (510 and 15.4%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (376 and 11.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,754 students enrolled in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,589 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 52 degrees awarded
  2. 510 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was Registered Nursing with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,257 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with 3,257 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,080 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, which is 1.7 times more than the 1,223 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 2,789 degrees mean that there were 15.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 176 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,368) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,078) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kentucky.
Measure

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kentucky.
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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was $184,100 in 2022, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,500 to $184,100, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is $64,111. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

Property

$184,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,765
$38,752
Median Property Taxes
±$1,540

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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

65.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.5% of the housing units in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

The following map shows all of the counties in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,111
Median Household Income
± $2,442
59.2k
Number of Households
± 1,973

In 2022, the median household income of the 59.2k households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY grew to $64,111 from the previous year's value of $59,781.

The following chart displays the households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.41%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.39%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.41%) and those who worked at home (6.39%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY (19.1k out of 152k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.1% of the population of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 9.54% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 7.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1536 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1519 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kentucky.
1,536 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,536 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

4.89%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
9.54%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
7.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY declined by 4.03% from 5.09% to 4.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart