Jessamine County, KY

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2022 Population
53,381
0.688% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
0.524% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
3.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,905
7.22% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,900
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,987
0.293% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jessamine County, KY had a population of 53.4k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $69,905. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jessamine County, KY grew from 53,016 to 53,381, a 0.688% increase and its median household income grew from $65,196 to $69,905, a 7.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jessamine County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%), White (Hispanic) (1.76%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Jessamine 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.

98% of the residents in Jessamine County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jessamine County, KY are Asbury University (399 degrees awarded in 2022) and Asbury Theological Seminary (325 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jessamine County, KY was $226,900, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%.

Most people in Jessamine County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jessamine County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jessamine County, KY is home to a population of 53.4k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.31% of Jessamine County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.3k people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Jessamine County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Jessamine County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jessamine County, KY was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jessamine County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.7k ± 172
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.25k ± 263
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 265
3.92%
Hispanic Population
2.1k people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Jessamine County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.92% of the people in Jessamine County, KY are hispanic (2.1k 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

4.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.3k people
4.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.6k people

As of 2022, 4.31% of Jessamine County, KY residents (2.3k 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 Jessamine County, KY was 4.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    779 ± 178
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    630 ± 291
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    485 ± 189

Jessamine County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jessamine County, KY employs 25k people. The largest industries in Jessamine County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,058 people), Retail Trade (3,386 people), and Educational Services (3,079 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,648), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,659), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,658).

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

25k
2022 Value
± 1,358
0.293%
1 Year growth
± 7.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jessamine County, KY grew at a rate of 0.293%, from 24.9k employees to 25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jessamine County, KY, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,179 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,863 people), and Management Occupations (2,478 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jessamine County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25k
2022 Value
± 1,358
0.293%
1 Year growth
± 7.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jessamine County, KY grew at a rate of 0.293%, from 24.9k employees to 25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jessamine County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,058 people), Retail Trade (3,386 people), and Educational Services (3,079 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jessamine County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Jessamine 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

$46,337
Median earning men ± $4,197
$32,198
Median earning women ± $1,922

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,153), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,994), and Manufacturing ($57,171).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,806), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,306), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,188).

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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. 398
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 283
    Manufacturing
  3. 251
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jessamine County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.7%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jessamine County, KY awarded 724 degrees. The student population of Jessamine County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,671 male students and 1,726 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jessamine County, KY are White (546 and 81.5%), followed by Unknown (41 and 6.12%), Hispanic or Latino (34 and 5.07%), and Black or African American (27 and 4.03%).

The largest universities in Jessamine County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Asbury University (399 and 55.1%) and Asbury Theological Seminary (325 and 44.9%).

The most popular majors in Jessamine County, KY are Divinity & Ministry (165 and 22.8%), Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (54 and 7.46%), and Biblical Studies (41 and 5.66%).

The median tuition cost in Jessamine County, KY for private four year colleges is $32,578.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jessamine County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,397 (49.2% men and 50.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,397 students enrolled in Jessamine County, KY, 49.2% men and 50.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,293 records, of which 54.5% were women and 45.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 123 degrees awarded
  2. 45 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Jessamine County, KY was Divinity & Ministry with 123 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 399 degrees awarded
  2. 325 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Asbury University with 399 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 361 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jessamine County, KY, which is 0.994 times less than the 363 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 546 degrees mean that there were 13.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 41 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 ($32,578) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($568) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,380) 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 Jessamine County, KY was $226,900 in 2022, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $192,800 to $226,900, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Jessamine County, KY is 68.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jessamine County, KY have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jessamine County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jessamine County, KY is $69,905. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jessamine County, KY was Census Tract 606 with a value of $109,214, followed by Census Tract 603 and Census Tract 602, with respective values of $88,750 and $75,672.

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.01%.

Property

$226,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,735
$13,251
Median Property Taxes
±$904

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 Jessamine County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.8% of the housing units in Jessamine County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 606
  2. Census Tract 603
  3. Census Tract 602

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jessamine County, KY was Census Tract 606 with a value of $109,214, followed by Census Tract 603 and Census Tract 602, with respective values of $88,750 and $75,672.

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Household Income

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$69,905
Median Household Income
± $3,527
19.3k
Number of Households
± 1,075

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.3k households in Jessamine County, KY grew to $69,905 from the previous year's value of $65,196.

The following chart displays the households in Jessamine 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jessamine 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 (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.11%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Jessamine County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (9.11%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jessamine County, KY have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Jessamine County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.01%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jessamine County, KY (6.25k out of 51.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jessamine County, 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.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 146 in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 45.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Jessamine County, KY has health coverage, with 45.8% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jessamine County, KY see 1288 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.71% increase from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3003 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 807 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,288 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jessamine County, KY

Primary care physicians in Jessamine County, KY see an average of 1,288 patients per year. This represents a 2.71% increase from the previous year (1,254 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jessamine 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 25.3% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.45%
Uninsured
45.8%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jessamine County, KY grew by 3.76% from 6.22% to 6.45%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.7 in Jessamine 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 37.2% in Jessamine County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.21% in Jessamine County, KY.

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