Owen County, KY

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2022 Population
11,229
0.618% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0.704% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
8.27% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,485
7.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,300
21.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Owen County, KY had a population of 11.2k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $56,485. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Owen County, KY grew from 11,160 to 11,229, a 0.618% increase and its median household income grew from $52,450 to $56,485, a 7.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Owen County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.69%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.463%), and White (Hispanic) (0.223%).

None of the households in Owen 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.

99.9% of the residents in Owen County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Owen County, KY was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 85.5%.

Most people in Owen County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 39.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Owen County, KY was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Owen County, KY is home to a population of 11.2k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.223% of Owen County, KY residents were born outside of the country (25 people).

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Owen County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 414 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 117 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Owen County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Owen County, KY was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Owen County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.6k ± 87
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    414 ± 136
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    117 ± 88
0.561%
Hispanic Population
63 people

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Owen County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 414 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 117 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.561% of the people in Owen County, KY are hispanic (63 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.223%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25 people
0.197%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22 people

As of 2022, 0.223% of Owen County, KY residents (25 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 Owen County, KY was 0.197%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    272 ± 101
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    62 ± 45
  3. Korea
    25 ± 30

Owen County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Owen County, KY employs 4.95k people. The largest industries in Owen County, KY are Manufacturing (996 people), Public Administration (541 people), and Retail Trade (512 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($102,625), Utilities ($85,197), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,500).

Occupations

4.95k
2022 Value
± 483
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Owen County, KY grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 4.87k employees to 4.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Owen County, KY, are Production Occupations (621 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (431 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Owen County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.95k
2022 Value
± 483
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Owen County, KY grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 4.87k employees to 4.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Owen County, KY, are Manufacturing (996 people), Public Administration (541 people), and Retail Trade (512 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Owen County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Owen 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

$43,171
Median earning men ± $5,967
$40,378
Median earning women ± $5,548

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,129), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($71,250), and Wholesale Trade ($58,913).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,625), Manufacturing ($52,574), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,774).

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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. 39
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 31
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 31
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Owen County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 78.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.843%).

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

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).

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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Owen County, KY was $151,300 in 2022, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $124,100 to $151,300, a 21.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Owen County, KY is 85.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Owen County, KY have an average commute time of 39.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Owen County, KY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$151,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,569
$3,546
Median Property Taxes
±$421

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Owen County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

85.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.5% of the housing units in Owen County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9701

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

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Household Income

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$56,485
Median Household Income
± $2,542
4.15k
Number of Households
± 435

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.15k households in Owen County, KY grew to $56,485 from the previous year's value of $52,450.

The following chart displays the households in Owen 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Owen 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 (76%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.26%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Owen County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (9.26%).

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

39.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Owen County, KY have a longer commute time (39.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.13% of the workforce in Owen County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Owen County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Owen County, KY have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Owen County, KY (1.57k out of 11.1k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

91.7% of the population of Owen County, KY has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.261% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Owen County, KY see 2725 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.184% increase from the previous year (2720 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1836 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2203 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,725 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Owen County, KY

Primary care physicians in Owen County, KY see an average of 2,725 patients per year. This represents a 0.184% increase from the previous year (2,720 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Owen 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 22.4% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.35%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
21.5%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
0.261%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Owen County, KY grew by 3.23% from 8.09% to 8.35%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 36.3% in Owen County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.46% in Owen County, KY.

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