Taylor County, KY

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2021 Population
25,948
1.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
37.3
0.533% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
14.8%
11.1% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$56,890
13.2% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$126,400
2.93% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
11,845
4.61% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Taylor County, KY had a population of 25.9k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $56,890. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Taylor County, KY grew from 25,572 to 25,948, a 1.47% increase and its median household income grew from $50,266 to $56,890, a 13.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.42%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), White (Hispanic) (1.64%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.872%).

None of the households in Taylor 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.

99.1% of the residents in Taylor County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Taylor County, KY are Campbellsville University (3,488 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Taylor County, KY was $126,400, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Taylor County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Taylor County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Taylor County, KY is home to a population of 25.9k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.41% of Taylor County, KY residents were born outside of the country (365 people).

In N/A, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Taylor County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2021 Citizenship
98.9%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.1% of Taylor County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Taylor County, KY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    205k ± 91.4
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 706
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.53k ± 690
2.24%
Hispanic Population
5.1k people

In N/A, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Taylor County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Taylor County, KY are hispanic (5.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,505 ± 4,203 people
  2. Cuba
    14,201 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    12,469 ± 2,738 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,505 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 14,201 and India with 12,469.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
365 people
1.64%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
420 people

As of 2021, 1.41% of Taylor County, KY residents (365 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Taylor County, KY was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    443 ± 139
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    282 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    139 ± 73

Taylor County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Taylor County, KY employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Taylor County, KY are Manufacturing (2,502 people), Retail Trade (2,153 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,707), Wholesale Trade ($60,625), and Transportation & Warehousing ($57,771).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,114. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.8k
2021 Value
± 912
4.61%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Taylor County, KY grew at a rate of 4.61%, from 11.3k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taylor County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,592 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,466 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,187 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taylor County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2021 Value
± 912
4.61%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Taylor County, KY grew at a rate of 4.61%, from 11.3k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taylor County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,502 people), Retail Trade (2,153 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taylor County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Taylor 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

$37,178
Median earning men ± $3,327
$28,101
Median earning women ± $3,644

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,091), Information ($62,768), and Wholesale Trade ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,622), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,470), and Manufacturing ($35,455).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 290
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 175
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 148
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $147k
    Manufacturing
  2. $71.4k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $46.9k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.5B
  2. $36.5B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.5B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Machinery ($28.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$330B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
95% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $330B. This is expected to increase 95% to $644B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $27.7B
  2. $19B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $27.7B, followed by California with $19B and Ohio and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Taylor County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 74.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.951%).

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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In 2021, universities in Taylor County, KY awarded 3,488 degrees. The student population of Taylor County, KY in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 5,048 male students and 5,190 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Taylor County, KY are White (814 and 77.3%), followed by Black or African American (122 and 11.6%), Unknown (42 and 3.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (39 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Taylor County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Campbellsville University (3,488 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Taylor County, KY are Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (1,645 and 47.2%), General Business (885 and 25.4%), and Social Work (255 and 7.31%).

The median tuition cost in Taylor County, KY for private four year colleges is $24,900.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Taylor County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 10,238 (49.3% men and 50.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 10,238 students enrolled in Taylor County, KY, 49.3% men and 50.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,454 records, of which 68.3% were women and 31.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 761 degrees awarded
  2. 197 degrees awarded
  3. 1,645 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Taylor County, KY was General Business with 761 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Taylor County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,488 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Campbellsville University with 3,488 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 2,164 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Taylor County, KY, which is 1.63 times more than the 1,324 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 814 degrees mean that there were 6.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 122 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.789% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.712% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (777k), and Secondary Education (561k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Taylor County, KY was $126,400 in 2021, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $122,800 to $126,400, a 2.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Taylor County, KY is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Taylor County, KY have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Taylor County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Taylor County, KY is $56,890. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Taylor County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $61,758, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $49,140 and $46,587.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

Property

$126,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$10,961
$6,362
Median Property Taxes
±$642

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

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2021
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 65.1% of the housing units in Taylor County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201
  2. Census Tract 9202
  3. Census Tract 9203

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Taylor County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $61,758, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $49,140 and $46,587.

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

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Household Income

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$56,890
Median Household Income
± $4,419
9.77k
Number of Households
± 817

In 2021, the median household income of the 9.77k households in Taylor County, KY grew to $56,890 from the previous year's value of $50,266.

The following chart displays the households in Taylor 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 Taylor County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2021, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.236% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.29%)
  3. Carpooled (7.97%)

In 2021, 78.6% of workers in Taylor County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.29%) and those who carpooled to work (7.97%).

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

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taylor County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.65% of the workforce in Taylor 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 Taylor County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taylor County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taylor County, KY (3.66k out of 24.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taylor 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.5% of the children was living in poverty in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 161 in Taylor County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.78 per 100,000 population.

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96.7% of the population of Taylor County, KY has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.88% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, KY see 1356 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.44% decrease from the previous year (1419 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3213 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 390 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,356 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Taylor County, KY

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, KY see an average of 1,356 patients per year. This represents a 4.44% decrease from the previous year (1,419 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.28%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.88%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taylor County, KY declined by 2.54% from 3.36% to 3.28%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Taylor 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 38% in Taylor County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.35% in Taylor County, KY.

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