Clark County, KY

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2022 Population
36,897
0.493% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
1.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
6.51% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,878
4.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,200
15.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clark County, KY had a population of 36.9k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $61,878. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clark County, KY grew from 36,716 to 36,897, a 0.493% increase and its median household income grew from $59,294 to $61,878, a 4.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), White (Hispanic) (2.04%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.968%).

None of the households in Clark 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 Clark County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clark County, KY was $183,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Clark County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clark County, KY is home to a population of 36.9k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.91% of Clark County, KY residents were born outside of the country (706 people).

In 2022, there were 23.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.9k people) in Clark County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.06k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Clark County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, KY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.9k ± 100
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 312
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 312
3.34%
Hispanic Population
1.23k people

In 2022, there were 23.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.9k people) in Clark County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.06k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.34% of the people in Clark County, KY are hispanic (1.23k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
706 people
1.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
672 people

As of 2022, 1.91% of Clark County, KY residents (706 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 Clark County, KY was 1.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    745 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    465 ± 150
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    297 ± 99

Clark County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clark County, KY employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Clark County, KY are Manufacturing (2,700 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,472 people), and Retail Trade (2,366 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,344), Public Administration ($57,946), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,821).

Occupations

16.8k
2022 Value
± 983
−0.142%
1 Year decline
± 8.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clark County, KY declined at a rate of −0.142%, from 16.8k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,288 people), Management Occupations (1,708 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,630 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clark County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.8k
2022 Value
± 983
−0.142%
1 Year decline
± 8.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clark County, KY declined at a rate of −0.142%, from 16.8k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,700 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,472 people), and Retail Trade (2,366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clark County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Clark 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

$47,347
Median earning men ± $5,482
$32,149
Median earning women ± $2,637

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,006), Public Administration ($61,875), and Manufacturing ($55,819).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($65,833), Manufacturing ($48,947), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,887).

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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. 350
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 189
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 162
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clark County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 65.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

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 Clark County, KY was $183,200 in 2022, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,300 to $183,200, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, KY is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clark County, KY have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clark County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clark County, KY is $61,878. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clark County, KY was Census Tract 205 with a value of $102,560, followed by Census Tract 201.05 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $94,676 and $93,750.

Property

$183,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,825
$10,565
Median Property Taxes
±$664

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

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.6% of the housing units in Clark County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205
  2. Census Tract 201.05
  3. Census Tract 203

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, KY was Census Tract 205 with a value of $102,560, followed by Census Tract 201.05 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $94,676 and $93,750.

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

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Household Income

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$61,878
Median Household Income
± $4,529
14.8k
Number of Households
± 896

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Clark County, KY grew to $61,878 from the previous year's value of $59,294.

The following chart displays the households in Clark 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 Clark 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 (82.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.69%)
  3. Carpooled (6.73%)

In 2022, 82.7% of workers in Clark County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.69%) and those who carpooled to work (6.73%).

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

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, KY have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Clark 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 Clark County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clark County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, KY (5.45k out of 36.2k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clark County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic 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

95.7% of the population of Clark County, KY has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clark County, KY see 2133 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0469% increase from the previous year (2132 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1919 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1105 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,133 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clark County, KY

Primary care physicians in Clark County, KY see an average of 2,133 patients per year. This represents a 0.0469% increase from the previous year (2,132 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clark 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 23.5% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.32%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, KY declined by 4.05% from 4.5% to 4.32%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37 in Clark 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 38.1% in Clark County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.76% in Clark County, KY.

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