Scott County, KY

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2022 Population
57,286
1.81% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.278% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.28%
8.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$80,782
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$240,800
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
29,395
3.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scott County, KY had a population of 57.3k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $80,782. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scott County, KY grew from 56,267 to 57,286, a 1.81% increase and its median household income grew from $73,113 to $80,782, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), Other (Hispanic) (1.83%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.59%).

None of the households in Scott 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.

98.7% of the residents in Scott County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scott County, KY are Georgetown College (356 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Scott County, KY was $240,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%.

Most people in Scott County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Scott County, KY is home to a population of 57.3k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.25% of Scott County, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.29k people).

In 2022, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Scott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Scott County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, KY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.3k ± 122
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.78k ± 234
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.89k ± 301
4.52%
Hispanic Population
2.59k people

In 2022, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Scott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.52% of the people in Scott County, KY are hispanic (2.59k people).

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

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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

2.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.29k people
2.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.43k people

As of 2022, 2.25% of Scott County, KY residents (1.29k 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 Scott County, KY was 2.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    919 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    760 ± 199
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    557 ± 172

Scott County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, KY employs 29.4k people. The largest industries in Scott County, KY are Manufacturing (7,598 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,394 people), and Retail Trade (2,886 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($117,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,028), and Manufacturing ($67,112).

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

29.4k
2022 Value
± 1,197
3.34%
1 Year growth
± 5.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, KY grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 28.4k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, KY, are Production Occupations (4,752 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,039 people), and Management Occupations (2,925 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.4k
2022 Value
± 1,197
3.34%
1 Year growth
± 5.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, KY grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 28.4k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, KY, are Manufacturing (7,598 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,394 people), and Retail Trade (2,886 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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

$58,608
Median earning men ± $1,525
$37,568
Median earning women ± $2,156

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,375), Manufacturing ($70,840), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($67,560).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,463), Manufacturing ($50,462), and Wholesale Trade ($49,565).

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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. 417
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 241
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 222
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 61.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.66%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Scott County, KY awarded 356 degrees. The student population of Scott County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 637 male students and 911 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, KY are White (289 and 82.1%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 6.82%), Unknown (15 and 4.26%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Scott County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Georgetown College (356 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Scott County, KY are General Special Education & Teaching (63 and 17.7%), Curriculum & Instruction (50 and 14%), and General Psychology (27 and 7.58%).

The median tuition cost in Scott County, KY for private four year colleges is $40,610.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Scott County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,548 (41.1% men and 58.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,548 students enrolled in Scott County, KY, 41.1% men and 58.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,193 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Scott County, KY was General Psychology with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
356 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgetown College with 356 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 104 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scott County, KY, which is 0.413 times less than the 252 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 289 degrees mean that there were 12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 24 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 ($40,610) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($990) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) 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 Scott County, KY was $240,800 in 2022, which is 0.854 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,800 to $240,800, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, KY is 73.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scott County, KY have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scott County, KY is $80,782. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, KY was Census Tract 406.01 with a value of $149,250, followed by Census Tract 403.03 and Census Tract 405.02, with respective values of $120,721 and $113,299.

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Scott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.96%.

Property

$240,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,912
$15,863
Median Property Taxes
±$826

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

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.4% of the housing units in Scott County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 406.01
  2. Census Tract 403.03
  3. Census Tract 405.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, KY was Census Tract 406.01 with a value of $149,250, followed by Census Tract 403.03 and Census Tract 405.02, with respective values of $120,721 and $113,299.

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

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Household Income

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$80,782
Median Household Income
± $2,774
21.6k
Number of Households
± 967

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Scott County, KY grew to $80,782 from the previous year's value of $73,113.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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 Scott 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 (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.28%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.31%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Scott County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.28%) and those who worked at home (8.31%).

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Scott 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 Scott County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Scott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.96%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, KY (5.17k out of 55.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic 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, 10.3% of the children was living in poverty in Scott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 161 in Scott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 140 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Scott County, KY has health coverage, with 61.3% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 9.58% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Scott County, KY see 1727 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.37% decrease from the previous year (1751 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2542 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1103 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,727 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, KY

Primary care physicians in Scott County, KY see an average of 1,727 patients per year. This represents a 1.37% decrease from the previous year (1,751 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott 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 25.9% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

4.52%
Uninsured
61.3%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
9.58%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, KY declined by 9.09% from 4.97% to 4.52%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 24.7 in Scott County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.8% in Scott County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.26% in Scott County, KY.

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