Knott County, KY

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2021 Population
14,506
3.56% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
44
0.686% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
29.5%
4.67% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$35,583
9.38% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$57,900
10.7% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
4,124
8.72% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Knott County, KY had a population of 14.5k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $35,583. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Knott County, KY declined from 15,041 to 14,506, a −3.56% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,531 to $35,583, a 9.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knott County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.993%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.91%), White (Hispanic) (0.421%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.407%).

None of the households in Knott 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.

99.6% of the residents in Knott County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knott County, KY are Alice Lloyd College (74 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Knott County, KY was $57,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Knott County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Knott County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Knott County, KY is home to a population of 14.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 0.772% of Knott County, KY residents were born outside of the country (112 people).

In 2021, there were 97.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Knott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 144 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 132 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2021 Citizenship
99.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.6% of Knott County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Knott County, KY was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knott County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 42
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    144 ± 51
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    132 ± 70
0.986%
Hispanic Population
143 people

In 2021, there were 97.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Knott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 144 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 132 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.986% of the people in Knott County, KY are hispanic (143 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Knott 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

0.772%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
112 people
0.711%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
107 people

As of 2021, 0.772% of Knott County, KY residents (112 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 Knott County, KY was 0.711%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    232 ± 86
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    43 ± 50
  3. Korea
    33 ± 36

Knott County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Knott County, KY employs 4.12k people. The largest industries in Knott County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), Retail Trade (573 people), and Educational Services (498 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,375), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,222).

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

4.12k
2021 Value
± 463
−8.72%
1 Year decline
± 17.3%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Knott County, KY declined at a rate of −8.72%, from 4.52k employees to 4.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knott County, KY, are Sales & Related Occupations (374 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), and Management Occupations (342 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knott County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.12k
2021 Value
± 463
−8.72%
1 Year decline
± 17.3%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Knott County, KY declined at a rate of −8.72%, from 4.52k employees to 4.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knott County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), Retail Trade (573 people), and Educational Services (498 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knott County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Knott 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

$31,542
Median earning men ± $4,895
$25,242
Median earning women ± $2,142

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($51,528), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,222), and Construction ($43,776).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($34,375), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,774), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($26,373).

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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. 101
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 36
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 35
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $14k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $5.43k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $5.19k
    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 Knott County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 76.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.6%), followed by Other (0.512%).

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 Knott County, KY awarded 74 degrees. The student population of Knott County, KY in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 305 male students and 308 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knott County, KY are White (71 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Knott County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Alice Lloyd College (74 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Knott County, KY are General Biological Sciences (15 and 20.3%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (9 and 12.2%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (7 and 9.46%).

The median tuition cost in Knott County, KY for private four year colleges is $12,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Knott County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 35.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 613 (49.8% men and 50.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 613 students enrolled in Knott County, KY, 49.8% men and 50.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 573 records, of which 51.5% were women and 48.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 15 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knott County, KY was General Biological Sciences with 15 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
74 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alice Lloyd College with 74 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 39 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knott County, KY, which is 1.11 times more than the 35 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 71 degrees mean that there were Infinityk times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 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 ($12,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,230) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) 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).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Knott County, KY was $57,900 in 2021, which is 0.236 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $52,300 to $57,900, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Knott County, KY is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Knott County, KY have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knott County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Knott County, KY is $35,583. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knott County, KY was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $45,156, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $39,004 and $35,734.

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Knott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.52%.

Property

$57,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,530
$3,901
Median Property Taxes
±$386

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

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

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2021
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.5% of the housing units in Knott County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9602
  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knott County, KY was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $45,156, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $39,004 and $35,734.

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

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Household Income

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$35,583
Median Household Income
± $3,434
5.46k
Number of Households
± 498

In 2021, the median household income of the 5.46k households in Knott County, KY grew to $35,583 from the previous year's value of $32,531.

The following chart displays the households in Knott 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Knott 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 (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.19%)

In 2021, 76.2% of workers in Knott County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.3%) and those who worked at home (7.19%).

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

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knott County, KY have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 5.96% of the workforce in Knott 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 Knott County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knott County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Knott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knott County, KY (4.09k out of 13.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Knott 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, 35.5% of the children was living in poverty in Knott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 19.9 in Knott County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.458 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

93.5% of the population of Knott County, KY has health coverage, with 21.9% on employee plans, 45.9% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 7.61% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Knott County, KY see 2961 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.12% decrease from the previous year (3025 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2902 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2419 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,961 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knott County, KY

Primary care physicians in Knott County, KY see an average of 2,961 patients per year. This represents a 2.12% decrease from the previous year (3,025 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Knott 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 21.7% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.47%
Uninsured
21.9%
Employer Coverage
45.9%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
7.61%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knott County, KY grew by 36% from 4.76% to 6.47%.

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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 N/A in Knott 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 38.2% in Knott County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.63% in Knott County, KY.

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