Franklin County, KY

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2022 Population
51,475
0.304% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40
1.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
0.133% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,929
5.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,000
18.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,728
0.651% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Franklin County, KY had a population of 51.5k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $62,929. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Franklin County, KY grew from 51,319 to 51,475, a 0.304% increase and its median household income grew from $59,498 to $62,929, a 5.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.12%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.61%).

None of the households in Franklin 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.

96.9% of the residents in Franklin County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, KY are Kentucky State University (218 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Franklin County, KY was $184,000, and the homeownership rate was 63.3%.

Most people in Franklin County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Franklin County, KY is home to a population of 51.5k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.97% of Franklin County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.05k people).

In 2022, there were 9.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Franklin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Franklin County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, KY was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.7k ± 113
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.49k ± 322
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.12k ± 308
3.87%
Hispanic Population
1.99k people

In 2022, there were 9.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Franklin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.87% of the people in Franklin County, KY are hispanic (1.99k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin 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

3.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people
4.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.19k people

As of 2022, 3.97% of Franklin County, KY residents (2.05k 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 Franklin County, KY was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    941 ± 218
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    781 ± 349
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    494 ± 143

Franklin County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, KY employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, KY are Public Administration (4,339 people), Retail Trade (2,830 people), and Manufacturing (2,687 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,531), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,611), and Utilities ($61,458).

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

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,335
0.651%
1 Year growth
± 7.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, KY grew at a rate of 0.651%, from 24.6k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,989 people), Management Occupations (2,706 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,827 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,335
0.651%
1 Year growth
± 7.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, KY grew at a rate of 0.651%, from 24.6k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, KY, are Public Administration (4,339 people), Retail Trade (2,830 people), and Manufacturing (2,687 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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

$45,194
Median earning men ± $2,799
$38,441
Median earning women ± $1,980

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,405), Information ($58,974), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,146).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($98,381), Construction ($52,270), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,897).

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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. 479
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 309
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 283
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

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 Franklin County, KY awarded 218 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 719 male students and 1,007 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, KY are Black or African American (123 and 58.3%), followed by White (44 and 20.9%), Unknown (25 and 11.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 4.74%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky State University (218 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, KY are General Business Administration & Management (36 and 16.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (28 and 12.8%), and Registered Nursing (17 and 7.8%).

The median tuition cost in Franklin County, KY for a public four year colleges is $7,854 for in-state students and $11,782 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Franklin County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,726 (41.7% men and 58.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,726 students enrolled in Franklin County, KY, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,144 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, KY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 14 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kentucky State University with 218 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, KY, which is 0.879 times less than the 116 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 123 degrees mean that there were 2.8 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,854) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,150) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) 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 Franklin County, KY was $184,000 in 2022, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,000 to $184,000, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, KY is 63.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Franklin County, KY have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, KY is $62,929. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, KY was Census Tract 704.01 with a value of $66,211, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 712, with respective values of $46,499 and $44,286.

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.96%.

Property

$184,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,767
$14,267
Median Property Taxes
±$894

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

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Rent vs Own

63.3%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.3% of the housing units in Franklin County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 704.01
  2. Census Tract 705
  3. Census Tract 712

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, KY was Census Tract 704.01 with a value of $66,211, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 712, with respective values of $46,499 and $44,286.

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

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Household Income

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$62,929
Median Household Income
± $4,060
22.6k
Number of Households
± 1,178

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.6k households in Franklin County, KY grew to $62,929 from the previous year's value of $59,498.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 (74.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (10%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Franklin County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (10%).

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, KY have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.631% of the workforce in Franklin 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 Franklin County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.96%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, KY (6.6k out of 49.7k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin 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, 18.3% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 269 in Franklin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 28.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Franklin County, KY has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KY see 2833 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.95% increase from the previous year (2674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1247 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 664 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,833 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, KY

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KY see an average of 2,833 patients per year. This represents a 5.95% increase from the previous year (2,674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin 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 22.3% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.88%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, KY declined by 2.42% from 7.06% to 6.88%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.9 in Franklin 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 37% in Franklin County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.81% in Franklin County, KY.

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