Knott County, KY

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2022 Population
14,282
1.54% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.455% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.7%
6.13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$38,336
7.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$66,600
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,219
2.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Knott County, KY had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $38,336. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Knott County, KY declined from 14,506 to 14,282, a −1.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,583 to $38,336, a 7.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knott County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), Other (Hispanic) (0.686%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.196%).

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.

99.8% of the residents in Knott County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knott County, KY are Alice Lloyd College (95 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Knott County, KY was $66,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Knott County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Knott County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Knott County, KY is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.497% of Knott County, KY residents were born outside of the country (71 people).

In 2022, there were 89.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Knott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 154 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 146 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Knott County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Knott County, KY was 99.6%, 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)
    13.8k ± 54
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    154 ± 48
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    146 ± 68.9
1.07%
Hispanic Population
153 people

In 2022, there were 89.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Knott County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 154 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 146 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.07% of the people in Knott County, KY are hispanic (153 people).

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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

0.497%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
71 people
0.772%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
112 people

As of 2022, 0.497% of Knott County, KY residents (71 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 Knott County, KY was 0.772%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    225 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    46 ± 49
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    27 ± 35

Knott County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Knott County, KY employs 4.22k people. The largest industries in Knott County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,012 people), Retail Trade (570 people), and Educational Services (531 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,969), Construction ($47,875), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,625).

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

4.22k
2022 Value
± 460
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knott County, KY grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 4.12k employees to 4.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knott County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people), Management Occupations (365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (322 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

4.22k
2022 Value
± 460
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knott County, KY grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 4.12k employees to 4.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knott County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,012 people), Retail Trade (570 people), and Educational Services (531 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

$36,388
Median earning men ± $3,127
$28,545
Median earning women ± $2,632

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,813), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,500), and Construction ($48,679).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,625), Information ($40,357), and Public Administration ($39,444).

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

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Civics

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Knott County, KY awarded 95 degrees. The student population of Knott County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 296 male students and 269 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knott County, KY are White (92 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 (95 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Knott County, KY are General Biological Sciences (31 and 32.6%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (15 and 15.8%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (9 and 9.47%).

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

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Knott County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.61%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 565 (52.4% men and 47.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 565 students enrolled in Knott County, KY, 52.4% men and 47.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 511 records, of which 49.9% were women and 50.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knott County, KY was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
95 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alice Lloyd College with 95 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 43 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knott County, KY, which is 0.827 times less than the 52 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 92 degrees mean that there were InfinityM 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 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 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 Knott County, KY was $66,600 in 2022, which is 0.236 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $57,900 to $66,600, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Knott County, KY is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Knott County, KY have an average commute time of 28.6 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 $38,336. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knott County, KY was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $48,405, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $39,621 and $34,545.

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

$66,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,823
$4,037
Median Property Taxes
±$390

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.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Knott County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knott County, KY was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $48,405, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $39,621 and $34,545.

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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$38,336
Median Household Income
± $4,822
5.56k
Number of Households
± 502

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.56k households in Knott County, KY grew to $38,336 from the previous year's value of $35,583.

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.
0.452
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 (7.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.55%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Knott County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.26%) and those who worked at home (6.55%).

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knott County, KY have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.13% 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

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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

27.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knott County, KY (3.8k out of 13.7k 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 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 Black and Hispanic.

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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Health

97% of the population of Knott County, KY has health coverage, with 23.8% on employee plans, 45.7% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 8.79% on non-group plans, and 2.11% 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, 49.9% were men and 50.1% 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 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.05%
Uninsured
23.8%
Employer Coverage
45.7%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
8.79%
Non-Group
2.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knott County, KY declined by 52.9% from 6.47% to 3.05%.

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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 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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