Grayson County, KY

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2022 Population
26,465
0.433% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40
0.99% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
21.1%
11.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,024
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,500
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grayson County, KY had a population of 26.5k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $47,024. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grayson County, KY grew from 26,351 to 26,465, a 0.433% increase and its median household income grew from $40,839 to $47,024, a 15.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grayson County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.34%), Other (Hispanic) (0.82%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.51%), and White (Hispanic) (0.506%).

None of the households in Grayson 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.

99.5% of the residents in Grayson County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Grayson County, KY was $141,500, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Grayson County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Grayson County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grayson County, KY is home to a population of 26.5k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.812% of Grayson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (215 people).

In 2022, there were 40.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.2k people) in Grayson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 619 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 217 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Grayson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grayson County, KY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grayson County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.2k ± 88
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    619 ± 102
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    217 ± 112
1.49%
Hispanic Population
394 people

In 2022, there were 40.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.2k people) in Grayson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 619 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 217 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.49% of the people in Grayson County, KY are hispanic (394 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.812%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
215 people
1.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
304 people

As of 2022, 0.812% of Grayson County, KY residents (215 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 Grayson County, KY was 1.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    534 ± 128
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    200 ± 89
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    150 ± 62

Grayson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grayson County, KY employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Grayson County, KY are Manufacturing (2,276 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,590 people), and Construction (1,045 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,379), Information ($61,875), and Construction ($47,747).

Occupations

10.6k
2022 Value
± 773
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grayson County, KY grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 10.4k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grayson County, KY, are Production Occupations (1,417 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,078 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,059 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grayson County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.6k
2022 Value
± 773
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grayson County, KY grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 10.4k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grayson County, KY, are Manufacturing (2,276 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,590 people), and Construction (1,045 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grayson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Grayson 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

$42,662
Median earning men ± $3,548
$29,327
Median earning women ± $2,053

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($137,738), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,259).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,106), Manufacturing ($37,008), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,366).

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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. 207
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 159
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 127
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grayson County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 78.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.709%).

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

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 Grayson County, KY was $141,500 in 2022, which is 0.502 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,000 to $141,500, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Grayson County, KY is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grayson County, KY have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grayson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grayson County, KY is $47,024. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grayson County, KY was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $50,278, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $48,432 and $45,625.

Property

$141,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,344
$7,464
Median Property Taxes
±$531

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.9% of the housing units in Grayson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grayson County, KY was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $50,278, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $48,432 and $45,625.

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

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Household Income

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$47,024
Median Household Income
± $2,053
9.71k
Number of Households
± 673

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.71k households in Grayson County, KY grew to $47,024 from the previous year's value of $40,839.

The following chart displays the households in Grayson 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 Grayson 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 (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.11%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Grayson County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (5.11%).

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

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grayson County, KY have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.99% of the workforce in Grayson 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 Grayson County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grayson County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grayson County, KY (5.46k out of 25.9k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grayson County, KY is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

93.7% of the population of Grayson County, KY has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.546% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Grayson County, KY see 1762 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.399% increase from the previous year (1755 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2942 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 779 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,762 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grayson County, KY

Primary care physicians in Grayson County, KY see an average of 1,762 patients per year. This represents a 0.399% increase from the previous year (1,755 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grayson 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 25.1% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.29%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
28.6%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.546%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grayson County, KY grew by 12.3% from 5.6% to 6.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grayson County, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.6 in Grayson 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 40.6% in Grayson County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.9% in Grayson County, KY.

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