Hardin County, KY

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2022 Population
111,005
0.791% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
1.09% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
2.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,136
7.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$186,500
16.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
47,348
0.00211% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hardin County, KY had a population of 111k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $64,136. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hardin County, KY grew from 110,134 to 111,005, a 0.791% increase and its median household income grew from $59,863 to $64,136, a 7.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hardin County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.63%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.21%), and White (Hispanic) (2.01%).

None of the households in Hardin 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.

98.2% of the residents in Hardin County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardin County, KY are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (3,257 degrees awarded in 2022) and Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (46 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hardin County, KY was $186,500, and the homeownership rate was 62.1%.

Most people in Hardin County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hardin County, KY is home to a population of 111k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.85% of Hardin County, KY residents were born outside of the country (4.28k people).

In 2022, there were 6.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.6k people) in Hardin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Hardin County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, KY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hardin County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.6k ± 259
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 552
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.14k ± 630
6%
Hispanic Population
6.66k people

In 2022, there were 6.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.6k people) in Hardin County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6% of the people in Hardin County, KY are hispanic (6.66k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hardin 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

3.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.28k people
3.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.17k people

As of 2022, 3.85% of Hardin County, KY residents (4.28k 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 Hardin County, KY was 3.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,119 ± 611
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,725 ± 399
  3. Vietnam
    2,666 ± 316

Hardin County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hardin County, KY employs 47.3k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, KY are Manufacturing (7,456 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,608 people), and Retail Trade (6,142 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,953), Utilities ($70,944), and Public Administration ($65,985).

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

47.3k
2022 Value
± 1,784
0.00211%
1 Year growth
± 5.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hardin County, KY grew at a rate of 0.00211%, from 47.3k employees to 47.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, KY, are Production Occupations (4,881 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,695 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,665 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.3k
2022 Value
± 1,784
0.00211%
1 Year growth
± 5.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hardin County, KY grew at a rate of 0.00211%, from 47.3k employees to 47.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, KY, are Manufacturing (7,456 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,608 people), and Retail Trade (6,142 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardin County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Hardin 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

$47,711
Median earning men ± $2,373
$35,275
Median earning women ± $1,485

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,464), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,595), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,161).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,603), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,321), and Construction ($43,382).

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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. 1,120
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 578
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 494
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hardin County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 61% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.54%).

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 Hardin County, KY awarded 3,303 degrees. The student population of Hardin County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,353 male students and 3,401 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardin County, KY are White (2,789 and 84.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (176 and 5.33%), Black or African American (170 and 5.15%), and Two or More Races (103 and 3.12%).

The largest universities in Hardin County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (3,257 and 98.6%) and Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown (46 and 1.39%).

The most popular majors in Hardin County, KY are Electrician (579 and 17.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (510 and 15.4%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (376 and 11.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,754 students enrolled in Hardin County, KY, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,589 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 52 degrees awarded
  2. 510 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hardin County, KY was Registered Nursing with 52 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,257 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with 3,257 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,080 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardin County, KY, which is 1.7 times more than the 1,223 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 2,789 degrees mean that there were 15.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 176 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,368) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,078) 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.

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 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 Hardin County, KY was $186,500 in 2022, which is 0.662 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,600 to $186,500, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, KY is 62.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hardin County, KY have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hardin County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hardin County, KY is $64,136. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hardin County, KY was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $105,581, followed by Census Tract 2.02 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $77,500 and $74,633.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hardin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.34%.

Property

$186,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,758
$26,458
Median Property Taxes
±$1,260

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

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Rent vs Own

62.1%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.1% of the housing units in Hardin County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2.01
  2. Census Tract 2.02
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, KY was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $105,581, followed by Census Tract 2.02 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $77,500 and $74,633.

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

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Household Income

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$64,136
Median Household Income
± $3,117
42.6k
Number of Households
± 1,723

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.6k households in Hardin County, KY grew to $64,136 from the previous year's value of $59,863.

The following chart displays the households in Hardin 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 Hardin 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 (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.69%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.54%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Hardin County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.69%) and those who worked at home (6.54%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Hardin 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 Hardin County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hardin County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hardin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, KY (12.4k out of 108k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hardin County, KY is White, followed by Black 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, 14.3% of the children was living in poverty in Hardin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 158 in Hardin County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 82.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Hardin County, KY has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 8.72% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 8.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, KY see 1656 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.01% increase from the previous year (1577 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1102 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 239 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,656 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hardin County, KY

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, KY see an average of 1,656 patients per year. This represents a 5.01% increase from the previous year (1,577 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hardin 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 27% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.32%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
8.72%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
8.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, KY grew by 1.39% from 5.25% to 5.32%.

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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 49.1 in Hardin 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 37.1% in Hardin County, KY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.35% in Hardin County, KY.

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