Grayson, KY

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2022 Population
3,841
1.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.8
7.87% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
50.3%
29.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$27,045
2.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$135,500
2.19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,223
2.63% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Grayson, KY had a population of 3.84k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $27,045. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grayson, KY grew from 3,795 to 3,841, a 1.21% increase and its median household income grew from $26,298 to $27,045, a 2.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grayson, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.338%), and White (Hispanic) (0.156%).

None of the households in Grayson, 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.

100% of the residents in Grayson, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grayson, KY are Kentucky Christian University (133 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Grayson, KY was $135,500, and the homeownership rate was 47.1%.

Most people in Grayson, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Grayson, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grayson, KY is home to a population of 3.84k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.104% of Grayson, KY residents were born outside of the country (4 people).

In 2022, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.55k people) in Grayson, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 169 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 100 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Grayson, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grayson, KY was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grayson, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.55k ± 150
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    169 ± 139
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    100 ± 52
0.26%
Hispanic Population
10 people

In 2022, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.55k people) in Grayson, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 169 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 100 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.26% of the people in Grayson, KY are hispanic (10 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

0.104%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4 people
0.0791%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3 people

As of 2022, 0.104% of Grayson, KY residents (4 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, KY was 0.0791%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    42 ± 59
  2. Vietnam
    19 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    18 ± 37

Grayson, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grayson, KY employs 1.22k people. The largest industries in Grayson, KY are Retail Trade (240 people), Construction (198 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($112,589), Construction ($46,327), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,036).

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

1.22k
2022 Value
± 281
−2.63%
1 Year decline
± 33.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grayson, KY declined at a rate of −2.63%, from 1.26k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grayson, KY, are Production Occupations (158 people), Transportation Occupations (153 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (133 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grayson, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.22k
2022 Value
± 281
−2.63%
1 Year decline
± 33.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grayson, KY declined at a rate of −2.63%, from 1.26k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grayson, KY, are Retail Trade (240 people), Construction (198 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grayson, KY, though some of these residents may live in Grayson, 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

$24,864
Median earning men ± $15,462
$20,163
Median earning women ± $11,455

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($46,327), Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,389).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($30,234), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($19,435), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($17,204).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

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 Grayson, KY awarded 133 degrees. The student population of Grayson, KY in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 388 male students and 241 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grayson, KY are White (93 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (16 and 12.7%), Unknown (8 and 6.35%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 5.56%).

The largest universities in Grayson, KY by number of degrees awarded are Kentucky Christian University (133 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grayson, KY are General Business Administration & Management (37 and 27.8%), Nursing Administration (20 and 15%), and Biblical Studies (16 and 12%).

The median tuition cost in Grayson, KY for private four year colleges is $23,100.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Grayson, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 44.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 629 (61.7% men and 38.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 629 students enrolled in Grayson, KY, 61.7% men and 38.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 317 records, of which 46.1% were women and 53.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 37 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grayson, KY was General Business Administration & Management with 37 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
133 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kentucky Christian University with 133 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 68 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grayson, KY, which is 1.05 times more than the 65 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 93 degrees mean that there were 5.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 16 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 ($23,100) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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 Grayson, KY was $135,500 in 2022, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,600 to $135,500, a 2.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Grayson, KY is 47.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grayson, KY have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grayson, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$135,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$48,648
$643
Median Property Taxes
±$192

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

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Rent vs Own

47.1%
Homeownership
2022
52.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.1% of the housing units in Grayson, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9605
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$27,045
Median Household Income
± $6,523
1.36k
Number of Households
± 307

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.36k households in Grayson, KY grew to $27,045 from the previous year's value of $26,298.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grayson, 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 (62.6%)
  2. Walked (16.2%)
  3. Carpooled (14.9%)

In 2022, 62.6% of workers in Grayson, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (16.2%) and those who carpooled to work (14.9%).

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grayson, KY have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.34% of the workforce in Grayson, 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, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grayson, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

50.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grayson, KY (1.61k out of 3.19k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grayson, 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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Health

94.4% of the population of Grayson, KY has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 38.7% on Medicaid, 8.79% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.932% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carter County, KY see 5359 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.1% increase from the previous year (4501 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5308 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 492 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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5,359 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carter County, KY

Primary care physicians in Carter County, KY see an average of 5,359 patients per year. This represents a 19.1% increase from the previous year (4,501 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carter 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 21.8% under 18 years, 32.1% between 18 and 34 years, 31% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.62%
Uninsured
34.6%
Employer Coverage
38.7%
Medicaid
8.79%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.932%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grayson, KY declined by 1.83% from 5.73% to 5.62%.

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