Henderson County, KY

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2020 Population
45,550
0.609% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.1
0.243% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
18.2%
1.61% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$50,471
3.16% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$133,200
3.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
20,452
0.561% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Henderson County, KY had a population of 45.6k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $50,471. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Henderson County, KY declined from 45,829 to 45,550, a −0.609% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,926 to $50,471, a 3.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.59%), White (Hispanic) (1.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.99%).

None of the households in Henderson 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.

99.4% of the residents in Henderson County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson County, KY are Henderson Community College (565 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Henderson County, KY was $133,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Henderson County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Henderson County, KY is home to a population of 45.6k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.29% of Henderson County, KY residents were born outside of the country (589 people).

In 2020, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Henderson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Henderson County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson 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 Henderson County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39k ± 408
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37k ± 249
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.64k ± 505
2.63%
Hispanic Population
1.2k people

In 2020, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Henderson County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.63% of the people in Henderson County, KY are hispanic (1.2k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
589 people
1.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
686 people

As of 2020, 1.29% of Henderson County, KY residents (589 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henderson County, KY was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    965 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    416 ± 150
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    338 ± 173

Henderson County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Henderson County, KY employs 20.5k people. The largest industries in Henderson County, KY are Manufacturing (3,904 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,509 people), and Retail Trade (2,032 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,103), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,611), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,909).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.5k
2020 Value
± 1,117
0.561%
1 Year growth
± 7.27%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Henderson County, KY grew at a rate of 0.561%, from 20.3k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,273 people), Production Occupations (2,243 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,525 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.5k
2020 Value
± 1,117
0.561%
1 Year growth
± 7.27%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Henderson County, KY grew at a rate of 0.561%, from 20.3k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson County, KY, are Manufacturing (3,904 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,509 people), and Retail Trade (2,032 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Henderson 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

$40,468
Median earning men ± $2,120
$28,371
Median earning women ± $2,765

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,728), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,091).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,121), Wholesale Trade ($35,923), and Public Administration ($35,915).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 454
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 301
    Manufacturing
  3. 294
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $961k
    Manufacturing
  2. $174k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $80k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henderson County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 61.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.18%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Henderson County, KY awarded 565 degrees. The student population of Henderson County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 347 male students and 984 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson County, KY are White (471 and 83.4%), followed by Black or African American (48 and 8.5%), Two or More Races (31 and 5.49%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Henderson County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Henderson Community College (565 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson County, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (117 and 20.7%), General Computer & Information Sciences (115 and 20.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (64 and 11.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,331 students enrolled in Henderson County, KY, 26.1% men and 73.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 962 records, of which 76.2% were women and 23.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 117 degree-majors awarded
  2. 37 degree-majors awarded
  3. 10 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson County, KY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 117 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
565 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Henderson Community College with 565 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson County, KY, which is 0.523 times less than the 371 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 471 degrees mean that there were 9.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 48 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,296) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Henderson County, KY was $133,200 in 2020, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $128,400 to $133,200, a 3.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson County, KY is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Henderson County, KY have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henderson County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henderson County, KY is $50,471. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henderson County, KY was Census Tract 208 with a value of $60,650, followed by Census Tract 207.01 and Census Tract 206.02, with respective values of $50,499 and $48,319.

In 2021, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.421%.

Property

$133,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,749
$11,925
Median Property Taxes
±$825

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Henderson County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2020
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.6% of the housing units in Henderson County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Henderson County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 208
  2. Census Tract 207.01
  3. Census Tract 206.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson County, KY was Census Tract 208 with a value of $60,650, followed by Census Tract 207.01 and Census Tract 206.02, with respective values of $50,499 and $48,319.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,471
Median Household Income
± $2,364
18.8k
Number of Households
± 973

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.8k households in Henderson County, KY grew to $50,471 from the previous year's value of $48,926.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson 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 Henderson County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.88%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.89%)

In 2020, 86.2% of workers in Henderson County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.88%) and those who worked at home (3.89%).

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

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Henderson 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 Henderson County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henderson County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.421%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson County, KY (8.08k out of 44.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson 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 2021, 22% of the children was living in poverty in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 177 in Henderson County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 35.1 per 100,000 population.

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96.3% of the population of Henderson County, KY has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.616% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kentucky was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, KY see 1900 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.43% increase from the previous year (1837 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2055 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 807 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,900 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henderson County, KY

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, KY see an average of 1,900 patients per year. This represents a 3.43% increase from the previous year (1,837 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henderson County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.66%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
24.4%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.616%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson County, KY declined by 22.4% from 4.72% to 3.66%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 63.8 in Henderson County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 37.2% in Henderson County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.96% in Henderson County, KY.

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