Rowan County, KY

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2020 Population
24,534
0.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
30.4
0.654% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
27.1%
2.82% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,754
11.8% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,900
2.17% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
10,574
4.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Rowan County, KY had a population of 24.5k people with a median age of 30.4 and a median household income of $42,754. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rowan County, KY grew from 24,507 to 24,534, a 0.11% increase and its median household income grew from $38,230 to $42,754, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rowan County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%), White (Hispanic) (1.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.901%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.77%).

None of the households in Rowan 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.

98.9% of the residents in Rowan County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rowan County, KY are Morehead State University (1,606 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Rowan County, KY was $126,900, and the homeownership rate was 60.4%.

Most people in Rowan County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Rowan County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Rowan County, KY is home to a population of 24.5k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.06% of Rowan County, KY residents were born outside of the country (506 people).

In 2020, there were 46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Rowan County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 504 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 369 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Rowan County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rowan County, KY was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rowan County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.2k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    504 ± 120
  3. White (Hispanic)
    369 ± 61
1.8%
Hispanic Population
441 people

In 2020, there were 46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Rowan County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 504 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 369 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.8% of the people in Rowan County, KY are hispanic (441 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rowan 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

2.06%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
506 people
2.34%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
574 people

As of 2020, 2.06% of Rowan County, KY residents (506 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 Rowan County, KY was 2.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    476 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    141 ± 75
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    137 ± 98

Rowan County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Rowan County, KY employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Rowan County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,371 people), Educational Services (1,596 people), and Retail Trade (1,360 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,173), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,619), and Construction ($48,919).

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

10.6k
2020 Value
± 803
4.13%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rowan County, KY grew at a rate of 4.13%, from 10.2k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rowan County, KY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (989 people), Sales & Related Occupations (971 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (870 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rowan County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.6k
2020 Value
± 803
4.13%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rowan County, KY grew at a rate of 4.13%, from 10.2k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rowan County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,371 people), Educational Services (1,596 people), and Retail Trade (1,360 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rowan County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Rowan 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

$27,272
Median earning men ± $4,817
$24,383
Median earning women ± $3,333

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,399), Construction ($50,464), and Wholesale Trade ($50,144).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,069), Public Administration ($33,654), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,875).

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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. 238
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 155
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 138
    Retail Trade

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. $138k
    Manufacturing
  2. $130k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $32.7k
    Retail Trade

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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 Rowan County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 59.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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 Rowan County, KY awarded 1,606 degrees. The student population of Rowan County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,589 male students and 5,715 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rowan County, KY are White (1,421 and 91.4%), followed by Black or African American (52 and 3.35%), Two or More Races (34 and 2.19%), and Hispanic or Latino (25 and 1.61%).

The largest universities in Rowan County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Morehead State University (1,606 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rowan County, KY are General Studies (167 and 10.4%), Registered Nursing (114 and 7.1%), and General Business (87 and 5.42%).

The median tuition cost in Rowan County, KY for a public four year colleges is $8,970 for in-state students and $13,556 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Rowan County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 9,304 (38.6% men and 61.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 9,304 students enrolled in Rowan County, KY, 38.6% men and 61.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,234 records, of which 62% were women and 38% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 138 degree-majors awarded
  2. 63 degree-majors awarded
  3. 58 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rowan County, KY was General Studies with 138 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,606 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Morehead State University with 1,606 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 597 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rowan County, KY, which is 0.592 times less than the 1,009 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 1,421 degrees mean that there were 27.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,970) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Rowan County, KY was $126,900 in 2020, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $124,200 to $126,900, a 2.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Rowan County, KY is 60.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Rowan County, KY have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rowan County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rowan County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.53%.

Property

$126,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,411
$5,285
Median Property Taxes
±$520

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

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

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Rent vs Own

60.4%
Homeownership
2020
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.4% of the housing units in Rowan County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9504

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rowan 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.
$42,754
Median Household Income
± $4,856
8.75k
Number of Households
± 759

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.75k households in Rowan County, KY grew to $42,754 from the previous year's value of $38,230.

The following chart displays the households in Rowan 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 Rowan 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 (75.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.23%)

In 2020, 75.8% of workers in Rowan County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (6.23%).

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

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rowan County, KY have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.63% of the workforce in Rowan 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 Rowan County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rowan County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rowan County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.53%.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rowan County, KY (5.85k out of 21.6k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rowan County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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, 26% of the children was living in poverty in Rowan County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 79.9 in Rowan County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 19.2 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

95.5% of the population of Rowan County, KY has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 9.53% on non-group plans, and 1.52% 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 Rowan County, KY see 1294 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.31% increase from the previous year (1290 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1529 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 175 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% 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

1,294 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rowan County, KY

Primary care physicians in Rowan County, KY see an average of 1,294 patients per year. This represents a 0.31% increase from the previous year (1,290 patients).

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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 24.6% under 18 years, 29.9% between 18 and 34 years, 31.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.53%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
9.53%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rowan County, KY declined by 15.2% from 5.34% to 4.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rowan 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 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Rowan 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 36.3% in Rowan County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.16% in Rowan County, KY.

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