Henry County, KY

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2022 Population
15,731
0.255% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.4
0.241% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
6.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,294
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,600
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Henry County, KY had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $58,294. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henry County, KY grew from 15,691 to 15,731, a 0.255% increase and its median household income grew from $52,301 to $58,294, a 11.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.55%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.19%).

None of the households in Henry 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% of the residents in Henry County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Henry County, KY was $161,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Henry County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henry County, KY is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.1% of Henry County, KY residents were born outside of the country (331 people).

In 2022, there were 31.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.2k people) in Henry County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 456 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 374 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Henry County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, KY was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 41
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    456 ± 72.1
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    374 ± 65
3.69%
Hispanic Population
580 people

In 2022, there were 31.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.2k people) in Henry County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 456 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 374 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.69% of the people in Henry County, KY are hispanic (580 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
331 people
1.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
304 people

As of 2022, 2.1% of Henry County, KY residents (331 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 Henry County, KY was 1.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    371 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    166 ± 81
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    156 ± 66

Henry County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henry County, KY employs 6.94k people. The largest industries in Henry County, KY are Retail Trade (949 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people), and Manufacturing (910 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,250), Utilities ($65,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,938).

Occupations

6.94k
2022 Value
± 486
3.71%
1 Year growth
± 9.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, KY grew at a rate of 3.71%, from 6.69k employees to 6.94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (657 people), Management Occupations (615 people), and Production Occupations (593 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.94k
2022 Value
± 486
3.71%
1 Year growth
± 9.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, KY grew at a rate of 3.71%, from 6.69k employees to 6.94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, KY, are Retail Trade (949 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people), and Manufacturing (910 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Henry 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

$42,158
Median earning men ± $5,586
$30,861
Median earning women ± $4,729

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,875), Manufacturing ($53,854), and Wholesale Trade ($51,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,417), Wholesale Trade ($52,955), and Public Administration ($46,429).

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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. 52
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 48
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 44
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henry County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 72.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.06%).

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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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 Henry County, KY was $161,600 in 2022, which is 0.573 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,700 to $161,600, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Henry County, KY is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henry County, KY have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henry County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henry County, KY is $58,294. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henry County, KY was Census Tract 903.01 with a value of $71,845, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 904, with respective values of $60,900 and $58,708.

Property

$161,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,987
$4,472
Median Property Taxes
±$368

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.3% of the housing units in Henry County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 903.01
  2. Census Tract 902
  3. Census Tract 904

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, KY was Census Tract 903.01 with a value of $71,845, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 904, with respective values of $60,900 and $58,708.

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

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Household Income

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$58,294
Median Household Income
± $4,742
6.02k
Number of Households
± 447

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.02k households in Henry County, KY grew to $58,294 from the previous year's value of $52,301.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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 Henry 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 (75.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.28%)

In 2022, 75.3% of workers in Henry County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (9.28%).

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

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, KY have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Henry 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 Henry County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henry County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, KY (2.53k out of 15.6k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henry 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

91.4% of the population of Henry County, KY has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Henry County, KY see 2016 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.149% increase from the previous year (2013 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2678 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2295 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,016 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henry County, KY

Primary care physicians in Henry County, KY see an average of 2,016 patients per year. This represents a 0.149% increase from the previous year (2,013 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henry 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 24.5% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.6%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
24.6%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
2.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, KY declined by 14.9% from 10.1% to 8.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 38.3% in Henry County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.45% in Henry County, KY.

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