Wolfe County, KY

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2022 Population
6,573
1.4% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
41
0.485% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
36.8%
6.15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$28,666
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$62,200
2.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wolfe County, KY had a population of 6.57k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $28,666. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wolfe County, KY declined from 6,666 to 6,573, a −1.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,349 to $28,666, a 17.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wolfe County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.228%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.152%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.0761%).

None of the households in Wolfe 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.

99.9% of the residents in Wolfe County, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wolfe County, KY was $62,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Wolfe County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wolfe County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Wolfe County, KY borders .

Population & Diversity

Wolfe County, KY is home to a population of 6.57k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.0761% of Wolfe County, KY residents were born outside of the country (5 people).

In 2022, there were 93.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.47k people) in Wolfe County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 15 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Wolfe County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wolfe County, KY was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wolfe County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.47k ± 67
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    69 ± 62.2
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    15 ± 27
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 93.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.47k people) in Wolfe County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 15 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Wolfe County, KY are hispanic (0 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.0761%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5 people
0.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
42 people

As of 2022, 0.0761% of Wolfe County, KY residents (5 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 Wolfe County, KY was 0.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    77 ± 58
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    69 ± 55
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    24 ± 36

Wolfe County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wolfe County, KY employs 1.53k people. The largest industries in Wolfe County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (284 people), Retail Trade (225 people), and Educational Services (220 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($37,742), Public Administration ($36,289), and Construction ($33,785).

Occupations

1.53k
2022 Value
± 290
20.1%
1 Year growth
± 22.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wolfe County, KY grew at a rate of 20.1%, from 1.27k employees to 1.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wolfe County, KY, are Sales & Related Occupations (302 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (166 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (142 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wolfe County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.53k
2022 Value
± 290
20.1%
1 Year growth
± 22.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wolfe County, KY grew at a rate of 20.1%, from 1.27k employees to 1.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wolfe County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (284 people), Retail Trade (225 people), and Educational Services (220 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wolfe County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Wolfe 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

$27,095
Median earning men ± $7,475
$17,618
Median earning women ± $10,666

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,513), Manufacturing ($39,130), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($36,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($36,445), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($20,170), and Retail Trade ($13,125).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 36
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 31
    Retail Trade
  3. 16
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

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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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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 Wolfe County, KY was $62,200 in 2022, which is 0.221 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $60,900 to $62,200, a 2.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Wolfe County, KY is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wolfe County, KY have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wolfe County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$62,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,184
$1,709
Median Property Taxes
±$273

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

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

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.2% of the housing units in Wolfe County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9301
  2. Census Tract 9302

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

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Household Income

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$28,666
Median Household Income
± $4,230
2.51k
Number of Households
± 332

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.51k households in Wolfe County, KY grew to $28,666 from the previous year's value of $24,349.

The following chart displays the households in Wolfe 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 Wolfe County, KY is from Wolfe County, KY.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Wolfe County, KY across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.2%)
  2. Carpooled (17.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.11%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Wolfe County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.7%) and those who worked at home (8.11%).

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

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wolfe County, KY have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.77% of the workforce in Wolfe 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 Wolfe County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wolfe County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

36.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wolfe County, KY (2.36k out of 6.42k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wolfe County, 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

99% of the population of Wolfe County, KY has health coverage, with 14.8% on employee plans, 58.8% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 8.63% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wolfe County, KY see 7106 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.713% decrease from the previous year (7157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6507 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,106 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wolfe County, KY

Primary care physicians in Wolfe County, KY see an average of 7,106 patients per year. This represents a 0.713% decrease from the previous year (7,157 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wolfe 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 25.3% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.04%
Uninsured
14.8%
Employer Coverage
58.8%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
8.63%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wolfe County, KY declined by 10.7% from 1.17% to 1.04%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2023, 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 44.3% in Wolfe County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2023, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.89% in Wolfe County, KY.

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