Boone County, KY

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2022 Population
136,150
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
5.74%
5.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$91,697
5.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$237,600
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
70,514
1.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Boone County, KY had a population of 136k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $91,697. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boone County, KY grew from 134,599 to 136,150, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $87,034 to $91,697, a 5.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), and White (Hispanic) (1.95%).

None of the households in Boone 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.

96.4% of the residents in Boone County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boone County, KY are Gateway Community and Technical College (3,188 degrees awarded in 2022), Beckfield College-Florence (199 degrees), and Empire Beauty School-Florence (62 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Boone County, KY was $237,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Boone County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Boone County, KY is home to a population of 136k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.25% of Boone County, KY residents were born outside of the country (8.51k people).

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Boone County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Boone County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boone County, KY was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    117k ± 537
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.89k ± 525
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 742
4.53%
Hispanic Population
6.17k people

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in Boone County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.53% of the people in Boone County, KY are hispanic (6.17k people).

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

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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

6.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.51k people
5.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.78k people

As of 2022, 6.25% of Boone County, KY residents (8.51k 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 Boone County, KY was 5.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,507 ± 396
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,931 ± 466
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,619 ± 356

Boone County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boone County, KY employs 70.5k people. The largest industries in Boone County, KY are Manufacturing (10,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,388 people), and Retail Trade (8,311 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($178,565), Utilities ($111,892), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,690).

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

70.5k
2022 Value
± 2,378
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone County, KY grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 69.2k employees to 70.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone County, KY, are Management Occupations (8,464 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,364 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,532 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.5k
2022 Value
± 2,378
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone County, KY grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 69.2k employees to 70.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone County, KY, are Manufacturing (10,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,388 people), and Retail Trade (8,311 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Boone 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

$57,455
Median earning men ± $2,197
$41,678
Median earning women ± $1,857

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($83,426), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,700), and Public Administration ($68,595).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($180,428), Construction ($67,901), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,270).

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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. 946
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 864
    Manufacturing
  3. 765
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Boone County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 66.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.47%).

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 Boone County, KY awarded 3,449 degrees. The student population of Boone County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,006 male students and 3,182 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boone County, KY are White (2,792 and 81%), followed by Black or African American (247 and 7.16%), Hispanic or Latino (147 and 4.26%), and Two or More Races (138 and 4%).

The largest universities in Boone County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Gateway Community and Technical College (3,188 and 92.4%), Beckfield College-Florence (199 and 5.77%), and Empire Beauty School-Florence (62 and 1.8%).

The most popular majors in Boone County, KY are General Computer & Information Sciences (479 and 13.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (411 and 11.9%), and Welding Technology (342 and 9.92%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2020 in Boone County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 58.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,188 (38.7% men and 61.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,188 students enrolled in Boone County, KY, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,153 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 252 degrees awarded
  2. 171 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Boone County, KY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 252 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,188 degrees awarded
  2. 199 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gateway Community and Technical College with 3,188 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boone County, KY, which is 1.59 times more than the 1,334 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 2,792 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 247 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,780) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($515) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,000) 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 Boone County, KY was $237,600 in 2022, which is 0.843 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $205,100 to $237,600, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Boone County, KY is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boone County, KY have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boone County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Boone County, KY is $91,697. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Boone County, KY was Census Tract 706.05 with a value of $153,594, followed by Census Tract 703.09 and Census Tract 706.01, with respective values of $127,300 and $107,083.

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Boone County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

Property

$237,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,095
$37,766
Median Property Taxes
±$1,505

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 Boone County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.2% of the housing units in Boone County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 706.05
  2. Census Tract 703.09
  3. Census Tract 706.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone County, KY was Census Tract 706.05 with a value of $153,594, followed by Census Tract 703.09 and Census Tract 706.01, with respective values of $127,300 and $107,083.

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

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Household Income

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$91,697
Median Household Income
± $3,743
49.6k
Number of Households
± 1,855

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Boone County, KY grew to $91,697 from the previous year's value of $87,034.

The following chart displays the households in Boone 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 Boone 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 (79.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.39%)

In 2022, 79.8% of workers in Boone County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.39%).

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone County, KY have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Boone County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Boone County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone County, KY (7.73k out of 135k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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 2022, 8% of the children was living in poverty in Boone County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 132 in Boone County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 56.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Boone County, KY has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 9.98% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Boone County, KY see 1590 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.315% increase from the previous year (1585 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 836 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,590 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Boone County, KY

Primary care physicians in Boone County, KY see an average of 1,590 patients per year. This represents a 0.315% increase from the previous year (1,585 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Boone 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 27% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% 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

5.32%
Uninsured
60%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
9.98%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone County, KY grew by 2.11% from 5.21% to 5.32%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.7 in Boone County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

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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 32.6% in Boone County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.63% in Boone County, KY.

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