Mayfield, KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
36,701
0.258% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0.758% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.8%
6.79% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,526
9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,900
16.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mayfield, KY had a population of 36.7k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $52,526. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mayfield, KY declined from 36,796 to 36,701, a −0.258% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,187 to $52,526, a 9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mayfield, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.04%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.91%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Mayfield, 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 Mayfield, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mayfield, KY was $134,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Mayfield, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Mayfield, KY was 2 cars per household.

Mayfield, KY borders Martin, TN, Murray, KY, Paducah, KY-IL, and Paris, TN.

Population & Diversity

Mayfield, KY is home to a population of 36.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.33% of Mayfield, KY residents were born outside of the country (854 people).

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Mayfield, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Mayfield, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mayfield, KY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mayfield, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.2k ± 128
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.48k ± 263
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.08k ± 395
7.39%
Hispanic Population
2.71k people

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Mayfield, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.39% of the people in Mayfield, KY are hispanic (2.71k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.33%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
854 people
2.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
769 people

As of 2022, 2.33% of Mayfield, KY residents (854 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 Mayfield, KY was 2.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    577 ± 169
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    452 ± 188
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    219 ± 90

Mayfield, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mayfield, KY employs 15.4k people. The largest industries in Mayfield, KY are Manufacturing (2,472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,114 people), and Retail Trade (1,997 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,441), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,750), and Wholesale Trade ($55,543).

Occupations

15.4k
2022 Value
± 965
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 9.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mayfield, KY declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 15.6k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mayfield, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,731 people), Management Occupations (1,565 people), and Production Occupations (1,560 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mayfield, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.4k
2022 Value
± 965
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 9.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mayfield, KY declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 15.6k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mayfield, KY, are Manufacturing (2,472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,114 people), and Retail Trade (1,997 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mayfield, KY, though some of these residents may live in Mayfield, 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

$46,432
Median earning men ± $2,797
$30,596
Median earning women ± $1,951

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($68,715), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,885), and Wholesale Trade ($55,761).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,125), Public Administration ($57,604), and Wholesale Trade ($42,143).

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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. 191
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 189
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 188
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

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 Mayfield, KY was $134,900 in 2022, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $134,900, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Mayfield, KY is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mayfield, KY have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mayfield, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mayfield, KY is $52,526. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Mayfield, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

Property

$134,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,135
$10,699
Median Property Taxes
±$712

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

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Mayfield, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mayfield, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

The following map shows all of the counties in Mayfield, 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.
$52,526
Median Household Income
± $3,916
14.3k
Number of Households
± 862

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.3k households in Mayfield, KY grew to $52,526 from the previous year's value of $48,187.

The following chart displays the households in Mayfield, 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 Mayfield, 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.

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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.34%)

In 2022, 84.4% of workers in Mayfield, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.34%).

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

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mayfield, KY have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Mayfield, 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 Mayfield, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mayfield, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mayfield, KY (7.14k out of 36.1k 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 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

93.1% of the population of Mayfield, KY has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1536 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1519 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,536 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,536 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.93%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mayfield, KY grew by 5.19% from 6.59% to 6.93%.

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

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