Woodford County, KY

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2022 Population
26,886
0.478% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
8.44%
14.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$78,295
7.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$259,100
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,606
0.0221% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Woodford County, KY had a population of 26.9k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $78,295. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Woodford County, KY grew from 26,758 to 26,886, a 0.478% increase and its median household income grew from $72,765 to $78,295, a 7.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Woodford County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), White (Hispanic) (3.67%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Woodford 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.

96.1% of the residents in Woodford County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woodford County, KY are Frontier Nursing University (156727) (1,020 degrees awarded in 2022) and Midway University (348 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Woodford County, KY was $259,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Woodford County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodford County, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Woodford County, KY is home to a population of 26.9k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.78% of Woodford County, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.29k people).

In 2022, there were 23.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.1k people) in Woodford County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 999 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 987 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Woodford County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Woodford County, KY was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Woodford County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.1k ± 47
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    999 ± 133
  3. White (Hispanic)
    987 ± 346
6.67%
Hispanic Population
1.79k people

In 2022, there were 23.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.1k people) in Woodford County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 999 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 987 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.67% of the people in Woodford County, KY are hispanic (1.79k people).

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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

4.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.29k people
4.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people

As of 2022, 4.78% of Woodford County, KY residents (1.29k 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 Woodford County, KY was 4.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    553 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    268 ± 123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    150 ± 63

Woodford County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Woodford County, KY employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Woodford County, KY are Educational Services (1,578 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,505 people), and Retail Trade (1,351 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($68,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,896), and Utilities ($64,107).

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

13.6k
2022 Value
± 805
0.0221%
1 Year growth
± 8.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodford County, KY grew at a rate of 0.0221%, from 13.6k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodford County, KY, are Management Occupations (1,670 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,439 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,243 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodford County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.6k
2022 Value
± 805
0.0221%
1 Year growth
± 8.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodford County, KY grew at a rate of 0.0221%, from 13.6k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodford County, KY, are Educational Services (1,578 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,505 people), and Retail Trade (1,351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodford County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Woodford 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

$49,815
Median earning men ± $3,458
$35,424
Median earning women ± $3,008

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,643), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,750), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,556).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,004), Construction ($50,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,351).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 224
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 132
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 113
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Woodford County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Woodford County, KY awarded 1,368 degrees. The student population of Woodford County, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 679 male students and 3,097 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woodford County, KY are White (1,005 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (143 and 10.5%), Hispanic or Latino (93 and 6.82%), and Two or More Races (45 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Woodford County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Frontier Nursing University (156727) (1,020 and 74.6%) and Midway University (348 and 25.4%).

The most popular majors in Woodford County, KY are Nurse Midwife (312 and 22.8%), Family Practice Nurse (244 and 17.8%), and Psychiatric Nurse (212 and 15.5%).

The median tuition cost in Woodford County, KY for private four year colleges is $24,500.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Woodford County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,776 (18% men and 82% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,776 students enrolled in Woodford County, KY, 18% men and 82% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,625 records, of which 83.5% were women and 16.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 126 degrees awarded
  2. 294 degrees awarded
  3. 236 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Woodford County, KY was Psychiatric Nurse with 126 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,020 degrees awarded
  2. 348 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frontier Nursing University (156727) with 1,020 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woodford County, KY, which is 0.119 times less than the 1,222 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 1,005 degrees mean that there were 7.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 143 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($550) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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 Woodford County, KY was $259,100 in 2022, which is 0.919 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $225,600 to $259,100, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodford County, KY is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Woodford County, KY have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Woodford County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Woodford County, KY is $78,295. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Woodford County, KY was Census Tract 502 with a value of $97,863, followed by Census Tract 501.06 and Census Tract 503, with respective values of $97,674 and $88,796.

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Woodford County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.32%.

Property

$259,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,672
$7,535
Median Property Taxes
±$531

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

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Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Woodford County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 502
  2. Census Tract 501.06
  3. Census Tract 503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woodford County, KY was Census Tract 502 with a value of $97,863, followed by Census Tract 501.06 and Census Tract 503, with respective values of $97,674 and $88,796.

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Household Income

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$78,295
Median Household Income
± $4,702
10.5k
Number of Households
± 685

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Woodford County, KY grew to $78,295 from the previous year's value of $72,765.

The following chart displays the households in Woodford 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 Woodford 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 (80.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (6.29%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Woodford County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (6.29%).

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodford County, KY have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Woodford 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, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Woodford County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.32%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodford County, KY (2.23k out of 26.4k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Woodford 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.9% of the children was living in poverty in Woodford County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 78 in Woodford County, KY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 43.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.3% of the population of Woodford County, KY has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Woodford County, KY see 1573 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.13% decrease from the previous year (1658 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2059 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 991 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,573 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Woodford County, KY

Primary care physicians in Woodford County, KY see an average of 1,573 patients per year. This represents a 5.13% decrease from the previous year (1,658 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woodford 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 24.2% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.73%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodford County, KY declined by 31% from 3.96% to 2.73%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.6 in Woodford County, KY.

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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 36.3% in Woodford County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.83% in Woodford County, KY.

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