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As of 2010-2014, the per capita income of Kentucky is $23,741, which is lower than the national average of $28,555. Kentucky median household income is $43,342, which has grown by 28.72% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. On average Kentucky residents spend 22.5 minutes per day commuting to work, which is lower than the national average of 25.7 minutes.

Topics:Per Capita IncomeMedian Workers IncomeHousehold IncomeFamily IncomeMedian Income by AgeEmployment StatusCommuting to WorkCareersPoverty Level

Per Capita Income, #47

Kentucky
23,741 USD
U.S.
28,555 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical per capita income data.

Median Individual Worker Income, see rank

Kentucky
26,888 USD
U.S.
30,815 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median individual worker income data.


Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Kentucky
32,091 USD
U.S.
36,116 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.


Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Kentucky
22,404 USD
U.S.
25,692 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.

Household Income

Median Household Income, #48
Kentucky
43,342 USD
U.S.
53,482 USD
Mean Household Income, see rank
Kentucky
59,312 USD
U.S.
74,596 USD
Median Household Income Growth Since 2000, #30
Kentucky
28.72%
U.S.
27.36%
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more


Household Income Other than Earnings
 KentuckyU.S.
%+Average Amount%+Average Amount
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income16.86%$12,787, see rank21.11%$16,919
Social Security Income33.47%$16,444, see rank29.33%$17,636
Public Assistance Income2.53%$3,221, see rank2.82%$3,720
Retirement Income19.67%$20,842, see rank17.85%$24,095
+ The percentage of the total households that have the income.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household income data.

Family Income

Median Family Income, see rank
Kentucky
54,928 USD
U.S.
65,443 USD
Mean Family Income, see rank
Kentucky
70,337 USD
U.S.
86,963 USD
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical family income data.

Median Household Income by Races

 KentuckyU.S.
White$44,895, see rank$56,900
Black$28,858, see rank$35,600
Hispanic$34,575, see rank$42,396
Asian$62,293, see rank$73,244
American Indian, Alaska Native$30,713, see rank$37,170
Hawaiian Native$38,095, see rank$53,370
One Race, Other$33,225, see rank$40,300
Two or More Races$33,835, see rank$47,621

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by races data.

Median Household Income by Age

 KentuckyU.S.
less than 25$22,754, see rank$25,788
25 to 44$49,463, see rank$58,398
45 to 64$51,642, see rank$65,027
65 or over$31,622, see rank$37,945

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by age data.

Employment Status

 Kentucky%U.S.
Population 16 Years and Over3,476,701 see rank248,775,628
Male11,692,40848.68%, see rank48.69%
Male, In Labor Force:21,095,71964.74%, see rank69.28%
Male, In Armed Forces214,3540.85%, see rank0.73%
Male, Civilian21,081,36563.90%, see rank68.54%
Male, Civilian, Employed3974,92090.16%, see rank90.49%
Male, Civilian, Unemployed3106,4459.84%, see rank9.51%
Male, Not in Labor Force2596,68935.26%, see rank30.72%
Female11,784,29351.32%, see rank51.31%
Female, In Labor Force:2983,53955.12%, see rank58.79%
Female, In Armed Forces21,1480.06%, see rank0.11%
Female, Civilian2982,39155.06%, see rank58.69%
Female, Civilian, Employed3895,95991.20%, see rank91.18%
Female, Civilian, Unemployed386,4328.80%, see rank8.82%
Female, Not in Labor Force2800,75444.88%, see rank41.21%
1 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical employment status data.

Commuting to Work

 Kentucky%U.S.
Workers 16 Years and Over1,845,143100%141,337,148
Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone1,521,95582.48%, see rank76.41%
Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled183,0069.92%, see rank9.59%
Public Transportation19,8391.08%, see rank5.06%
Walked40,9072.22%, see rank2.78%
Other Means21,6701.17%, see rank1.79%
Worked at Home57,7663.13%, see rank4.37%

Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
Kentucky
22.5 minutes
U.S.
25.7 minutes
Ranks: 9 min. or less, 10-19 min., 20-29 min., 30-39 min., 40-59 min., 60-89 min., 90min. or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical commuting to work data.

Careers


Occupation
 Kentucky%U.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over1,870,879-143,435,233
Male1974,92052.11%, see rank52.38%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2272,43727.94%, see rank33.12%
Service Occupations2130,45813.38%, see rank15.12%
Sales and Office Occupations2159,32116.34%, see rank17.47%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations211,6721.20%, see rank1.11%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations297,3389.98%, see rank9.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2238,63624.48%, see rank17.94%
Female1895,95947.89%, see rank47.62%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2340,07937.96%, see rank40.04%
Service Occupations2183,16920.44%, see rank21.52%
Sales and Office Occupations2292,74232.67%, see rank31.93%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations21,8340.20%, see rank0.32%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations23,0700.34%, see rank0.28%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations272,4438.09%, see rank5.65%
1 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.

Industry
 Kentucky%U.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over1,870,879100%143,435,233
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining52,7752.82%, see rank1.96%
Construction110,6905.92%, see rank6.17%
Manufacturing256,82413.73%, see rank10.43%
Wholesale Trade49,2102.63%, see rank2.75%
Retail Trade223,83611.96%, see rank11.57%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities109,7835.87%, see rank4.93%
Information31,9011.71%, see rank2.14%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing101,1235.41%, see rank6.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management,
Administrative, Waste Management Services
146,5877.84%, see rank10.89%
Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance456,24524.39%, see rank23.21%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
Accommodation, Food Services
158,3288.46%, see rank9.49%
Public Administration85,1824.55%, see rank4.92%
Other Services, Except Public Administration88,3954.72%, see rank4.96%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical careers data.

Poverty Level

 Kentucky%U.S.
Population in Poverty803,86618.92%, see rank15.59%
Family in Poverty163,41214.41%, see rank11.47%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical poverty level data.


 
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