Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY

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2022 Population
139,552
1.06% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
25.4%
1.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$40,513
8.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,700
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,771
2.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY had a population of 140k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $40,513. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY declined from 141,047 to 139,552, a −1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,469 to $40,513, a 8.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.548%), and White (Hispanic) (0.358%).

1.12% of the households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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.

99.6% of the residents in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Big Sandy Community and Technical College (1,345 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Pikeville (521 degrees), and South Eastern Beauty Academy (31 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was $97,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%.

Most people in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is home to a population of 140k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.77% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.08k people).

In 2022, there were 52.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Spanish (512 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (227 households), and Arabic (174 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
69,886
Women
50.1%
69,482
Men
49.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 139,368 inhabitants, with 49.9% men, and 50.1% women.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    133k ± 410
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.52k ± 408
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.57k ± 159
0.812%
Hispanic Population
1.13k people

In 2022, there were 52.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.812% of the people in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are hispanic (1.13k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    156 ± 306 people
  2. Bangladesh
    118 ± 267 people
  3. Colombia
    118 ± 267 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Philippines, the natal country of 156 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents, followed by Bangladesh with 118 and Colombia with 118.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people
0.756%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2022, 0.77% of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY residents (1.08k 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 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 0.756%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    512 households (0.387%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    227 households (0.172%)
  3. Arabic
    174 households (0.132%)

1.12% of the households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Spanish. 0.387% of the households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,368 ± 322
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    678 ± 260
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    636 ± 202

Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY employs 42.8k people. The largest industries in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Elementary & secondary schools (3,866 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,027 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,008 people), and the highest paying industries are Rail transportation ($98,898), Architectural, engineering & related services ($88,312), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($79,790).

Males in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,082. The income inequality in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.412, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
19,905
Women
47.6%
21,878
Men
52.4%

The workforce of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY in 2020 was 41,783 people, with 47.6% woman, and 52.4% men.

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Occupations

42.8k
2022 Value
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 2.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 41.7k employees to 42.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,644 people), Cashiers (1,636 people), and Registered nurses (1,461 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.8k
2022 Value
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 2.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 41.7k employees to 42.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,866 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,027 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,008 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, though some of these residents may live in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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

$44,209
Median earning men ± $2,111
$29,898
Median earning women ± $1,726

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($67,771), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,693), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,385).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,861), Wholesale Trade ($43,833), and Public Administration ($40,613).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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.

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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 Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY awarded 1,923 degrees. The student population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,165 male students and 2,929 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are White (1,776 and 92.8%), followed by Black or African American (38 and 1.99%), Asian (37 and 1.93%), and Two or More Races (28 and 1.46%).

The largest universities in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY by number of degrees awarded are Big Sandy Community and Technical College (1,345 and 69.9%), University of Pikeville (521 and 27.1%), and South Eastern Beauty Academy (31 and 1.61%).

The most popular majors in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY are Electrician (284 and 14.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (191 and 9.93%), and General Business Administration & Management (176 and 9.15%).

The median tuition cost in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY for private four year colleges is $23,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2017 in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,094 (42.5% men and 57.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,094 students enrolled in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,467 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 37 degrees awarded
  2. 191 degrees awarded
  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was Electrician with 37 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,345 degrees awarded
  2. 521 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Big Sandy Community and Technical College with 1,345 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 982 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY, which is 1.04 times more than the 941 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 1,776 degrees mean that there were 46.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($31,220) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-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

Measure

In 2022, 1.62% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.19% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (43.2k), Secondary Education (23.7k), and Some college (21.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was $97,700 in 2022, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,400 to $97,700, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is 73.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY is $40,513. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was KIPDA Area Development District (Central)--Louisville/Jefferson Co (Northeast) PUMA, KY with a value of $98,721, followed by Northern Kentucky Area Development District (Northwest)--Boone County PUMA, KY and KIPDA Area Development District (Northeast) PUMA, KY, with respective values of $91,697 and $89,800.

Property

$97,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,034
$40,259
Median Property Taxes
±$1,413

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.1% of the housing units in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was KIPDA Area Development District (Central)--Louisville/Jefferson Co (Northeast) PUMA, KY with a value of $98,721, followed by Northern Kentucky Area Development District (Northwest)--Boone County PUMA, KY and KIPDA Area Development District (Northeast) PUMA, KY, with respective values of $91,697 and $89,800.

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Household Income

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$40,513
Median Household Income
± $2,037
55.1k
Number of Households
± 1,837

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.1k households in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY grew to $40,513 from the previous year's value of $37,469.

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Wage Distribution

0.412
2022 Wage GINI in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY
0.421
2021 Wage GINI in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY

In 2022, the income inequality in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was 0.412 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.13% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (9.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (4%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.6%) and those who worked at home (4%).

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.44% of the workforce in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY (34.4k out of 136k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, 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

95.2% of the population of Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 36% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.17% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.84%
Uninsured
31.1%
Employer Coverage
36%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Big Sandy Area Development District PUMA, KY declined by 2.78% from 4.98% to 4.84%.

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