Jessamine County, KY

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2020 Population
53,476
0.837% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
37.9
1.34% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.8%
24.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$64,855
11.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$186,400
8.31% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
25,154
3.05% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Jessamine County, KY had a population of 53.5k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $64,855. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jessamine County, KY grew from 53,032 to 53,476, a 0.837% increase and its median household income grew from $58,245 to $64,855, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jessamine County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), White (Hispanic) (2.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.82%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Jessamine 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.

97.2% of the residents in Jessamine County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jessamine County, KY are Asbury University (449 degrees awarded in 2020), Asbury Theological Seminary (295 degrees), and Barrett and Company School of Hair Design (20 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Jessamine County, KY was $186,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in Jessamine County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Jessamine County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jessamine County, KY is home to a population of 53.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.1% of Jessamine County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.73k people).

In 2020, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.2k people) in Jessamine County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
97.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% of Jessamine County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jessamine County, KY was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jessamine County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.2k ± 91
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.33k ± 234
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.08k ± 308
3.64%
Hispanic Population
1.95k people

In 2020, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.2k people) in Jessamine County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.64% of the people in Jessamine County, KY are hispanic (1.95k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.73k people
5.01%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.66k people

As of 2020, 5.1% of Jessamine County, KY residents (2.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jessamine County, KY was 5.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    962 ± 178
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    627 ± 244
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    448 ± 168

Jessamine County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jessamine County, KY employs 25.2k people. The largest industries in Jessamine County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,957 people), Retail Trade (3,486 people), and Educational Services (3,084 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,167), Information ($67,633), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,612).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.2k
2020 Value
± 1,310
3.05%
1 Year growth
± 6.86%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jessamine County, KY grew at a rate of 3.05%, from 24.4k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jessamine County, KY, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,315 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,047 people), and Management Occupations (2,120 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jessamine County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.2k
2020 Value
± 1,310
3.05%
1 Year growth
± 6.86%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jessamine County, KY grew at a rate of 3.05%, from 24.4k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jessamine County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,957 people), Retail Trade (3,486 people), and Educational Services (3,084 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jessamine County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Jessamine 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

$42,448
Median earning men ± $3,052
$28,018
Median earning women ± $1,533

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($111,172), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,808), and Manufacturing ($55,389).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($79,830), Information ($57,222), and Wholesale Trade ($52,188).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 398
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 283
    Manufacturing
  3. 251
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $511k
    Manufacturing
  2. $323k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $106k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jessamine County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.7%).

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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In 2020, universities in Jessamine County, KY awarded 764 degrees. The student population of Jessamine County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 1,777 male students and 1,759 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jessamine County, KY are White (555 and 78.5%), followed by Unknown (57 and 8.06%), Hispanic or Latino (42 and 5.94%), and Black or African American (25 and 3.54%).

The largest universities in Jessamine County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Asbury University (449 and 58.8%), Asbury Theological Seminary (295 and 38.6%), and Barrett and Company School of Hair Design (20 and 2.62%).

The most popular majors in Jessamine County, KY are Divinity & Ministry (158 and 20.7%), Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (42 and 5.5%), and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (41 and 5.37%).

The median tuition cost in Jessamine County, KY for private four year colleges is $31,460.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Jessamine County, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,536 (50.3% men and 49.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,536 students enrolled in Jessamine County, KY, 50.3% men and 49.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,358 records, of which 52.8% were women and 47.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jessamine County, KY was Elementary Education & Teaching with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jessamine County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 449 degrees awarded
  2. 295 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Asbury University with 449 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jessamine County, KY, which is 0.905 times less than the 401 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 555 degrees mean that there were 9.74 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 57 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 ($31,460) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($568) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,330) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Jessamine County, KY was $186,400 in 2020, which is 0.811 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $172,100 to $186,400, a 8.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Jessamine County, KY is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jessamine County, KY have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jessamine County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jessamine County, KY is $64,855. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jessamine County, KY was Census Tract 606 with a value of $114,506, followed by Census Tract 603 and Census Tract 602, with respective values of $87,167 and $66,318.

In 2021, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.29%.

Property

$186,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,673
$12,704
Median Property Taxes
±$827

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2020
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.3% of the housing units in Jessamine County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 606
  2. Census Tract 603
  3. Census Tract 602

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jessamine County, KY was Census Tract 606 with a value of $114,506, followed by Census Tract 603 and Census Tract 602, with respective values of $87,167 and $66,318.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jessamine County, 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.
$64,855
Median Household Income
± $3,361
18.9k
Number of Households
± 1,072

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Jessamine County, KY grew to $64,855 from the previous year's value of $58,245.

The following chart displays the households in Jessamine 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 Jessamine County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.73%)

In 2020, 77.2% of workers in Jessamine County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (6.73%).

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

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jessamine County, KY have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Jessamine County, 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 Jessamine County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jessamine County, KY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.29%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jessamine County, KY (6.63k out of 51.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jessamine County, KY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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 2021, 16.7% of the children was living in poverty in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 146 in Jessamine County, KY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 45.1 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

94.4% of the population of Jessamine County, KY has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kentucky was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Jessamine County, KY see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.4% decrease from the previous year (1369 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3006 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 949 patients per year.

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

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jessamine County, KY

Primary care physicians in Jessamine County, KY see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 8.4% decrease from the previous year (1,369 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% 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

5.59%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jessamine County, KY declined by 4.05% from 5.83% to 5.59%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.5 in Jessamine County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 34.8% in Jessamine County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.61% in Jessamine County, KY.

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