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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 30,622
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 30,622
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 31,499
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 31,499
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.6%
Female persons, percent
49.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 13,841
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 78.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $911
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $310
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $569
Building permits, 2019 9
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 11,317
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.67
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 77.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 69.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 17.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 45.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 87,035
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 218,695
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 33,873
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 304,062
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,752
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,110
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,521
Persons in poverty, percent
17.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 552
Total employment, 2018 6,280
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 221,552
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,586
All firms, 2012 2,358
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,304
Women-owned firms, 2012 665
Minority-owned firms, 2012 44
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,249
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 185
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,102
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 67.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 467.08
FIPS Code 21177
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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