Migration Profile for Kentucky, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Kentucky in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Kentucky People Moving into Kentucky People Moving out of Kentucky Net # People Moving into Kentucky from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 107,455 91,788 15,667 1.17
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 21,827 22,269 -442 0.98
Aged 18-19 9,970 5,961 4,009 1.67
Aged 20-24 18,609 12,381 6,228 1.50
Aged 25-34 21,111 24,104 -2,993 0.88
Aged 35-44 13,020 10,220 2,800 1.27
Aged 45-54 10,899 7,206 3,693 1.51
Aged 55-64 6,067 5,109 958 1.19
Aged 65+ 5,952 4,538 1,414 1.31
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 42,912 28,350 14,562 1.51
Married 30,443 29,247 1,196 1.04
Divorced 9,734 9,405 329 1.03
Separated 2,384 2,110 274 1.13
Widowed 3,944 3,045 899 1.30
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 8,903 6,558 2,345 1.36
High School Graduate 15,601 11,210 4,391 1.39
Some college or Associates degree 15,897 15,793 104 1.01
Bachelor’s Degree 9,378 10,967 -1,589 0.86
Graduate or Professional Degree 7,270 6,649 621 1.09
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 11,620 8,335 3,285 1.39
$1-$9,999 25,140 16,934 8,206 1.48
$10,000-$24,999 24,685 18,710 5,975 1.32
$25,000-$49,999 16,386 18,717 -2,331 0.88
$50,000-$74,999 6,360 4,774 1,586 1.33
$75,000+ 5,226 4,687 539 1.11
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 28,428 15,302 13,126 1.86
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 11,167 9,784 1,383 1.14
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 53,440 59,021 -5,581 0.91

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Kentucky” refers to those people living in Kentucky in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Kentucky” refers to those people living in Kentucky in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.17 means that very every 100 people leaving Kentucky for another state, 117 people are moving to Kentucky from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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