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Income/capita 26%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 40%
IndexIdle HourLexington-FayetteKentucky
Income per capita$22,184$30,502$24,802
Median household income$40,216$50,661$44,811
Median income owner occupied$0$76,469$56,922
Median income renter occupied$0$30,647$26,529
Median earnings male$26,289$31,574$32,723
Median earnings female$26,251$23,391$23,082
Unemployment rate6.5%4.3%4.5%
Poverty leveln/a18.9%18.8%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Idle Hour is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Idle Hour is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Idle Hour is 40% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Idle Hour is equal to the national average

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      $33,770$50,661$101,322
      City
      $29,871$44,811$89,622
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
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      Idle Hour median earnings by income bracket

      Idle Hour employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.3%1.9%
      Manufacturing sector15.5%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.8%4.7%
      Wholesale & retail services26.3%21.3%
      Public administration2.6%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%4.5%
      Education, health & social services11.7%36.5%
      Other32.1%23.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      High Bridge, KY264$63,12514%
      Georgetown, KY31,708$60,63210%
      Midway, KY1,681$51,8576%
      Nicholasville, KY29,249$45,16918%
      Wilmore, KY6,181$43,37522%
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,529$50,6618%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Louis, MO316,030$36,80933%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023%
      Riverside, CA318,678$58,9797%
      Corpus Christi, TX320,050$52,1546%
      Stockton, CA301,443$46,03317%
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,529$50,6618%
      Source: The Idle Hour, Lexington-Fayette, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).