Many West Ky. Counties Saw A Decrease In Household Income In 2017

Jan 4, 2019

A U.S. Census Bureau Study has found a decrease in median household incomes for many West Kentucky Counties. 

The Bureau released The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates report of 2017 income levels last month.

The study reports Fulton, Ballard, Graves, Marshall, Livingston, Lyon and Crittenden counties all saw a household income drops anywhere from 2-7%. Carlisle County saw the greatest decrease between nearly 8-26%.  But, McCracken, Trigg and Calloway counties saw an increase in median household income.

The study also provides changes in income over a ten year period. The majority of west Kentucky counties with the exception of Marshall, Calloway, McCracken and Crittenden saw a decrease in median household incomes between 2007 and 2017.

Specific data is currently unavailable due to the partial government shutdown including the U.S. Census Bureau.