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Labor Market Area
Most of the demographic and workforce data that follow include totals for the community's labor market area. The map below is provided for you reference.
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Labor market counties are composed of counties which exist within a 60-minute drive range of the originating county’s county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.

 


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Contacts

Local

Veronica Ent
Director
Breckinridge County United
224 South Main St
PO Box 206
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
Phone: 270-756-0268
FAX: 270-580-4783
WEB: www.breckinridgecountyeconomicdevelopment.com
E-mail: breckcountychamber@bbtel.com

State

John Bevington
Deputy Commissioner
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

Phone: 502-564-7140 ext. 21942
Fax: 502-564-3256
Web: http:///www.thinkkentucky.com
Email: John.Bevington@ky.gov

 


 

Quick Facts

 
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  Industrial Electric Cost Per KWH, 2017
Kentucky $0.0558
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2017
Breckinridge County 20,111
Labor Market Area 234,758
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $32,269
Median Household Income 2016 $43,390
Median Home Price 2016 $80,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Breckinridge County 5.9%
Labor Market Area 5.0%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Breckinridge County $604
Labor Market Area $764
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Hardinsburg


Population
45%

Personal Income
55%

Retail Sales
42%

Manufacturing Employment
52%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 379 11. Dallas, TX 767 21. Nashville, TN 136  
  2. Baltimore, MD 667 12. Detroit, MI 427 22. New Orleans, LA 665  
  3. Birmingham, AL 326 13. Houston, TX 889 23. New York, NY 806  
  4. Boston, MA 1,015 14. Indianapolis, IN 178 24. Norfolk, VA 705  
  5. Buffalo, NY 598 15. Jacksonville, FL 728 25. Oklahoma City, OK 739  
  6. Charlotte, NC 493 16. Kansas City, MO 486 26. Omaha, NE 677  
  7. Chicago, IL 358 17. Lexington, KY 134 27. Philadelphia, PA 733  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 165 18. Louisville, KY 62 28. Pittsburgh, PA 452  
  9. Cleveland, OH 411 19. Memphis, TN 320 29. St. Louis, MO 244  
  10. Columbus, OH 271 20. Minneapolis, MN 766 30. Wichita, KS 683  
  Population Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2008 population estimate
Personal Income Source: 2007 Regional Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), US Dept of Commerce
Retail Sales Source: 2002 Economic Census, US Census Bureau
Manufacturing Employment Source: 2007 County Business Patterns, US Census Bureau
Highway Distance Source: ESRI Arcview StreetMap, 2007
 

 


 

 

Sites

 
Available Industrial Sites
Click on a site point for details
      Min. Distance To  
    Site ID Site Name Total Ac. Largest Possible Tract Rail Interstate/Parkway Airport  
  Shovel-ready 027-001 Breckinridge County Commerce Park 28 13.5 No 31.8 61  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details

This community currently has no available buildings.
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings

 


 

 

Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
N/A
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 235,806 235,996 232,813 233,741 234,758  
  Breckinridge County 20,053 19,897 19,993 19,961 20,111  
 Hardinsburg2,3372,3202,3292,326N/A 
 Cloverport1,1571,1481,1541,155 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Breckinridge County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,049 20.1 49,400 21.0  
  16-24 2,057 10.2 26,581 11.3  
  25-44 4,338 21.6 59,145 25.2  
  45-64 5,824 29.0 63,309 27.0  
  65-84 3,478 17.3 32,442 13.8  
  85 and older 365 1.8 3,881 1.7  
  Median Age 43.1   38.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Breckinridge County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 19,222 95.6 208,016 88.6  
  Black or African American 417 2.1 16,499 7.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 95 0.5 1,016 0.4  
  Asian 68 0.3 3,007 1.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 2 0.0 441 0.2  
  Other/Multirace 307 1.5 5,779 2.5  
  Hispanic Origin 277 1.4 9,236 3.9  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Breckinridge County 19,973 19,848 19,611 19,246  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Breckinridge County $27,404 $32,269 17.8 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,329- $39,065 $31,540- $40,262    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Breckinridge County 7,343 2.68 $43,390  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Breckinridge County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,206 8,650 102,915 106,029  
  Employed 7,725 8,179 97,718 100,717  
  Unemployed 481 471 5,197 5,312  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.4 5.0 5.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Breckinridge County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.9 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.1 6.7 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.1 5.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.9  
  2017 5.9 5.0 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Breckinridge County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,941 28.4  
  Commuting Out of County 4,882 71.6  
  Total Residents 6,823 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,941 57.2  
  Commuting Into County 1,455 42.8  
  Total Employees 3,396 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Journey-To-Work & Migration Statistics Branch.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and its border states only.  

 

     
  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Breckinridge County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$604$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5968311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining6841,0751,124 
 Construction7979931,096 
 Manufacturing8091,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities565758852 
 Information5179441,829 
 Financial Activities7411,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6468781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality283312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified391591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Hardinsburg  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  28  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  32  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  36  Brescia University  Owensboro  1,009  
  36  Kentucky Wesleyan College  Owensboro  785  
  36  WKU - Owensboro Extended Campus: Main  Owensboro  N/A  
  50  Bellarmine University  Louisville  3,973  
  50  Boyce College  Louisville  723  
  50  Campbellsville University, Louisville Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Galen College of Nursing, Louisville Extended Classroom  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Galen College of Nursing, Main Campus  Louisville  1,334  
  50  Indiana University Southeast  New Albany, IN  5,874  
  50  Indiana Wesleyan University - Louisville Education Center  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Indiana Wesleyan University - Louisville Education Center  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Louisville Bible College  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary  Louisville  152  
  50  Northwood University - Louisville  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Purdue Polytechnic Institute  New Albany, IN  N/A  
  50  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary  Louisville  3,929  
  50  Spalding University  Louisville  2,322  
  50  Sullivan University, Main Campus  Louisville  † 3,462  
  50  University of Louisville  Louisville  21,578  
  50  University of Louisville Health Sciences Center  Louisville  N/A  
  50  University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Webster University, Louisville Metropolitan Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  55  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,271  
      Total Enrollments 65,412  
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source:  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
 

  Two-Year Colleges Within 60 Miles of Hardinsburg  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas below the baccalaureate level.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  22  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  32  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,868  
  36  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Downtown  Owensboro  N/A  
  36  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Owensboro  † 3,995  
  36  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Southeastern Campus  Owensboro  N/A  
  43  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Bullitt Co. Campus  Shepherdsville  N/A  
  50  American National University - Louisville KY Campus  Louisville  502  
  50  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Jefferson Technical Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Louisville  † 11,902  
  50  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Southwest Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  50  Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus  Central City  N/A  
  50  Spencerian College, Louisville Campus  Louisville  416  
  50  Sullivan College of Technology and Design  Louisville  376  
  55  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  55  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 4,251  
  55  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 28,310  
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source:  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
 

  Kentucky Technical Schools Within 60 Miles of Hardinsburg  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  879 N/A 879  
  21  Meade County ATC  Brandenburg  637 N/A 637  
  22  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  1014 N/A 1014  
  33  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  758 N/A 758  
  41  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  383 N/A 383  
  43  Bullitt County ATC  Shepherdsville  346 N/A 346  
  54  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  472 N/A 472  
  55  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  221 N/A 221  
  56  Muhlenberg County CTC  Greenville  363 N/A 363  
      Total Enrollments 5,073     5,073   
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance; not highway miles.  Kentucky Tech secondary schools, called Area Technology Centers (ATC), are operated by the Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education. Other secondary schools are operated locally by public school districts. Secondary student enrollment is listed under Sec, and post-secondary student enrollment is listed under P/S.
Source:  KY Cabinet for Workforce Development; KY Dept. of Education.
 

 


 

 

Business & Industry

 

 

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2015-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location00$0 
 Manufacturing Expansion250$3,730,000 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion00$0 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (July 15, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Breckinridge County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries3,467100.080,282100.0 
 Total Private Industries2,56073.860,45975.3 
 Natural Resources and Mining441.32250.3 
 Construction2005.82,9563.7 
 Manufacturing2888.316,93721.1 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities81823.612,27615.3 
 Information240.71,0851.4 
 Financial Activities1745.02,8373.5 
 Professional and Business Services1223.56,7818.4 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A4,1405.2 
 Leisure and Hospitality2487.25,5406.9 
 Other Services and Unclassified872.52,0862.6 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Garfield 
 Campbells Machine Shop IncCNC mill & lathe work & screw machine products, pharmaceutical products, automotive products, lawn care products, wire EDM, CNC plasma51995 
 Hardinsburg 
 Breck County HardwoodsLog yard and sawmill operation142011 
 Breck County Ready MixReady-mixed concrete & precast products161959 
 Breckinridge Herald News IncNewspaper publishing51956 
 Dean Schamore IncInformation technology services91996 
 Eleanor Beard Studio LLCHand quilted spreads, comforters, pillows & ladies' robes271920 
 Green Point AgFertilizer mixing & blending171967 
 White Stone CoCrushed stone & agricultural limestone101958 
 Whitworth Tool IncComponents for aerospace, defense, automotive, pharmecutical, energy, and railway. Replacement parts for the tool & die industry, cmm data collection, engineering services.1901998 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (July 15, 2018).  

 


 

 

Taxes

 

 

  State Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2016  
  Selected Class of Property State Rate Local Taxation
Permitted
 
  Real Estate $0.1220 Yes  
  Manufacturing Machinery $0.1500 No  
  Pollution Control Equipment $0.1500 No  
  Inventories:  
      Raw Materials $0.0500 No  
      Goods in Process $0.0500 No  
      Finished Goods $0.0500 Yes  
      Goods-In-Transit Exempt Limited  
  Motor Vehicles $0.4500 Yes  
  Other Tangible Personal Property $0.4500 Yes  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Revenue.  
     
  Local Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2017  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Breckinridge $0.2830 $0.3327 $0.2234    
  City  
  Cloverport $0.4120 $0.3620 $0.3620    
  Hardinsburg $0.3510 $0.3510 $0.2800    
  Irvington $0.4430 $0.6680 $0.3200    
  School District  
  Breckinridge County Schools $0.5320 $0.5320 $0.5570    
  Cloverport Independent Schools $0.6720 $0.6720 $0.5690    
  Source: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.  
     
  Local Occupational License Taxes, 2017  
  Cities, counties and school districts may levy an occupational license tax on the net profits of businesses and/or on the salaries and wages of employees earned in the jurisdiction. Rates can vary between the two types of occupational license taxes. Occupational license taxes may be levied on businesses as either a flat rate schedule or as a percentage of apportioned net profits or gross receipts. Where both the city and county levy an occupational license tax, a credit may be given, at the option of the local governments, for the amount paid to the city against the occupational license tax of the county. (Consult local jurisdictions for further details.)  
  Taxing Jurisdiction   Tax Rate on
Salaries/Wages
  Tax Rate on
Net Profits/Receipts
 
  County  
  Breckinridge   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Cloverport   No tax   No tax  
  Hardinsburg   No tax   No tax  
  Irvington   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Breckinridge County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Cloverport Independent Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Source: Occupational Taxes Spreadsheet - Kentucky Secretary of State, Local Tax Listing - Kentucky Personnel Cabinet   
     

 


 

 

Regulations & Permits

 
 

Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet
Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

Permitting Information: http://www.dhbc.ky.gov/
 
  Typical Building Permits Responsible Division # of plans Time Frame (Days)  
  Site Plan Building Code Enforcement 1 7-30  
  Building/Life Safety Building Code Enforcement 1 7-30  
  Plumbing Plumbing 3 7  
  Fire Protection Fire Prevention 1 7-30  
  Fire Alarm and Monitoring Fire Prevention 1 7-30  
  Fuel Tanks Fire Prevention
Hazardous Materials Section
1 7  
     

 

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Permits, Fees, Regulatory Times, and Contacts

Permitting Program Information:
http://dca.ky.gov/DCA%20Resource%20Document%20Library/KyDEPCommonPermits2.17.14.pdf
 
     

 

 

Utilities

 

 

 
Utilities Providing Service In Breckinridge County
  Electric  
 Big Rivers Electric Corporation - 270-827-2561 
    Kenergy Corporation - 270-684-6100 
    Meade County RECC - 270-422-2162 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Nolin RECC - 270-765-6153 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
 Valley Gas Inc 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Cloverport Sewage Treatment Plant 
 Cloverport STP200,000276,000-76,000 
 Hardinsburg Sewer - 270-756-2213 
 Hardinsburg STP732,000468,000264,000 
 Irvington Wastewater Plant 
 Irvington STP144,00062,00082,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Cloverport Water And Sewer System - 270-788-6487432,000125,711306,289 
 Hardinsburg Water - 270-756-90912,000,0001,536,097463,903 
 Irvington Water System - 270-547-3113N/AN/AN/A 
  System information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410  

 


 

 

Quality of Life

 

 

  General Kentucky Quality of Life Information  
  http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kyedc/qualityoflife.aspx  
  Median Home Price (2016): Breckinridge County - $80,000 for 91 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 56.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 57.8 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (75-year record) 107 degrees  
  Record Lowest, February 1951 (75-year record) -23 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,547  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,397  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 45.31 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 11.8 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 51.94 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 115.5  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 42.7  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 80 percent  
  6 a.m. 83 percent  
  12 noon 59 percent  
  6 p.m. 63 percent  
  Note: Heating degree day totals are the sums of positive departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.  Cooling degree day totals are the sum of negative departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Climatic Data Center, Local Climatological Data, 2015.
Station of record: Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, IN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Breckinridge County Schools 2,715 16.8  
  Cloverport Independent Schools 387 15.5  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.