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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

Dudley Cooper
Executive Director
Leitchfield/Grayson Co. Industrial Development Corp Inc
425 South Main Street
Leitchfield, KY 42754
Phone: 270-589-2277
FAX: 270-259-9278
WEB: www.growgrayson.com
E-mail: cooper.josephd@gmail.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, 2015
Kentucky $0.0548
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2016
Grayson County 26,184
Labor Market Area 360,231
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $31,693
Median Household Income 2015 $35,030
Median Home Price 2015 $85,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Grayson County 6.4%
Labor Market Area 4.8%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Grayson County $617
Labor Market Area $711
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Leitchfield


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 364 11. Dallas, TX 751 21. Nashville, TN 120  
  2. Baltimore, MD 650 12. Detroit, MI 440 22. New Orleans, LA 650  
  3. Birmingham, AL 310 13. Houston, TX 873 23. New York, NY 819  
  4. Boston, MA 1,028 14. Indianapolis, IN 191 24. Norfolk, VA 689  
  5. Buffalo, NY 611 15. Jacksonville, FL 712 25. Oklahoma City, OK 767  
  6. Charlotte, NC 481 16. Kansas City, MO 515 26. Omaha, NE 706  
  7. Chicago, IL 372 17. Lexington, KY 116 27. Philadelphia, PA 746  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 178 18. Louisville, KY 75 28. Pittsburgh, PA 465  
  9. Cleveland, OH 424 19. Memphis, TN 305 29. St. Louis, MO 273  
  10. Columbus, OH 284 20. Minneapolis, MN 779 30. Wichita, KS 712  
  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 085-001 Judge Kenneth H. Goff Industrial Park 129 71 No 3.6 73  
  Shovel-ready 085-008 Leitchfield Industrial Site 41.6 24.2 Possible 2.3 71  

 


 

 

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  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 354,948 357,213 359,175 358,280 360,231  
  Grayson County 25,864 26,024 26,155 26,233 26,184  
 Leitchfield6,7716,8226,8666,8796,874 
 Clarkson876881885888885 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Grayson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 5,506 21.0 74,655 20.7  
  16-24 2,733 10.4 40,434 11.2  
  25-44 6,392 24.4 90,352 25.1  
  45-64 7,065 27.0 99,436 27.6  
  65-84 4,053 15.5 49,723 13.8  
  85 and older 435 1.7 5,631 1.6  
  Median Age 40.2   39.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Grayson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 25,427 97.1 327,894 91.0  
  Black or African American 312 1.2 19,691 5.5  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 70 0.3 1,269 0.4  
  Asian 58 0.2 3,473 1.0  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 6 0.0 484 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 311 1.2 7,420 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 345 1.3 11,150 3.1  
  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  
  Grayson County 26,433 26,489 26,440 26,275  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Grayson County $25,965 $31,693 22.1 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,878- $35,021 $29,588- $38,972    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Grayson County 9,840 2.60 $35,030  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Grayson County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 10,876 10,923 160,646 167,080  
  Employed 10,175 10,253 152,978 158,736  
  Unemployed 701 670 7,668 8,344  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.4 6.1 4.8 5.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Grayson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 10.4 8.3 8.2 8.1  
  2013 10.6 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 8.5 6.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.8 5.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.4 4.8 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Grayson County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,682 48.8  
  Commuting Out of County 4,910 51.2  
  Total Residents 9,592 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 4,682 61.1  
  Commuting Into County 2,976 38.9  
  Total Employees 7,658 100.0  
  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  
    Grayson County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$617$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6058311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction6719931,096 
 Manufacturing7841,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities508758852 
 Information7839441,829 
 Financial Activities5871,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services3838781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality245312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified380591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Leitchfield  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  28  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  31  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  36  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,063  
  39  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  49  Brescia University  Owensboro  1,060  
  49  Kentucky Wesleyan College  Owensboro  693  
  49  WKU - Owensboro Extended Campus: Main  Owensboro  N/A  
  51  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
  53  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  60  Bellarmine University  Louisville  3,846  
  60  Boyce College  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Campbellsville University, Louisville Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Galen College of Nursing, Louisville Extended Classroom  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Galen College of Nursing, Main Campus  Louisville  1,045  
  60  Indiana Wesleyan University - Louisville Education Center  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  60  Louisville Bible College  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary  Louisville  170  
  60  McKendree University - Louisville KY Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Northwood University - Louisville  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary  Louisville  3,671  
  60  Spalding University  Louisville  2,202  
  60  Sullivan University, Main Campus  Louisville  † 3,797  
  60  University of Louisville  Louisville  21,294  
  60  University of Louisville Health Sciences Center  Louisville  N/A  
  60  University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Webster University, Louisville Metropolitan Campus  Louisville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 63,620  
  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 Leitchfield  
  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 2015)
 
  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  28  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,301  
  36  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  36  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 3,962  
  36  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
  39  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  39  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  47  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Bullitt Co. Campus  Shepherdsville  N/A  
  48  Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus  Central City  N/A  
  49  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Downtown  Owensboro  N/A  
  49  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Owensboro  † 3,974  
  49  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Southeastern Campus  Owensboro  N/A  
  54  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center  Franklin  N/A  
  60  American National University - Louisville KY Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Brown Mackie College - Louisville  Louisville  795  
  60  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  60  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Jefferson Technical Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Louisville  † 12,138  
  60  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Southwest Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  60  Spencerian College, Louisville Campus  Louisville  497  
  60  Sullivan College of Technology and Design  Louisville  406  
      Total Enrollments 28,073  
  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 Leitchfield  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  933 N/A 933  
  19  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  717 N/A 717  
  29  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  467 N/A 467  
  33  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  718 N/A 718  
  36  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  208 N/A 208  
  36  Meade County ATC  Brandenburg  498 N/A 498  
  39  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  47  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  47  Bullitt County ATC  Shepherdsville  190 N/A 190  
  51  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
  51  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  957 N/A 957  
  52  Muhlenberg County CTC  Greenville  323 N/A 323  
  55  Russellville ATC  Russellville  768 N/A 768  
  57  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
      Total Enrollments 8,320     8,320   
  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, 2014-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location 123 $1,730,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion 682-137 $19,483,100 
 Supportive/Service Location 00 $0 
 Supportive/Service Expansion 00 $0 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 20, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Grayson County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries7,613100.0114,709100.0 
 Total Private Industries5,96878.490,33278.7 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A800.1 
 Construction3284.34,6614.1 
 Manufacturing1,89524.922,91120.0 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,34617.721,91019.1 
 Information320.41,1401.0 
 Financial Activities3084.03,4593.0 
 Professional and Business Services3384.49,6558.4 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A7,3146.4 
 Leisure and Hospitality5246.99,6808.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified1542.03,5823.1 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Caneyville 
 Majors Transit IncTrucking, except local24N/A 
 Clarkson 
 Kelley Beekeeping CompanySupplies and equipment for honeybee keepers. Wooden hives and hive components, 100% beeswax comb, protective clothing and honey containers & extracting equipment.901924 
 Roadway Construction ProductsGuardrails, sign posts & highway construction materials501978 
 Leitchfield 
 Baillie Lumber Co IncKiln dried lumber1001981 
 Bel USA IncCream, processed cheese spreads (The Laughing Cow), semi-soft cheese, (Mini Babybel)3251958 
 Byrd Tool CorpWoodworking industry cutting tools391979 
 Campbell HausfeldAir compressors, OEM pressure vessels, air Tools, and accessories1251836 
 Core-Mark International IncDistribution center for fresh and frozen merchandise in the convenient store market.239N/A 
 Leggett & Platt IncSofa sleeper mechanisms and recliner hardware2001969 
 Lowe's Concrete Products IncConcrete products141946 
 Mid-Park IncFarm gate hinges, CNC machining, anchor rods and bolts351978 
 Modern Transmission Development (MTD)Washing machine transmission sub-assemblies & outdoor power equipment transmission assemblies2981995 
 OFS BrandsDimension lumber301998 
 Phar Shar Manufacturing Co IncMen's, women's & children's outerwear & sportswear and table linens and purses.221979 
 Plastikon IndustriesPlastic injected molded components for the automotive and medical markets1512013 
 Plastikon IndustriesPlastic injected molded components for the automotive and medical markets802007 
 Scotty's Contracting & Stone LLCCrushed limestone and asphalt361983 
 Site Safe Products LLCManufactures highway and workzone safe systems262001 
 The New York Blower CompanyManufacturer of industrial/ventilation equipment632012 
 Millwood 
 Escue Wood Preserving IncWood preserving361980 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 20, 2017).  

 


 

 

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, 2016  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Grayson $0.2734 $0.4213 $0.2073    
  City  
  Caneyville $0.2430 $0.2430 $0.3000    
  Clarkson $0.0870 $0.1107 $0.1000    
  Leitchfield $0.1223 $0.2132 $0.1200    
  School District  
  Grayson County Schools $0.5020 $0.5020 $0.4630    
  Source: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.  
     
  Local Occupational License Taxes, 2016  
  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  
  Grayson   0.50%   0.50% (on gross receipts)  
  City  
  Caneyville   No tax   No tax  
  Clarkson   1.200%   1.200% (on gross receipts)  
  Leitchfield   1.200%   1.200% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Grayson County 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 Grayson County
  Electric  
 Big Rivers Electric Corporation - 270-827-2561 
    Meade County RECC - 270-422-2162 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Farmers RECC - 270-651-2191 
    Nolin RECC - 270-765-6153 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Warren RECC - 270-842-6541 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Leitchfield Utilities - 270-259-4034 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Leitchfield Utilities - 270-259-4034 
 Leitchfield Wastewater Treatment Plant2,000,0001,178,000822,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Edmonson County Water District - 270-597-21653,940,0001,853,2832,086,717 
 Grayson County Water District - 270-259-29171,584,000684,226899,774 
 Leitchfield Utilities - 270-259-40342,880,0001,824,3231,055,677 
  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 (2015): Grayson County - $85,000 for 102 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 55.5 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 56.2 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (71-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1963 (71-year record) -21 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,611  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,190  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 45.17 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 59.89 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 129.8  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 39.8  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 79 percent  
  7 a.m. 83 percent  
  1 p.m. 61 percent  
  7 p.m. 66 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: Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Grayson County Schools 4,159 15.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.