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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.

 


Dated Material

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Contacts

Local

Mark Welch
Executive Director
Fulton/Hickman County Economic Development Partnership
Fulton City Hall
101 Nelson Tripp Place
PO Box 1413
Fulton, KY 42041
Phone: 270-970-2170
WEB: www.westkyeconomic.com
E-mail: director@thinkwestky.org

State

Amy Bowman
Project Coordinator
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

Phone: 502-564-7670 ext. 22001
Fax: 502-564-3256
Web: http:///www.thinkkentucky.com
Email: Amy.Bowman@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
Fulton County 6,192
Labor Market Area 137,455
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $31,501
Median Household Income 2016 $26,841
Median Home Price 2017 $49,750
   
  Unemployment Rate 2018
Fulton County 5.8%
Labor Market Area 4.7%
U.S. 3.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Fulton County $628
Labor Market Area $663
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Fulton


Population
42%

Personal Income
54%

Retail Sales
39%

Manufacturing Employment
50%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 412 11. Dallas, TX 576 21. Nashville, TN 169  
  2. Baltimore, MD 823 12. Detroit, MI 612 22. New Orleans, LA 519  
  3. Birmingham, AL 299 13. Houston, TX 698 23. New York, NY 992  
  4. Boston, MA 1,201 14. Indianapolis, IN 350 24. Norfolk, VA 864  
  5. Buffalo, NY 784 15. Jacksonville, FL 761 25. Oklahoma City, OK 592  
  6. Charlotte, NC 573 16. Kansas City, MO 426 26. Omaha, NE 616  
  7. Chicago, IL 416 17. Lexington, KY 289 27. Philadelphia, PA 919  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 351 18. Louisville, KY 248 28. Pittsburgh, PA 638  
  9. Cleveland, OH 597 19. Memphis, TN 129 29. St. Louis, MO 195  
  10. Columbus, OH 457 20. Minneapolis, MN 792 30. Wichita, KS 622  
  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 075-001 Fulton Industrial Park 20.236 20.236 Possible 0.3 53  

 


 

 

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  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 140,633 140,283 139,114 138,287 137,455  
  Fulton County 6,377 6,265 6,259 6,179 6,192  
 Fulton2,2902,2462,2432,2112,207 
 Hickman2,2482,2122,2092,1832,180 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Fulton County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 1,179 19.0 25,789 18.8  
  16-24 632 10.2 17,102 12.4  
  25-44 1,482 23.9 32,466 23.6  
  45-64 1,684 27.2 36,285 26.4  
  65-84 1,078 17.4 22,666 16.5  
  85 and older 137 2.2 3,147 2.3  
  Median Age 42.0   40.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Fulton County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 4,453 71.9 118,518 86.2  
  Black or African American 1,517 24.5 14,999 10.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 30 0.5 557 0.4  
  Asian 46 0.7 841 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 6 0.1 90 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 140 2.3 2,450 1.8  
  Hispanic Origin 125 2.0 5,355 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  
  Fulton County 5,726 5,252 4,789 4,349  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Fulton County $30,749 $31,501 2.4 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $20,253- $38,035 $23,894- $39,708    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Fulton County 2,611 2.25 $26,841  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Fulton County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 2,048 2,007 57,658 58,236  
  Employed 1,930 1,913 54,943 56,088  
  Unemployed 118 94 2,715 2,148  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.8 4.7 4.7 3.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Fulton County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 8.4 8.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.7 7.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.8 6.4 5.0 4.9  
  2017 7.2 5.6 4.9 4.4  
  2018 5.8 4.7 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Fulton County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 726 36.6  
  Commuting Out of County 1,257 63.4  
  Total Residents 1,983 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 726 36.8  
  Commuting Into County 1,248 63.2  
  Total Employees 1,974 100.0  
  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, 2017  
    Fulton County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$628$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6098651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6251,0491,086 
 Construction1,3591,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7961,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities528789881 
 Information6841,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6571,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6519311,377 
 Education and Health Services527906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality234327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified403626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Fulton  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2018)
 
  12  University of Tennessee at Martin  Martin, TN  6,772  
  32  Murray State University  Murray  10,012  
  33  Bethel University  McKenzie, TN  5,779  
  41  Murray State University, Paducah Regional Campus  Paducah  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 22,563  
  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 Fulton  
  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 2018)
 
  41  West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Paducah  † 6,038  
      Total Enrollments 6,038  
  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 Fulton  
    Enrollment (2017-2018)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  17  Four Rivers Career Academy  Hickman  422 N/A 422  
  20  Mayfield/Graves County ATC  Mayfield  616 N/A 616  
  32  Murray/Calloway County ATC  Murray  389 N/A 389  
  37  Marshall County Technical Center  Benton  989 N/A 989  
  38  Ballard County CTC  Barlow  576 N/A 576  
  41  Paducah ATC  Paducah  629 N/A 629  
      Total Enrollments 3,621     3,621   
  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, 2017-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location00$0 
 Manufacturing Expansion3115$35,873,000 
 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 (February 25, 2020).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Fulton County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries2,249100.046,881100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,53568.331,04666.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining431.91,1832.5 
 Construction391.71,1062.4 
 Manufacturing41018.26,25913.4 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities53723.98,95419.1 
 Information40.22960.6 
 Financial Activities964.31,7163.7 
 Professional and Business Services341.52,1474.6 
 Education and Health Services1466.55,10110.9 
 Leisure and Hospitality2059.13,4377.3 
 Other Services and Unclassified221.08511.8 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Fulton 
 Kayser Automotive Systems USA LPManufacturing/assembly of plastic injection-molded and metal parts: fuel tank components, engine and under-hood parts, ii.e. activated charcoal canisters, valves, lines, filters and vent ducting, vehicle interior components.752013 
 Letica CorpPlastic shipping containers1551999 
 Prairie Farms DairyMilk and milk containers distribution plant.121965 
 Stella-Jones CorporationManufacture borate/creosote dual treated crossties642007 
 Hickman 
 Harold Coffey Construction Co IncHeadquarters for construction company81968 
 Insteel Wire ProductsConcrete reinforcement wire361999 
 The CurrentNewspaper publishing51859 
 TOKAI CARBON GE LLCCarbon/graphite electrodes541990 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (February 25, 2020).  

 


 

 

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  
  Fulton $0.3721 $0.3474 $0.2483    
  City  
  Fulton $0.2780 $0.3090 $0.2650    
  Hickman $0.4040 $0.4320 $0.2340    
  School District  
  Fulton County Schools $0.5390 $0.5390 $0.5570    
  Fulton Independent Schools $0.7540 $0.7540 $0.7800    
  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  
  Fulton   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Fulton   2.00%   No tax  
  Hickman   1.75%   1.50% (on net profits; cap $800)  
  School District  
  Fulton County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Fulton 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 Fulton County
  Electric  
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Fulton Electric & Gas Systems - 270-472-1362 
    Hickman Electric & Gas Systems 
    Hickman-Fulton Counties RECC - 270-236-2521 
     
  Natural Gas  
 City of Fulton - 270-472-1322 
 Hickman Natural Gas System - 270-236-2535 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Fulton Municipal Wastewater - 270-472-2434 
 Fulton STP940,000821,000119,000 
 Hickman Sewer Department - 270-236-2535 
 Hickman East STP600,000640,000-40,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Fulton Municipal Water System - 270-472-13201,500,000557,742942,258 
 Hickman Water Department - 270-236-25352,000,000452,5481,547,452 
  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 (2017): Fulton County - $49,750 for 26 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 57.8 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2017 60.3 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (34-year record) 108 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (34-year record) -15 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,132  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,542  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 49.08 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 9.1 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2017 46.41 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 110.2  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (59-year record) 49.8  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 82 percent  
  6 a.m. 86 percent  
  12 noon 59 percent  
  6 p.m. 65 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, 2017.
Station of record: Barkley Regional Airport, Paducah, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Fulton County Schools 534 13.7  
  Fulton Independent Schools 368 13.1  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.