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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

Sharon Butts
Assoc Dir
South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council
2800 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: 270-885-1499
FAX: 270-886-2059
WEB: www.southwesternky.com
E-mail: sbutts@southwesternky.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
Christian County 72,351
Labor Market Area 410,737
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $37,011
Median Household Income 2015 $39,521
Median Home Price 2015 $103,750
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Christian County 6.0%
Labor Market Area 5.4%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Christian County $749
Labor Market Area $726
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Hopkinsville


Population
43%

Personal Income
55%

Retail Sales
40%

Manufacturing Employment
50%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 314 11. Dallas, TX 671 21. Nashville, TN 71  
  2. Baltimore, MD 744 12. Detroit, MI 533 22. New Orleans, LA 600  
  3. Birmingham, AL 261 13. Houston, TX 793 23. New York, NY 912  
  4. Boston, MA 1,122 14. Indianapolis, IN 255 24. Norfolk, VA 766  
  5. Buffalo, NY 704 15. Jacksonville, FL 662 25. Oklahoma City, OK 687  
  6. Charlotte, NC 475 16. Kansas City, MO 490 26. Omaha, NE 680  
  7. Chicago, IL 367 17. Lexington, KY 210 27. Philadelphia, PA 839  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 272 18. Louisville, KY 168 28. Pittsburgh, PA 558  
  9. Cleveland, OH 518 19. Memphis, TN 216 29. St. Louis, MO 248  
  10. Columbus, OH 378 20. Minneapolis, MN 795 30. Wichita, KS 687  
  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 047-026 Hopkinsville -- Commerce Industrial Park #2 1330 1330 Possible 4.2 71  
  Shovel-ready 047-018 Oak Grove Site 400 400 No 0 55  
  Shovel-ready 047-005 Commerce Industrial Park 315.6 168 No 4.2 71  
  Shovel-ready 047-010 South Park 91.3 91.3 No 2 60  
  Shovel-ready 047-001 Hopkinsville Industrial Park 15 15 No 1.6 75  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  047-026 Build Ready Site 047-005 200,000 165.0 99.0' minimum No  
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 405,615 403,284 407,415 410,281 410,737  
  Christian County 75,638 74,246 73,962 73,484 72,351  
 Hopkinsville33,07232,58032,49732,28431,811 
 Oak Grove7,6217,4877,4827,4637,370 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Christian County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 18,128 25.1 94,180 22.9  
  16-24 13,155 18.2 55,333 13.5  
  25-44 19,396 26.8 116,235 28.3  
  45-64 13,115 18.1 92,465 22.5  
  65-84 7,416 10.3 46,922 11.4  
  85 and older 1,141 1.6 5,602 1.4  
  Median Age 28.3   34.6    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Christian County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 52,115 72.0 322,801 78.6  
  Black or African American 15,748 21.8 63,941 15.6  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 536 0.7 2,290 0.6  
  Asian 1,340 1.9 6,796 1.7  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 282 0.4 1,257 0.3  
  Other/Multirace 2,330 3.2 13,652 3.3  
  Hispanic Origin 5,503 7.6 28,089 6.8  
  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  
  Christian County 74,027 73,999 73,725 73,599  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Christian County $32,351 $37,011 14.4 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $26,962- $37,757 $31,472- $39,400    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Christian County 25,521 2.67 $39,521  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Christian County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 24,725 25,361 164,155 165,792  
  Employed 23,236 23,674 155,289 157,528  
  Unemployed 1,489 1,687 8,866 8,264  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 6.7 5.4 5.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Christian County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 10.1 8.2 8.2 8.1  
  2013 10.9 8.5 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.6 6.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.4 5.9 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.0 5.4 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Christian County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 12,431 61.4  
  Commuting Out of County 7,802 38.6  
  Total Residents 20,233 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 12,431 49.4  
  Commuting Into County 12,732 50.6  
  Total Employees 25,163 100.0  
  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  
    Christian County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$749$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7348311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction9809931,096 
 Manufacturing9351,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities632758852 
 Information8489441,829 
 Financial Activities8951,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6338781,332 
 Education and Health Services857878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality258312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified533591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Hopkinsville  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  Murray State University, Hopkinsville Regional Campus  Hopkinsville  N/A  
  22  Austin Peay State University  Clarksville, TN  10,099  
  33  Murray State University, Madisonville Regional Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  49  Murray State University  Murray  10,998  
  59  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,063  
      Total Enrollments 41,160  
  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 Hopkinsville  
  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)
 
  Brown Mackie College - Hopkinsville  Hopkinsville  114  
  Hopkinsville Community College, Main Campus  Hopkinsville  † 3,120  
  22  Daymar Institute, Clarksville Campus  Clarksville, TN  533  
  22  Miller-Motte Technical College, Clarksville Campus  Clarksville, TN  334  
  22  North Central Institute  Clarksville, TN  99  
  33  Madisonville Community College, Health Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  33  Madisonville Community College, Main Campus  Madisonville  † 4,261  
  36  Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus  Central City  N/A  
  52  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center  Franklin  N/A  
  59  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  59  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 3,962  
  59  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 12,423  
  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 Hopkinsville  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Gateway Academy to Innovation and Technology  Hopkinsville  482 N/A 482  
  28  Caldwell County ATC  Princeton  370 N/A 370  
  30  Muhlenberg County CTC  Greenville  323 N/A 323  
  33  Russellville ATC  Russellville  768 N/A 768  
  47  Webster County ATC  Dixon  348 N/A 348  
  48  Marshall County Technical Center  Benton  793 N/A 793  
  49  Murray/Calloway County ATC  Murray  376 N/A 376  
  50  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  467 N/A 467  
  53  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  718 N/A 718  
  59  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  208 N/A 208  
      Total Enrollments 4,853     4,853   
  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 00 $0 
 Manufacturing Expansion 19399-659 $217,688,213 
 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 (October 18, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Christian County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries31,743100.0126,250100.0 
 Total Private Industries24,50677.299,61478.9 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A1,2521.0 
 Construction6672.14,3683.5 
 Manufacturing5,75118.117,35113.7 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities4,37113.822,11017.5 
 Information2750.91,4361.1 
 Financial Activities9833.14,3623.5 
 Professional and Business Services4,21913.39,9037.8 
 Education and Health Services4,04312.715,87812.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality2,4557.713,09610.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified5491.73,2022.5 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Hopkinsville 
 Brazeway IncEvaporators coils and connectors for refrigerators1661988 
 Continental Mills IncDry mix food products such as pancake, brownie, and muffin mixes2601998 
 Denso Air Systems of KentuckyManufacture aluminum pipes, tubes and hoses for the automotive industry962011 
 Douglas Autotech CorpAutomotive directional controls: steering columns & shifters3491995 
 Ebonite International IncBowling balls, bags, gloves & accessories1421967 
 Emhart TeknologiesBlind rivet fasteners1591966 
 Freudenberg Filtration Technologies Limited PartnershipFinished filters and media for: industrial air filtration, automotive cabin air and engine air filtration, liquid filtration; headquarters.1521973 
 Grupo Antolin Kentucky IncManufacture automotive headliners3871995 
 Huhtamaki Folding CartonFolding carton manufacturer1852004 
 MartinreaAutomotive assemblies & painting of chassis components & suspension systems7991999 
 Metalsa Structural Products IncAutomobile frames6671989 
 Mid-Continent Spring CoCompression, compression ground-end, torsion & extension springs981957 
 MSSCStabilizer bars and coil springs2081991 
 Plymouth Engineered ShapesStainless, carbon & alloy steel extrusions; special & structural titanium & nickel base shapes1221980 
 Propulsys IncHydraulic motors, brakes, pumps, flow dividers, temporary services. Headquarters.1851983 
 T.RAD North America IncHeat transfer products for off-highway and automotive industry. Products such as radiators, oil coolers and heater cores.6702000 
 TeleTech Services CorporationState-of-the-art customer experience call center3702013 
 TG Automotive Sealing KentuckyAutomotive weather-stripping, rubber molded & plastic interior auto parts.4302002 
 US Smokeless Tobacco CompanyTobacco leaf processing1131978 
 Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6066Distribution8122003 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (October 18, 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  
  Christian $0.2470 $0.2652 $0.1600    
  City  
  Crofton $0.2610 $0.2819 $0.3170    
  Hopkinsville $0.2310 $0.2510 $0.2510    
  LaFayette $0.2860 $0.0790 $0.3000    
  Oak Grove $0.2550 $0.1860 $0.1860    
  Pembroke $0.2280 $0.1434 $0.4080    
  School District  
  Christian County Schools $0.4080 $0.4080 $0.5660    
  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  
  Christian   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Crofton   No tax   No tax  
  Hopkinsville   1.95%   1.50% (on net profits)  
  LaFayette   No tax   No tax  
  Oak Grove   1.50%   on gross receipts; wholesale .06%, retail.15%, professional .38%  
  Pembroke   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Christian 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 Christian County
  Electric  
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Hopkinsville Electric System - 270-887-4200 
    Pennyrile RECC - 270-886-2555 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
 Clarksville Gas & Water - 931-645-7400 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority - 270-887-4246 
 Crofton STP200,000160,00040,000 
 Hopkinsville Hammond-Wood WWTP6,000,0003,654,0002,346,000 
 Oak Grove WWTP720,000519,000201,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority - 270-887-424613,500,0006,328,5487,171,452 
 Oak Grove Water Department - 270-439-5433N/AN/AN/A 
 Todd County Water District - 270-265-2229N/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 (2015): Christian County - $103,750 for 226 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 61.2 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (76-year record) 109 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (76-year record) -17 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,688  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,646  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.25 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 50.8 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 118.9  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 50.2  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 79 percent  
  6 a.m. 84 percent  
  12 noon 57 percent  
  6 p.m. 61 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: Nashville Intl. Airport, Nashville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Christian County Schools 8,557 15.8  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.