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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

Kelly E. Callaham
County Judge/Executive
Martin County Economic Development Authority
PO Box 1735
Inez, KY 41224
Phone: 606-298-2800
FAX: 606-298-4404

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, 2016
Kentucky $0.0549
U.S. $0.0675

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2016
Martin County 12,002
Labor Market Area 148,508
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $27,056
Median Household Income 2016 $29,052
Median Home Price 2016 $55,500
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Martin County 7.3%
Labor Market Area 8.1%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Martin County $798
Labor Market Area $742
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Inez


Population
51%

Personal Income
49%

Retail Sales
51%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 436 11. Dallas, TX 992 21. Nashville, TN 334  
  2. Baltimore, MD 467 12. Detroit, MI 366 22. New Orleans, LA 821  
  3. Birmingham, AL 481 13. Houston, TX 1,148 23. New York, NY 641  
  4. Boston, MA 850 14. Indianapolis, IN 323 24. Norfolk, VA 506  
  5. Buffalo, NY 504 15. Jacksonville, FL 676 25. Oklahoma City, OK 967  
  6. Charlotte, NC 304 16. Kansas City, MO 715 26. Omaha, NE 905  
  7. Chicago, IL 503 17. Lexington, KY 138 27. Philadelphia, PA 564  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 218 18. Louisville, KY 211 28. Pittsburgh, PA 329  
  9. Cleveland, OH 317 19. Memphis, TN 537 29. St. Louis, MO 472  
  10. Columbus, OH 177 20. Minneapolis, MN 911 30. Wichita, KS 911  
  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 159-002 Eastern Kentucky Business Park 186.8 51.6 No 33 61  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  159-006 Martin Industrial Building 55,000 29.5 28.0' minimum No  
  159-004 Eastern Kentucky Spec Building 44,000 12.6 28.0' 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 155,952 154,525 152,889 150,940 148,508  
  Martin County 12,788 12,695 12,554 12,352 12,002  
 Inez711704697686672 
 Warfield266263260256250 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Martin County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,128 17.7 28,266 19.0  
  16-24 1,176 9.8 15,445 10.4  
  25-44 3,702 30.8 37,056 25.0  
  45-64 3,198 26.6 42,368 28.5  
  65-84 1,608 13.4 22,947 15.5  
  85 and older 190 1.6 2,426 1.6  
  Median Age 38.8   41.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Martin County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 11,016 91.8 144,604 97.4  
  Black or African American 823 6.9 1,812 1.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 46 0.4 241 0.2  
  Asian 23 0.2 572 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 2 0.0 36 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 92 0.8 1,243 0.8  
  Hispanic Origin 416 3.5 1,524 1.0  
  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  
  Martin County 11,697 11,059 10,386 9,686  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Martin County $25,658 $27,056 5.4 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,658- $30,778 $27,056- $33,354    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Martin County 4,295 2.55 $29,052  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Martin County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Feb. 2018 2017 Feb. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,315 3,410 48,073 47,486  
  Employed 3,073 3,189 44,199 44,164  
  Unemployed 242 221 3,874 3,322  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.3 6.5 8.1 7.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Martin County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 11.6 11.6 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.1 10.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.6 9.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 10.1 10.5 5.0 4.9  
  2017 7.3 8.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Martin County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,100 30.6  
  Commuting Out of County 2,499 69.4  
  Total Residents 3,599 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,100 51.4  
  Commuting Into County 1,038 48.6  
  Total Employees 2,138 100.0  
  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  
    Martin County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$798$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7648311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,4351,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities492758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities6941,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7508781,332 
 Education and Health Services690878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified835591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Inez  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  18  Morehead State University at Prestonsburg  Prestonsburg  N/A  
  27  University of Pikeville  Pikeville  2,531  
  38  Marshall University  Huntington, WV  13,621  
  39  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  606  
  40  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  41  Alice Lloyd College  Pippa Passes  616  
  41  Morehead State University at Ashland  Ashland  N/A  
  47  Ohio University - Southern Campus  Ironton, OH  2,073  
  54  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  59  West Virginia State University  Institute, WV  3,166  
      Total Enrollments 33,485  
  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 Inez  
  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)
 
  15  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Mayo Campus  Paintsville  N/A  
  18  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Prestonsburg Campus  Prestonsburg  † 4,938  
  27  American National University - Pikeville KY Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  27  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Pikeville Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  38  Huntington Junior College  Huntington, WV  558  
  41  Ashland Community & Technical College, College Drive Campus  Ashland  † 2,728  
  41  Ashland Community & Technical College, Roberts Drive Campus  Ashland  N/A  
  41  Ashland Community & Technical College, Technology Dr. Campus  Ashland  N/A  
  44  Hazard Community & Technical College, Knott County Branch  Hindman  N/A  
  51  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  54  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  54  Southeast Community & Technical College, Whitesburg Campus  Whitesburg  N/A  
  56  Hazard Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Hazard  † 3,238  
  56  Hazard Community & Technical College, Technical Campus  Hazard  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 11,462  
  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 Inez  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Martin County ATC  Inez  364 N/A 364  
  24  Belfry ATC  Belfry  573 N/A 573  
  24  Floyd County ATC (GARTH)  Martin  291 N/A 291  
  33  Millard ATC  Millard  176 N/A 176  
  40  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  41  Boyd Co Career & Tech Educ Ctr Voc School  Ashland  746 N/A 746  
  44  Knott County ATC  Hindman  385 N/A 385  
  45  Russell ATC  Russell  522 N/A 522  
  46  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  186 N/A 186  
  51  Greenup County ATC  Greenup  530 N/A 530  
  51  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  431 N/A 431  
  54  Letcher County ATC  Whitesburg  569 N/A 569  
      Total Enrollments 5,442     5,442   
  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 Expansion110$2,000,000 
 Service & Technology Location115$224,000 
 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 (May 17, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Martin County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries2,569100.043,818100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,61162.735,12880.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining35113.72,6065.9 
 ConstructionN/AN/A1,4233.2 
 ManufacturingN/AN/A9182.1 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities44417.310,11623.1 
 InformationN/AN/A7501.7 
 Financial Activities542.11,5793.6 
 Professional and Business Services662.62,8386.5 
 Education and Health Services25710.07,87918.0 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A2,7796.3 
 Other Services and Unclassified1606.21,0302.4 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Debord 
 Honey Branch Field OfficeField office - district support staff & field labor682008 
 Inez 
 C & S Vaults IncBurial vaults182002 
 Coalfield Lumber Company IncHardwood lumber751992 
 Mountain CitizenNewspaper publishing51974 
 Tomahawk 
 Banks Miller SupplyIndustrial Merchant Wholesalers8N/A 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (May 17, 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  
  Martin $0.3390 $0.4412 $0.2520    
  City  
  Inez $0.0920 $0.0920 $0.0000    
  Warfield $0.0970 $0.0970 $0.0000    
  School District  
  Martin County Schools $0.8090 $0.8090 $0.2230    
  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  
  Martin   1.00%   1.00% (n/a; occupational tax)  
  City  
  Inez   No tax   No tax  
  Warfield   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Martin 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 Martin County
  Electric  
 AEP - Kentucky Power Company - 606-929-1600 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Big Sandy RECC - 606-789-4095 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Kentucky Frontier Gas LLC - 606-886-9991 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Martin County Sanitation District 
 Inez STP260,000144,000116,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Martin County Water District #1 - 606-298-38852,400,0001,817,645582,355 
  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): Martin County - $55,500 for 12 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 55.6 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 58 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (70-year record) 103 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (70-year record) -21 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,374  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 981  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 41.01 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 44.57 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 134.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 42.6  
  Prevailing Winds West  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 82 percent  
  7 a.m. 87 percent  
  1 p.m. 57 percent  
  7 p.m. 64 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: Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Martin County Schools 1,825 14.4  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.