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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

This document contains material that is continuously updated on the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development's website.
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Contacts

Local

Craig McAnelly
Director
Jessamine County Joint Economic Development Authority
102 South First Street
PO Box 1042
Nicholasville, KY 40340
Phone: 859-533-0413
WEB: nicholasville.org/economic-development.php
E-mail: dcmcanelly@gmail.com

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
Jessamine County 53,375
Labor Market Area 798,257
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $39,551
Median Household Income 2016 $52,748
Median Home Price 2017 $154,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2018
Jessamine County 3.6%
Labor Market Area 3.7%
U.S. 3.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Jessamine County $725
Labor Market Area $847
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Nicholasville


Population
48%

Personal Income
53%

Retail Sales
46%

Manufacturing Employment
54%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 375 11. Dallas, TX 873 21. Nashville, TN 216  
  2. Baltimore, MD 547 12. Detroit, MI 359 22. New Orleans, LA 745  
  3. Birmingham, AL 406 13. Houston, TX 995 23. New York, NY 720  
  4. Boston, MA 929 14. Indianapolis, IN 193 24. Norfolk, VA 585  
  5. Buffalo, NY 530 15. Jacksonville, FL 713 25. Oklahoma City, OK 837  
  6. Charlotte, NC 394 16. Kansas City, MO 584 26. Omaha, NE 775  
  7. Chicago, IL 373 17. Lexington, KY 13 27. Philadelphia, PA 643  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 97 18. Louisville, KY 80 28. Pittsburgh, PA 384  
  9. Cleveland, OH 344 19. Memphis, TN 419 29. St. Louis, MO 342  
  10. Columbus, OH 204 20. Minneapolis, MN 781 30. Wichita, KS 781  
  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 113-001 Enterprise Industrial Park 17.89 9 No 16 18  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  113-015 500 Memorial Drive 192,299 N/A 17.7' minimum Possible  
  113-009 121 Venture Court 75,000 N/A 27.0' minimum No  
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 766,623 773,341 781,590 789,946 798,257  
  Jessamine County 50,222 51,008 51,936 52,357 53,375  
 Nicholasville28,75629,21829,74530,00630,553 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 11,608 21.7 155,703 19.5  
  16-24 6,694 12.5 114,673 14.4  
  25-44 13,303 24.9 209,088 26.2  
  45-64 14,019 26.3 202,301 25.3  
  65-84 6,782 12.7 103,065 12.9  
  85 and older 969 1.8 13,427 1.7  
  Median Age 37.6   37.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 49,015 91.8 686,153 86.0  
  Black or African American 2,337 4.4 73,495 9.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 167 0.3 2,529 0.3  
  Asian 741 1.4 18,083 2.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 27 0.1 493 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 1,088 2.0 17,504 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 1,836 3.4 38,958 4.9  
  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  
  Jessamine County 56,126 60,271 64,398 68,573  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Jessamine County $31,544 $39,551 25.4 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,212- $41,755 $29,104- $45,025    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Jessamine County 18,401 2.67 $52,748  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 26,425 26,782 406,679 409,439  
  Employed 25,465 25,900 391,736 396,068  
  Unemployed 960 882 14,943 13,371  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.6 3.3 3.7 3.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Jessamine County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 5.3 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.3 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 3.8 4.0 5.0 4.9  
  2017 3.8 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  2018 3.6 3.7 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Jessamine County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 5,963 28.5  
  Commuting Out of County 14,928 71.5  
  Total Residents 20,891 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 5,963 36.7  
  Commuting Into County 10,297 63.3  
  Total Employees 16,260 100.0  
  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  
    Jessamine County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$725$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7458651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining5761,0491,086 
 Construction9381,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,0741,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities688789881 
 Information5491,0442,011 
 Financial Activities8691,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services8839311,377 
 Education and Health Services636906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality328327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified458626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Nicholasville  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2018)
 
  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,660  
  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,990  
  13  Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  66  
  13  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Transylvania University  Lexington  966  
  13  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,465  
  18  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,612  
  19  Centre College  Danville  1,450  
  20  Midway University  Midway  1,217  
  23  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,767  
  26  Berea College  Berea  1,670  
  27  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,926  
  37  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  56  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  7,207  
      Total Enrollments 65,996  
  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 Nicholasville  
  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)
 
  13  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  233  
  13  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  9,478  
  13  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  19  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  20  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  23  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  23  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  37  Maysville Community & Tech College, Montgomery Campus  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  38  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  38  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  43  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Shelby Co. Campus  Shelbyville  N/A  
  43  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  55  Somerset Community College, Somerset Campus  Somerset  † 5,886  
  59  Somerset Community College, Laurel Campus  London  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 15,597  
  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 Nicholasville  
    Enrollment (2017-2018)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3802 N/A 3802  
  13  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  966 N/A 820  
  13  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  709 N/A 709  
  17  Trailblazer Academy  Harrodsburg  292 N/A 292  
  18  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  346 N/A 346  
  18  Madison County ATC  Richmond  825 N/A 825  
  23  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  863 N/A 863  
  23  Clark County ATC  Winchester  733 N/A 733  
  24  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  332 N/A 332  
  27  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  900 N/A 900  
  37  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  507 N/A 507  
  38  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  746 N/A 746  
  38  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  442 N/A 442  
  43  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  1364 N/A 1364  
  43  Casey County ATC  Liberty  526 N/A 526  
  43  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  544 N/A 544  
  45  Jackson County ATC  McKee  455 N/A 455  
  49  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  491 N/A 491  
  52  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  395 N/A 395  
  55  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  462 N/A 462  
  59  Oldham County CTC  Buckner  541 N/A 541  
      Total Enrollments 16,241     16,095   
  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 Location140N/A 
 Manufacturing Expansion798$7,215,000 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion2100$21,500,000 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (March 10, 2020).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries19,408100.0404,120100.0 
 Total Private Industries14,68475.7299,84674.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining2111.14,9421.2 
 Construction1,3877.116,6974.1 
 Manufacturing2,64613.648,56912.0 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities4,18621.666,88516.6 
 Information1951.03,7060.9 
 Financial Activities3761.912,7963.2 
 Professional and Business Services1,0725.547,24611.7 
 Education and Health Services2,26211.747,16011.7 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,9319.942,86710.6 
 Other Services and Unclassified4192.28,9772.2 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Nicholasville 
 Alltech IncNatural animal feed additives; corporate headquarters4501980 
 Amcor Rigid PlasticsPlastic custom bottles, spirits, food and customer care products2051982 
 American Building ComponentsMetal building products261991 
 Aulick Chemical SolutionsProduces chemical solutions for water, wastewater and industrial compounds252000 
 Automated Cutting Technologies IncSpecialized store fixtures for display, kitchen cabinets, woodworking, contract machining and laser cutting.222006 
 Berry Global LLCFlexible packaging stretch film501984 
 CW Assemblies LLCWiring harnesses & electrical sub assemblies1151978 
 Donaldson Co IncIndustrial air pollution control devices2011979 
 Faulkner-Fain Co IncCustom woodworking; custom bank interior (canintes, tellerline, checkdesk, etc.)231957 
 Integrated Security SolutionsDigital and electronic secuity equipment.261998 
 Lockmasters IncDesigns and markets educational products, locks, parts, and tools for the security industry/wholesale distribution511981 
 McKechnie Vehicle ComponentsPlastic injection molding, chrome and stainless steel plating, painting automotive components, wheel trim, center caps3531979 
 McLane CumberlandFood distribution center5001995 
 Meade Concrete Products IncManufacture and retail concrete blocks and other building materials221991 
 R J Corman Railroad Group LLCHeadquarters for rail services; helicopter repair.3001973 
 Sargent & Greenleaf IncHigh security locks1101974 
 SMC LLCElectronic manufacturing services. Circuit boards, wiring harnesses, and misc. electronic equipment502011 
 Turner Labels & Shipping SuppliesLabels, tags & shipping supplies271979 
 WestRockPaperboard folding boxes2501970 
 Wilmore 
 Highbridge Springs Water IncBottled distilled water & reverse osmosis drinking water261982 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (March 10, 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  
  Jessamine $0.2290 $0.4152 $0.2110    
  City  
  Nicholasville $0.1860 $0.1860 $0.1970    
  Wilmore $0.2210 $0.7484 $0.2141    
  School District  
  Jessamine County Schools $0.6930 $0.6930 $0.5470    
  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  
  Jessamine   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Nicholasville   1.50%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  Wilmore   2.00%   2.00% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Jessamine 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 Jessamine County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Blue Grass Energy Cooperative Corp - 859-885-4191 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
    City of Nicholasville Utilities - 859-885-9473 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Delta Natural Gas Company - 859-744-6171 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Nicholasville Public Utilities - 859-885-9473 
 Jessamine Creek Environmental Control Facility4,100,0003,873,000227,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Jessamine County Water District #1 - 859-885-9314N/AN/AN/A 
 Jessamine-South Elkhorn Water District - 859-881-0589N/AN/AN/A 
 Nicholasville Public Utilities - 859-885-94739,000,0004,313,6124,686,388 
 Spears Water Company - 859-885-5958N/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 (2017): Jessamine County - $154,000 for 406 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, 2017 58 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (73-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1963 (73-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, 2017 49.17 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 129.8  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (70-year record) 39.7  
  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, 2017.
Station of record: Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Jessamine County Schools 8,016 14.9  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.