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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: 859-533-0415
WEB: nicholasville.org/economic-development.php
E-mail: cmcanelly@bgadd.org

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
Jessamine County 52,357
Labor Market Area 789,946
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $38,243
Median Household Income 2015 $50,558
Median Home Price 2015 $139,450
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Jessamine County 3.8%
Labor Market Area 4.0%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Jessamine County $729
Labor Market Area $839
U.S. $1,018


 

 

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 17.9 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  
  113-009 121 Venture Court 150,000 N/A 27.0' minimum No  
  113-012 141 Hendren Way 32,370 N/A 15.0' minimum No  
  113-011 120 Capital Court 31,000 N/A 24.0' 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 759,961 766,623 773,341 781,590 789,946  
  Jessamine County 49,550 50,222 51,008 51,936 52,357  
 Nicholasville28,41828,75629,21829,74530,006 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 11,406 21.8 154,448 19.6  
  16-24 6,554 12.5 114,906 14.5  
  25-44 13,174 25.2 207,125 26.2  
  45-64 13,823 26.4 201,607 25.5  
  65-84 6,420 12.3 98,752 12.5  
  85 and older 980 1.9 13,108 1.7  
  Median Age 37.5   37.1    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 48,253 92.2 680,132 86.1  
  Black or African American 2,165 4.1 72,661 9.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 167 0.3 2,619 0.3  
  Asian 708 1.4 17,318 2.2  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 24 0.0 435 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 1,040 2.0 16,781 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 1,708 3.3 37,118 4.7  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Jessamine County $32,275 $38,243 18.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,719- $38,988 $29,204- $45,238    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Jessamine County 18,312 2.65 $50,558  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 25,279 26,136 391,404 400,642  
  Employed 24,306 25,093 375,905 383,134  
  Unemployed 973 1,043 15,499 17,508  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Jessamine County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.1 7.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.1 7.1 8.3 7.4  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Jessamine County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 5,797 28.7  
  Commuting Out of County 14,424 71.3  
  Total Residents 20,221 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 5,797 35.9  
  Commuting Into County 10,347 64.1  
  Total Employees 16,144 100.0  
  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  
    Jessamine County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$729$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7308311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction8489931,096 
 Manufacturing1,0191,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities676758852 
 Information5959441,829 
 Financial Activities8341,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services8638781,332 
 Education and Health Services667878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality309312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified507591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

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 2015)
 
  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  13  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  13  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  13  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
  18  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  19  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  19  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  20  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  23  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,364  
  26  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  27  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
  37  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  56  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
      Total Enrollments 61,303  
  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 2015)
 
  13  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  780  
  13  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  13  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  13  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  18  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  N/A  
  19  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  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  
  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 North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  59  Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus  London  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 17,628  
  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 (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3206 N/A 3206  
  13  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  906 N/A 906  
  13  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  471 N/A 471  
  17  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  18  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  18  Madison County ATC  Richmond  801 N/A 801  
  23  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  860 N/A 860  
  23  Clark County ATC  Winchester  704 N/A 704  
  24  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  27  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  837 N/A 837  
  37  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  557 N/A 557  
  38  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  681 N/A 681  
  38  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  43  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  43  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  43  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  559 N/A 559  
  45  Jackson County ATC  McKee  463 N/A 463  
  49  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
  52  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  357 N/A 357  
  55  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  59  Oldham County CTC  Buckner  309 N/A 309  
      Total Enrollments 14,121     14,121   
  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 141 $1,242,817 
 Manufacturing Expansion 10170 $26,762,630 
 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 17, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Jessamine County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries15,951100.0368,555100.0 
 Total Private Industries13,56585.0294,62979.9 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A3,2380.9 
 Construction1,2858.114,9174.0 
 Manufacturing2,50015.748,65013.2 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,47921.862,52317.0 
 Information1180.76,1711.7 
 Financial Activities3172.012,5183.4 
 Professional and Business Services5693.645,92512.5 
 Education and Health Services1,87211.738,68910.5 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,99812.541,02511.1 
 Other Services and Unclassified3622.38,5292.3 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Nicholasville 
 Albaad femManufacture and distribution of disposable hygenic products1301979 
 Alltech IncNatural animal feed additives; corporate headquarters4501980 
 Amcor Rigid PlasticsPlastic custom bottles, spirits, food and customer care products2351982 
 American Building ComponentsMetal building products261991 
 Aulick Chemical SolutionsProduces chemical solutions for water, wastewater and industrial compounds252000 
 Berry Global LLCFlexible packaging stretch film501984 
 Classic Rattan IncRattan & wicker furniture281978 
 CW Assemblies LLCWiring harnesses & electrical sub assemblies371978 
 Donaldson Co IncIndustrial air pollution control devices1801979 
 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 caps3911979 
 McLane CumberlandFood distribution center5881995 
 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 services502011 
 Turner Labels & Shipping SuppliesLabels, tags & shipping supplies221979 
 WestRockPaperboard folding boxes2351970 
 Wilmore 
 Highbridge Springs Water IncBottled distilled water & reverse osmosis drinking water261982 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 17, 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  
  Jessamine $0.2180 $0.3952 $0.2110    
  City  
  Nicholasville $0.1860 $0.1860 $0.1970    
  Wilmore $0.2230 $0.7481 $0.2141    
  School District  
  Jessamine County Schools $0.6800 $0.6800 $0.5470    
  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  
  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 (2015): Jessamine County - $139,450 for 364 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  
  Jessamine County Schools 7,849 15.0  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.