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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.

 


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Contacts

Local

Amy Kennedy
Executive Director
Buffalo Trace Area Development District
201 Government Street
Suite 300
PO Box 460
Maysville, KY 41056-0460
Phone: 606-564-6894
FAX: 606-564-0955
WEB: www.btadd.com
E-mail: akennedy@btadd.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
Lewis County 13,339
Labor Market Area 208,067
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $28,410
Median Household Income 2016 $29,088
Median Home Price 2016 $45,500
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Lewis County 8.9%
Labor Market Area 7.3%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Lewis County $558
Labor Market Area $676
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Vanceburg


Population
52%

Personal Income
50%

Retail Sales
51%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 454 11. Dallas, TX 963 21. Nashville, TN 305  
  2. Baltimore, MD 474 12. Detroit, MI 305 22. New Orleans, LA 834  
  3. Birmingham, AL 495 13. Houston, TX 1,084 23. New York, NY 648  
  4. Boston, MA 857 14. Indianapolis, IN 198 24. Norfolk, VA 513  
  5. Buffalo, NY 443 15. Jacksonville, FL 758 25. Oklahoma City, OK 917  
  6. Charlotte, NC 379 16. Kansas City, MO 665 26. Omaha, NE 810  
  7. Chicago, IL 379 17. Lexington, KY 93 27. Philadelphia, PA 571  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 90 18. Louisville, KY 161 28. Pittsburgh, PA 278  
  9. Cleveland, OH 256 19. Memphis, TN 508 29. St. Louis, MO 423  
  10. Columbus, OH 116 20. Minneapolis, MN 786 30. Wichita, KS 861  
  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 135-001 Vanceburg - Lewis County Industrial Park 118.5 38.2 Possible 28.7 53  
  Shovel-ready 135-003 Tollesboro -- Site 135-003 28.5 23 No 38 85  

 


 

 

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 211,689 210,582 209,940 208,617 208,067  
  Lewis County 13,698 13,760 13,576 13,442 13,339  
 Vanceburg1,4521,4551,4391,4271,410 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Lewis County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,559 19.2 39,935 19.2  
  16-24 1,340 10.0 26,135 12.6  
  25-44 3,173 23.8 49,229 23.7  
  45-64 3,860 28.9 55,498 26.7  
  65-84 2,171 16.3 33,045 15.9  
  85 and older 236 1.8 4,225 2.0  
  Median Age 42.7   40.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Lewis County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 13,146 98.6 199,019 95.7  
  Black or African American 60 0.4 4,263 2.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 36 0.3 766 0.4  
  Asian 8 0.1 976 0.5  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 0 0.0 38 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 89 0.7 3,005 1.4  
  Hispanic Origin 95 0.7 2,730 1.3  
  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  
  Lewis County 13,434 13,103 12,690 12,210  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Lewis County $21,251 $28,410 33.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,251- $36,391 $28,410- $37,287    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Lewis County 5,431 2.49 $29,088  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Lewis County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,930 5,092 82,956 82,559  
  Employed 4,492 4,694 76,940 76,723  
  Unemployed 438 398 6,016 5,836  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.9 7.8 7.3 7.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Lewis County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 12.2 10.2 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.7 8.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 8.6 7.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 9.2 7.7 5.0 4.9  
  2017 8.9 7.3 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Lewis County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,265 29.2  
  Commuting Out of County 3,060 70.8  
  Total Residents 4,325 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,265 69.5  
  Commuting Into County 556 30.5  
  Total Employees 1,821 100.0  
  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  
    Lewis County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$558$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6158651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining2571,0491,086 
 Construction8071,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7081,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities504789881 
 Information1,0891,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7471,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services3819311,377 
 Education and Health Services625906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality236327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified280626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Vanceburg  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  23  Shawnee State University  Portsmouth, OH  3,772  
  27  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  556  
  29  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,746  
  35  Ohio University - Southern Campus  Ironton, OH  1,372  
  38  Morehead State University at Ashland  Ashland  N/A  
  47  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  50  Marshall University  Huntington, WV  13,647  
  50  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 30,093  
  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 Vanceburg  
  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 2016)
 
  25  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,521  
  29  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  38  Ashland Community & Technical College, College Drive Campus  Ashland  † 2,775  
  38  Ashland Community & Technical College, Roberts Drive Campus  Ashland  N/A  
  38  Ashland Community & Technical College, Technology Dr. Campus  Ashland  N/A  
  50  Huntington Junior College  Huntington, WV  460  
  55  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  60  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Mayo Campus  Paintsville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 6,756  
  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 Vanceburg  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Foster Meade Career and Technical Center  Vanceburg  1011 N/A 1011  
  22  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  183 N/A 183  
  25  Mason County ATC  Maysville  195 N/A 195  
  27  Greenup County ATC  Greenup  573 N/A 573  
  34  Russell ATC  Russell  426 N/A 426  
  38  Boyd Co Career & Tech Educ Ctr Voc School  Ashland  614 N/A 614  
  47  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  635 N/A 635  
  50  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  657 N/A 657  
  55  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  1098 N/A 1098  
      Total Enrollments 5,392     5,392   
  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 Expansion575$3,313,800 
 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 (October 01, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Lewis County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries2,586100.068,741100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,28849.847,72069.4 
 Natural Resources and Mining60.21630.2 
 Construction712.71,8052.6 
 Manufacturing35113.66,1699.0 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities30711.911,74217.1 
 Information110.44380.6 
 Financial Activities893.42,1253.1 
 Professional and Business Services441.72,9924.4 
 Education and Health Services30311.714,52321.1 
 Leisure and Hospitality823.26,4629.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified240.91,3081.9 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Quincy 
 Nelson Brothers LLCBlasting agents342014 
 Tollesboro 
 JSB Industrial SolutionsMetal can, box, pail production72013 
 Vanceburg 
 Coroplast LLCCorrugated plastic sheet products902001 
 Goodwin Lumber Co IncMillwork; hardwood, softwood, dimension & grade lumber, raw green lumber, flooring, pallets, cants, dust and bark. Log resell, chips wholesale. Timber brought in by individual loggers, lumber banding, L & S strapping; saw repair/sharpening.181954 
 Northern Contours of Kentucky IncComponents for kitchen cabinet industry; veneer panels372001 
 Superior Composites Company LLCFiberglass automobile door panels, cotton ironing board pads1691995 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (October 01, 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  
  Lewis $0.3310 $0.4262 $0.2488    
  City  
  Vanceburg $0.1300 $0.1400 $0.1400    
  School District  
  Lewis County Schools $0.4700 $0.4710 $0.4900    
  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  
  Lewis   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Vanceburg   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Lewis 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 Lewis County
  Electric  
 AEP - Kentucky Power Company - 606-929-1600 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative - 606-845-2661 
    Grayson RECC - 606-474-5136 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
    Electric Plant Board of the City of Vanceburg - 606-796-2641 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Electric Plant Board of the City of Vanceburg - 606-796-2641 
 Western Lewis-Rectorville Water and Gas District - 606-564-4449 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Electric Plant Board of the City of Vanceburg - 606-796-2641 
 Vanceburg STP410,000219,000191,000 
 Lewis County Sanitation District #1 - 606-798-1279 
 Lewis County Sanitation District #1250,00044,000206,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Electric Plant Board of the City of Vanceburg - 606-796-26412,200,0001,202,403997,597 
 Garrison-Quincy Heights Water District - 606-757-4898288,000236,00052,000 
 Western Lewis-Rectorville Water and Gas District - 606-564-4449500,000364,581135,419 
 Western Lewis-Rectorville Water and Gas District - 606-564-4449N/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 (2016): Lewis County - $45,500 for 34 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 54.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 55 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (54-year record) 104 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1977 (54-year record) -25 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,982  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,124  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 42.52 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 22.1 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 48.88 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 132.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 41.5  
  Prevailing Winds SouthSouthwest  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 79 percent  
  7 a.m. 83 percent  
  1 p.m. 61 percent  
  7 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, 2015.
Station of record: Cincinnati/Northern Ky. Intl. Arpt, Covington, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Lewis County Schools 2,226 15.8  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.