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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

Maureen Carpenter
VP, Regional Economic Development & Talent
Edmonton-Metcalfe County Industrial Development Authority
710 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-901-4614
FAX: 270-843-0458
WEB: www.southcentralky.com
E-mail: maureen@bgchamber.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
Metcalfe County 10,018
Labor Market Area 309,586
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $29,794
Median Household Income 2015 $32,294
Median Home Price 2015 $60,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Metcalfe County 4.5%
Labor Market Area 4.5%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Metcalfe County $648
Labor Market Area $705
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Edmonton


Population
45%

Personal Income
53%

Retail Sales
42%

Manufacturing Employment
52%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 324 11. Dallas, TX 771 21. Nashville, TN 113  
  2. Baltimore, MD 652 12. Detroit, MI 477 22. New Orleans, LA 642  
  3. Birmingham, AL 303 13. Houston, TX 893 23. New York, NY 825  
  4. Boston, MA 1,034 14. Indianapolis, IN 228 24. Norfolk, VA 663  
  5. Buffalo, NY 648 15. Jacksonville, FL 672 25. Oklahoma City, OK 787  
  6. Charlotte, NC 402 16. Kansas City, MO 573 26. Omaha, NE 763  
  7. Chicago, IL 409 17. Lexington, KY 117 27. Philadelphia, PA 748  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 215 18. Louisville, KY 112 28. Pittsburgh, PA 502  
  9. Cleveland, OH 461 19. Memphis, TN 316 29. St. Louis, MO 330  
  10. Columbus, OH 321 20. Minneapolis, MN 816 30. Wichita, KS 769  
  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 169-003 Edmonton Industrial Park #2 -- Site 169-003 38.5 38.5 No 2.5 107  

 


 

 

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  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 298,921 301,319 303,555 306,703 309,586  
  Metcalfe County 9,999 9,970 10,009 9,920 10,018  
 Edmonton1,5781,5751,5801,568N/A 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2015  
    Metcalfe County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,072 20.9 61,546 20.1  
  16-24 1,007 10.2 44,429 14.5  
  25-44 2,223 22.4 73,675 24.1  
  45-64 2,804 28.3 78,959 25.8  
  65-84 1,622 16.4 42,170 13.8  
  85 and older 181 1.8 5,190 1.7  
  Median Age 42.1   37.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015  
    Metcalfe County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 9,587 96.8 276,681 90.4  
  Black or African American 180 1.8 17,401 5.7  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 20 0.2 877 0.3  
  Asian 22 0.2 5,068 1.7  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 419 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 99 1.0 5,523 1.8  
  Hispanic Origin 171 1.7 10,596 3.5  
  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  
  Metcalfe County 9,773 9,595 9,390 9,154  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Metcalfe County $23,980 $29,794 24.2 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $23,980- $31,354 $26,876- $35,966    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Metcalfe County 3,936 2.51 $32,294  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Metcalfe County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Mar. 2017 2016 Mar. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,106 4,320 137,062 144,095  
  Employed 3,923 4,124 130,840 137,124  
  Unemployed 183 196 6,222 6,971  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Metcalfe County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.0 7.6 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.7 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.5 4.5 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Metcalfe County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 801 23.2  
  Commuting Out of County 2,654 76.8  
  Total Residents 3,455 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 801 49.1  
  Commuting Into County 831 50.9  
  Total Employees 1,632 100.0  
  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  
    Metcalfe County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$648$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6578311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing8331,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities480758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities6381,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7468781,332 
 Education and Health Services490878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified537591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Edmonton  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  17  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  19  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  29  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  36  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
  45  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,063  
  52  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  57  Tennessee Technological University  Cookeville, TN  10,900  
      Total Enrollments 36,742  
  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 Edmonton  
  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)
 
  17  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  17  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  30  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  34  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
  45  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  45  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  45  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 3,962  
  45  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
  51  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  52  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,301  
  53  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  56  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  56  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center  Franklin  N/A  
  57  Fortis Institute in Cookeville  Cookeville, TN  212  
      Total Enrollments 16,861  
  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 Edmonton  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  17  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  20  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  20  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  827 N/A 827  
  30  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
  34  Clinton County ATC  Albany  577 N/A 577  
  36  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  957 N/A 957  
  44  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  633 N/A 633  
  45  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  208 N/A 208  
  45  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  45  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  51  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  933 N/A 933  
  56  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  58  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
      Total Enrollments 8,331     8,331   
  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 1101 $14,816,966 
 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 (June 22, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Metcalfe County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries1,798100.0115,927100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,29472.097,29183.9 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A3740.3 
 ConstructionN/AN/A3,5243.0 
 Manufacturing62234.620,52217.7 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities21512.019,02916.4 
 InformationN/AN/A1,1000.9 
 Financial Activities543.04,2663.7 
 Professional and Business Services181.010,6189.2 
 Education and Health Services935.212,63910.9 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A11,3209.8 
 Other Services and Unclassified673.72,2071.9 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Edmonton 
 Carhartt IncMen's work clothing1251989 
 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems IncAutomotive electronic control units (ECU) and fuse boxes3301988 
 Topps Safety Apparel IncMen's work clothes & uniforms; ladies' blouses & slacks (safety clothing)571953 
 Summer Shade 
 James Ritter Lumber Co IncRough lumber & finished surface lumber401978 
 Kingsford Manufacturing CoCharcoal briquettes891989 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (June 22, 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  
  Metcalfe $0.3758 $0.4393 $0.1851    
  City  
  Edmonton $0.0860 $0.0860 $0.1520    
  School District  
  Metcalfe County Schools $0.5340 $0.5340 $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  
  Metcalfe 1.00% 1.25% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Edmonton 1.50% 1.50% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Metcalfe County Schools No tax No tax  
  Source: Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.   
     

 


 

 

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 Metcalfe County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Farmers RECC - 270-651-2191 
    Taylor County RECC - 270-465-4101 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation - 615-666-2111 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Bluegrass Gas Sales Inc - 270-565-4747 
 Edmonton Natural Gas System - 270-432-4844 
 Louisville Gas & Electric (a PPL company) - 800-331-7370 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Edmonton Wastewater Treatment Plant - 270-432-3916 
 Edmonton STP510,000143,000367,000  
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Edmonton Water Works - 270-432-2811N/AN/AN/A  
 Green River Valley Water District - 270-773-21356,000,0004,112,2721,887,728  
  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): Metcalfe County - $60,000 for 29 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.1 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 60.4 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (74-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (74-year record) -24 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,637  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,526  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.86 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.5 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 51.66 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 125.2  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 48.7  
  Prevailing Winds Southwest  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 82 percent  
  7 a.m. 87 percent  
  1 p.m. 59 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: McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Metcalfe County Schools 1,551 16.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.