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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

Terry L. Martin
County Judge/Executive
Hart County Industrial Authority
PO Box 456
Munfordville, KY 42765
Phone: 270-524-5219
WEB: www.hartcountyky.org
E-mail: hartcoje@mchsi.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
Hart County 18,757
Labor Market Area 499,321
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $32,262
Median Household Income 2016 $35,738
Median Home Price 2016 $68,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Hart County 4.4%
Labor Market Area 4.5%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Hart County $633
Labor Market Area $735
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Munfordville


Population
45%

Personal Income
54%

Retail Sales
42%

Manufacturing Employment
52%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 349 11. Dallas, TX 763 21. Nashville, TN 106  
  2. Baltimore, MD 647 12. Detroit, MI 437 22. New Orleans, LA 635  
  3. Birmingham, AL 295 13. Houston, TX 885 23. New York, NY 816  
  4. Boston, MA 1,025 14. Indianapolis, IN 188 24. Norfolk, VA 686  
  5. Buffalo, NY 608 15. Jacksonville, FL 697 25. Oklahoma City, OK 779  
  6. Charlotte, NC 439 16. Kansas City, MO 565 26. Omaha, NE 755  
  7. Chicago, IL 369 17. Lexington, KY 113 27. Philadelphia, PA 743  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 175 18. Louisville, KY 72 28. Pittsburgh, PA 462  
  9. Cleveland, OH 421 19. Memphis, TN 309 29. St. Louis, MO 323  
  10. Columbus, OH 281 20. Minneapolis, MN 776 30. Wichita, KS 762  
  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 099-002 Progress Park 40 40 No 3.5 75  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  099-014 Build Ready Site_099-002 120,000 40.0 99.0' minimum No  
  099-015 Action One Logisstics Bldg 48,000 N/A 24.0' 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 483,404 487,200 488,988 493,650 499,321  
  Hart County 18,474 18,550 18,489 18,627 18,757  
 Munfordville1,6381,6451,6421,6531,646 
 Horse Cave2,3452,3552,3482,3642,359 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Hart County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,089 21.8 102,508 20.5  
  16-24 1,999 10.7 65,494 13.1  
  25-44 4,270 22.8 125,923 25.2  
  45-64 5,329 28.4 130,786 26.2  
  65-84 2,761 14.7 66,726 13.4  
  85 and older 309 1.6 7,884 1.6  
  Median Age 40.5   37.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Hart County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 17,474 93.2 442,837 88.7  
  Black or African American 856 4.6 33,675 6.7  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 52 0.3 1,773 0.4  
  Asian 68 0.4 9,050 1.8  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 10 0.1 1,019 0.2  
  Other/Multirace 297 1.6 10,967 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 330 1.8 18,897 3.8  
  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  
  Hart County 18,683 18,836 18,935 18,955  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Hart County $25,092 $32,262 28.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,574- $38,880 $28,884- $40,262    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Hart County 7,387 2.47 $35,738  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Hart County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Sep. 2018 2017 Sep. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,257 8,231 234,151 238,287  
  Employed 7,896 7,929 223,715 228,229  
  Unemployed 361 302 10,436 10,058  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.4 3.7 4.5 4.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Hart County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.6 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.2 5.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.6 4.4 5.0 4.9  
  2017 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Hart County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,383 41.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,432 59.0  
  Total Residents 5,815 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,383 47.3  
  Commuting Into County 2,656 52.7  
  Total Employees 5,039 100.0  
  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  
    Hart County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$633$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6628651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining7901,0491,086 
 Construction9111,0111,155 
 Manufacturing7421,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities638789881 
 Information4521,0442,011 
 Financial Activities5951,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5279311,377 
 Education and Health Services553906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality269327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified343626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Munfordville  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  19  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  29  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  31  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,675  
  35  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,588  
  37  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,271  
  38  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  40  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
  50  McKendree University - Shepherdsville KY Campus  Shepherdsville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 26,534  
  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 Munfordville  
  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)
 
  19  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  19  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  26  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  29  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,868  
  37  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  37  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 4,251  
  37  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
  47  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  48  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  50  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Bullitt Co. Campus  Shepherdsville  N/A  
  53  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  53  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center  Franklin  N/A  
  59  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 11,119  
  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 Munfordville  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  19  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  854 N/A 854  
  22  Green County ATC  Greensburg  800 N/A 800  
  26  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  1014 N/A 1014  
  37  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  221 N/A 221  
  40  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  993 N/A 993  
  41  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  916 N/A 916  
  42  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  775 N/A 775  
  43  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  879 N/A 879  
  44  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  472 N/A 472  
  44  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  383 N/A 383  
  48  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  753 N/A 753  
  50  Bullitt County ATC  Shepherdsville  346 N/A 346  
  52  Meade County ATC  Brandenburg  637 N/A 637  
  53  Casey County ATC  Liberty  514 N/A 514  
  56  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  758 N/A 758  
  59  Clinton County ATC  Albany  478 N/A 478  
      Total Enrollments 10,793     10,793   
  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 Expansion4199$76,307,200 
 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 (November 15, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Hart County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries6,509100.0209,462100.0 
 Total Private Industries4,40367.6156,10774.5 
 Natural Resources and Mining190.35740.3 
 Construction911.48,0653.9 
 Manufacturing2,71541.734,19716.3 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities6329.739,86519.0 
 Information310.51,9070.9 
 Financial Activities841.36,6423.2 
 Professional and Business Services510.818,4288.8 
 Education and Health Services3495.420,93610.0 
 Leisure and Hospitality3585.520,5139.8 
 Other Services and Unclassified741.14,9842.4 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Bonnieville 
 Interstate Hardwoods LLCKiln dried lumber & millwork751968 
 Oscarware IncDisposable outdoor barbecue cookware (recyclable expanded aluminum). Porcelain coated steel outdoor barbecue cookware. Outdoor campfire rings. Porcelain coated griddles.321989 
 Horse Cave 
 Dart Container Corp of KentuckyDisposable food service packaging solutions16921980 
 Geothermal Supply Company IncFabricator and accessories manufacturer for the geothermal industry171996 
 Glass Aggregates LLCCrushed limestone121964 
 Kentucky Chrome Works LLCDecorative chrome plating on OEM aluminum alloy wheels802010 
 Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls IncManufacture, package and distribute frozen yeast rolls1702007 
 T Marzetti CompanySalad dressing and sauce production facility5052006 
 Munfordville 
 Hollander Sleep ProductsMattress pad protectors2901963 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 15, 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  
  Hart $0.2680 $0.3649 $0.1930    
  City  
  Bonnieville $0.1640 $0.1640 $0.3500    
  Horse Cave $0.1880 $0.1830 $0.2400    
  Munfordville $0.2720 $0.2490 $0.2500    
  School District  
  Caverna Independent Schools $0.7820 $0.7820 $0.7000    
  Hart County Schools $0.5960 $0.5960 $0.5510    
  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  
  Hart   0.80%   0.80% (on net profits/gross wages; Cap $2,000 (net profit))  
  City  
  Bonnieville   No tax   No tax  
  Horse Cave   1.00%   No tax  
  Munfordville   0.75%   No tax  
  School District  
  Caverna Independent Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Hart 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 Hart County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Farmers RECC - 270-651-2191 
    Nolin RECC - 270-765-6153 
    Taylor County RECC - 270-465-4101 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
 Bluegrass Gas Sales Inc - 270-565-4747 
 Louisville Gas & Electric (a PPL company) - 800-331-7370 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Caveland Environmental Authority Inc - 270-773-2887 
 Horse Cave Wastewater Treatment Plant000 
 Horse Cave Wastewater Treatment Plant880,000324,000556,000 
 Munfordville Municipal Water/Sewer Company - 270-524-5701 
 Munfordville STP260,00079,000181,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Caveland Environmental Authority Inc - 270-773-2887N/AN/AN/A 
 Edmonson County Water District - 270-597-21653,940,0001,853,2832,086,717 
 Green River Valley Water District - 270-773-21356,000,0004,112,2721,887,728 
 Horse Cave Water System - 270-786-2680N/AN/AN/A 
 Munfordville Municipal Water/Sewer Company - 270-524-5701N/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): Hart County - $68,000 for 42 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, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Caverna Independent Schools 647 12.7  
  Hart County Schools 2,293 14.2  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.