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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

Michael T. Baker
Hancock County Industrial Foundation Inc
Hancock County Development Center
1605 US Hwy 60 W
PO Box 580
Hawesville, KY 42348
Phone: 270-313-6719
FAX: 270-927-9043
WEB: www.hancockky.us/Commerce/industrial.htm
E-mail: ind@hancockky.us

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
Hancock County 8,801
Labor Market Area 203,509
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $34,727
Median Household Income 2016 $49,375
Median Home Price 2017 $100,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2018
Hancock County 4.2%
Labor Market Area 4.2%
U.S. 3.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Hancock County $1,192
Labor Market Area $758
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Lewisport


Population
45%

Personal Income
56%

Retail Sales
42%

Manufacturing Employment
53%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 392 11. Dallas, TX 756 21. Nashville, TN 149  
  2. Baltimore, MD 694 12. Detroit, MI 450 22. New Orleans, LA 679  
  3. Birmingham, AL 339 13. Houston, TX 877 23. New York, NY 829  
  4. Boston, MA 1,038 14. Indianapolis, IN 193 24. Norfolk, VA 732  
  5. Buffalo, NY 621 15. Jacksonville, FL 741 25. Oklahoma City, OK 720  
  6. Charlotte, NC 528 16. Kansas City, MO 468 26. Omaha, NE 658  
  7. Chicago, IL 373 17. Lexington, KY 161 27. Philadelphia, PA 756  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 188 18. Louisville, KY 88 28. Pittsburgh, PA 475  
  9. Cleveland, OH 434 19. Memphis, TN 309 29. St. Louis, MO 226  
  10. Columbus, OH 294 20. Minneapolis, MN 766 30. Wichita, KS 665  
  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 183-005 Bluegrass Crossings Business Centre 1134 1134 No 0.5 35  
    091-004 Hawesville 1020 869.3 Possible 31 34  
  Shovel-ready 091-001 Hancock County Industrial Park, Lewisport 141.8 118.8 No 17.1 20  
  Shovel-ready 091-007 Hancock County - 43 Acres 43 43 Possible 60 60  
    091-006 Hawesville 28 28 Possible 0 31  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  091-005 1765 River Road 9,354 N/A 40.0' 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 201,934 201,904 202,811 202,976 203,509  
  Hancock County 8,672 8,722 8,710 8,810 8,801  
 Lewisport1,6941,7031,7021,7201,706 
 Hawesville9991,0061,0041,015999 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Hancock County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 1,994 22.7 42,631 20.9  
  16-24 948 10.8 21,489 10.6  
  25-44 2,022 23.0 48,493 23.8  
  45-64 2,387 27.1 55,275 27.2  
  65-84 1,317 15.0 31,326 15.4  
  85 and older 133 1.5 4,295 2.1  
  Median Age 39.7   40.5    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Hancock County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 8,523 96.8 190,960 93.8  
  Black or African American 122 1.4 6,573 3.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 29 0.3 533 0.3  
  Asian 29 0.3 1,978 1.0  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 172 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 97 1.1 3,293 1.6  
  Hispanic Origin 142 1.6 5,445 2.7  
  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  
  Hancock County 8,786 8,842 8,839 8,752  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Hancock County $30,440 $34,727 14.1 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $27,404- $35,246 $31,588- $42,013    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Hancock County 3,254 2.64 $49,375  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Hancock County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Feb. 2019 2018 Feb. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,089 4,053 95,275 94,351  
  Employed 3,919 3,892 91,287 90,203  
  Unemployed 170 161 3,988 4,148  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Hancock County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.4 4.9 5.0 4.9  
  2017 5.1 4.6 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.2 4.2 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Hancock County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,198 35.9  
  Commuting Out of County 2,141 64.1  
  Total Residents 3,339 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,198 29.2  
  Commuting Into County 2,902 70.8  
  Total Employees 4,100 100.0  
  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  
    Hancock County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$1,192$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries1,3398651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining9201,0491,086 
 Construction1,3141,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,5651,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,056789881 
 Information8511,0442,011 
 Financial Activities6601,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services6529311,377 
 Education and Health Services845906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality276327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified156626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Lewisport  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  17  Brescia University  Owensboro  1,009  
  17  Kentucky Wesleyan College  Owensboro  785  
  17  WKU - Owensboro Extended Campus: Main  Owensboro  N/A  
  35  Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus  Evansville, IN  6,189  
  35  University of Evansville  Evansville, IN  2,414  
  35  University of Southern Indiana  Evansville, IN  10,668  
  37  Oakland City University  Oakland City, IN  1,469  
  38  Murray State University, Henderson Regional Campus  Henderson  N/A  
  53  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  53  Murray State University, Madisonville Regional Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  59  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 22,534  
  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 Lewisport  
  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)
 
  17  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Downtown  Owensboro  N/A  
  17  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Owensboro  † 3,995  
  17  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Southeastern Campus  Owensboro  N/A  
  38  Henderson Community College  Henderson  1,330  
  46  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  46  Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus  Central City  N/A  
  53  Madisonville Community College, Health Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  53  Madisonville Community College, Main Campus  Madisonville  † 3,344  
  59  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,868  
      Total Enrollments 15,537  
  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 Lewisport  
    Enrollment (2017-2018)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  30  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  822 N/A 822  
  33  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  647 N/A 647  
  38  Henderson County ATC  Henderson  2188 N/A 2188  
  40  Meade County ATC  Brandenburg  688 N/A 688  
  46  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  1138 N/A 1138  
  50  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  323 N/A 323  
  52  Webster County ATC  Dixon  562 N/A 562  
  52  Muhlenberg County CTC  Greenville  385 N/A 385  
  58  Union County Area Vocational Ed Center  Morganfield  1091 N/A 1091  
      Total Enrollments 7,844     7,844   
  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 Location1124$179,045,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion5250$185,804,000 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion120$595,000 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (April 30, 2019).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Hancock County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries4,305100.083,805100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,50681.465,48978.1 
 Natural Resources and Mining240.67720.9 
 Construction1714.03,3354.0 
 Manufacturing2,45557.016,02119.1 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3307.714,24617.0 
 Information80.24760.6 
 Financial Activities741.74,3975.2 
 Professional and Business Services1052.45,2366.2 
 Education and Health Services1553.611,37913.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality1112.67,7699.3 
 Other Services and Unclassified711.61,8502.2 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Hawesville 
 Century Aluminum of Kentucky LLCAluminum molten metal, sows & smelting2501967 
 Columbia Specialty MetalsAluminum casting. High purity aluminum shot (aluminum pellets, Granny-P)92004 
 Domtar Paper Company LLCFine paper (uncoated freesheet) and market pulp4501967 
 Hancock County Ready MixReady-mixed concrete161964 
 Hancock County Ready-MixSand & gravel, ready-mix concrete151964 
 Precoat MetalsHigh speed steel coating, slitting, embossing and coil painting.781989 
 Southwire Company Kentucky PlantAluminum rod and bare aluminum cable and aluminum strip3951969 
 W2Pallet IncWooden pallets & skids151985 
 WatcoRiver terminal101999 
 Lewisport 
 Aleris Rolled ProductsLewisport facility is an aluminum rolling mill that manufactures aluminum coiled sheet. Aleris International, Inc. is a global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production.9921966 
 Bluegrass Industrial Minerals LLCProcesses raw sand into high quality silica112005 
 Crescent Paper Tube Co IncPaper tubes141990 
 Daltile CorpQuarry tile, Ceramic Tile691959 
 First Class Services IncTrucking company132N/A 
 Maxwell Brothers Lumber Co LLCSawing rough lumber, crossties, pallets231984 
 McElroy Metal IncMetal forming, panel, trim, accessories181964 
 Precision Roll Grinders IncRoller repair & precision cylindrical grinding221998 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (April 30, 2019).  

 


 

 

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  
  Hancock $0.2145 $0.2145 $0.1314    
  City  
  Hawesville $0.3940 $0.7500 $0.4128    
  Lewisport $0.2090 $0.2142 $0.2100    
  School District  
  Hancock County Schools $0.6390 $0.6390 $0.4000    
  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  
  Hancock   1.25%   1.25% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Hawesville   No tax   No tax  
  Lewisport   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Hancock 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 Hancock County
  Electric  
 Big Rivers Electric Corporation - 270-827-2561 
    Kenergy Corporation - 270-684-6100 
    Meade County RECC - 270-422-2162 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
 Lewisport Natural Gas System - 270-295-3324 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Hawesville Sewer System - 270-927-8707 
 Hawesville STP250,000118,000132,000 
 Lewisport Municipal Sewer - 270-295-3326 
 Lewisport STP400,000189,000211,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 East Daviess County Water Association - 270-281-5187N/AN/AN/A 
 Hawesville Water Works - 270-927-8707576,000343,355232,645 
 Lewisport Municipal Water Works - 207-295-3324420,000192,639227,361 
  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): Hancock County - $100,000 for 20 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 56.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2017 59 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (77-year record) 107 degrees  
  Record Lowest, February 1951 (77-year record) -23 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,547  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,397  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 45.31 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 11.8 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2017 43.48 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 115.5  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (70-year record) 42.7  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 80 percent  
  6 a.m. 83 percent  
  12 noon 59 percent  
  6 p.m. 63 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: Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, IN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Hancock County Schools 1,645 15.5  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.