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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

Garnett Furnish
Executive Director
Cynthiana-Harrison Co Economic Development Authority
104 East Pleasant Street
PO Box 670
Cynthiana, KY 41031
Phone: 859-621-6570
FAX: 859-234-0035
WEB: www.harrisoncokyeda.com
E-mail: CHEDA2020@gmail.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
Harrison County 18,646
Labor Market Area 717,894
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $33,604
Median Household Income 2015 $35,681
Median Home Price 2015 $102,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Harrison County 4.6%
Labor Market Area 4.0%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Harrison County $744
Labor Market Area $853
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Cynthiana


Population
51%

Personal Income
53%

Retail Sales
50%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 408 11. Dallas, TX 899 21. Nashville, TN 241  
  2. Baltimore, MD 539 12. Detroit, MI 319 22. New Orleans, LA 771  
  3. Birmingham, AL 431 13. Houston, TX 1,021 23. New York, NY 699  
  4. Boston, MA 909 14. Indianapolis, IN 167 24. Norfolk, VA 577  
  5. Buffalo, NY 491 15. Jacksonville, FL 746 25. Oklahoma City, OK 847  
  6. Charlotte, NC 426 16. Kansas City, MO 595 26. Omaha, NE 786  
  7. Chicago, IL 347 17. Lexington, KY 33 27. Philadelphia, PA 626  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 59 18. Louisville, KY 91 28. Pittsburgh, PA 345  
  9. Cleveland, OH 305 19. Memphis, TN 444 29. St. Louis, MO 353  
  10. Columbus, OH 165 20. Minneapolis, MN 755 30. Wichita, KS 792  
  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 097-002 Cynthiana - Harrison County Business Park 166.7 87.5 No 16 37  

 


 

 

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 695,051 699,759 704,848 711,123 717,894  
  Harrison County 18,602 18,548 18,635 18,712 18,646  
 Cynthiana6,3646,3486,3796,4066,383 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Harrison County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,718 19.9 140,945 19.6  
  16-24 2,040 10.9 99,137 13.8  
  25-44 4,212 22.6 191,717 26.7  
  45-64 5,506 29.5 185,584 25.9  
  65-84 2,836 15.2 88,797 12.4  
  85 and older 334 1.8 11,714 1.6  
  Median Age 42.3   37.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Harrison County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 17,815 95.5 617,540 86.0  
  Black or African American 455 2.4 66,539 9.3  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 51 0.3 2,262 0.3  
  Asian 62 0.3 16,259 2.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 14 0.1 414 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 249 1.3 14,880 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 441 2.4 34,349 4.8  
  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  
  Harrison County 18,751 18,674 18,464 18,114  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Harrison County $28,361 $33,604 18.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,151- $38,988 $30,034- $45,238    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Harrison County 7,120 2.57 $35,681  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Harrison County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 8,474 8,824 361,003 374,198  
  Employed 8,085 8,424 346,730 358,275  
  Unemployed 389 400 14,273 15,923  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Harrison County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.5 7.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.4 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.0 5.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.7 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.6 4.0 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Harrison County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,316 32.2  
  Commuting Out of County 4,870 67.8  
  Total Residents 7,186 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,316 51.5  
  Commuting Into County 2,182 48.5  
  Total Employees 4,498 100.0  
  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  
    Harrison County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$744$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7588311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction1,0949931,096 
 Manufacturing1,1161,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities436758852 
 Information5189441,829 
 Financial Activities6861,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services5188781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality214312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified618591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Cynthiana  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  19  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,364  
  25  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  25  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  25  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  25  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  25  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
  27  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  29  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  34  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
  41  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  41  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  44  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  46  Beckfield College - Florence KY Campus  Florence  662  
  46  Northern Kentucky University  Highland Heights  14,699  
  47  Thomas More College  Crestview Hills  1,909  
  48  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  53  Art Academy of Cincinnati  Cincinnati, OH  207  
  53  Athenaeum of Ohio  Cincinnati, OH  209  
  53  Cincinnati Christian University  Cincinnati, OH  883  
  53  Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science  Cincinnati, OH  100  
  53  Galen College of Nursing, Cincinnati Campus  Cincinnati, OH  372  
  53  God's Bible School and College  Cincinnati, OH  280  
  53  Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati Campus  Cincinnati, OH  N/A  
  53  Mount Saint Joseph University  Cincinnati, OH  2,073  
  53  Union Institute & University, Cincinnati Academic Center  Cincinnati, OH  1,396  
  53  University of Cincinnati  Cincinnati, OH  36,042  
  53  University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College  Cincinnati, OH  5,065  
  53  Xavier University  Cincinnati, OH  6,260  
  56  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  58  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  58  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 139,204  
  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 Cynthiana  
  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)
 
  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  19  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  25  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  780  
  25  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  25  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  25  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  25  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  27  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  33  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,158  
  41  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  44  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  N/A  
  45  Gateway Community & Technical College, Edgewood Campus  Edgewood  N/A  
  46  American National University - Florence KY Campus  Florence  N/A  
  46  Gateway Community & Technical College, Boone Campus  Florence  4,581  
  46  Gateway Community & Technical College, Urban Metro Campus  Covington  N/A  
  48  Brown Mackie College - Northern Kentucky  Fort Mitchell  87  
  48  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  49  Interactive College of Technology - Newport KY Campus  Newport  38  
  51  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Carrollton Campus  Carrollton  N/A  
  52  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Shelby Co. Campus  Shelbyville  N/A  
  53  American National University - Cincinnati OH Campus  Cincinnati, OH  93  
  53  Antonelli College  Cincinnati, OH  147  
  53  Brown Mackie College - Cincinnati  Cincinnati, OH  596  
  53  Cincinnati State Technical and Community College  Cincinnati, OH  9,630  
  58  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  58  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 29,572  
  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 Cynthiana  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  681 N/A 681  
  19  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  860 N/A 860  
  25  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  906 N/A 906  
  25  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  471 N/A 471  
  27  Clark County ATC  Winchester  704 N/A 704  
  29  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  557 N/A 557  
  33  Mason County ATC  Maysville  201 N/A 201  
  34  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  837 N/A 837  
  38  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3206 N/A 3206  
  40  Campbell County ATC  Alexandria  292 N/A 292  
  44  Madison County ATC  Richmond  801 N/A 801  
  46  Chapman Vocational Education Center  Covington  980 N/A 980  
  48  Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology  Fort Mitchell  826 N/A 826  
  51  Carroll County ATC  Carrollton  616 N/A 616  
  52  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  52  Boone County ATC  Hebron  251 N/A 251  
  52  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  559 N/A 559  
  55  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  55  Foster Meade Career and Technical Center  Vanceburg  994 N/A 994  
      Total Enrollments 14,385     14,385   
  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 120-80 $2,125,738 
 Manufacturing Expansion 425 $12,350,000 
 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 (December 10, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Harrison County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries4,765100.0339,959100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,94282.7270,65579.6 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A3,2210.9 
 Construction1753.712,1023.6 
 Manufacturing1,26326.540,69612.0 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities63113.257,63117.0 
 Information501.05,8971.7 
 Financial Activities861.812,0353.5 
 Professional and Business Services1723.642,47812.5 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A32,8629.7 
 Leisure and Hospitality3507.338,65811.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified1443.08,5512.5 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Cynthiana 
 3MOffice supplies and stationery products: repositionable note pads, easel pads, labels and packaging tapes.5661969 
 Abstract ManufacturingMachining and welding fabrication22015 
 Bay Horse InnovationsHorse trailers and metal designs such as fencing, cabinets, storage solutions, utility bodies mounted to pickup trucks, general aluminum fabrication and machining.62013 
 Chromascape IncCarbon black dispersions351991 
 Commercial Specialty Truck HoldingsManufactures mixers for cement trucks and refuse bodies.1702014 
 Cynthiana Publishing Co LLCNewspaper & shopper's guide publishing, computer typesetting & web offset printing, real estate magazine publishing181945 
 E D Bullard CompanySafety hard hats, fire helmets, face masks, hoods & respirators, thermal imaging cameras2351972 
 E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions LLCMachine shop: truck body fabrication—refuse bodies manufacturing1822006 
 Farmers Tobacco Co of CynthianaCigarettes462000 
 Fikeco IncSheet metal fabrication, HVAC, welding151985 
 Glen Gery Landmark Stone 232007 
 Harrison Machine ShopMachine shop: welding, drilling, boring, cutting, honing, lathe work, general machining, hand grinding & sandblasting, mechanics, construction181974 
 Lucas Equine Equipment IncWood & metal farm gates; steel & wood horse barn window grills, doors & stall fronts301981 
 Slade Pressure Washing, IncPowder coating equine products, stall doors, gates, handrail. Powder coating metal containers82000 
 STI Manufacturing CoWiring harnesses, automotive lights recycling, assembly & packaging191990 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (December 10, 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  
  Harrison $0.2780 $0.4160 $0.2410    
  City  
  Berry $0.2200 $0.1800 $0.3600    
  Cynthiana $0.1750 $0.2108 $0.1600    
  School District  
  Harrison County Schools $0.4900 $0.4900 $0.5000    
  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  
  Harrison   1.50%   1.50% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Berry   No tax   No tax  
  Cynthiana   1.50%   1.50% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Harrison 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 Harrison 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 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 City of Cynthiana - 859-234-7150 
 Cynthiana New WWTP2,000,000869,0001,131,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Cynthiana Municipal Water Works - 859-234-71596,000,0002,205,8153,794,185 
 Harrison County Water Association - 859-234-4284N/AN/AN/A 
 Kentucky-American Water Company - 859-268-632090,000,00047,047,90342,952,097 
  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): Harrison County - $102,000 for 95 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  
  Harrison County Schools 2,872 15.9  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.