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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

This document contains material that is continuously updated on the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development's website.
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Contacts

Local

Jenny Sewell
West Hopkins Industries Inc
PO Box 403
(270) 797-2781
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Phone: 270-797-2781
WEB: www.dawsonspringsky.com
E-mail: beshear@vci.net

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, 2017
Kentucky $0.0558
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2017
Hopkins County 45,547
Labor Market Area 227,565
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $36,460
Median Household Income 2016 $43,169
Median Home Price 2016 $95,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Hopkins County 4.8%
Labor Market Area 5.4%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Hopkins County $792
Labor Market Area $766
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Dawson Springs


Population
43%

Personal Income
55%

Retail Sales
39%

Manufacturing Employment
50%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 340 11. Dallas, TX 668 21. Nashville, TN 97  
  2. Baltimore, MD 735 12. Detroit, MI 524 22. New Orleans, LA 612  
  3. Birmingham, AL 287 13. Houston, TX 790 23. New York, NY 903  
  4. Boston, MA 1,112 14. Indianapolis, IN 239 24. Norfolk, VA 773  
  5. Buffalo, NY 695 15. Jacksonville, FL 689 25. Oklahoma City, OK 684  
  6. Charlotte, NC 501 16. Kansas City, MO 477 26. Omaha, NE 667  
  7. Chicago, IL 351 17. Lexington, KY 201 27. Philadelphia, PA 830  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 262 18. Louisville, KY 159 28. Pittsburgh, PA 549  
  9. Cleveland, OH 509 19. Memphis, TN 222 29. St. Louis, MO 235  
  10. Columbus, OH 369 20. Minneapolis, MN 779 30. Wichita, KS 674  
  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 177-002 Paradise Regional Business Park 619.95 553 No 0 89  
  Shovel-ready 107-001 West Hopkins Industrial Park 28.5 28.5 Possible 1.5 69  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  107-005 Dawson Springs Spec Building 50,000 38.5 28.0' minimum Possible  
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings

 


 

 

Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
N/A
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 234,125 233,424 232,724 230,895 227,565  
  Hopkins County 46,560 46,341 46,281 45,904 45,547  
 Dawson Springs2,7502,7422,7412,719 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Hopkins County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 9,253 20.3 48,653 21.4  
  16-24 4,603 10.1 29,117 12.8  
  25-44 11,005 24.2 56,835 25.0  
  45-64 12,489 27.4 55,974 24.6  
  65-84 7,304 16.0 32,642 14.3  
  85 and older 893 2.0 4,344 1.9  
  Median Age 41.1   37.6    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Hopkins County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 41,083 90.2 193,838 85.2  
  Black or African American 3,079 6.8 25,233 11.1  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 116 0.3 976 0.4  
  Asian 319 0.7 1,925 0.8  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 32 0.1 407 0.2  
  Other/Multirace 918 2.0 5,186 2.3  
  Hispanic Origin 943 2.1 9,095 4.0  
  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  
  Hopkins County 45,565 44,661 43,549 42,293  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Hopkins County $32,099 $36,460 13.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $28,429- $32,674 $30,656- $36,794    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Hopkins County 18,394 2.47 $43,169  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Hopkins County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 20,168 20,091 94,515 95,784  
  Employed 19,193 19,101 89,396 90,424  
  Unemployed 975 990 5,119 5,360  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.8 4.9 5.4 5.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Hopkins County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.8 8.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.4 6.8 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.7 5.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.5 5.6 5.0 4.9  
  2017 4.8 5.4 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Hopkins County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 9,620 53.3  
  Commuting Out of County 8,439 46.7  
  Total Residents 18,059 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 9,620 57.4  
  Commuting Into County 7,153 42.6  
  Total Employees 16,773 100.0  
  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  
    Hopkins County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$792$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries8178311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,5081,0751,124 
 Construction9849931,096 
 Manufacturing1,1701,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities641758852 
 Information7149441,829 
 Financial Activities8661,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6108781,332 
 Education and Health Services854878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality260312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified576591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Dawson Springs  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  15  Murray State University, Madisonville Regional Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  25  Murray State University, Hopkinsville Regional Campus  Hopkinsville  N/A  
  46  Austin Peay State University  Clarksville, TN  10,344  
  46  Murray State University, Henderson Regional Campus  Henderson  N/A  
  51  Brescia University  Owensboro  1,009  
  51  Kentucky Wesleyan College  Owensboro  785  
  51  WKU - Owensboro Extended Campus: Main  Owensboro  N/A  
  52  Murray State University  Murray  10,486  
  53  Murray State University, Paducah Regional Campus  Paducah  N/A  
  57  Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus  Evansville, IN  6,189  
  57  University of Evansville  Evansville, IN  2,414  
  57  University of Southern Indiana  Evansville, IN  10,668  
      Total Enrollments 41,895  
  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 Dawson Springs  
  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)
 
  15  Madisonville Community College, Health Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  15  Madisonville Community College, Main Campus  Madisonville  † 3,344  
  25  Hopkinsville Community College, Main Campus  Hopkinsville  † 2,882  
  32  Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus  Central City  N/A  
  46  Daymar Institute, Clarksville Campus  Clarksville, TN  854  
  46  Henderson Community College  Henderson  1,330  
  46  Miller-Motte Technical College, Clarksville Campus  Clarksville, TN  416  
  46  North Central Institute  Clarksville, TN  136  
  51  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Downtown  Owensboro  N/A  
  51  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Owensboro  † 3,995  
  51  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Southeastern Campus  Owensboro  N/A  
  53  West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Paducah  † 6,065  
  57  Harrison College - Evansville Branch  Evansville, IN  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 19,022  
  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 Dawson Springs  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  12  Caldwell County ATC  Princeton  406 N/A 406  
  24  Webster County ATC  Dixon  366 N/A 366  
  25  Gateway Academy to Innovation and Technology  Hopkinsville  540 N/A 540  
  28  Muhlenberg County CTC  Greenville  363 N/A 363  
  37  Union County Area Vocational Ed Center  Morganfield  625 N/A 625  
  43  Marshall County Technical Center  Benton  1001 N/A 1001  
  46  Henderson County ATC  Henderson  2102 N/A 2102  
  48  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  758 N/A 758  
  50  Russellville ATC  Russellville  912 N/A 912  
  52  Murray/Calloway County ATC  Murray  331 N/A 331  
  53  Paducah ATC  Paducah  596 N/A 596  
  55  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  383 N/A 383  
      Total Enrollments 8,383     8,383   
  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 Location150$1,550,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion10$40,000 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion11$125,000 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (July 15, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Hopkins County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries17,512100.087,633100.0 
 Total Private Industries14,27581.570,35980.3 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,1686.71,2801.5 
 Construction6273.63,1853.6 
 Manufacturing2,07911.914,75516.8 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,57620.414,09616.1 
 Information890.56860.8 
 Financial Activities5503.12,5032.9 
 Professional and Business Services5703.37,3408.4 
 Education and Health Services2,97217.011,26612.9 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,4668.46,3297.2 
 Other Services and Unclassified7954.52,3792.7 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Dawson Springs 
 AllSource Transportation, LLCHigh-quality seed distribution82011 
 Mine Equipment & Mill SupplyExplosives, mine supplies, shot service401959 
 The Dawson Springs ProgressNewspaper publishing & offset printing11919 
 Wink Equipment IncAluminum trailer manufacturer for the logistics industry202017 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (July 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  
  Hopkins $0.2072 $0.2939 $0.1565    
  City  
  Dawson Springs $0.3290 $0.5487 $0.1900    
  School District  
  Dawson Springs Independent Schools $0.6670 $0.7100 $0.6870    
  Hopkins County Schools $0.6860 $0.6860 $0.5470    
  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  
  Hopkins   0.50%   No tax  
  City  
  Dawson Springs   1.50%   on net profits. 1.5% less than 50K; 1% 50,001 to 500K; .5% greater than 500K  
  School District  
  Dawson Springs Independent Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Hopkins 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 Hopkins County
  Electric  
 Big Rivers Electric Corporation - 270-827-2561 
    Kenergy Corporation - 270-684-6100 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
    Madisonville Municipal Utilities - 270-824-2102 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Dawson Springs Water and Sewer System - 270-797-2844 
 Dawson Springs STP364,000436,000-72,000 
 Madisonville Municipal Utilities - 270-824-2102 
 Madisonville STP WEST6,000,0005,135,000865,000 
 Nortonville Sewer Treatment Plant 
 Nortonville STP750,000330,000420,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Dawson Springs Water and Sewer System - 270-797-28442,880,0001,386,3841,493,616 
 Earlington Water Department - 270-383-5121432,000142,934289,066 
 Madisonville Municipal Utilities - 270-824-21028,000,0003,904,3654,095,635 
 Madisonville Municipal Utilities - 270-824-2102N/AN/AN/A 
 North Hopkins Water District - 270-825-1623N/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): Hopkins County - $95,000 for 265 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 61.2 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (76-year record) 109 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (76-year record) -17 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,688  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,646  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.25 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 50.8 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 118.9  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 50.2  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 79 percent  
  6 a.m. 84 percent  
  12 noon 57 percent  
  6 p.m. 61 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: Nashville Intl. Airport, Nashville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Dawson Springs Independent Schools 651 14.8  
  Hopkins County Schools 6,602 14.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.