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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

Fran Jarrell
Paintsville Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
620 Broadway
Paintsville, KY 41240
Phone: 859-351-9477
WEB: www.pjcchamber.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, 2016
Kentucky $0.0549
U.S. $0.0675

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2016
Johnson County 22,978
Labor Market Area 113,935
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $32,127
Median Household Income 2016 $35,060
Median Home Price 2016 $127,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Johnson County 8.2%
Labor Market Area 8.7%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Johnson County $624
Labor Market Area $680
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Paintsville


Population
51%

Personal Income
49%

Retail Sales
51%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 421 11. Dallas, TX 986 21. Nashville, TN 328  
  2. Baltimore, MD 473 12. Detroit, MI 372 22. New Orleans, LA 807  
  3. Birmingham, AL 466 13. Houston, TX 1,134 23. New York, NY 646  
  4. Boston, MA 855 14. Indianapolis, IN 300 24. Norfolk, VA 511  
  5. Buffalo, NY 509 15. Jacksonville, FL 661 25. Oklahoma City, OK 943  
  6. Charlotte, NC 292 16. Kansas City, MO 691 26. Omaha, NE 882  
  7. Chicago, IL 480 17. Lexington, KY 115 27. Philadelphia, PA 569  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 195 18. Louisville, KY 187 28. Pittsburgh, PA 334  
  9. Cleveland, OH 323 19. Memphis, TN 531 29. St. Louis, MO 449  
  10. Columbus, OH 182 20. Minneapolis, MN 888 30. Wichita, KS 888  
  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 159-002 Eastern Kentucky Business Park 186.8 51.6 No 33 61  

 


 

 

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 117,888 116,933 116,208 115,222 113,935  
  Johnson County 23,441 23,486 23,283 23,212 22,978  
 Paintsville4,2624,2734,2584,2514,203 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Johnson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,536 19.7 21,956 19.3  
  16-24 2,368 10.3 11,540 10.1  
  25-44 5,603 24.4 29,274 25.7  
  45-64 6,469 28.2 32,255 28.3  
  65-84 3,628 15.8 17,148 15.1  
  85 and older 374 1.6 1,762 1.5  
  Median Age 41.7   41.0    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Johnson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 22,515 98.0 110,307 96.8  
  Black or African American 93 0.4 1,952 1.7  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 41 0.2 246 0.2  
  Asian 102 0.4 368 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 4 0.0 16 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 223 1.0 1,046 0.9  
  Hispanic Origin 161 0.7 1,284 1.1  
  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  
  Johnson County 23,058 22,813 22,416 21,935  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Johnson County $29,943 $32,127 7.3 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,347- $29,943 $24,281- $32,592    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Johnson County 8,820 2.58 $35,060  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Johnson County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Feb. 2018 2017 Feb. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 7,392 7,257 35,370 35,087  
  Employed 6,788 6,690 32,283 32,216  
  Unemployed 604 567 3,087 2,871  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.2 7.8 8.7 8.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Johnson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 10.3 12.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.3 10.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 8.4 9.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 9.6 10.8 5.0 4.9  
  2017 8.2 8.7 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Johnson County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,153 37.9  
  Commuting Out of County 3,528 62.1  
  Total Residents 5,681 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,153 38.4  
  Commuting Into County 3,449 61.6  
  Total Employees 5,602 100.0  
  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  
    Johnson County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$624$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6048311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction6359931,096 
 Manufacturing5481,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities513758852 
 Information9239441,829 
 Financial Activities7061,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services7048781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified377591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Paintsville  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  10  Morehead State University at Prestonsburg  Prestonsburg  N/A  
  26  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  28  University of Pikeville  Pikeville  2,531  
  34  Alice Lloyd College  Pippa Passes  616  
  36  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  606  
  43  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  45  Morehead State University at Ashland  Ashland  N/A  
  46  Marshall University  Huntington, WV  13,621  
  50  Ohio University - Southern Campus  Ironton, OH  2,073  
  55  Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing  Hyden  1,605  
  59  University of Virginia's College at Wise  Wise, VA  2,067  
      Total Enrollments 33,991  
  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 Paintsville  
  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)
 
  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Mayo Campus  Paintsville  N/A  
  10  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Prestonsburg Campus  Prestonsburg  † 4,938  
  28  American National University - Pikeville KY Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  28  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Pikeville Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  35  Hazard Community & Technical College, Knott County Branch  Hindman  N/A  
  36  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  43  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  44  Hazard Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Hazard  † 3,238  
  44  Hazard Community & Technical College, Technical Campus  Hazard  N/A  
  45  Ashland Community & Technical College, College Drive Campus  Ashland  † 2,728  
  45  Ashland Community & Technical College, Roberts Drive Campus  Ashland  N/A  
  45  Ashland Community & Technical College, Technology Dr. Campus  Ashland  N/A  
  46  Huntington Junior College  Huntington, WV  558  
  48  Southeast Community & Technical College, Whitesburg Campus  Whitesburg  N/A  
  55  Hazard Community & Technical College - Leslie Co. Center  Hyden  N/A  
  58  Southeast Community & Technical College, Cumberland Campus  Cumberland  † 3,111  
      Total Enrollments 14,573  
  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 Paintsville  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  15  Martin County ATC  Inez  364 N/A 364  
  17  Floyd County ATC (GARTH)  Martin  291 N/A 291  
  26  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  33  Belfry ATC  Belfry  573 N/A 573  
  35  Knott County ATC  Hindman  385 N/A 385  
  35  Millard ATC  Millard  176 N/A 176  
  36  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  431 N/A 431  
  39  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  186 N/A 186  
  45  Boyd Co Career & Tech Educ Ctr Voc School  Ashland  746 N/A 746  
  48  Russell ATC  Russell  522 N/A 522  
  48  Letcher County ATC  Whitesburg  569 N/A 569  
  52  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  357 N/A 357  
  52  Greenup County ATC  Greenup  530 N/A 530  
  55  Leslie County ATC  Hyden  436 N/A 436  
  60  Foster Meade Career and Technical Center  Vanceburg  994 N/A 994  
      Total Enrollments 7,229     7,229   
  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, 2016-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location115$652,950 
 Manufacturing Expansion00$0 
 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 (May 17, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Johnson County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries5,579100.027,078100.0 
 Total Private Industries4,11373.719,94773.7 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A3511.3 
 Construction1883.41,2464.6 
 Manufacturing831.56522.4 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,69430.45,58620.6 
 Information1302.35121.9 
 Financial Activities2474.47522.8 
 Professional and Business Services2314.11,4705.4 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A3,64713.5 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A1,0193.8 
 Other Services and Unclassified1432.66752.5 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Hagerhill 
 Atlantic India Rubber Company IncCustom rubber products92004 
 Paintsville 
 American Metal Works LLCAerospace manufacturing; general machining, mill and lathe work102016 
 Hunter's Friend LLCHunting equipment91999 
 Johnson County Newspaper IncWeekly Newspaper91901 
 Paintsville Wood Products LLCGrade hardwood & wood chips301983 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (May 17, 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  
  Johnson $0.2802 $0.3103 $0.2426    
  City  
  Paintsville $0.1960 $0.1960 $0.1148    
  School District  
  Johnson County Schools $0.4740 $0.4740 $0.5250    
  Paintsville Independent Schools $0.9430 $0.9430 $0.7270    
  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  
  Johnson   0.50%   0.50% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Paintsville   1.25%   1.25% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Johnson County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Paintsville Independent 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 Johnson County
  Electric  
 AEP - Kentucky Power Company - 606-929-1600 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Big Sandy RECC - 606-789-4095 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Paintsville Utilities - 606-789-2630 
 Public Gas Company Inc - 606-666-2205 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Paintsville Utilities - 606-789-2630 
 Honey Branch Regional STP1,000,000362,000638,000 
 Paintsville STP990,0001,062,000-72,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Paintsville Utilities - 606-789-26304,000,0002,506,2581,493,742 
  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): Johnson County - $127,000 for 46 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 55.6 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 58 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (70-year record) 103 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (70-year record) -21 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,374  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 981  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 41.01 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 44.57 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 134.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 42.6  
  Prevailing Winds West  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 82 percent  
  7 a.m. 87 percent  
  1 p.m. 57 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: Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Johnson County Schools 3,472 14.5  
  Paintsville Independent Schools 818 15.1  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.