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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

Glenn Thomas
Consultant
Green River Regional Business Park
Phone: 270-528-4026
E-mail: glenn@hartcountyrealty.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
Green County 11,060
Labor Market Area 179,398
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $33,484
Median Household Income 2015 $34,982
Median Home Price 2015 $60,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Green County 4.4%
Labor Market Area 5.1%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Green County $547
Labor Market Area $641
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Greensburg


Population
46%

Personal Income
53%

Retail Sales
44%

Manufacturing Employment
53%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 321 11. Dallas, TX 786 21. Nashville, TN 128  
  2. Baltimore, MD 627 12. Detroit, MI 438 22. New Orleans, LA 657  
  3. Birmingham, AL 318 13. Houston, TX 907 23. New York, NY 800  
  4. Boston, MA 1,009 14. Indianapolis, IN 197 24. Norfolk, VA 665  
  5. Buffalo, NY 609 15. Jacksonville, FL 669 25. Oklahoma City, OK 801  
  6. Charlotte, NC 398 16. Kansas City, MO 589 26. Omaha, NE 779  
  7. Chicago, IL 377 17. Lexington, KY 92 27. Philadelphia, PA 723  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 176 18. Louisville, KY 81 28. Pittsburgh, PA 463  
  9. Cleveland, OH 422 19. Memphis, TN 331 29. St. Louis, MO 346  
  10. Columbus, OH 282 20. Minneapolis, MN 785 30. Wichita, KS 785  
  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 087-001 Greensburg Industrial Park 92.3 34 No 20.9 76  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  087-003 Green County Spec. # 1 40,000 20.0 24.0' minimum No  
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 178,011 178,610 178,358 179,030 179,398  
  Green County 11,317 11,173 11,043 11,022 11,060  
 Greensburg2,1782,1522,1302,1252,128 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Green County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,068 18.7 36,200 20.2  
  16-24 1,036 9.4 20,675 11.5  
  25-44 2,446 22.1 41,588 23.2  
  45-64 3,262 29.5 49,335 27.5  
  65-84 1,986 18.0 27,926 15.6  
  85 and older 262 2.4 3,674 2.0  
  Median Age 44.9   40.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Green County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 10,584 95.7 167,966 93.6  
  Black or African American 252 2.3 6,946 3.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 42 0.4 555 0.3  
  Asian 24 0.2 1,067 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 2 0.0 133 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 156 1.4 2,731 1.5  
  Hispanic Origin 193 1.7 4,587 2.6  
  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  
  Green County 10,716 10,367 9,971 9,542  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Green County $27,734 $33,484 20.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $23,980- $28,638 $26,876- $35,361    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Green County 4,477 2.46 $34,982  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Green County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,033 5,049 75,774 75,894  
  Employed 4,813 4,796 71,941 72,018  
  Unemployed 220 253 3,833 3,876  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.4 5.0 5.1 5.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Green County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.9 8.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.2 8.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.6 7.0 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.4 6.2 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.4 5.1 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Green County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 748 21.5  
  Commuting Out of County 2,737 78.5  
  Total Residents 3,485 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 748 48.8  
  Commuting Into County 786 51.2  
  Total Employees 1,534 100.0  
  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  
    Green County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$547$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5408311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing4811,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities479758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities7931,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6878781,332 
 Education and Health Services661878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Greensburg  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  10  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  15  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  29  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  37  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  46  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  48  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  48  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  52  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
  56  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,063  
      Total Enrollments 27,209  
  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 Greensburg  
  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)
 
  27  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  29  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  29  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  31  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  33  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  37  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,301  
  44  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
  47  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  48  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  48  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  50  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  52  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Bullitt Co. Campus  Shepherdsville  N/A  
  56  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  56  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 3,962  
  56  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 16,649  
  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 Greensburg  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  25  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  27  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
  29  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  31  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  38  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
  40  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  827 N/A 827  
  44  Clinton County ATC  Albany  577 N/A 577  
  46  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  633 N/A 633  
  47  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  933 N/A 933  
  50  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  50  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  50  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  52  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  957 N/A 957  
  52  Bullitt County ATC  Shepherdsville  190 N/A 190  
  56  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  208 N/A 208  
  56  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
      Total Enrollments 9,442     9,442   
  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 00 $0 
 Manufacturing Expansion 00 $0 
 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 (November 17, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Green County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries1,735100.056,942100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,20769.647,54883.5 
 Natural Resources and Mining00.01130.2 
 ConstructionN/AN/A1,1832.1 
 Manufacturing865.013,59923.9 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities27515.98,93415.7 
 InformationN/AN/A5451.0 
 Financial Activities1015.81,7303.0 
 Professional and Business Services593.43,4086.0 
 Education and Health Services44425.64,1027.2 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A4,5468.0 
 Other Services and Unclassified00.09521.7 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Greensburg 
 Bishop's Cabinet Shop IncCommercial work for cabinet parts111954 
 Eddie Sharpe's Mulch IncManufacturing and bagging cedar mulch and chips02006 
 Haydon MaterialsAsphalt, crushed stone (gravel)81963 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 17, 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  
  Green $0.3731 $0.4692 $0.3260    
  City  
  Greensburg $0.2060 $0.2060 $0.2700    
  School District  
  Green County Schools $0.5060 $0.5060 $0.5390    
  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  
  Green   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Greensburg   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Green 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 Green 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 
 Louisville Gas & Electric (a PPL company) - 800-331-7370 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Greensburg Sewer Department - 270-932-5703 
 Greensburg STP750,000451,000299,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Greensburg Water Department - 270-932-44062,000,000898,0591,101,941 
  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): Green County - $60,000 for 34 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  
  Green County Schools 1,622 15.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.