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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

Mark Dykes
Chairman
Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc.
201 Burkesville Street
PO Box 116
Columbia, KY 42728
Phone: 270-384-4401
FAX: 270-384-2056
WEB: www.thinkcolumbiaadaircounty.com
E-mail: coladair@duo-county.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
Adair County 19,280
Labor Market Area 243,361
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $26,876
Median Household Income 2015 $33,362
Median Home Price 2015 $60,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Adair County 6.6%
Labor Market Area 5.3%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Adair County $569
Labor Market Area $642
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Columbia


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 302 11. Dallas, TX 790 21. Nashville, TN 132  
  2. Baltimore, MD 634 12. Detroit, MI 446 22. New Orleans, LA 661  
  3. Birmingham, AL 322 13. Houston, TX 911 23. New York, NY 807  
  4. Boston, MA 1,016 14. Indianapolis, IN 216 24. Norfolk, VA 640  
  5. Buffalo, NY 617 15. Jacksonville, FL 650 25. Oklahoma City, OK 806  
  6. Charlotte, NC 378 16. Kansas City, MO 592 26. Omaha, NE 782  
  7. Chicago, IL 396 17. Lexington, KY 104 27. Philadelphia, PA 730  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 184 18. Louisville, KY 100 28. Pittsburgh, PA 471  
  9. Cleveland, OH 430 19. Memphis, TN 335 29. St. Louis, MO 349  
  10. Columbus, OH 290 20. Minneapolis, MN 804 30. Wichita, KS 788  
  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 001-002 Green River Commerce Park 311.2 311.2 No 4.6 90  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  001-003 Image Analysis 22,500 5.5 12.0' minimum No  
  001-004 400 Progressive Drive 15,112 N/A 16.0' 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 242,202 242,835 242,208 242,881 243,361  
  Adair County 18,931 19,095 19,210 19,264 19,280  
 Columbia4,7354,8174,8814,8874,885 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2015  
    Adair County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,483 18.3 48,523 20.0  
  16-24 2,764 14.5 26,797 11.1  
  25-44 4,288 22.5 56,803 23.4  
  45-64 5,205 27.4 66,949 27.6  
  65-84 2,943 15.5 38,690 16.0  
  85 and older 344 1.8 4,724 1.9  
  Median Age 40.5   41.1    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015  
    Adair County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 18,081 95.0 230,017 94.9  
  Black or African American 564 3.0 6,943 2.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 56 0.3 707 0.3  
  Asian 68 0.4 1,462 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 14 0.1 179 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 244 1.3 3,178 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 367 1.9 5,978 2.5  
  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  
  Adair County 19,180 19,213 19,145 18,963  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Adair County $24,000 $26,876 12.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $23,129- $30,248 $26,876- $35,823    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Adair County 7,048 2.50 $33,362  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Adair County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Apr. 2017 2016 Apr. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,738 7,090 100,721 105,703  
  Employed 6,291 6,657 95,422 100,431  
  Unemployed 447 433 5,299 5,272  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.6 6.1 5.3 5.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Adair County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.7 8.5 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.3 8.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 8.3 7.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.6 6.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.6 5.3 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Adair County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,330 38.6  
  Commuting Out of County 3,706 61.4  
  Total Residents 6,036 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,330 54.0  
  Commuting Into County 1,988 46.0  
  Total Employees 4,318 100.0  
  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  
    Adair County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$569$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5478311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining4301,0751,124 
 Construction7569931,096 
 Manufacturing6031,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities508758852 
 Information5229441,829 
 Financial Activities7061,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services4218781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified390591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Columbia  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  17  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  35  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  48  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  48  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  52  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  55  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 7,146  
  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 Columbia  
  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)
 
  13  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  26  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  30  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
  35  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  35  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  39  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  41  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  48  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  48  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  52  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,301  
  53  Somerset Community College, McCreary Center  Whitley City  N/A  
  60  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 12,687  
  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 Columbia  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  13  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
  15  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  26  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  30  Clinton County ATC  Albany  577 N/A 577  
  31  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  633 N/A 633  
  32  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  35  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  35  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  827 N/A 827  
  39  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  46  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  50  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
  53  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  54  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  55  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  957 N/A 957  
  56  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  60  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  933 N/A 933  
      Total Enrollments 9,471     9,471   
  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 2N/A $437,000 
 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 (July 27, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Adair County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries4,628100.084,045100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,67479.470,48683.9 
 Natural Resources and Mining230.5770.1 
 Construction2024.41,9342.3 
 Manufacturing3928.517,22920.5 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities79617.214,86217.7 
 Information491.18391.0 
 Financial Activities2475.32,5823.1 
 Professional and Business Services2044.45,6336.7 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A10,47112.5 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A6,8608.2 
 Other Services and Unclassified621.31,5431.8 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Columbia 
 Adair Progress IncNewspaper publishing101987 
 Brown & Brown of Kentucky IncNational firm handling insurance and extended warranty processing for car and boat dealerships.232015 
 Colfax Fluid Handling-IMO Pump/Zenith PumpHydraulic pumps, fuel system pumps1011974 
 FABCO IncMachine shop: arc & gas welding; drilling, boring, cutting, honing; structural steel fabricating201980 
 Gaddie-Shamrock LLCCrushed limestone & asphalt products651938 
 Green River Window & Door CoManufacture wood windows and doors for the log home industry51991 
 Majestic Yachts IncHouseboats, River Yachts, Floating Cottages, Pontoon, etc.82000 
 Northeastern Products CorpSawdust processing: animal bedding & smoking sawdust141986 
 Pyles Concrete IncPrecast & ready-mixed concrete651962 
 Trifecta Print, Inc.Offset & letterpress printing: calendars, book composing, business forms and cards, tags & labels; side & saddle stitch binding, process color printing131979 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (July 27, 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  
  Adair $0.4644 $0.5149 $0.3878    
  City  
  Columbia $0.2600 $0.2600 $0.2600    
  School District  
  Adair County Public Schools $0.5160 $0.5160 $0.5630    
  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  
  Adair   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Columbia   1.00%   No tax  
  School District  
  Adair County Public 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 Adair County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Farmers RECC - 270-651-2191 
    South Kentucky RECC - 606-678-4121 
    Taylor County RECC - 270-465-4101 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation - 615-666-2111 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Utilities Commission - 270-384-2006 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Columbia Utilities Commission - 270-384-2006 
 Columbia STP1,200,0001,026,000174,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Adair County Water District - 270-384-2181N/AN/AN/A 
 Columbia Utilities Commission - 270-384-20062,000,0001,184,661815,339 
 Jamestown Utilities - 270-343-45946,000,0002,366,0753,633,925 
  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): Adair County - $60,000 for 47 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.1 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 60.4 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (74-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (74-year record) -24 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,637  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,526  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.86 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.5 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 51.66 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 125.2  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 48.7  
  Prevailing Winds Southwest  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 82 percent  
  7 a.m. 87 percent  
  1 p.m. 59 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: McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Adair County Public Schools 2,589 15.1  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.