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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

Wallace C. Taylor
County Judge/Executive
Estill Development Alliance
130 Main Street
Room 102
PO Box 421
Irvine, KY 40336-0630
Phone: 606-723-2450
FAX: 606-723-5471
WEB: www.estillcountyky.net/index.php/eda
E-mail: judgetaylor@irvineonline.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, 2016
Kentucky $0.0549
U.S. $0.0675

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2016
Estill County 14,307
Labor Market Area 199,700
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $30,484
Median Household Income 2016 $29,694
Median Home Price 2016 $69,720
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Estill County 6.0%
Labor Market Area 5.2%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Estill County $637
Labor Market Area $710
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Irvine


Population
51%

Personal Income
51%

Retail Sales
50%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 369 11. Dallas, TX 897 21. Nashville, TN 240  
  2. Baltimore, MD 532 12. Detroit, MI 390 22. New Orleans, LA 754  
  3. Birmingham, AL 413 13. Houston, TX 1,081 23. New York, NY 706  
  4. Boston, MA 915 14. Indianapolis, IN 233 24. Norfolk, VA 571  
  5. Buffalo, NY 561 15. Jacksonville, FL 707 25. Oklahoma City, OK 877  
  6. Charlotte, NC 387 16. Kansas City, MO 624 26. Omaha, NE 815  
  7. Chicago, IL 413 17. Lexington, KY 44 27. Philadelphia, PA 629  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 128 18. Louisville, KY 120 28. Pittsburgh, PA 394  
  9. Cleveland, OH 374 19. Memphis, TN 443 29. St. Louis, MO 382  
  10. Columbus, OH 234 20. Minneapolis, MN 821 30. Wichita, KS 821  
  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

 
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Buildings

 
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Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 196,000 196,123 197,206 198,306 199,700  
  Estill County 14,488 14,456 14,420 14,361 14,307  
 Irvine2,4432,4372,4272,4132,398 
 Ravenna598597594590586 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Estill County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,745 19.2 38,726 19.4  
  16-24 1,414 9.9 29,337 14.7  
  25-44 3,365 23.5 49,173 24.6  
  45-64 4,208 29.4 52,381 26.2  
  65-84 2,382 16.6 27,006 13.5  
  85 and older 193 1.3 3,077 1.5  
  Median Age 42.9   37.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Estill County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 14,087 98.5 187,517 93.9  
  Black or African American 53 0.4 6,996 3.5  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 37 0.3 585 0.3  
  Asian 13 0.1 1,414 0.7  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 2 0.0 83 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 115 0.8 3,105 1.6  
  Hispanic Origin 147 1.0 4,352 2.2  
  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  
  Estill County 14,059 13,654 13,188 12,655  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Estill County $25,608 $30,484 19.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,834- $32,239 $25,214- $37,244    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Estill County 5,622 2.54 $29,694  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Estill County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Feb. 2018 2017 Feb. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 5,383 5,488 91,193 91,337  
  Employed 5,061 5,131 86,486 86,578  
  Unemployed 322 357 4,707 4,759  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.0 6.5 5.2 5.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Estill County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.7 8.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.2 5.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.7 5.0 5.0 4.9  
  2017 6.0 5.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Estill County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,220 25.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,665 75.0  
  Total Residents 4,885 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,220 59.6  
  Commuting Into County 826 40.4  
  Total Employees 2,046 100.0  
  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  
    Estill County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$637$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6508311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining1,5241,0751,124 
 Construction5029931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities450758852 
 Information7829441,829 
 Financial Activities7571,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services08781,332 
 Education and Health Services758878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified474591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Irvine  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  18  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  20  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  25  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  36  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  36  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  36  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  36  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  36  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
  39  Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus  Manchester  N/A  
  40  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  40  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  41  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  44  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  44  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  45  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  47  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,364  
  49  Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing  Hyden  1,605  
  50  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  53  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  57  Union College  Barbourville  1,088  
  60  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
      Total Enrollments 71,740  
  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 Irvine  
  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)
 
  18  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  N/A  
  24  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  34  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  36  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  780  
  36  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  36  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  36  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  36  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  40  Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus  London  N/A  
  44  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  44  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  45  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  47  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  49  Hazard Community & Technical College - Leslie Co. Center  Hyden  N/A  
  51  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  52  Hazard Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Hazard  † 3,238  
  52  Hazard Community & Technical College, Technical Campus  Hazard  N/A  
  55  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  56  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  59  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  60  Hazard Community & Technical College, Knott County Branch  Hindman  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 20,866  
  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 Irvine  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  16  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  357 N/A 357  
  18  Jackson County ATC  McKee  463 N/A 463  
  18  Madison County ATC  Richmond  801 N/A 801  
  24  Clark County ATC  Winchester  704 N/A 704  
  25  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  557 N/A 557  
  31  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  34  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  431 N/A 431  
  34  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  36  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  906 N/A 906  
  36  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  471 N/A 471  
  36  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3206 N/A 3206  
  39  Clay County ATC  Manchester  337 N/A 337  
  40  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  41  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  47  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  860 N/A 860  
  48  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  49  Leslie County ATC  Hyden  436 N/A 436  
  51  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  681 N/A 681  
  53  Corbin ATC  Corbin  452 N/A 452  
  55  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  57  Knox County ATC  Barbourville  486 N/A 486  
  59  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  60  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  837 N/A 837  
  60  Knott County ATC  Hindman  385 N/A 385  
  60  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  186 N/A 186  
      Total Enrollments 15,587     15,587   
  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 Location00$0 
 Manufacturing Expansion00$0 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion1N/A$7,800,000 
  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  
    Estill County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries2,341100.067,413100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,62969.654,59981.0 
 Natural Resources and Mining231.0940.1 
 Construction271.22,2713.4 
 ManufacturingN/AN/A12,66718.8 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities38116.310,81116.0 
 Information391.76300.9 
 Financial Activities723.11,8152.7 
 Professional and Business Services00.08,62812.8 
 Education and Health Services43818.76,6849.9 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A6,4599.6 
 Other Services and Unclassified261.11,1531.7 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Irvine 
 Carhartt IncCoveralls, bibs, dungarees1151889 
 Carhartt IncCorporate planning, purchasing, quality, costing, sourcing functional process area location.971931 
 Ravenna 
 Estill Wood Products IncWooden pallets, skids, lumber, mulch and recycling491986 
 Isaacs Lumber Co IncSawmill: hardwood, softwood, rough, dimension & grade lumber51972 
 Lock 12 Hydro Partners LLCHydroelectric plant2N/A 
 Tipton Ridge QuarryCrushed limestone111959 
  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  
  Estill $0.4800 $0.5962 $0.3612    
  City  
  Irvine $0.4630 $0.5500 $0.3450    
  Ravenna $0.5000 $0.5000 $0.5000    
  School District  
  Estill County Schools $0.5160 $0.5160 $0.5480    
  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  
  Estill   1.25%   1.25% (on net profits/gross receipts)  
  City  
  Irvine   No tax   No tax  
  Ravenna   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Estill 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 Estill County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Clark Energy Cooperative - 859-744-4251 
    Jackson Energy Cooperative - 606-287-7161 
 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  
 Irvine Municipal Utilities - 606-723-2197 
 Irvine STP2,000,000712,0001,288,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Estill County Water District No. 1 - 606-723-3795N/AN/AN/A 
 Irvine Municipal Utilities - 606-723-21972,000,0001,386,393613,607 
  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): Estill County - $69,720 for 32 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, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Estill County Schools 2,253 15.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.