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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

Bennie Garland
Executive Director
Russell County Industrial Development Authority
2150 North Main Street
PO Box 1068
Jamestown, KY 42629
Phone: 270-866-7070
FAX: 270-343-6500
WEB: www.rcidaky.com
E-mail: bgarland@duotel.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
Russell County 17,722
Labor Market Area 233,549
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $31,907
Median Household Income 2015 $30,720
Median Home Price 2015 $69,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Russell County 8.3%
Labor Market Area 5.6%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Russell County $570
Labor Market Area $633
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

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


Population
46%

Personal Income
52%

Retail Sales
44%

Manufacturing Employment
53%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 288 11. Dallas, TX 804 21. Nashville, TN 146  
  2. Baltimore, MD 620 12. Detroit, MI 437 22. New Orleans, LA 675  
  3. Birmingham, AL 336 13. Houston, TX 925 23. New York, NY 794  
  4. Boston, MA 1,003 14. Indianapolis, IN 232 24. Norfolk, VA 627  
  5. Buffalo, NY 609 15. Jacksonville, FL 637 25. Oklahoma City, OK 820  
  6. Charlotte, NC 365 16. Kansas City, MO 605 26. Omaha, NE 796  
  7. Chicago, IL 412 17. Lexington, KY 89 27. Philadelphia, PA 717  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 176 18. Louisville, KY 116 28. Pittsburgh, PA 463  
  9. Cleveland, OH 422 19. Memphis, TN 349 29. St. Louis, MO 363  
  10. Columbus, OH 282 20. Minneapolis, MN 820 30. Wichita, KS 802  
  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 207-003 French Valley Business Park (Certified Food & Beverage) 97.7 97.7 No 1.9 92  
  Shovel-ready 207-002 Jamestown Industrial Park 18.9 18.9 No 3 96  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  207-005 Russell County Spec Building 43,750 18.3 30.0' 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 231,700 232,398 232,526 233,000 233,549  
  Russell County 17,566 17,725 17,770 17,636 17,722  
 Russell Springs2,4622,4882,5112,5072,554 
 Jamestown1,7991,8131,8161,8011,806 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,565 20.1 46,159 19.8  
  16-24 1,728 9.8 25,806 11.0  
  25-44 3,966 22.4 54,470 23.3  
  45-64 5,030 28.4 64,381 27.6  
  65-84 3,044 17.2 38,261 16.4  
  85 and older 389 2.2 4,472 1.9  
  Median Age 43.3   41.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 17,193 97.0 222,488 95.3  
  Black or African American 151 0.9 5,567 2.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 86 0.5 758 0.3  
  Asian 83 0.5 1,408 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 191 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 208 1.2 3,137 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 637 3.6 6,083 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  
  Russell County 17,949 18,178 18,303 18,362  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Russell County $28,305 $31,907 12.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,968- $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  
  Russell County 7,050 2.48 $30,720  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Jul. 2017 2016 Jul. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,072 6,314 93,682 95,656  
  Employed 5,569 5,827 88,449 89,436  
  Unemployed 503 487 5,233 6,220  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.3 7.7 5.6 6.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Russell County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.6 8.9 8.2 8.1  
  2013 10.0 9.1 8.3 7.4  
  2014 10.0 7.6 6.5 6.2  
  2015 11.9 6.6 5.4 5.3  
  2016 8.3 5.6 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Russell County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,854 51.3  
  Commuting Out of County 2,704 48.7  
  Total Residents 5,558 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,854 54.2  
  Commuting Into County 2,410 45.8  
  Total Employees 5,264 100.0  
  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  
    Russell County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$570$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5518311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing6401,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities440758852 
 Information1,0609441,829 
 Financial Activities7271,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services2688781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality254312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified417591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Russell Springs  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  13  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  25  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  44  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  44  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  47  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  54  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  55  University of the Cumberlands  Williamsburg  6,276  
  56  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
      Total Enrollments 15,065  
  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 Russell 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 2015)
 
  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  20  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  25  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
  26  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  40  Somerset Community College, McCreary Center  Whitley City  N/A  
  44  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  44  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  45  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  47  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  47  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  55  Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus  London  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 6,386  
  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 Russell Springs  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
  19  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  633 N/A 633  
  20  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  25  Clinton County ATC  Albany  577 N/A 577  
  26  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  27  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  37  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  40  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  42  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  827 N/A 827  
  46  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  47  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  48  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  51  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  54  Corbin ATC  Corbin  452 N/A 452  
  57  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
      Total Enrollments 8,033     8,033   
  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 Location 00 $0 
 Manufacturing Expansion 5236 $28,975,000 
 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 (September 20, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries5,367100.079,318100.0 
 Total Private Industries4,33780.866,21883.5 
 Natural Resources and Mining00.0770.1 
 ConstructionN/AN/A1,8512.3 
 Manufacturing1,41426.314,86118.7 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities87616.314,52118.3 
 Information681.38901.1 
 Financial Activities1783.32,3172.9 
 Professional and Business Services601.14,8226.1 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A9,19511.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality54110.16,8398.6 
 Other Services and Unclassified601.11,3971.8 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Jamestown 
 Duo County Telephone CooperativeHeadquarters/telecommunications services481999 
 GGF Manufacturing LLCConfiguration hardware for aerospace jet aircraft engines352001 
 Russell Springs 
 Bruss North America IncHeadquarters; automotive engine & transmission sealing systems5002002 
 Davis Gate Manufacturing, Inc.Gate manufacturing312015 
 Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems IncPlastic components for automobiles2272013 
 Frost Machine ShopIndustrial machine shop61982 
 Lawless Welding IncArc, gas, MIG, TIG, heliarc & aluminum welding; structural steel fabricating; cutting & shearing; weldments; fuel oil tank distributor. Manufacture of recycling trailers.121954 
 Lily Creek Industries IncDiesel engine parts201997 
 Stephens Pipe & SupplyChain link fence, industrial gates, dog kennels5501974 
 Superior Battery ManufacturingAutomotive & commercial vehicle batteries1481983 
 Tantus Tobacco Holdings LLCManufacturer of tobacco products652003 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 20, 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  
  Russell $0.3403 $0.4280 $0.3696    
  City  
  Jamestown $0.1880 $0.2430 $0.2550    
  Russell Springs $0.1700 $0.1700 $0.1700    
  School District  
  Russell County Schools $0.5020 $0.5040 $0.5220    
  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  
  Russell   0.75%   0.75% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Jamestown   1.00% (Max tax $400)   No tax  
  Russell Springs   1.00%   No tax  
  School District  
  Russell 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 Russell County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    South Kentucky RECC - 606-678-4121 
    Taylor County RECC - 270-465-4101 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
     
  Natural Gas  
Service Unavailable
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Jamestown Utilities - 270-343-4594 
 Russell County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant3,600,000825,0002,775,000 
 Russell Springs Water & Sewer - 270-866-3981 
 *Jamestown Utilities3,600,000825,0002,775,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
*Provider of sewage treatment services.
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Jamestown Utilities - 270-343-45946,000,0002,366,0753,633,925 
 Russell Springs Water & Sewer - 270-866-3981N/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 (2015): Russell County - $69,000 for 106 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  
  Russell County Schools 2,926 15.4  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.