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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

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Contacts

Local

Gordon E. Wilson
Executive Director
Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority
525 High Street, Suite 117
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: 859-987-3703
FAX: 859-987-4640
WEB: parisbourboneda.com
E-mail: gwilson@paris.ky.gov

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
Bourbon County 20,030
Labor Market Area 758,899
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $38,638
Median Household Income 2015 $45,208
Median Home Price 2015 $110,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Bourbon County 4.7%
Labor Market Area 4.0%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Bourbon County $764
Labor Market Area $840
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Paris


Population
51%

Personal Income
52%

Retail Sales
50%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 394 11. Dallas, TX 889 21. Nashville, TN 232  
  2. Baltimore, MD 525 12. Detroit, MI 334 22. New Orleans, LA 761  
  3. Birmingham, AL 422 13. Houston, TX 1,011 23. New York, NY 698  
  4. Boston, MA 907 14. Indianapolis, IN 194 24. Norfolk, VA 563  
  5. Buffalo, NY 487 15. Jacksonville, FL 732 25. Oklahoma City, OK 844  
  6. Charlotte, NC 413 16. Kansas City, MO 591 26. Omaha, NE 782  
  7. Chicago, IL 374 17. Lexington, KY 19 27. Philadelphia, PA 621  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 73 18. Louisville, KY 87 28. Pittsburgh, PA 340  
  9. Cleveland, OH 300 19. Memphis, TN 435 29. St. Louis, MO 349  
  10. Columbus, OH 160 20. Minneapolis, MN 782 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 017-001 Paris/Bourbon County Industrial Park 144.7 144.7 No 14.7 27  
  Shovel-ready 017-011 Paris Site 017-011 18.9 18.9 No 14.8 27  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  017-005 Home & Hearth / Vermont Castings Bldg 276,900 N/A 22.0' minimum No  
  017-004 Cypress Street Building 2008 100,000 N/A 14.0' 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 730,666 736,687 742,919 750,873 758,899  
  Bourbon County 19,985 19,946 19,988 20,073 20,030  
 Paris9,8289,7889,8259,8529,840 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Bourbon County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,024 20.1 149,262 19.7  
  16-24 2,149 10.7 110,975 14.6  
  25-44 4,588 22.9 199,826 26.3  
  45-64 5,619 28.1 193,225 25.5  
  65-84 3,234 16.1 93,364 12.3  
  85 and older 416 2.1 12,247 1.6  
  Median Age 42.2   36.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Bourbon County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 18,257 91.1 652,950 86.0  
  Black or African American 1,219 6.1 70,109 9.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 75 0.4 2,530 0.3  
  Asian 83 0.4 16,945 2.2  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 4 0.0 416 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 392 2.0 15,949 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 1,312 6.6 35,925 4.7  
  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  
  Bourbon County 20,090 20,027 19,897 19,668  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Bourbon County $31,336 $38,638 23.3 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,151- $38,988 $29,076- $45,238    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Bourbon County 7,867 2.51 $45,208  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Bourbon County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,826 9,824 377,592 386,713  
  Employed 9,363 9,371 362,430 369,650  
  Unemployed 463 453 15,162 17,063  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.7 4.6 4.0 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bourbon County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.7 6.9 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.6 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 5.7 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 4.9 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.7 4.0 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bourbon County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,645 30.5  
  Commuting Out of County 6,027 69.5  
  Total Residents 8,672 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,645 39.6  
  Commuting Into County 4,026 60.4  
  Total Employees 6,671 100.0  
  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  
    Bourbon County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$764$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7798311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction8819931,096 
 Manufacturing1,0261,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities843758852 
 Information8359441,829 
 Financial Activities1,0461,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6688781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality320312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified440591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Paris  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  16  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,364  
  16  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  16  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  16  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  16  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  16  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
  20  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  23  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  32  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  32  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  32  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  33  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
  43  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  45  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  48  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  48  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  58  Beckfield College - Florence KY Campus  Florence  662  
  58  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  58  Northern Kentucky University  Highland Heights  14,699  
  59  Thomas More College  Crestview Hills  1,909  
      Total Enrollments 86,317  
  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 Paris  
  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  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  16  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  780  
  16  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  16  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  16  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  16  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  16  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  32  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  N/A  
  37  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  39  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,158  
  45  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  48  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  48  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  53  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Shelby Co. Campus  Shelbyville  N/A  
  58  American National University - Florence KY Campus  Florence  N/A  
  58  Gateway Community & Technical College, Boone Campus  Florence  4,581  
  58  Gateway Community & Technical College, Edgewood Campus  Edgewood  N/A  
  59  Gateway Community & Technical College, Urban Metro Campus  Covington  N/A  
  59  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Carrollton Campus  Carrollton  N/A  
  60  Brown Mackie College - Northern Kentucky  Fort Mitchell  87  
      Total Enrollments 19,068  
  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 Paris  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  13  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  681 N/A 681  
  15  Clark County ATC  Winchester  704 N/A 704  
  16  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  860 N/A 860  
  16  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  906 N/A 906  
  16  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  471 N/A 471  
  20  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  557 N/A 557  
  29  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3206 N/A 3206  
  32  Madison County ATC  Richmond  801 N/A 801  
  33  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  837 N/A 837  
  39  Mason County ATC  Maysville  201 N/A 201  
  44  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  44  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  51  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  52  Campbell County ATC  Alexandria  292 N/A 292  
  53  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  357 N/A 357  
  53  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  559 N/A 559  
  56  Jackson County ATC  McKee  463 N/A 463  
  58  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  58  Foster Meade Career and Technical Center  Vanceburg  994 N/A 994  
  58  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  59  Carroll County ATC  Carrollton  616 N/A 616  
  59  Chapman Vocational Education Center  Covington  980 N/A 980  
  60  Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology  Fort Mitchell  826 N/A 826  
  60  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  186 N/A 186  
      Total Enrollments 16,514     16,514   
  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 482 $14,736,721 
 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 22, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Bourbon County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries6,687100.0359,507100.0 
 Total Private Industries5,70485.3286,33779.6 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A3,2210.9 
 Construction1652.514,7124.1 
 Manufacturing1,28119.245,91812.8 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,31819.760,46716.8 
 Information290.46,1141.7 
 Financial Activities2323.512,0573.4 
 Professional and Business Services1011.545,30212.6 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A35,4379.9 
 Leisure and Hospitality6469.739,90711.1 
 Other Services and Unclassified1322.08,3382.3 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Paris 
 American Traffic Products IncManufactures traffic paint, traffic ancillary products, thermal plastics, and other paint support product essentials; wholesaler72016 
 Avantor Performance MaterialsHigh purity chemicals2351978 
 Bourbon Limestone CoCrushed & broken limestone211961 
 CMWAAutomotive wheels; steel and aluminum5531986 
 Custom Wood LLCWooden storage buildings71980 
 EnovaPremier of Kentucky LLCTire & wheel assembly1052001 
 Hartfield & Company Distillerycraft distillery62016 
 Hinkle Contracting Company LLCHeadquarters751942 
 Hinkle Environmental Services LLCRoad and highway slide repairs, grade and drain, underground storage tank removal262012 
 ITW Commercial ConstructionPowder actuated fasteners, fastening systems, stud guns251978 
 Jobes CompanyFertilizer spikes, lawn care products221972 
 Kentucky Bancshares IncHeadquarters/corporate office341851 
 Kentucky Smelting Technology (KST)Aluminum smelting502005 
 Mingua Beef JerkyBeef jerky402005 
 Paris Machining LLCMachine steering arms & tie rods for heavy-duty trucks.422010 
 Pizza Wholesale of Lexington IncDistributor of pizza products to convenient stores.1602004 
 Quick Tek Machining LLCContract and production of machinery101998 
 Roeder Cartage Co IncTrucking company281995 
 Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries IncApparel and gear manufacturing for US military and other cut/sew customers.1102005 
 Western Pacific Storage SolutionsMetal gravity flow rack storage systems, steel shelving, and boltless shelving.321989 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 22, 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  
  Bourbon $0.3059 $0.3404 $0.2500    
  City  
  Millersburg $0.6210 $0.6210 $0.6100    
  North Middletown $0.2600 $0.2650 $0.2900    
  Paris $0.1130 $0.1260 $0.1700    
  School District  
  Bourbon County Schools $0.5880 $0.5920 $0.5470    
  Paris Independent Schools $0.7160 $0.7160 $0.5530    
  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  
  Bourbon   0.75%   0.75% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Millersburg   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  North Middletown   No tax   No tax  
  Paris   1.50%   1.50% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Bourbon County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Paris 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 Bourbon County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Blue Grass Energy Cooperative Corp - 859-885-4191 
    Clark Energy Cooperative - 859-744-4251 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
    City of Paris Combined Utilities - 859-987-2110 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Delta Natural Gas Company - 859-744-6171 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 City of Paris Combined Utilities - 859-987-2110 
 Paris STP2,700,0001,431,0001,269,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Harrison County Water Association - 859-234-4284N/AN/AN/A 
 Kentucky-American Water Company - 859-268-632090,000,00047,047,90342,952,097 
 Paris Municipal Water Works - 859-987-21183,000,0002,269,774730,226 
  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): Bourbon County - $110,000 for 83 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  
  Bourbon County Schools 2,689 15.0  
  Paris Independent Schools 653 11.9  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.