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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

Chris Amburgey
Econ Dev Dir
Knott County Fiscal Court
Knott County Courthouse
P.O. Box 505
Hindman, KY 41822
Phone: 606-785-5592
FAX: 606-785-0966
E-mail: Camburgey@knottky.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, 2017
Kentucky $0.0558
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2016
Knott County 15,544
Labor Market Area 222,809
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $28,652
Median Household Income 2016 $28,165
Median Home Price 2016 $71,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Knott County 8.5%
Labor Market Area 8.6%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Knott County $647
Labor Market Area $719
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Hindman


Population
50%

Personal Income
49%

Retail Sales
50%

Manufacturing Employment
54%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 381 11. Dallas, TX 937 21. Nashville, TN 279  
  2. Baltimore, MD 507 12. Detroit, MI 416 22. New Orleans, LA 766  
  3. Birmingham, AL 426 13. Houston, TX 1,093 23. New York, NY 690  
  4. Boston, MA 899 14. Indianapolis, IN 338 24. Norfolk, VA 499  
  5. Buffalo, NY 554 15. Jacksonville, FL 629 25. Oklahoma City, OK 953  
  6. Charlotte, NC 260 16. Kansas City, MO 729 26. Omaha, NE 919  
  7. Chicago, IL 518 17. Lexington, KY 148 27. Philadelphia, PA 607  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 233 18. Louisville, KY 225 28. Pittsburgh, PA 378  
  9. Cleveland, OH 367 19. Memphis, TN 482 29. St. Louis, MO 487  
  10. Columbus, OH 227 20. Minneapolis, MN 926 30. Wichita, KS 926  
  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 133-002 Gateway Regional Business Park 260.9 157 No 45 75  
  Shovel-ready 193-001 Coal Fields Regional Industrial Park 235.8 143.7 No 10.7 110  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details

This community currently has no available buildings.
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 233,734 231,312 228,827 225,963 222,809  
  Knott County 16,124 16,097 15,955 15,700 15,544  
 Hindman763761754742733 
 Pippa Passes605631645643643 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Knott County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,855 18.4 42,414 19.0  
  16-24 1,981 12.7 23,133 10.4  
  25-44 3,461 22.3 54,399 24.4  
  45-64 4,600 29.6 64,547 29.0  
  65-84 2,423 15.6 34,737 15.6  
  85 and older 224 1.4 3,579 1.6  
  Median Age 42.4   41.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Knott County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 15,199 97.8 217,921 97.8  
  Black or African American 147 0.9 1,775 0.8  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 24 0.2 371 0.2  
  Asian 17 0.1 817 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 4 0.0 59 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 153 1.0 1,866 0.8  
  Hispanic Origin 153 1.0 1,885 0.8  
  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  
  Knott County 14,841 13,957 12,997 12,015  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Knott County $27,045 $28,652 5.9 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,517- $31,893 $25,070- $35,148    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Knott County 6,064 2.51 $28,165  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Knott County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Apr. 2018 2017 Apr. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,576 4,501 69,250 68,035  
  Employed 4,188 4,220 63,266 63,901  
  Unemployed 388 281 5,984 4,134  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.5 6.2 8.6 6.1  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Knott County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 16.1 13.3 8.3 7.4  
  2014 11.2 10.9 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.9 9.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 11.2 11.2 5.0 4.9  
  2017 8.5 8.6 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Knott County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,137 26.2  
  Commuting Out of County 3,203 73.8  
  Total Residents 4,340 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,137 37.3  
  Commuting Into County 1,915 62.7  
  Total Employees 3,052 100.0  
  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  
    Knott County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$647$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6438311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities546758852 
 Information7429441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services1,8218781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified362591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Hindman  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  Alice Lloyd College  Pippa Passes  616  
  25  Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing  Hyden  1,605  
  26  Morehead State University at Prestonsburg  Prestonsburg  N/A  
  28  University of Pikeville  Pikeville  2,531  
  33  University of Virginia's College at Wise  Wise, VA  2,067  
  43  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  45  Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus  Manchester  N/A  
  56  Clear Creek Baptist Bible College  Pineville  151  
  59  Union College  Barbourville  1,088  
      Total Enrollments 8,058  
  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 Hindman  
  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)
 
  Hazard Community & Technical College, Knott County Branch  Hindman  N/A  
  13  Hazard Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Hazard  † 3,238  
  13  Hazard Community & Technical College, Technical Campus  Hazard  N/A  
  17  Southeast Community & Technical College, Whitesburg Campus  Whitesburg  N/A  
  24  Southeast Community & Technical College, Cumberland Campus  Cumberland  † 3,111  
  25  Hazard Community & Technical College - Leslie Co. Center  Hyden  N/A  
  26  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Prestonsburg Campus  Prestonsburg  † 4,938  
  27  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  28  American National University - Pikeville KY Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  28  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Pikeville Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  35  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Mayo Campus  Paintsville  N/A  
  39  Southeast Community & Technical College, Harlan Campus  Harlan  N/A  
  56  Southeast Community & Technical College, Pineville Campus  Pineville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 11,287  
  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 Hindman  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Knott County ATC  Hindman  385 N/A 385  
  17  Letcher County ATC  Whitesburg  569 N/A 569  
  21  Floyd County ATC (GARTH)  Martin  291 N/A 291  
  25  Leslie County ATC  Hyden  436 N/A 436  
  27  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  431 N/A 431  
  30  Millard ATC  Millard  176 N/A 176  
  43  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  357 N/A 357  
  43  Belfry ATC  Belfry  573 N/A 573  
  43  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  44  Martin County ATC  Inez  364 N/A 364  
  45  Clay County ATC  Manchester  337 N/A 337  
  56  Jackson County ATC  McKee  463 N/A 463  
  56  Bell County ATC  Pineville  644 N/A 644  
  59  Knox County ATC  Barbourville  486 N/A 486  
      Total Enrollments 6,181     6,181   
  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 Location00$0 
 Manufacturing Expansion00$0 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion00$0 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (June 01, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Knott County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries2,432100.063,672100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,68269.250,15078.8 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A2,5554.0 
 ConstructionN/AN/A1,5692.5 
 ManufacturingN/AN/A1,1251.8 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities31813.113,36021.0 
 Information1094.51,0351.6 
 Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A2,0883.3 
 Professional and Business Services281.23,7575.9 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A8,06112.7 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A3,0354.8 
 Other Services and Unclassified632.61,3502.1 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Hindman 
 Troublesome Creek TimesWeekly newspaper publishing & typesetting51980 
 Leburn 
 Design De SIGNMagnetic, metal, painted, wooden, electrical, sand blasted & vinyl lettered signs11995 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (June 01, 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  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Knott $0.2930 $0.4095 $0.2010    
  City  
  Hindman $0.1600 $0.1600 $0.1650    
  Pippa Passes $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000    
  School District  
  Knott County Schools $0.5850 $0.5850 $0.4750    
  Source: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet. Tax Years: County Property Tax(es) for 2017; City Property Tax(es) for 2014 - 2017; School District Property Tax(es) for 2017  
     
  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  
  Knott   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Hindman   No tax   No tax  
  Pippa Passes   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Knott 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 Knott County
  Electric  
 AEP - Kentucky Power Company - 606-929-1600 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Big Sandy RECC - 606-789-4095 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Kentucky Frontier Gas LLC - 606-886-9991 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Hindman City Water & Sewer Company - 606-785-5545 
 Hindman STP120,000218,000-98,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Hindman City Water & Sewer Company - 606-785-5545360,000178,000182,000 
  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): Knott County - $71,000 for 31 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 55.6 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 58 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (70-year record) 103 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (70-year record) -21 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,374  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 981  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 41.01 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 44.57 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 134.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 42.6  
  Prevailing Winds West  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 82 percent  
  7 a.m. 87 percent  
  1 p.m. 57 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: Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Knott County Schools 2,279 14.5  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.