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.
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.
For the most current information for this community please visit:



Todd Denham
Executive Director
Winchester & Clark County Industrial Development Auth.
2 S. Maple St.
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: 859-744-5627
FAX: 859-744-9229


Amy Bowman
Project Coordinator
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

Phone: 502-564-7670 ext. 22001
Fax: 502-564-3256
Web: http:///



Quick Facts

  Industrial Electric Cost Per KWH, 2017
Kentucky $0.0558
U.S. $0.0691


Statistical Summary
  Population 2017
Clark County 36,046
Labor Market Area 785,465
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $37,240
Median Household Income 2016 $49,069
Median Home Price 2017 $160,000
  Unemployment Rate 2018
Clark County 4.1%
Labor Market Area 3.8%
U.S. 3.9%
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Clark County $753
Labor Market Area $844
U.S. $1,042






Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Winchester


Personal Income

Retail Sales

Manufacturing Employment

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 375 11. Dallas, TX 890 21. Nashville, TN 233  
  2. Baltimore, MD 518 12. Detroit, MI 362 22. New Orleans, LA 762  
  3. Birmingham, AL 420 13. Houston, TX 1,012 23. New York, NY 691  
  4. Boston, MA 900 14. Indianapolis, IN 206 24. Norfolk, VA 556  
  5. Buffalo, NY 533 15. Jacksonville, FL 713 25. Oklahoma City, OK 849  
  6. Charlotte, NC 393 16. Kansas City, MO 597 26. Omaha, NE 787  
  7. Chicago, IL 386 17. Lexington, KY 19 27. Philadelphia, PA 614  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 100 18. Louisville, KY 93 28. Pittsburgh, PA 379  
  9. Cleveland, OH 347 19. Memphis, TN 436 29. St. Louis, MO 355  
  10. Columbus, OH 207 20. Minneapolis, MN 793 30. Wichita, KS 794  
  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





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  
    049-004 Winchester -- Site 049-004 447.71 447.71 Possible 1 40  
  Shovel-ready 049-001 Winchester Industrial Park 172.75 70 Possible 0.34 30  





Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  049-032 Osram Sylvania Plant- Winchester Lamp Plant 204,500 N/A 22.0' minimum No  
  049-031 5855 Rockwell Road 25,000 N/A 18.0' minimum No  
  049-022 1220 Enterprise Drive 23,000 N/A 20.0' minimum No  
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings







  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 754,948 761,354 769,796 777,319 785,465  
  Clark County 35,595 35,681 35,684 35,819 36,046  
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 7,220 20.0 153,191 19.5  
  16-24 3,737 10.4 116,145 14.8  
  25-44 8,660 24.0 205,736 26.2  
  45-64 10,146 28.1 197,425 25.1  
  65-84 5,615 15.6 100,319 12.8  
  85 and older 668 1.9 12,649 1.6  
  Median Age 41.6   36.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 33,481 92.9 677,537 86.3  
  Black or African American 1,749 4.9 70,494 9.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 76 0.2 2,489 0.3  
  Asian 206 0.6 17,820 2.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 8 0.0 479 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 526 1.5 16,646 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 1,015 2.8 37,870 4.8  
  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  
  Clark County 36,206 36,508 36,647 36,614  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Clark County $33,660 $37,240 10.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,752- $41,755 $26,404- $45,025    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Clark County 14,183 2.49 $49,069  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  








  Civilian Labor Force  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 17,202 17,363 397,118 399,931  
  Employed 16,493 16,751 382,126 386,639  
  Unemployed 709 612 14,992 13,292  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.1 3.5 3.8 3.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Clark County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 6.1 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.7 4.1 5.0 4.9  
  2017 4.7 4.2 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.1 3.8 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Clark County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 4,897 32.3  
  Commuting Out of County 10,274 67.7  
  Total Residents 15,171 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 4,897 36.5  
  Commuting Into County 8,510 63.5  
  Total Employees 13,407 100.0  
  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, 2017  
    Clark County Kentucky
 Total All Industries$753$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries7898651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining6661,0491,086 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities702789881 
 Financial Activities9341,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services7529311,377 
 Education and Health Services928906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality286327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified496626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  




Education & Training



  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Winchester  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2018)
  14  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  15  Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  66  
  15  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Transylvania University  Lexington  966  
  15  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,465  
  18  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,612  
  24  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,767  
  27  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,660  
  27  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,990  
  29  Midway University  Midway  1,217  
  30  Berea College  Berea  1,670  
  39  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,926  
  40  Centre College  Danville  1,450  
  43  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,580  
      Total Enrollments 69,369  
  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 Winchester  
  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 2018)
  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  14  Maysville Community & Tech College, Montgomery Campus  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  15  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  233  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  9,478  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  24  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  27  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  39  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  40  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  43  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  49  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,495  
  54  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  59  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Shelby Co. Campus  Shelbyville  N/A  
  60  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  60  Somerset Community College, Laurel Campus  London  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 13,206  
  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 Winchester  
    Enrollment (2017-2018)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Clark County ATC  Winchester  733 N/A 733  
  14  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  507 N/A 507  
  15  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  966 N/A 820  
  15  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  709 N/A 709  
  18  Madison County ATC  Richmond  825 N/A 825  
  23  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3802 N/A 3802  
  24  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  863 N/A 863  
  27  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  746 N/A 746  
  34  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  346 N/A 346  
  39  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  395 N/A 395  
  39  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  900 N/A 900  
  39  Trailblazer Academy  Harrodsburg  292 N/A 292  
  41  Jackson County ATC  McKee  455 N/A 455  
  41  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  332 N/A 332  
  45  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  442 N/A 442  
  49  Mason County ATC  Maysville  181 N/A 181  
  51  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  54  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  411 N/A 411  
  59  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  285 N/A 285  
  59  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  544 N/A 544  
      Total Enrollments 14,403     14,257   
  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  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location137$36,224,167 
 Manufacturing Expansion15233$45,176,904 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion2145$830,000 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 04, 2019).
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries16,098100.0396,935100.0 
 Total Private Industries13,13681.6292,13773.6 
 Natural Resources and Mining530.34,9271.2 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,63316.465,28916.4 
 Financial Activities3572.212,4733.1 
 Professional and Business Services3,53021.945,98911.6 
 Education and Health Services1,5319.546,48511.7 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,1847.442,00010.6 
 Other Services and Unclassified1921.28,7672.2 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 Advanced Green Components LLCProduces forgings and machined rings for tapered roller bearings; produce outer and inner rings for tapered wheel bearings1001997 
 Ale 8 One Bottling CoManufacture & distribution of soft drink beverages991902 Services, Inc.Back office technology center5002012 
 Catalent Pharma SolutionsPharmaceutical manufacturing4941992 
 CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLCSteel retaining sheets & multiplate bridge planks. Galvanized structural steel & aluminum drainage & bridge products & retaining walls801985 
 East KY Power Cooperative IncHeadquarters for electrical power generation & transmission3001941 
 Gate Precast CompanyArchitectural precast concrete products871967 
 General Dynamics Information Technology IncCall center services1502014 
 Infiltrator Water TechnologiesPlastic injection molding2751986 
 Leggett & Platt IncInner springs & box springs3501910 
 Pepsi-Cola Bottling CoSoft drinks1171965 
 Rocky Mountain ATVdistribution center of ATV parts, side-by-side UTV parts, off-road motorcycle parts, dual sport motorcycle parts, street bike motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel.1802015 
 Save-A-Lot Distribution CenterFood distribution center1201998 
 Sekisui S-LEC America LLCInterlayer film for the laminated glass in automotive and architectural applications972007 
 Sonoco PlasticsPlastic caulking tubes951996 
 The Freeman CorporationHardwood veneer2231913 
 Univance IncMachine ATV axles and prop shafts. Assemble ATV differential units and forklift transmissions; automotive components.1851997 
 Walle CorpPaper coating & laminating for packaging1401991 
 Winchester Coatings IncElectrostatic coating service851988 
 Winchester Farms DairyFluid milk, orange juice, cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt & other fruit drinks1821982 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 04, 2019).  







  State Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2016  
  Selected Class of Property State Rate Local Taxation
  Real Estate $0.1220 Yes  
  Manufacturing Machinery $0.1500 No  
  Pollution Control Equipment $0.1500 No  
      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  
  Clark $0.2373 $0.3024 $0.2175    
  Winchester $0.1460 $0.1499 $0.1950    
  School District  
  Clark County Schools $0.6220 $0.6220 $0.5350    
  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
  Tax Rate on
Net Profits/Receipts
  Clark   1.50%   1.50% (on net profits)  
  Winchester   2.00%   2.00% (only Occ Lic Fee)  
  School District  
  Clark 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:
  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:






Utilities Providing Service In Clark County
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Clark Energy Cooperative - 859-744-4251 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Winchester Municipal Utilities - 859-744-5434 
 Strodes Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant7,200,0004,107,0003,093,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Winchester Municipal Utilities - 859-744-54345,320,0004,942,097377,903 
  System information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410  




Quality of Life



  General Kentucky Quality of Life Information  
  Median Home Price (2017): Clark County - $160,000 for 231 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Normal (30-year record) 55.5 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2017 58 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (73-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1963 (73-year record) -21 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,611  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,190  
  Normal (30-year record) 45.17 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2017 49.17 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 129.8  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (70-year record) 39.7  
  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, 2017.
Station of record: Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY.
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Clark County Schools 5,253 15.5  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.