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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

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
WEB: www.winchesterindustry.com
E-mail: todd@winchesterindustry.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

Technical

Steven Vest, Director
Division of Database & Systems Development
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
PHONE: (502) 564-4886
WEB: www.ThinkKentucky.com
Steven.Vest@ky.gov

 


 

Quick Facts

 
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  Industrial Electric Cost Per KWH, 2015
Kentucky $0.0548
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2015
Clark County 35,757
Labor Market Area 768,617
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $37,244
Median Household Income 2014 $46,554
Median Home Price 2014 $148,600
   
  Unemployment Rate 2015
Clark County 5.3%
Labor Market Area 4.5%
U.S. 5.3%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2013
Clark County $720
Labor Market Area $788
U.S. $957


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Winchester


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 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
 

 


 

 

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

 


 

 

Buildings

 
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 204,500 N/A 22.0' minimum No  
  049-027 Regal Beloit 47,496 4.6 29.0' minimum Possible  
  049-022 Custom Cylinders International, Inc. 37,409 5.0 20.0' minimum No  
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings

 


 

 

Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
    2011 2012 2013 2014 2015  
  Labor Market Area 741,042 747,570 753,906 760,959 768,617  
  Clark County 35,465 35,755 35,599 35,710 35,757  
 Winchester18,29818,44718,36618,44318,446 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2015  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 7,137 20.0 151,020 19.6  
  16-24 3,789 10.6 113,939 14.8  
  25-44 8,836 24.7 202,565 26.4  
  45-64 10,044 28.1 196,272 25.5  
  65-84 5,312 14.9 92,593 12.0  
  85 and older 639 1.8 12,228 1.6  
  Median Age 41.3   36.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 33,179 92.8 665,112 86.5  
  Black or African American 1,830 5.1 68,830 9.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 72 0.2 2,418 0.3  
  Asian 178 0.5 16,576 2.2  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 7 0.0 426 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 491 1.4 15,255 2.0  
  Hispanic Origin 1,069 3.0 35,622 4.6  
  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  
  Clark County 36,206 36,508 36,647 36,614  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Clark County $32,239 $37,244 15.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,835- $38,988 $26,264- $45,238    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2014 2014  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Clark County 14,368 2.45 $46,554  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
  2015 Dec. 2016 2015 Dec. 2016  
  Civilian Labor Force 16,684 17,099 375,381 386,627  
  Employed 15,802 16,386 358,584 372,544  
  Unemployed 882 713 16,797 14,083  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.3 4.2 4.5 3.6  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Clark County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2011 9.9 8.3 9.5 8.9  
  2012 8.0 7.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.8 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 4.5 5.4 5.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Average Weekly Wage, 2013  
    Clark County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
  All Industries $720 $784 $957  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 571 631 568  
  Mining 788 1,318 1,888  
  Construction 847 911 1,019  
  Manufacturing 914 1,030 1,176  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 659 722 817  
  Information 1,103 853 1,616  
  Financial Activities 770 1,069 1,549  
  Services 639 692 857  
  Public Administration 762 813 1,097  
  Other 555 1,109 987  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

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 2015)
 
  14  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  15  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  15  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  15  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
  18  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  24  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,364  
  27  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  27  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  29  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  30  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  39  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
  40  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  40  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  43  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  51  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 69,047  
  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 2015)
 
  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  15  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  780  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Regency Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  15  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  18  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  N/A  
  27  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  39  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  40  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  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  † 3,158  
  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 North Campus  London  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 14,400  
  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 (2014-2015)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Clark County ATC  Winchester  680 N/A 680  
  14  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  497 N/A 497  
  15  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  645 N/A 645  
  15  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  478 N/A 478  
  18  Madison County ATC  Richmond  726 N/A 726  
  23  Jessamine Career and Tech Center  Nicholasville  1755 N/A 1755  
  24  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  930 N/A 930  
  27  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  456 N/A 456  
  34  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  250 N/A 250  
  39  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  264 N/A 264  
  39  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  763 N/A 763  
  39  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  238 N/A 238  
  41  Jackson County ATC  McKee  354 N/A 354  
  41  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  254 N/A 254  
  45  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  424 N/A 424  
  49  Mason County ATC  Maysville  158 N/A 158  
  51  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  549 N/A 549  
  54  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  385 N/A 385  
  59  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  151 N/A 151  
  59  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  658 N/A 658  
      Total Enrollments 10,615     10,615   
  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, -Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development ().
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work,  
    Clark County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
  All Industries  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting  
  Mining  
  Construction  
  Manufacturing  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities  
  Information  
  Financial Activities  
  Services  
  Public Administration  
  Other  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development ().  

 


 

 

Taxes

 

 

  State Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2014  
  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, 2015  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Clark $0.2390 $0.3020 $0.2175    
  City  
  Winchester $0.1460 $0.1499 $0.1950    
  School District  
  Clark County Schools $0.6000 $0.6000 $0.5350    
  Source: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.  
     
  Local Occupational License Taxes, 2015  
  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  
  Clark 1.50% 1.50% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Winchester 2.00% 0.25% (on gross receipts over $5,000)  
  School District  
  Clark County Schools No tax No tax  
  Source: Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.   
     

 


 

 

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 Clark County
  Electric  
 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 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Winchester Municipal Utilities - 859-744-5434 
 Strodes Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant7,200,0003,950,0003,250,000  
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Winchester Municipal Utilities - 859-744-54345,320,0004,561,548758,452  
  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 (2014): Clark County - $148,600 for 131 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, 2014-2015  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Clark County Schools 5,399 16.4  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.