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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

Josh Tubbs
Director
Marshall County Economic Development
Marshall County Courthouse
1101 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: 270-527-2009
FAX: 270-527-4795
WEB: www.opportunitymarshall.com
E-mail: josh.tubbs@marshallcountyky.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
Marshall County 31,365
Labor Market Area 285,153
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $37,972
Median Household Income 2015 $45,212
Median Home Price 2015 $96,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Marshall County 5.6%
Labor Market Area 5.7%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Marshall County $927
Labor Market Area $745
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Calvert City


Population
43%

Personal Income
55%

Retail Sales
39%

Manufacturing Employment
51%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 364 11. Dallas, TX 629 21. Nashville, TN 121  
  2. Baltimore, MD 775 12. Detroit, MI 565 22. New Orleans, LA 573  
  3. Birmingham, AL 311 13. Houston, TX 751 23. New York, NY 944  
  4. Boston, MA 1,153 14. Indianapolis, IN 287 24. Norfolk, VA 816  
  5. Buffalo, NY 736 15. Jacksonville, FL 713 25. Oklahoma City, OK 645  
  6. Charlotte, NC 525 16. Kansas City, MO 438 26. Omaha, NE 629  
  7. Chicago, IL 393 17. Lexington, KY 241 27. Philadelphia, PA 871  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 303 18. Louisville, KY 200 28. Pittsburgh, PA 590  
  9. Cleveland, OH 549 19. Memphis, TN 183 29. St. Louis, MO 196  
  10. Columbus, OH 409 20. Minneapolis, MN 769 30. Wichita, KS 635  
  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 157-022 Calvert City Riverport_First Marine Industrial Site 1180 1180 Possible 7 21  
  Shovel-ready 157-007 Marshall County- Calvert City Industrial Park 52.5 52.5 Possible 10.8 28  

 


 

 

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 287,594 286,613 286,242 285,303 285,153  
  Marshall County 31,289 31,228 31,072 31,109 31,365  
 Calvert City2,5652,5492,5302,5332,550 
 Benton4,5094,4854,4494,4614,531 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Marshall County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 5,759 18.4 53,263 18.7  
  16-24 2,876 9.2 32,560 11.4  
  25-44 7,104 22.6 64,722 22.7  
  45-64 8,911 28.4 78,006 27.4  
  65-84 6,000 19.1 49,933 17.5  
  85 and older 715 2.3 6,669 2.3  
  Median Age 44.9   42.5    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Marshall County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 30,748 98.0 259,871 91.1  
  Black or African American 110 0.4 16,806 5.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 66 0.2 996 0.3  
  Asian 120 0.4 2,168 0.8  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 3 0.0 149 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 318 1.0 5,163 1.8  
  Hispanic Origin 467 1.5 7,588 2.7  
  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  
  Marshall County 31,149 31,060 30,830 30,437  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Marshall County $32,300 $37,972 17.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,410- $37,523 $29,914- $44,428    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Marshall County 12,602 2.43 $45,212  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Marshall County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 14,843 15,467 125,242 127,154  
  Employed 14,006 14,542 118,097 119,785  
  Unemployed 837 925 7,145 7,369  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.6 6.0 5.7 5.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Marshall County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.6 8.3 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.9 8.6 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.8 7.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.7 6.0 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.6 5.7 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Marshall County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 5,189 41.6  
  Commuting Out of County 7,275 58.4  
  Total Residents 12,464 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 5,189 48.1  
  Commuting Into County 5,603 51.9  
  Total Employees 10,792 100.0  
  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  
    Marshall County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$927$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries9698311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction1,1659931,096 
 Manufacturing1,6311,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities600758852 
 Information7719441,829 
 Financial Activities9261,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services8648781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality284312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified588591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Calvert City  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  16  Murray State University, Paducah Regional Campus  Paducah  N/A  
  29  Murray State University  Murray  10,998  
  49  Murray State University, Hopkinsville Regional Campus  Hopkinsville  N/A  
  51  Murray State University, Madisonville Regional Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  55  University of Tennessee at Martin  Martin, TN  6,827  
      Total Enrollments 17,825  
  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 Calvert City  
  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)
 
  16  West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Paducah  † 5,908  
  49  Brown Mackie College - Hopkinsville  Hopkinsville  114  
  49  Hopkinsville Community College, Main Campus  Hopkinsville  † 3,120  
  51  Madisonville Community College, Health Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  51  Madisonville Community College, Main Campus  Madisonville  † 4,261  
      Total Enrollments 13,403  
  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 Calvert City  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  12  Marshall County Technical Center  Benton  793 N/A 793  
  16  Paducah ATC  Paducah  574 N/A 574  
  26  Mayfield/Graves County ATC  Mayfield  453 N/A 453  
  26  Caldwell County ATC  Princeton  370 N/A 370  
  29  Murray/Calloway County ATC  Murray  376 N/A 376  
  38  Ballard County CTC  Barlow  678 N/A 678  
  49  Webster County ATC  Dixon  348 N/A 348  
  49  Gateway Academy to Innovation and Technology  Hopkinsville  482 N/A 482  
  51  Union County Area Vocational Ed Center  Morganfield  704 N/A 704  
  57  Fulton County ATC  Hickman  295 N/A 295  
      Total Enrollments 5,073     5,073   
  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 2198 $24,297,395 
 Manufacturing Expansion 822-26 $359,659,944 
 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 17, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Marshall County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries11,181100.0109,154100.0 
 Total Private Industries9,47184.789,61182.1 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A1130.1 
 Construction1,73915.65,7445.3 
 Manufacturing2,47622.113,91212.7 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,51013.522,64720.7 
 Information970.91,4381.3 
 Financial Activities4253.83,8873.6 
 Professional and Business Services6275.67,5186.9 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A11,72010.7 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,27511.410,2349.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified2992.72,2932.1 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Benton 
 3A Composites USA IncComposite aluminum & plastic foam panels & sheets901978 
 Champion Home Builders IncManufacture mobile homes1502016 
 FLW LLCHeadquarters, publications company, media center, warehouse, tournament operations491979 
 United Systems & Software IncProvides software & professional IT managed services361981 
 Calvert City 
 Air Products & Chemicals IncAcetylenes711957 
 Arkema Inc.Forane refrigerants and blowing agents, Kynar PVDF polymer resin, VF2 monomer, hydrochloric acid, and electrolyte for the lithium battery industry.2561949 
 Ashland IncAcetylene specialty chemicals5021956 
 Calvert City Terminal LLCCoal terminal - drying/cleaning of coal, transferring coal from rail cars to barges, coal mixing462003 
 Carbide Industries LLCAcetylene gas, iron and steel slag conditioners, calcium hydroxide301953 
 CC Metals & Alloys LLCFerro alloys (metal) production & warehouse distribution1251949 
 Clean Earth Calvert City Inchandling and transportation of environmental waste502002 
 Estron Chemicals IncAdditive and resin polymers for powder coating, UV/EB coating, liquid coating, and cosmetics.691978 
 Jamesbuilt Specialty Barge ConstructionSpecialty tank and deck barges452008 
 Paducah River Painting IncBarge remanufacturing, painting facility582000 
 Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America LLCPolyvinyl alcohol, acetic acid691959 
 The Lubrizol CorporationCarbopol polymers791953 
 Trimac Transportation IncTrucking, except local51N/A 
 Wacker Chemical CorporationPolymer powders for the construction industry. Polymer dispersions for adhesives, non-woven fabrics, paint, paper, building products and carpet.1441965 
 Westlake Vinyl Inc (PVC)Manufacture PVC resin701991 
 Westlake Vinyls IncCommodity chemicals3401990 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 17, 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  
  Marshall $0.3242 $0.3295 $0.2690    
  City  
  Benton $0.2140 $0.2414 $0.2400    
  Calvert City $0.2480 $0.2480 $0.2500    
  Hardin $0.1800 $0.2572 $0.2578    
  School District  
  Marshall County Schools $0.4740 $0.4740 $0.4560    
  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  
  Marshall   1.00% (School tax .50)   1.00% (on net profits)  
  City  
  Benton   0.50%   No tax  
  Calvert City   0.50% (Max tax $15K; School tax .50)   0.50% (on net profits)  
  Hardin   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Marshall County Schools   0.05% (on net profits)   0.05% (on net profits)  
  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 Marshall County
  Electric  
 Big Rivers Electric Corporation - 270-827-2561 
    Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation - 270-442-7321 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Benton Electric & Gas Systems - 270-527-3666 
    West Kentucky RECC - 270-247-1321 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
 Hardin Natural Gas System - 270-437-4316 
 Union Gas Company of Kentucky - 270-527-3717 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Benton Sewer System - 270-527-8677 
 Benton STP1,000,000945,00055,000 
 Calvert City Municipal Water and Sewer Dept. - 502-395-4020 
 Calvert City STP800,000511,000289,000 
 Hardin Sewer System - 270-437-4361 
 Hardin STP142,000203,000-61,000 
 Marshall County Sanitation District #1 - 502-474-9736 
 Marshall County Sanitation District #1160,00019,000141,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Benton Water System - 270-527-86772,000,000931,4841,068,516 
 Calvert City Municipal Water and Sewer Dept. - 502-395-40202,000,0001,088,630911,370 
 Hardin Water Department - 270-437-4362N/AN/AN/A 
 Jonathan Creek Water District - 270-354-84742,000,000610,6451,389,355 
 Jonathan Creek Water District - 270-354-8474N/AN/AN/A 
 North Marshall Water District #1 - 270-527-32084,608,0001,446,4513,161,549 
  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): Marshall County - $96,000 for 177 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 57.8 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 58.7 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (32-year record) 108 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (32-year record) -15 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,132  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,542  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 49.08 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 9.1 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 59.17 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 110.2  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (57-year record) 49.8  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 82 percent  
  6 a.m. 86 percent  
  12 noon 59 percent  
  6 p.m. 65 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: Barkley Regional Airport, Paducah, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Marshall County Schools 4,752 16.5  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.