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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

Breathitt County/City of Jackson Industrial Development Auth
1137 Main Street
Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: 606-666-3800
FAX: 606-666-3824

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
Breathitt County 13,284
Labor Market Area 87,085
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $29,968
Median Household Income 2015 $25,817
Median Home Price 2015 $83,300
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Breathitt County 9.4%
Labor Market Area 11.3%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Breathitt County $653
Labor Market Area $667
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Jackson


Population
50%

Personal Income
50%

Retail Sales
50%

Manufacturing Employment
55%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 391 11. Dallas, TX 947 21. Nashville, TN 289  
  2. Baltimore, MD 528 12. Detroit, MI 427 22. New Orleans, LA 776  
  3. Birmingham, AL 436 13. Houston, TX 1,103 23. New York, NY 701  
  4. Boston, MA 910 14. Indianapolis, IN 270 24. Norfolk, VA 537  
  5. Buffalo, NY 598 15. Jacksonville, FL 671 25. Oklahoma City, OK 914  
  6. Charlotte, NC 297 16. Kansas City, MO 662 26. Omaha, NE 852  
  7. Chicago, IL 450 17. Lexington, KY 85 27. Philadelphia, PA 624  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 165 18. Louisville, KY 158 28. Pittsburgh, PA 389  
  9. Cleveland, OH 411 19. Memphis, TN 492 29. St. Louis, MO 419  
  10. Columbus, OH 271 20. Minneapolis, MN 858 30. Wichita, KS 858  
  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 193-001 Coal Fields Regional Industrial Park 235.8 143.7 No 10.7 110  
  Shovel-ready 237-002 Pine Ridge Regional Business Park 112.5 55.6 No 0.1 70  
  Shovel-ready 025-001 Panbowl Lake Industrial Park 31 31 No 22.1 94  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  025-001 Breathitt County Spec Building 40,500 15.3 22.0' 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 90,654 89,443 88,579 87,907 87,085  
  Breathitt County 13,657 13,584 13,425 13,430 13,284  
 Jackson2,1882,1722,1452,1432,117 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,438 18.4 16,803 19.3  
  16-24 1,450 10.9 9,016 10.4  
  25-44 3,330 25.1 21,015 24.1  
  45-64 3,900 29.4 25,523 29.3  
  65-84 1,992 15.0 13,460 15.5  
  85 and older 174 1.3 1,268 1.5  
  Median Age 41.7   41.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 12,985 97.7 84,920 97.5  
  Black or African American 72 0.5 787 0.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 15 0.1 205 0.2  
  Asian 79 0.6 261 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 13 0.1 30 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 120 0.9 882 1.0  
  Hispanic Origin 125 0.9 888 1.0  
  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  
  Breathitt County 12,817 12,078 11,244 10,352  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Breathitt County $26,286 $29,968 14.0 %  
  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  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Breathitt County 5,494 2.41 $25,817  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
  2016 May. 2017 2016 May. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,882 3,934 25,435 24,994  
  Employed 3,519 3,601 22,557 22,646  
  Unemployed 363 333 2,878 2,348  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 9.4 8.5 11.3 9.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Breathitt County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 11.9 12.8 8.2 8.1  
  2013 12.3 14.2 8.3 7.4  
  2014 11.6 11.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 9.5 10.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 9.4 11.3 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Breathitt County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,535 39.7  
  Commuting Out of County 2,329 60.3  
  Total Residents 3,864 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,535 47.0  
  Commuting Into County 1,731 53.0  
  Total Employees 3,266 100.0  
  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  
    Breathitt County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$653$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6078311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 ConstructionN/A9931,096 
 Manufacturing4171,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities501758852 
 Information6209441,829 
 Financial Activities8101,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services4308781,332 
 Education and Health Services743878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified399591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Jackson  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  25  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  27  Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing  Hyden  1,605  
  32  Alice Lloyd College  Pippa Passes  616  
  35  Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus  Manchester  N/A  
  35  Morehead State University at Prestonsburg  Prestonsburg  N/A  
  44  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,872  
  46  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  48  University of Pikeville  Pikeville  2,531  
  50  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  52  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  55  Union College  Barbourville  1,088  
  58  Clear Creek Baptist Bible College  Pineville  151  
  59  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  59  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  606  
  60  University of Virginia's College at Wise  Wise, VA  2,067  
      Total Enrollments 38,023  
  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 Jackson  
  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, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  23  Hazard Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Hazard  † 3,238  
  23  Hazard Community & Technical College, Technical Campus  Hazard  N/A  
  27  Hazard Community & Technical College - Leslie Co. Center  Hyden  N/A  
  27  Hazard Community & Technical College, Knott County Branch  Hindman  N/A  
  35  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Prestonsburg Campus  Prestonsburg  † 4,938  
  36  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Mayo Campus  Paintsville  N/A  
  43  Southeast Community & Technical College, Whitesburg Campus  Whitesburg  N/A  
  44  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  45  Southeast Community & Technical College, Cumberland Campus  Cumberland  † 3,111  
  48  American National University - Pikeville KY Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  48  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Pikeville Campus  Pikeville  N/A  
  49  Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus  London  N/A  
  50  Southeast Community & Technical College, Harlan Campus  Harlan  N/A  
  52  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  N/A  
  54  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  58  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 Jackson  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  431 N/A 431  
  18  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  357 N/A 357  
  25  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  27  Knott County ATC  Hindman  385 N/A 385  
  27  Leslie County ATC  Hyden  436 N/A 436  
  34  Floyd County ATC (GARTH)  Martin  291 N/A 291  
  35  Clay County ATC  Manchester  337 N/A 337  
  35  Jackson County ATC  McKee  463 N/A 463  
  43  Letcher County ATC  Whitesburg  569 N/A 569  
  46  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  557 N/A 557  
  51  Martin County ATC  Inez  364 N/A 364  
  52  Madison County ATC  Richmond  801 N/A 801  
  53  Millard ATC  Millard  176 N/A 176  
  53  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  186 N/A 186  
  54  Clark County ATC  Winchester  704 N/A 704  
  55  Knox County ATC  Barbourville  486 N/A 486  
  55  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  58  Bell County ATC  Pineville  644 N/A 644  
  59  Corbin ATC  Corbin  452 N/A 452  
      Total Enrollments 8,735     8,735   
  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 Location 00 $0 
 Manufacturing Expansion 00 $0 
 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 (August 21, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries3,149100.022,957100.0 
 Total Private Industries2,20970.116,96873.9 
 Natural Resources and Mining00.0680.3 
 ConstructionN/AN/A2361.0 
 Manufacturing481.51130.5 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities65020.63,93217.1 
 Information220.72231.0 
 Financial Activities1344.36002.6 
 Professional and Business Services361.18393.7 
 Education and Health Services90528.71,6917.4 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A1930.8 
 Other Services and Unclassified842.74892.1 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Jackson 
 Appalachian Regional ManufacturingPackaging, subassembly service, and full assembly product testing451991 
 Combs Custom ManufacturingTruck bumpers & accessories, push bars, grilles & grille guards; equipment parts - loaders, dozers, handrails, custom off road and ATV parts11979 
 DotweldMetal manufacturing and fabrication32002 
 Jackson Wholesale CompanyWholesale distribution of groceries, tobacco products, confections, etc.341988 
 Kentucky ExplorerMonthly magazine publishing21969 
 The Jackson Breathitt County Times VoiceWeekly newspaper publishing31965 
 The Wells Group LLCReady-mixed concrete52001 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (August 21, 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  
  Breathitt $0.4861 $0.6708 $0.2867    
  City  
  Jackson $0.2740 $0.2868 $0.2000    
  School District  
  Breathitt County Schools $0.5130 $0.5130 $0.4920    
  Jackson Independent Schools $0.4460 $0.4460 $0.4920    
  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  
  Breathitt   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits/gross receipts)  
  City  
  Jackson   2.00%   2.00% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Breathitt County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Jackson 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 Breathitt County
  Electric  
 AEP - Kentucky Power Company - 606-929-1600 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Big Sandy RECC - 606-789-4095 
    Jackson Energy Cooperative - 606-287-7161 
    Licking Valley RECC - 606-743-3179 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Public Gas Company Inc - 606-666-2205 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Jackson Municipal Sewer Company - 606-666-5197 
 Jackson STP750,000519,000231,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Jackson Municipal Water Works - 606-666-52722,500,0001,528,638971,362 
  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): Breathitt County - $83,300 for 34 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 56.5 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 57.5 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (35-year record) 104 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1994 (35-year record) -18 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,234  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,155  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 48.34 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 23.5 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 57.32 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 144.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (35-year record) 48.2  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 75 percent  
  7 a.m. 81 percent  
  1 p.m. 59 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: Julian Carroll Airport, Jackson, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Breathitt County Schools 1,949 16.2  
  Jackson Independent Schools 340 16.2  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.