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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

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

State

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:///www.thinkkentucky.com
Email: Amy.Bowman@ky.gov

 


 

Quick Facts

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

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2017
Breathitt County 12,946
Labor Market Area 85,597
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $29,488
Median Household Income 2016 $25,484
Median Home Price 2016 $75,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Breathitt County 8.5%
Labor Market Area 9.3%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Breathitt County $643
Labor Market Area $651
U.S. $1,042


 

 

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  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 89,443 88,579 87,907 87,085 85,597  
  Breathitt County 13,584 13,425 13,430 13,284 12,946  
 Jackson2,1722,1452,1432,1172,052 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,331 18.0 16,509 19.3  
  16-24 1,356 10.5 8,677 10.1  
  25-44 3,230 24.9 20,552 24.0  
  45-64 3,866 29.9 25,069 29.3  
  65-84 1,971 15.2 13,449 15.7  
  85 and older 192 1.5 1,341 1.6  
  Median Age 42.4   42.1    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 12,632 97.6 83,406 97.4  
  Black or African American 70 0.5 780 0.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 22 0.2 223 0.3  
  Asian 76 0.6 264 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 14 0.1 30 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 132 1.0 894 1.0  
  Hispanic Origin 128 1.0 873 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  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Breathitt County $28,088 $29,488 5.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,829- $31,458 $24,379- $34,532    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Breathitt County 5,304 2.48 $25,484  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,942 3,879 25,343 24,352  
  Employed 3,606 3,567 22,985 22,299  
  Unemployed 336 312 2,358 2,053  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.5 8.0 9.3 8.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Breathitt County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  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  
  2017 8.5 9.3 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Breathitt County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,629 40.8  
  Commuting Out of County 2,368 59.2  
  Total Residents 3,997 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,629 51.7  
  Commuting Into County 1,521 48.3  
  Total Employees 3,150 100.0  
  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  
    Breathitt County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$643$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries6188651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining2,2081,0491,086 
 Construction6231,0111,155 
 Manufacturing4341,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities545789881 
 Information6141,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7911,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,2939311,377 
 Education and Health Services732906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality292327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified341626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

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 2016)
 
  25  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  27  Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing  Hyden  1,784  
  32  Alice Lloyd College  Pippa Passes  605  
  35  Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus  Manchester  N/A  
  35  Morehead State University at Prestonsburg  Prestonsburg  N/A  
  44  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,746  
  46  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  48  University of Pikeville  Pikeville  2,365  
  50  Berea College  Berea  1,665  
  52  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,881  
  55  Union College  Barbourville  1,203  
  58  Clear Creek Baptist Bible College  Pineville  128  
  59  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  59  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  556  
  60  University of Virginia's College at Wise  Wise, VA  2,212  
      Total Enrollments 38,145  
  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 2016)
 
  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  23  Hazard Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Hazard  † 3,275  
  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  † 5,057  
  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  † 3,135  
  48  American National University - Pikeville KY Campus  Pikeville  181  
  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  140  
  54  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  58  Southeast Community & Technical College, Pineville Campus  Pineville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 11,788  
  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 (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  443 N/A 443  
  18  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  469 N/A 469  
  25  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  635 N/A 635  
  27  Knott County ATC  Hindman  493 N/A 493  
  27  Leslie County ATC  Hyden  362 N/A 362  
  34  Floyd County ATC (GARTH)  Martin  316 N/A 316  
  35  Clay County ATC  Manchester  345 N/A 345  
  35  Jackson County ATC  McKee  477 N/A 477  
  43  Letcher County ATC  Whitesburg  546 N/A 546  
  46  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  657 N/A 657  
  51  Martin County ATC  Inez  417 N/A 417  
  52  Madison County ATC  Richmond  808 N/A 808  
  53  Millard ATC  Millard  158 N/A 158  
  53  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  183 N/A 183  
  54  Clark County ATC  Winchester  689 N/A 689  
  55  Knox County ATC  Barbourville  427 N/A 427  
  55  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  436 N/A 436  
  58  Bell County ATC  Pineville  741 N/A 741  
  59  Corbin ATC  Corbin  483 N/A 483  
      Total Enrollments 9,085     9,085   
  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 Expansion10$50,000 
 Service & Technology Location1121$44,575,232 
 Service & Technology Expansion11$6,300 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (October 01, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries3,401100.023,992100.0 
 Total Private Industries2,21165.015,93466.4 
 Natural Resources and Mining190.61,0084.2 
 Construction320.93461.4 
 Manufacturing411.21320.6 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities60517.84,19617.5 
 Information220.62150.9 
 Financial Activities1253.76332.6 
 Professional and Business Services471.41,2475.2 
 Education and Health Services1,02830.26,02225.1 
 Leisure and Hospitality2176.41,7067.1 
 Other Services and Unclassified742.24231.8 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Jackson 
 Appalachian Regional ManufacturingPackaging, subassembly service, and full assembly product testing451991 
 Dot Weld IncMetal 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 (October 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, 2017  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Breathitt $0.5575 $0.7003 $0.2867    
  City  
  Jackson $0.2781 $0.2654 $0.2000    
  School District  
  Breathitt County Schools $0.6270 $0.6270 $0.4920    
  Jackson Independent Schools $0.4890 $0.4890 $0.4920    
  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
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; FICA cap)  
  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 (2016): Breathitt County - $75,000 for 21 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, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Breathitt County Schools 1,869 16.0  
  Jackson Independent Schools 333 15.9  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.