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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

Bascom Sorrell
Chairman
Carlisle/Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
2477 Concrete Rd
PO Box 94
Carlisle, KY 40311
Phone: 859-289-5466
WEB: www.nicholascounty.ky.gov
E-mail: sorrellb@bellsouth.net

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
Nicholas County 7,130
Labor Market Area 532,878
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $31,326
Median Household Income 2016 $37,993
Median Home Price 2017 $65,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2018
Nicholas County 4.6%
Labor Market Area 3.7%
U.S. 3.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Nicholas County $498
Labor Market Area $879
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Carlisle


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 411 11. Dallas, TX 906 21. Nashville, TN 248  
  2. Baltimore, MD 515 12. Detroit, MI 337 22. New Orleans, LA 777  
  3. Birmingham, AL 438 13. Houston, TX 1,028 23. New York, NY 688  
  4. Boston, MA 898 14. Indianapolis, IN 185 24. Norfolk, VA 553  
  5. Buffalo, NY 475 15. Jacksonville, FL 749 25. Oklahoma City, OK 860  
  6. Charlotte, NC 420 16. Kansas City, MO 608 26. Omaha, NE 798  
  7. Chicago, IL 366 17. Lexington, KY 36 27. Philadelphia, PA 611  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 77 18. Louisville, KY 104 28. Pittsburgh, PA 328  
  9. Cleveland, OH 288 19. Memphis, TN 451 29. St. Louis, MO 366  
  10. Columbus, OH 148 20. Minneapolis, MN 773 30. Wichita, KS 804  
  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  
    181-003 Carlisle Industrial Site 24.6 24.6 No 38 40  

 


 

 

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  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 513,031 516,795 522,391 527,950 532,878  
  Nicholas County 7,034 7,075 7,088 7,084 7,130  
 Carlisle1,9801,9901,9971,9941,963 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Nicholas County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 1,510 21.2 104,979 19.7  
  16-24 764 10.7 75,488 14.2  
  25-44 1,655 23.2 144,751 27.2  
  45-64 2,017 28.3 132,755 24.9  
  65-84 1,051 14.7 66,252 12.4  
  85 and older 133 1.9 8,653 1.6  
  Median Age 40.7   36.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Nicholas County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 6,967 97.7 446,565 83.8  
  Black or African American 61 0.9 57,656 10.8  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 19 0.3 1,676 0.3  
  Asian 20 0.3 14,763 2.8  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 0 0.0 330 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 63 0.9 11,888 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 152 2.1 29,960 5.6  
  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  
  Nicholas County 7,070 6,997 6,896 6,781  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Nicholas County $28,332 $31,326 10.6 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,700- $39,950 $28,154- $45,025    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Nicholas County 2,758 2.52 $37,993  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Nicholas County Labor Market Area  
  2018 Apr. 2019 2018 Apr. 2019  
  Civilian Labor Force 3,287 3,231 272,870 275,408  
  Employed 3,137 3,109 262,734 266,357  
  Unemployed 150 122 10,136 9,051  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 3.8 3.7 3.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Nicholas County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2014 8.0 5.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.0 4.4 5.4 5.3  
  2016 5.4 4.0 5.0 4.9  
  2017 5.4 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  2018 4.6 3.7 4.3 3.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Nicholas County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 405 15.4  
  Commuting Out of County 2,225 84.6  
  Total Residents 2,630 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 405 56.3  
  Commuting Into County 315 43.8  
  Total Employees 720 100.0  
  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  
    Nicholas County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$498$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries5598651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining4191,0491,086 
 Construction6301,0111,155 
 Manufacturing6061,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities409789881 
 Information6281,0442,011 
 Financial Activities8821,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services5129311,377 
 Education and Health Services761906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality140327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified469626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Carlisle  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2018)
 
  18  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  29  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,767  
  30  Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education  Lexington  N/A  
  30  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  30  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  66  
  30  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  30  Transylvania University  Lexington  966  
  30  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,465  
  33  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,580  
  37  Midway University  Midway  1,217  
  42  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,612  
  46  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,660  
  46  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,990  
  46  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,926  
  53  Berea College  Berea  1,670  
  55  Northern Kentucky University  Highland Heights  14,456  
  57  Beckfield College - Florence KY Campus  Florence  617  
  57  Thomas More College  Crestview Hills  2,064  
  60  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  688  
      Total Enrollments 85,744  
  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 Carlisle  
  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)
 
  15  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  18  Maysville Community & Tech College, Montgomery Campus  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  23  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  26  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,495  
  29  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  30  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  233  
  30  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  9,478  
  30  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  30  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  33  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  50  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  56  Gateway Community & Technical College, Edgewood Campus  Edgewood  N/A  
  56  Gateway Community & Technical College, Urban Metro Campus  Covington  N/A  
  57  Gateway Community & Technical College, Boone Campus  Florence  4,201  
  58  Interactive College of Technology - Newport KY Campus  Newport  66  
      Total Enrollments 17,473  
  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 Carlisle  
    Enrollment (2017-2018)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  15  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  746 N/A 746  
  18  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  507 N/A 507  
  23  Clark County ATC  Winchester  733 N/A 733  
  26  Mason County ATC  Maysville  181 N/A 181  
  29  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  863 N/A 863  
  30  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  966 N/A 820  
  30  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  709 N/A 709  
  42  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3802 N/A 3802  
  42  Madison County ATC  Richmond  825 N/A 825  
  43  Foster Meade Career and Technical Center  Vanceburg  936 N/A 936  
  46  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  900 N/A 900  
  47  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  285 N/A 285  
  48  Campbell County ATC  Alexandria  298 N/A 298  
  50  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  669 N/A 669  
  54  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  395 N/A 395  
  56  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  346 N/A 346  
  58  Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology  Fort Mitchell  534 N/A 534  
  58  Trailblazer Academy  Harrodsburg  292 N/A 292  
      Total Enrollments 13,987     13,841   
  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  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location00$0 
 Manufacturing Expansion00$0 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion00$0 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 26, 2019).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Nicholas County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries1,280100.0291,880100.0 
 Total Private Industries50039.1223,16976.5 
 Natural Resources and Mining141.13,3521.1 
 Construction110.912,2684.2 
 Manufacturing745.833,96011.6 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1189.250,96217.5 
 Information90.72,7801.0 
 Financial Activities463.69,8643.4 
 Professional and Business Services282.237,79812.9 
 Education and Health Services14010.934,18811.7 
 Leisure and Hospitality241.931,21610.7 
 Other Services and Unclassified362.86,7822.3 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Carlisle 
 Carlisle MercuryNewspaper publishing41993 
 Creekside CabinetsManufacture cabients, wall units, vanties, furniture, stain or paint to customer spedifications12013 
 Fryman's Welding LLCMetal welding101999 
 Lee-Lynn Machining IncCNC machining of parts for the mining industry, safety industry, construction industry, archery industry, and entertainment industry, (speakers) and many more.171992 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 26, 2019).  

 


 

 

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  
  Nicholas $0.3169 $0.4025 $0.2720    
  City  
  Carlisle $0.2090 $0.5500 $0.4300    
  School District  
  Nicholas County Schools $0.3940 $0.3940 $0.5550    
  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  
  Nicholas   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits/gross receipts)  
  City  
  Carlisle   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Nicholas 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: 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 Nicholas County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Blue Grass Energy Cooperative Corp - 859-885-4191 
    Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative - 606-845-2661 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
     
  Natural Gas  
 City of Carlisle - 859-289-3700 
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 City of Carlisle - 859-289-3700 
 Carlisle STP350,000291,00059,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Carlisle Water Department - 859-289-37151,368,000579,935788,065 
  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 (2017): Nicholas County - $65,000 for 33 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, 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  
  Precipitation    
  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  
  Nicholas County Schools 1,083 15.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.