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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

Jamie Baker
Executive Director
Grant County Industrial Development Authority
1350 North Main Street
PO Box 365
Williamstown, KY 41097
Phone: 859-824-3322
FAX: 859-824-7082
WEB: www.grantcommerce.com
E-mail: jbaker@grantcommerce.com

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
Grant County 24,984
Labor Market Area 1,754,030
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $32,808
Median Household Income 2016 $44,191
Median Home Price 2017 $130,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Grant County 4.9%
Labor Market Area 4.1%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Grant County $737
Labor Market Area $1,005
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Williamstown


Population
51%

Personal Income
53%

Retail Sales
49%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 422 11. Dallas, TX 910 21. Nashville, TN 253  
  2. Baltimore, MD 533 12. Detroit, MI 303 22. New Orleans, LA 782  
  3. Birmingham, AL 442 13. Houston, TX 1,032 23. New York, NY 682  
  4. Boston, MA 892 14. Indianapolis, IN 148 24. Norfolk, VA 614  
  5. Buffalo, NY 475 15. Jacksonville, FL 760 25. Oklahoma City, OK 841  
  6. Charlotte, NC 441 16. Kansas City, MO 589 26. Omaha, NE 760  
  7. Chicago, IL 329 17. Lexington, KY 46 27. Philadelphia, PA 610  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 42 18. Louisville, KY 87 28. Pittsburgh, PA 328  
  9. Cleveland, OH 288 19. Memphis, TN 456 29. St. Louis, MO 347  
  10. Columbus, OH 148 20. Minneapolis, MN 736 30. Wichita, KS 786  
  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 081-002 Grant County Industrial Park 202 161.1 No 0.9 28  
  Shovel-ready 081-001 Crittenden Industrial Park -- Site 081-001 37.6 37.6 Possible 0.6 21  

 


 

 

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 1,712,107 1,721,871 1,731,681 1,741,306 1,754,030  
  Grant County 24,541 24,831 24,740 24,923 24,984  
 Williamstown3,9103,9533,9413,9653,931 
 Dry Ridge2,1842,2102,2022,2192,219 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Grant County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 5,826 23.3 357,396 20.4  
  16-24 2,916 11.7 218,725 12.5  
  25-44 6,216 24.9 472,533 26.9  
  45-64 6,655 26.6 451,640 25.7  
  65-84 3,095 12.4 221,480 12.6  
  85 and older 276 1.1 32,256 1.8  
  Median Age 37.0   37.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Grant County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 24,210 96.9 1,370,784 78.2  
  Black or African American 254 1.0 292,182 16.7  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 62 0.2 4,667 0.3  
  Asian 125 0.5 44,596 2.5  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 42 0.2 1,820 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 291 1.2 39,981 2.3  
  Hispanic Origin 704 2.8 71,865 4.1  
  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  
  Grant County 24,793 24,758 24,595 24,377  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Grant County $29,743 $32,808 10.3 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $26,405- $46,881 $29,515- $53,456    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Grant County 8,327 2.92 $44,191  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Grant County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Nov. 2018 2017 Nov. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,531 11,655 904,222 911,934  
  Employed 10,965 11,239 867,120 882,481  
  Unemployed 566 416 37,102 29,453  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.9 3.6 4.1 3.2  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Grant County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.4 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.5 5.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.4 4.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.9 4.1 5.0 4.9  
  2017 4.9 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Grant County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,077 21.2  
  Commuting Out of County 7,713 78.8  
  Total Residents 9,790 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,077 45.0  
  Commuting Into County 2,537 55.0  
  Total Employees 4,614 100.0  
  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  
    Grant County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$737$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8048651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0491,086 
 Construction7781,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,2311,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities667789881 
 Information9421,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7411,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,4889311,377 
 Education and Health Services1,201906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality302327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified490626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Williamstown  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  25  Beckfield College - Florence KY Campus  Florence  578  
  27  Thomas More College  Crestview Hills  1,964  
  28  Northern Kentucky University  Highland Heights  14,524  
  30  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,526  
  34  Midway University  Midway  1,194  
  35  Art Academy of Cincinnati  Cincinnati, OH  207  
  35  Athenaeum of Ohio  Cincinnati, OH  188  
  35  Cincinnati Christian University  Cincinnati, OH  887  
  35  Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science  Cincinnati, OH  128  
  35  Galen College of Nursing, Cincinnati Campus  Cincinnati, OH  407  
  35  God's Bible School and College  Cincinnati, OH  294  
  35  Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati Campus  Cincinnati, OH  76  
  35  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,736  
  35  Mount Saint Joseph University  Cincinnati, OH  2,045  
  35  Union Institute & University, Cincinnati Academic Center  Cincinnati, OH  1,133  
  35  University of Cincinnati  Cincinnati, OH  36,596  
  35  University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College  Cincinnati, OH  4,818  
  35  Xavier University  Cincinnati, OH  6,509  
  41  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  41  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  77  
  41  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  41  Transylvania University  Lexington  963  
  41  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,781  
  50  Hanover College  Hanover, IN  1,090  
  52  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  53  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,574  
  53  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,854  
      Total Enrollments 110,149  
  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 Williamstown  
  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)
 
  23  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  25  American National University - Florence KY Campus  Florence  131  
  25  Gateway Community & Technical College, Boone Campus  Florence  4,449  
  25  Gateway Community & Technical College, Edgewood Campus  Edgewood  N/A  
  28  Gateway Community & Technical College, Urban Metro Campus  Covington  N/A  
  30  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  31  Interactive College of Technology - Newport KY Campus  Newport  73  
  33  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Carrollton Campus  Carrollton  N/A  
  35  American National University - Cincinnati OH Campus  Cincinnati, OH  38  
  35  Antonelli College  Cincinnati, OH  79  
  35  Cincinnati State Technical and Community College  Cincinnati, OH  9,056  
  41  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  681  
  41  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  9,940  
  41  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  41  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  42  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,521  
  45  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  46  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Shelby Co. Campus  Shelbyville  N/A  
  49  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  52  Maysville Community & Tech College, Montgomery Campus  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 27,968  
  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 Williamstown  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  23  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  1098 N/A 1098  
  24  Campbell County ATC  Alexandria  417 N/A 417  
  28  Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology  Fort Mitchell  772 N/A 772  
  30  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  885 N/A 885  
  30  Boone County ATC  Hebron  209 N/A 209  
  33  Carroll County ATC  Carrollton  723 N/A 723  
  35  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  892 N/A 892  
  41  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  820 N/A 820  
  41  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  438 N/A 438  
  42  Mason County ATC  Maysville  195 N/A 195  
  46  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  565 N/A 565  
  49  Clark County ATC  Winchester  689 N/A 689  
  51  Oldham County CTC  Buckner  450 N/A 450  
  52  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  657 N/A 657  
  52  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3338 N/A 3338  
      Total Enrollments 12,148     12,148   
  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, 2017-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location1N/A$3,800,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion21$5,700,000 
 Service & Technology Location1N/A$5,938,430 
 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 (March 31, 2019).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Grant County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries5,805100.01,034,826100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,72564.2846,07281.8 
 Natural Resources and Mining00.04,9920.5 
 Construction1121.941,2554.0 
 Manufacturing62410.7101,7969.8 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,13219.5177,58517.2 
 Information260.412,4281.2 
 Financial Activities1202.159,4315.7 
 Professional and Business Services2734.7155,89915.1 
 Education and Health Services4728.1153,44314.8 
 Leisure and Hospitality82814.3110,53710.7 
 Other Services and Unclassified1382.428,7032.8 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Crittenden 
 DinovitePet food192004 
 Miami Valley Paper Tube CoManufacturer of spiral wound paper tubes, paper cores, mailing tubes and shipping tubes.181998 
 Wolf Steel USA IncManufacture gas fireplaces, HVAC, and bbq grills - warehouse and distribution center822001 
 Dry Ridge 
 Dana Light Axle Manufacturing LLCAssemble light truck axles3301998 
 Grant County Concrete Co IncReady-mixed concrete121957 
 Grant County Foods LLCFood distribution. Repack fruits & vegetables, process bananas851974 
 Gusher PumpsIndustrial centrifugal pumps271977 
 Kinmon Steel Company LLCSteel distributor and machine shop71987 
 The Case CenterReusable shipping and carrying cases, packaging items21999 
 Sherman 
 Gusher PumpsWarehouse22015 
 Williamstown 
 Gotec Plus Sun LLCPrep & coat automotive parts for rubber bonding561985 
 Gusher PumpsAssembly, stocking & distribution of industrial centrifugal pumps371977 
 MGPI of Indiana, LLCContract food and beverage company specializing in distilled spirits and warehousing42018 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (March 31, 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  
  Grant $0.3568 $0.4678 $0.2564    
  City  
  Corinth $0.2460 $0.3000 $0.2290    
  Crittenden $0.2030 $0.2030 $0.2003    
  Dry Ridge $0.2620 $0.2030 $0.2900    
  Williamstown $0.3400 $0.5260 $0.4170    
  School District  
  Grant County Schools $0.5740 $0.5740 $0.5530    
  Williamstown Independent Schools $0.9290 $0.9340 $0.5910    
  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  
  Grant   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Corinth   No tax   No tax  
  Crittenden   No tax   No tax  
  Dry Ridge   1.25%   No tax  
  Williamstown   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Grant County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Williamstown 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 Grant County
  Electric  
 Duke Energy Kentucky - 877-675-1656 
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Blue Grass Energy Cooperative Corp - 859-885-4191 
    Owen Electric Cooperative Inc - 502-484-3471 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
 Williamstown Utility Commission - 859-824-3633 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Duke Energy Kentucky - 877-675-1656 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Corinth Sewer - 513-851-8886 
 Corinth STP36,00023,00013,000 
 Dry Ridge Sewer - 859-824-3335 
 KIMOP Permit - City of Dry Ridge950,000579,000371,000 
 Williamstown Municipal Sewer Department - 859-824-4176 
 *Williamstown Municipal Sewer Department2,000,000633,0001,367,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
*Provider of sewage treatment services.
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Bullock Pen Water District - 859-428-21121,000,000477,258522,742 
 Dry Ridge Water Works Commission - 859-824-3335N/AN/AN/A 
 Williamstown Municipal Water Department - 859-824-42102,250,0001,371,707878,293 
  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): Grant County - $130,000 for 91 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 56.1 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2017 55 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (56-year record) 104 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1977 (56-year record) -25 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,982  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,124  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 42.52 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 22.1 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2017 50.45 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 132.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (70-year record) 41.5  
  Prevailing Winds SouthSouthwest  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 79 percent  
  7 a.m. 83 percent  
  1 p.m. 61 percent  
  7 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, 2017.
Station of record: Cincinnati/Northern Ky. Intl. Arpt, Covington, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Grant County Schools 3,722 15.8  
  Williamstown Independent Schools 804 14.6  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.