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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 Switzer
Executive Director
Economic Development Authority of Liberty-Casey County
518 Middleburg St (City Hall)
PO Box 127
Liberty, KY 42539-0127
Phone: 606-787-6463
FAX: 606-787-7992
WEB: www.libertykentucky.org/econdev.html
E-mail: josh.switzer.eda@gmail.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
Casey County 15,750
Labor Market Area 255,750
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $27,783
Median Household Income 2016 $32,315
Median Home Price 2016 $55,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Casey County 4.7%
Labor Market Area 5.2%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2017
Casey County $557
Labor Market Area $661
U.S. $1,042


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Liberty


Population
46%

Personal Income
52%

Retail Sales
44%

Manufacturing Employment
53%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 309 11. Dallas, TX 825 21. Nashville, TN 167  
  2. Baltimore, MD 597 12. Detroit, MI 408 22. New Orleans, LA 696  
  3. Birmingham, AL 357 13. Houston, TX 946 23. New York, NY 770  
  4. Boston, MA 979 14. Indianapolis, IN 223 24. Norfolk, VA 635  
  5. Buffalo, NY 579 15. Jacksonville, FL 658 25. Oklahoma City, OK 841  
  6. Charlotte, NC 394 16. Kansas City, MO 614 26. Omaha, NE 805  
  7. Chicago, IL 403 17. Lexington, KY 62 27. Philadelphia, PA 693  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 147 18. Louisville, KY 110 28. Pittsburgh, PA 433  
  9. Cleveland, OH 393 19. Memphis, TN 370 29. St. Louis, MO 372  
  10. Columbus, OH 253 20. Minneapolis, MN 811 30. Wichita, KS 811  
  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
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This community currently has no available sites.

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  045-006 Chieftain Steel 43,000 N/A 16.4' 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 254,081 253,743 254,190 254,534 255,750  
  Casey County 16,092 15,837 15,815 15,815 15,750  
 Liberty2,1932,1662,1602,1552,113 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,133 19.9 50,040 19.6  
  16-24 1,635 10.4 29,234 11.4  
  25-44 3,650 23.2 59,193 23.1  
  45-64 4,199 26.7 70,414 27.5  
  65-84 2,798 17.8 41,602 16.3  
  85 and older 335 2.1 5,267 2.1  
  Median Age 42.3   41.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 15,310 97.2 240,685 94.1  
  Black or African American 138 0.9 8,457 3.3  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 69 0.4 801 0.3  
  Asian 52 0.3 1,722 0.7  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 8 0.1 112 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 173 1.1 3,973 1.6  
  Hispanic Origin 476 3.0 6,794 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  
  Casey County 15,521 15,167 14,729 14,237  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Casey County $24,495 $27,783 13.4 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,495- $30,686 $25,994- $35,884    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Casey County 6,412 2.42 $32,315  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Aug. 2018 2017 Aug. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,943 6,849 107,317 107,405  
  Employed 6,618 6,569 101,690 102,688  
  Unemployed 325 280 5,627 4,717  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.7 4.1 5.2 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Casey County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 8.5 9.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.0 7.4 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.7 6.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.6 5.3 5.0 4.9  
  2017 4.7 5.2 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Casey County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,008 41.3  
  Commuting Out of County 2,857 58.7  
  Total Residents 4,865 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 2,008 55.2  
  Commuting Into County 1,632 44.8  
  Total Employees 3,640 100.0  
  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  
    Casey County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$557$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries5928651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining5391,0491,086 
 Construction7931,0111,155 
 Manufacturing5711,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities613789881 
 Information6771,0442,011 
 Financial Activities5351,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,0829311,377 
 Education and Health Services649906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality278327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified384626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Liberty  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  23  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,675  
  24  Centre College  Danville  1,430  
  24  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  26  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,588  
  39  Berea College  Berea  1,665  
  41  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,574  
  41  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,854  
  46  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,881  
  52  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  56  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  56  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  77  
  56  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  56  Transylvania University  Lexington  963  
  56  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,781  
  58  University of the Cumberlands  Williamsburg  7,652  
  58  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  59  Midway University  Midway  1,194  
  59  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  60  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,736  
      Total Enrollments 71,070  
  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 Liberty  
  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)
 
  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  20  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  24  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  105  
  24  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  24  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,621  
  30  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  45  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
  46  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  140  
  48  Somerset Community College, McCreary Center  Whitley City  N/A  
  49  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  49  Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus  London  N/A  
  56  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  681  
  56  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  9,940  
  56  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  56  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  56  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  58  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,868  
  59  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  59  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 24,429  
  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 Liberty  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Casey County ATC  Liberty  514 N/A 514  
  20  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  753 N/A 753  
  21  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  407 N/A 407  
  24  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  428 N/A 428  
  25  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  916 N/A 916  
  28  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  368 N/A 368  
  31  Green County ATC  Greensburg  800 N/A 800  
  31  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  255 N/A 255  
  32  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  436 N/A 436  
  33  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  812 N/A 812  
  43  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3338 N/A 3338  
  45  Clinton County ATC  Albany  478 N/A 478  
  45  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  472 N/A 472  
  46  Madison County ATC  Richmond  808 N/A 808  
  52  Corbin ATC  Corbin  483 N/A 483  
  53  Jackson County ATC  McKee  477 N/A 477  
  56  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  820 N/A 820  
  56  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  438 N/A 438  
  59  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  854 N/A 854  
  60  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  892 N/A 892  
  60  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  775 N/A 775  
      Total Enrollments 15,524     15,524   
  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 Expansion925$28,333,136 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion115$1,450,000 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (October 15, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries4,868100.098,210100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,14764.672,55073.9 
 Natural Resources and Mining400.83970.4 
 Construction1392.93,2353.3 
 Manufacturing1,29126.516,41016.7 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities66513.718,02718.4 
 Information220.56680.7 
 Financial Activities1172.42,8432.9 
 Professional and Business Services691.45,9246.0 
 Education and Health Services49810.215,11415.4 
 Leisure and Hospitality2565.38,3548.5 
 Other Services and Unclassified501.01,5801.6 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Bethelridge 
 Casey Stone CoCrushed agricultural limestone & asphalt151947 
 Dunnville 
 Tarter Farm & RanchHeadquarters721975 
 Tarter Gate Company LLCMetal farm gate coating/painting2251975 
 Tarter Gate Company LLCMetal farm & livestock products1951975 
 Tarter Gate Wood Products IncSawmill: rough, hardwood, softwood, dimension & grade lumber; wooden pallets481945 
 Tarter Tube LLCWelded steel tubing; galvanized welded steel tubing; custom steel tube fabricating801975 
 Liberty 
 Calhoun Creek Trading Co IncMachine shop: general machining; drilling, cutting & honing; welding; ID, OD & surface grinding; lathe & mill work; livestock handling equipment; machinery parts61990 
 Central Kentucky Custom MeatsCustom slaughter cattle and hogs, deer processing, USDA inspected meats and poultry certified organic62002 
 Chieftain SteelManufacture welded rolled steel tube402008 
 Clementsville FabricatingFabricating - hardware fabrication, for gate components (hinges, hinge pins, braces)10N/A 
 Floyd GateSteel farm gates151984 
 Goose Creek IncWholesale candle and specializing in handmade customized designs for small specialty gift shops and retailers81996 
 Liberty Water TanksGalvanized water tanks152004 
 SnapDolls LLCManufacturer of a variety of snap on products. Specializing in children's clothing, accessories and toys.22012 
 Tarter Industries IncAgricultural equipment: hay movers, creep feeders, squeeze chutes & automatic head catchers, full line of three point equipment5241993 
 White's WoodworkingWooden kitchen cabinets, counter tops, wholesale & retail ctr181990 
 Wolford & Wethington Co IncRough lumber, KD lumber, fencing and posts301983 
 Middleburg 
 Green River Gate IncMetal farm gates; hay feeders; grain feeders511989 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (October 15, 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  
  Casey $0.3521 $0.3984 $0.4486    
  City  
  Liberty $0.2190 $0.2190 $0.2080    
  School District  
  Casey County Schools $0.4730 $0.4730 $0.5630    
  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  
  Casey   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Liberty   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Casey 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 Casey County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Inter-County Energy Cooperative - 859-236-4561 
    South Kentucky RECC - 606-678-4121 
    Taylor County RECC - 270-465-4101 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Liberty Water & Gas - 606-787-9973 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Liberty Sewer Company - 606-787-9973 
 Liberty STP642,000699,000-57,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Liberty Water Works - 606-787-72342,000,0001,101,926898,074 
  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): Casey County - $55,000 for 47 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, 2015 56.2 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (71-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1963 (71-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, 2015 59.89 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 129.8  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 39.8  
  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, 2015.
Station of record: Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Casey County Schools 2,244 15.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.