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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

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

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
Casey County 15,815
Labor Market Area 254,534
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $28,153
Median Household Income 2015 $32,341
Median Home Price 2015 $59,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Casey County 4.6%
Labor Market Area 5.3%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Casey County $579
Labor Market Area $673
U.S. $1,018


 

 

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

 
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Buildings

 
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Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 252,887 254,081 253,743 254,190 254,534  
  Casey County 16,081 16,092 15,837 15,815 15,815  
 Liberty2,1892,1932,1662,1602,155 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,151 19.9 49,915 19.6  
  16-24 1,650 10.4 29,216 11.5  
  25-44 3,668 23.2 58,934 23.2  
  45-64 4,243 26.8 70,322 27.6  
  65-84 2,762 17.5 41,107 16.1  
  85 and older 341 2.2 5,040 2.0  
  Median Age 42.2   41.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 15,398 97.4 239,911 94.3  
  Black or African American 116 0.7 8,353 3.3  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 59 0.4 766 0.3  
  Asian 57 0.4 1,563 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 10 0.1 122 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 175 1.1 3,819 1.5  
  Hispanic Origin 442 2.8 6,367 2.5  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Casey County $23,129 $28,153 21.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $23,129- $30,401 $26,876- $35,823    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Casey County 6,384 2.44 $32,341  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 6,831 6,924 104,828 106,323  
  Employed 6,517 6,598 99,275 100,460  
  Unemployed 314 326 5,553 5,863  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 4.7 5.3 5.5  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Casey County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 7.9 8.8 8.2 8.1  
  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  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Casey County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,989 39.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,107 61.0  
  Total Residents 5,096 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,989 59.0  
  Commuting Into County 1,381 41.0  
  Total Employees 3,370 100.0  
  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  
    Casey County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$579$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries5798311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction6439931,096 
 Manufacturing5241,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities604758852 
 Information6369441,829 
 Financial ActivitiesN/A1,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services2,6098781,332 
 Education and Health Services618878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified344591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

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 2015)
 
  23  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  24  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  24  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  26  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  39  Berea College  Berea  1,643  
  41  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  41  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  46  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,844  
  52  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  56  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  56  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  56  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  56  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  56  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
  58  University of the Cumberlands  Williamsburg  6,276  
  58  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  59  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  59  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  60  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
      Total Enrollments 68,866  
  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 2015)
 
  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  N/A  
  24  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  24  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 6,386  
  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  N/A  
  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  780  
  56  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  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  † 6,301  
  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 23,929  
  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 (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  20  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
  21  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  24  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  513 N/A 513  
  25  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  28  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  31  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  31  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  32  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  427 N/A 427  
  33  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  633 N/A 633  
  43  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3206 N/A 3206  
  45  Clinton County ATC  Albany  577 N/A 577  
  45  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
  46  Madison County ATC  Richmond  801 N/A 801  
  52  Corbin ATC  Corbin  452 N/A 452  
  53  Jackson County ATC  McKee  463 N/A 463  
  56  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  906 N/A 906  
  56  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  471 N/A 471  
  59  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  60  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  837 N/A 837  
  60  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  827 N/A 827  
      Total Enrollments 14,717     14,717   
  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 725 $24,710,438 
 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 (December 10, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Casey County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries3,775100.084,733100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,06981.370,99983.8 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A530.1 
 Construction1453.82,3872.8 
 Manufacturing1,21232.116,43619.4 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities65317.314,86917.5 
 Information260.77200.8 
 Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A2,5613.0 
 Professional and Business Services340.95,8876.9 
 Education and Health Services53114.110,35912.2 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A6,9338.2 
 Other Services and Unclassified541.41,6281.9 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  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 Steel LLCManufacture welded rolled steel tube402008 
 Clementsville FabricatingFabricating - hardware fabrication, for gate components (hinges, hinge pins, braces)10N/A 
 Floyd Industries LLCLivestock handling equipment made from tubular steel202006 
 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.32012 
 Tarter Industries IncAgricultural equipment: hay movers, creep feeders, squeeze chutes & automatic head catchers, full line of three point equipment5241993 
 Wayne Floyd Gate Co IncSteel farm gates01984 
 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 (December 10, 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  
  Casey $0.3523 $0.4017 $0.4486    
  City  
  Liberty $0.2190 $0.2190 $0.2080    
  School District  
  Casey County Schools $0.4550 $0.4550 $0.5630    
  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  
  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 (2015): Casey County - $59,000 for 43 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, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Casey County Schools 2,266 15.6  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.