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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

Bobby C. Rogers
Bath Co. Judge Executive
Bath County Industrial Foundation
PO Box 39
Owingsville, KY 40360
Phone: 606-674-6346
FAX: 606-674-3087
WEB: www.bathcounty.ky.gov
E-mail: bcrogersbcje@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, 2017
Kentucky $0.0558
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2017
Bath County 12,378
Labor Market Area 510,406
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $28,154
Median Household Income 2016 $34,986
Median Home Price 2016 $55,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Bath County 7.8%
Labor Market Area 4.5%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Bath County $635
Labor Market Area $844
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Owingsville


Population
51%

Personal Income
51%

Retail Sales
50%

Manufacturing Employment
56%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 403 11. Dallas, TX 917 21. Nashville, TN 260  
  2. Baltimore, MD 492 12. Detroit, MI 388 22. New Orleans, LA 789  
  3. Birmingham, AL 450 13. Houston, TX 1,039 23. New York, NY 665  
  4. Boston, MA 875 14. Indianapolis, IN 231 24. Norfolk, VA 530  
  5. Buffalo, NY 483 15. Jacksonville, FL 741 25. Oklahoma City, OK 875  
  6. Charlotte, NC 397 16. Kansas City, MO 623 26. Omaha, NE 813  
  7. Chicago, IL 412 17. Lexington, KY 46 27. Philadelphia, PA 588  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 107 18. Louisville, KY 119 28. Pittsburgh, PA 353  
  9. Cleveland, OH 297 19. Memphis, TN 463 29. St. Louis, MO 381  
  10. Columbus, OH 157 20. Minneapolis, MN 819 30. Wichita, KS 819  
  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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Buildings

 
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Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
N/A
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 495,373 497,790 502,642 506,200 510,406  
  Bath County 12,004 12,173 12,261 12,327 12,378  
 Owingsville1,5581,5761,5851,592 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Bath County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,789 22.5 98,051 19.2  
  16-24 1,349 10.9 76,138 14.9  
  25-44 2,818 22.8 137,047 26.9  
  45-64 3,379 27.3 125,893 24.7  
  65-84 1,816 14.7 64,918 12.7  
  85 and older 227 1.8 8,359 1.6  
  Median Age 39.9   36.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Bath County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 11,964 96.7 429,351 84.1  
  Black or African American 172 1.4 54,070 10.6  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 31 0.3 1,510 0.3  
  Asian 28 0.2 14,249 2.8  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 11 0.1 309 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 172 1.4 10,917 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 199 1.6 27,897 5.5  
  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  
  Bath County 12,529 12,794 13,064 13,306  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Bath County $24,925 $28,154 13.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,752- $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  
  Bath County 4,450 2.70 $34,986  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Bath County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jun. 2018 2017 Jun. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 4,755 4,763 256,129 261,801  
  Employed 4,384 4,434 244,663 249,531  
  Unemployed 371 329 11,466 12,270  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 7.8 6.9 4.5 4.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Bath County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 10.1 7.4 8.3 7.4  
  2014 9.0 5.7 6.5 6.2  
  2015 7.8 4.8 5.4 5.3  
  2016 7.2 4.4 5.0 4.9  
  2017 7.8 4.5 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Bath County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 932 22.0  
  Commuting Out of County 3,295 78.0  
  Total Residents 4,227 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 932 50.0  
  Commuting Into County 932 50.0  
  Total Employees 1,864 100.0  
  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  
    Bath County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$635$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6278311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 Construction9259931,096 
 ManufacturingN/A1,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities555758852 
 InformationN/A9441,829 
 Financial Activities7251,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services08781,332 
 Education and Health Services504878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified0591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Owingsville  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  11  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  18  Morehead State University  Morehead  10,746  
  31  Morehead State University at West Liberty  West Liberty  N/A  
  39  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  39  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  77  
  39  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  39  Transylvania University  Lexington  963  
  39  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,781  
  40  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  16,881  
  43  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,526  
  47  Kentucky Christian University  Grayson  556  
  48  Berea College  Berea  1,665  
  50  Midway University  Midway  1,194  
  53  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,574  
  53  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,854  
  60  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,736  
      Total Enrollments 68,553  
  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 Owingsville  
  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)
 
  18  Maysville Community & Technical College, Rowan Campus  Morehead  N/A  
  25  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  34  Maysville Community & Tech College, Licking Valley Campus  Cynthiana  N/A  
  34  Maysville Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Maysville  † 3,521  
  39  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  681  
  39  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  9,940  
  39  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  39  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  39  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
  40  American National University - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  140  
  43  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  45  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  56  Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Mayo Campus  Paintsville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 14,356  
  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 Owingsville  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  11  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  657 N/A 657  
  25  Clark County ATC  Winchester  689 N/A 689  
  31  Morgan County ATC  West Liberty  635 N/A 635  
  34  Harrison County ATC  Cynthiana  1098 N/A 1098  
  34  Mason County ATC  Maysville  195 N/A 195  
  34  Carter County Career and Technical Center  Olive Hill  183 N/A 183  
  39  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  469 N/A 469  
  39  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  820 N/A 820  
  39  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  438 N/A 438  
  40  Madison County ATC  Richmond  808 N/A 808  
  40  Foster Meade Career and Technical Center  Vanceburg  1011 N/A 1011  
  43  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  885 N/A 885  
  45  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  443 N/A 443  
  48  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3338 N/A 3338  
  50  Jackson County ATC  McKee  477 N/A 477  
  57  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  368 N/A 368  
  59  Greenup County ATC  Greenup  573 N/A 573  
  60  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  892 N/A 892  
      Total Enrollments 13,979     13,979   
  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 Expansion1150$10,435,533 
 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 (July 15, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Bath County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries1,908100.0246,354100.0 
 Total Private Industries1,37372.0198,15680.4 
 Natural Resources and Mining00.02,1170.9 
 Construction1517.910,1354.1 
 ManufacturingN/AN/A22,9879.3 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1487.846,21018.8 
 InformationN/AN/A5,1612.1 
 Financial Activities603.19,5303.9 
 Professional and Business Services00.032,78813.3 
 Education and Health Services23912.526,81210.9 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A28,32511.5 
 Other Services and Unclassified00.06,0742.5 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Olympia 
 Olympia Lumber & PostCCA preasure treated southern yellow pine wood producs: guard rail, fence posts, utility poles and beams. Services include post peeling, milling and facing, TSO CCA pressure treating, milling and boring guard rail material.71983 
 Owingsville 
 CTI FoodsMeat processing & packing3751995 
 Southern States Cooperative IncCustom blend fertilizer121923 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (July 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  
  Bath $0.4871 $0.4703 $0.4095    
  City  
  Owingsville $0.2570 $0.2570 $0.3600    
  Salt Lick $0.1100 $0.1100 $0.0000    
  Sharpsburg $0.3040 $0.3040 $0.2800    
  School District  
  Bath County Schools $0.4720 $0.4720 $0.4640    
  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  
  Bath   1.50%   No tax  
  City  
  Owingsville   No tax   No tax  
  Salt Lick   No tax   No tax  
  Sharpsburg   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Bath 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 Bath County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Clark Energy Cooperative - 859-744-4251 
    Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative - 606-845-2661 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227 
 Delta Natural Gas Company - 859-744-6171 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Owingsville Sewer Works - 606-674-6363 
 Owingsville STP220,000286,000-66,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Bath County Water District - 606-683-6363N/AN/AN/A 
 Owingsville Water Works - 606-674-2033N/AN/AN/A 
  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): Bath County - $55,000 for 40 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  
  Bath County Schools 2,026 14.7  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.