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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

Kim Logsdon
Executive Director
Bluegrass Crossings Business Centre
1350 Clay St.
PO Box 3
Hartford, KY 42347
Phone: 270-314-9004
WEB: www.bluegrasscrossings.com
E-mail: klogsdon1954@at&t.net

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
Ohio County 24,182
Labor Market Area 381,913
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2016 $31,588
Median Household Income 2016 $39,479
Median Home Price 2016 $62,000
   
  Unemployment Rate 2017
Ohio County 6.4%
Labor Market Area 4.7%
U.S. 4.4%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Ohio County $630
Labor Market Area $759
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Beaver Dam


Population
45%

Personal Income
55%

Retail Sales
41%

Manufacturing Employment
52%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 348 11. Dallas, TX 721 21. Nashville, TN 104  
  2. Baltimore, MD 685 12. Detroit, MI 474 22. New Orleans, LA 634  
  3. Birmingham, AL 294 13. Houston, TX 843 23. New York, NY 853  
  4. Boston, MA 1,063 14. Indianapolis, IN 226 24. Norfolk, VA 723  
  5. Buffalo, NY 646 15. Jacksonville, FL 696 25. Oklahoma City, OK 734  
  6. Charlotte, NC 483 16. Kansas City, MO 482 26. Omaha, NE 673  
  7. Chicago, IL 406 17. Lexington, KY 151 27. Philadelphia, PA 781  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 213 18. Louisville, KY 109 28. Pittsburgh, PA 499  
  9. Cleveland, OH 459 19. Memphis, TN 274 29. St. Louis, MO 240  
  10. Columbus, OH 319 20. Minneapolis, MN 780 30. Wichita, KS 679  
  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 183-005 Bluegrass Crossings Business Centre 1134 1134 No 0.5 35  
  Shovel-ready 177-002 Paradise Regional Business Park 619.95 553 No 0 89  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  183-004 Build Ready Site_183-005 150,000 N/A 99.0' 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 370,447 372,286 375,873 378,535 381,913  
  Ohio County 24,047 24,064 24,216 24,378 24,182  
 Beaver Dam3,5533,5553,6173,648N/A 
 Hartford2,7052,7052,7502,7712,733 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Ohio County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 5,192 21.5 78,630 20.6  
  16-24 2,554 10.6 51,431 13.5  
  25-44 5,840 24.2 93,519 24.5  
  45-64 6,350 26.3 97,351 25.5  
  65-84 3,786 15.7 53,920 14.1  
  85 and older 460 1.9 7,062 1.8  
  Median Age 39.9   38.0    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Ohio County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 23,424 96.9 345,465 90.5  
  Black or African American 387 1.6 20,561 5.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 72 0.3 1,065 0.3  
  Asian 71 0.3 7,314 1.9  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 12 0.0 636 0.2  
  Other/Multirace 216 0.9 6,872 1.8  
  Hispanic Origin 913 3.8 13,329 3.5  
  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  
  Ohio County 24,235 24,083 23,832 23,534  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Ohio County $29,387 $31,588 7.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $25,329- $35,246 $30,656- $42,013    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Ohio County 8,930 2.67 $39,479  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Ohio County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Jul. 2018 2017 Jul. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 9,816 9,799 176,010 180,158  
  Employed 9,190 9,194 167,703 171,655  
  Unemployed 626 605 8,307 8,503  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 6.4 6.2 4.7 4.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Ohio County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.5 7.5 8.3 7.4  
  2014 7.6 6.2 6.5 6.2  
  2015 6.4 5.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 6.5 4.8 5.0 4.9  
  2017 6.4 4.7 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Ohio County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 3,656 41.6  
  Commuting Out of County 5,126 58.4  
  Total Residents 8,782 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 3,656 52.2  
  Commuting Into County 3,343 47.8  
  Total Employees 6,999 100.0  
  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  
    Ohio County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$630$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6138311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction9519931,096 
 Manufacturing6691,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities487758852 
 Information7319441,829 
 Financial Activities5651,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services6818781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified562591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Beaver Dam  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2016)
 
  28  Brescia University  Owensboro  1,009  
  28  Kentucky Wesleyan College  Owensboro  785  
  28  WKU - Owensboro Extended Campus: Main  Owensboro  N/A  
  35  Murray State University, Madisonville Regional Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  38  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,271  
  49  Murray State University, Henderson Regional Campus  Henderson  N/A  
  51  Murray State University, Hopkinsville Regional Campus  Hopkinsville  N/A  
  54  Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus  Evansville, IN  6,189  
  54  University of Evansville  Evansville, IN  2,414  
  54  University of Southern Indiana  Evansville, IN  10,668  
  59  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
  59  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  59  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  60  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 41,336  
  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 Beaver Dam  
  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)
 
  16  Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus  Central City  N/A  
  28  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Downtown  Owensboro  N/A  
  28  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Owensboro  † 3,995  
  28  Owensboro Community & Technical College, Southeastern Campus  Owensboro  N/A  
  33  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  35  Madisonville Community College, Health Campus  Madisonville  N/A  
  35  Madisonville Community College, Main Campus  Madisonville  † 3,344  
  38  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  38  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 4,251  
  38  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
  49  Henderson Community College  Henderson  1,330  
  50  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center  Franklin  N/A  
  51  Hopkinsville Community College, Main Campus  Hopkinsville  † 2,882  
  54  Harrison College - Evansville Branch  Evansville, IN  N/A  
  59  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,868  
  60  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  60  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 22,670  
  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 Beaver Dam  
    Enrollment (2016-2017)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Ohio County ATC  Hartford  758 N/A 758  
  16  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  383 N/A 383  
  22  Muhlenberg County CTC  Greenville  363 N/A 363  
  33  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  1014 N/A 1014  
  35  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  879 N/A 879  
  38  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  221 N/A 221  
  39  Russellville ATC  Russellville  912 N/A 912  
  45  Webster County ATC  Dixon  366 N/A 366  
  49  Henderson County ATC  Henderson  2102 N/A 2102  
  51  Gateway Academy to Innovation and Technology  Hopkinsville  540 N/A 540  
  56  Meade County ATC  Brandenburg  637 N/A 637  
  59  Caldwell County ATC  Princeton  406 N/A 406  
  59  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  993 N/A 993  
  60  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  854 N/A 854  
  60  Union County Area Vocational Ed Center  Morganfield  625 N/A 625  
      Total Enrollments 11,053     11,053   
  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 Expansion11221$17,803,574 
 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 05, 2018).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Ohio County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries7,372100.0149,439100.0 
 Total Private Industries5,86779.6125,95084.3 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A7430.5 
 Construction1562.16,7634.5 
 Manufacturing2,81138.125,36617.0 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities85111.525,33917.0 
 Information560.88240.6 
 Financial Activities1431.97,0324.7 
 Professional and Business Services2453.313,1378.8 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A19,36613.0 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A13,5889.1 
 Other Services and Unclassified1221.73,7282.5 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Beaver Dam 
 Bluegrass Quality Services IncProvide services to the auto industry32006 
 Daicel Safety Systems America LLCInflators for automotive airbags5752001 
 Daicel Safety Technologies of AmericaGas generate for air bag inflators for automotive customers1202005 
 Daicel Safety Tube Processing IncBottle tubular system for auto air bags292012 
 Dynamic Fabrication IncFull service steel fabrication182006 
 NEO Industries IncHard chrome plating141993 
 Ohio County ConcreteReady-mixed concrete151941 
 Ritatsu Manufacturing IncSmall motor vehicle metal stamping parts762004 
 Stericycle IncMedical waste removal661991 
 Tamarlane Industries IncSheltered workshop: wooden door sills, dishwasher parts, pallet repair, furniture hardware, boxes and inserts.2001983 
 WPT CorporationManufacture nonwoven rolls572008 
 Young Manufacturing Co IncMillwork, dimension lumber, door sills & stair treads1891946 
 Young Sawmill IncSawmill: railroad ties, wood chips, softwood, hardwood, rough & dimension lumber221973 
 Centertown 
 Western Kentucky Coal ResourcesCentral office for Genesis Mine and Pride Mine operations; coal production, underground mines, and preparation plants.3952018 
 Cromwell 
 Perdue Farms IncChicken slaughtering, processing & packaging12751995 
 Fordsville 
 Dunaway Timber Co IncGreen lumber, wood chips, barrel staves & railroad crossties701953 
 National Office FurnitureWooden office desks, bookcases & tables2061974 
 Hartford 
 Bluegrass Materials Company LLCCrushed limestone & agricultural lime111951 
 Gryphon Environmental LLCEnvironmental R&D (filtration and dewatering of wastewater produced by industrial processes)62008 
 McHenry 
 McHenry Brass IncBronze castings, brass bushings & copper base alloys111975 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 05, 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  
  Ohio $0.2291 $0.2517 $0.1580    
  City  
  Beaver Dam $0.2650 $0.2857 $0.2410    
  Centertown $0.2100 $0.2100 $0.2100    
  Fordsville $0.1870 $0.1870 $0.2000    
  Hartford $0.5500 $0.4800 $0.2280    
  McHenry $0.2000 $0.2000 $0.2000    
  Rockport $0.1500 $0.1500 $0.1500    
  School District  
  Ohio County Schools $0.5220 $0.5220 $0.5180    
  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  
  Ohio   1.00%   1.00% (on net profits; cap $10,000)  
  City  
  Beaver Dam   No tax   No tax  
  Centertown   No tax   No tax  
  Fordsville   No tax   No tax  
  Hartford   1.00%   No tax  
  McHenry   No tax   No tax  
  Rockport   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Ohio 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 Ohio County
  Electric  
 Big Rivers Electric Corporation - 270-827-2561 
    Kenergy Corporation - 270-684-6100 
    Meade County RECC - 270-422-2162 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Warren RECC - 270-842-6541 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 
 Bluegrass Gas Sales Inc - 270-565-4747 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Beaver Dam Municipal Sewer District - 270-274-7106 
 *Ohio County Regional Wastewater District IncN/A1,536,000N/A 
 Hartford Municipal Sewer System - 270-298-3612 
 *Ohio County Regional Wastewater District IncN/A1,536,000N/A 
  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  
 Beaver Dam Municipal Water Department - 270-274-7106115,00067,67747,323 
 East Daviess County Water Association - 270-281-5187N/AN/AN/A 
 Hartford Municipal Water System - 270-298-31011,000,000418,614581,386 
 Ohio County Water District - 270-298-77044,000,0002,356,5761,643,424 
  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): Ohio County - $62,000 for 48 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 56.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 57.8 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (75-year record) 107 degrees  
  Record Lowest, February 1951 (75-year record) -23 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,547  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,397  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 45.31 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 11.8 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 51.94 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 115.5  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 42.7  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 80 percent  
  6 a.m. 83 percent  
  12 noon 59 percent  
  6 p.m. 63 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: Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, IN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Ohio County Schools 4,097 16.3  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.