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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

Dan Iacconi
Executive Director
Glasgow/Barren County Ind Dev Econ Auth
US Bank Building, 3rd Floor
200 S Green St
PO Box 1703
Glasgow, KY 42142
Phone: 270-651-6314
FAX: 270-651-6814
WEB: www.glasgowbarrenidea.com
E-mail: diacconi@glasgow-ky.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
Barren County 43,993
Labor Market Area 310,760
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $35,361
Median Household Income 2015 $38,370
Median Home Price 2015 $92,250
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Barren County 4.6%
Labor Market Area 4.4%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Barren County $669
Labor Market Area $713
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Glasgow


Population
45%

Personal Income
54%

Retail Sales
42%

Manufacturing Employment
51%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 306 11. Dallas, TX 753 21. Nashville, TN 95  
  2. Baltimore, MD 669 12. Detroit, MI 459 22. New Orleans, LA 625  
  3. Birmingham, AL 285 13. Houston, TX 875 23. New York, NY 838  
  4. Boston, MA 1,047 14. Indianapolis, IN 210 24. Norfolk, VA 675  
  5. Buffalo, NY 630 15. Jacksonville, FL 655 25. Oklahoma City, OK 769  
  6. Charlotte, NC 415 16. Kansas City, MO 555 26. Omaha, NE 745  
  7. Chicago, IL 390 17. Lexington, KY 135 27. Philadelphia, PA 765  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 197 18. Louisville, KY 94 28. Pittsburgh, PA 484  
  9. Cleveland, OH 443 19. Memphis, TN 298 29. St. Louis, MO 313  
  10. Columbus, OH 303 20. Minneapolis, MN 798 30. Wichita, KS 751  
  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 009-028 Cave City -- Site 009-028 40.56 40.56 No 0.8 9  
    009-006 Cave City -- Site 009-006 30 30 Possible 1.9 80  
  Shovel-ready 009-005 Highland Glen Industrial Park 49.7 23.5 Possible 3.3 90  
    009-003 Glasgow -- Site 009-003 21.9 21.9 No 2.3 90  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  009-030 Build Ready Site_009-005 120,000 N/A 99.0' minimum Possible  
  009-027 Glasgow Spec Building 80,100 10.8 34.5' minimum No  
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings

 


 

 

Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 300,104 302,371 304,476 307,723 310,760  
  Barren County 42,645 42,996 43,126 43,676 43,993  
 Glasgow14,11514,22014,33014,50114,594 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Barren County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 9,257 21.0 62,157 20.0  
  16-24 4,605 10.5 44,504 14.3  
  25-44 10,666 24.2 75,475 24.3  
  45-64 11,898 27.0 80,052 25.8  
  65-84 6,612 15.0 43,162 13.9  
  85 and older 955 2.2 5,410 1.7  
  Median Age 40.4   37.9    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Barren County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 40,911 93.0 279,955 90.1  
  Black or African American 1,823 4.1 18,401 5.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 154 0.4 957 0.3  
  Asian 368 0.8 5,378 1.7  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 60 0.1 457 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 677 1.5 5,612 1.8  
  Hispanic Origin 1,353 3.1 10,732 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  
  Barren County 45,135 46,580 47,943 49,211  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Barren County $28,638 $35,361 23.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $23,980- $31,354 $26,876- $35,966    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Barren County 16,979 2.48 $38,370  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Barren County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 18,885 19,305 138,410 142,175  
  Employed 18,016 18,387 132,361 135,395  
  Unemployed 869 918 6,049 6,780  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.8  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Barren County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.1 7.6 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.2 7.7 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.3 6.1 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.3 5.1 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.6 4.4 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Barren County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 8,392 50.4  
  Commuting Out of County 8,273 49.6  
  Total Residents 16,665 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 8,392 52.5  
  Commuting Into County 7,583 47.5  
  Total Employees 15,975 100.0  
  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  
    Barren County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$669$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries6648311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining7391,0751,124 
 Construction7579931,096 
 Manufacturing8761,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities562758852 
 Information8479441,829 
 Financial Activities8121,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services3738781,332 
 Education and Health Services926878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality257312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified391591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Glasgow  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  WKU - Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  23  Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus  Scottsville  N/A  
  29  Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green  † 20,063  
  35  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  40  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  49  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  57  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 25,842  
  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 Glasgow  
  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)
 
  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Glasgow Tech. Campus  Glasgow  N/A  
  29  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, KATI Campus  Bowling Green  N/A  
  29  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Bowling Green  † 3,962  
  29  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Transpark Center  Bowling Green  N/A  
  39  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  41  Southcentral KY Community & Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center  Franklin  N/A  
  47  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  48  Somerset Community College, Clinton Center  Albany  N/A  
  49  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,301  
  59  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 10,263  
  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 Glasgow  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Barren County ATC  Glasgow  743 N/A 743  
  23  Allen County Career and Technical Center  Scottsville  957 N/A 957  
  24  Monroe County ATC  Tompkinsville  827 N/A 827  
  29  Warren County ATC  Bowling Green  208 N/A 208  
  29  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  39  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  933 N/A 933  
  46  Butler County ATC  Morgantown  467 N/A 467  
  47  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
  48  Clinton County ATC  Albany  577 N/A 577  
  54  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  55  Russellville ATC  Russellville  768 N/A 768  
  58  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  717 N/A 717  
  59  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  60  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  633 N/A 633  
      Total Enrollments 9,326     9,326   
  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, 2014-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location 242 $8,790,309 
 Manufacturing Expansion 69 $12,700,000 
 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 (November 17, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Barren County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries16,419100.0112,248100.0 
 Total Private Industries14,16286.394,25084.0 
 Natural Resources and Mining540.34680.4 
 Construction5463.34,1313.7 
 Manufacturing3,27519.921,56219.2 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,28420.018,52716.5 
 Information2691.69790.9 
 Financial Activities4953.03,8763.5 
 Professional and Business Services1,0246.29,9378.9 
 Education and Health Services2,31014.113,06211.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality2,01812.311,30210.1 
 Other Services and Unclassified3342.02,1841.9 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Glasgow 
 3A Composites USA IncPaper faced foam panels, thick foam panels and graphic arts boards591993 
 A C K Controls IncAutomotive control cables3401989 
 Akebono Brake - GlasgowDisc brake calipers and pads9051995 
 Amneal PharmaceuticalsGeneric pharmaceutical mfg and marketing company1121999 
 B R Retreading IncTire retreading891988 
 Bluegrass Dairy and Food IncDehydrated dairy and non-dairy ingredients, custom spray drying and dry blending; cheese manufacturing1301995 
 Brokering Solutionswholesale distribution of household goods including flooring, cabinets, etc.502008 
 Burkmann Feeds LLCLivestock feed561990 
 Dana CorporationMachining plant of axle components for heavy duty truck axles1691971 
 Federal-Mogul MotorpartsHeavy duty truck brake friction blocks for the commercial vehicle industry.1721996 
 Felker Brothers CorpStainless steel pipe, stainless steel pipe and tube 2" thru 24" in diameter.791993 
 LSC CommunicationsOffset printing, computer typesetting, saddle stitch & perfect binding7001970 
 Lyons Co IncSheet metal fabricating, mechanical contractors and engineers601954 
 Madison-Smith Machine & ToolMachine shop: general machining, arc & gas welding, metal fabrication, water jet cutting, machinery moving and installation, rigging, millwright, and plant maintenance service641983 
 NCS Healthcare of KYPharmaceutical repackaging center981966 
 Nemak USADie cast aluminum automotive parts; OE components; brackets, transmission components, engine components2001994 
 Nemak USAAluminum die cast automotive parts-machining faciliy and warehousing.2001994 
 Ply-Tech CorpArchitectural & furniture plywood751994 
 Sitel Operating CorporationInbound call center5202010 
 Span Tech LLCManufacturer of custom conveyor systems, specializing in the production of conveyors used in the frozen food, baked goods, beverage, pharmaceutical, warehousing and distribution industries.821977 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (November 17, 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  
  Barren $0.1918 $0.1980 $0.1949    
  City  
  Cave City $0.1540 $0.1265 $0.1787    
  Glasgow $0.1740 $0.1740 $0.2700    
  School District  
  Barren County Schools $0.6520 $0.6520 $0.4920    
  Caverna Independent Schools $0.7510 $0.7510 $0.7000    
  Glasgow Independent Schools $0.8590 $0.8660 $0.5540    
  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  
  Barren   No tax   No tax  
  City  
  Cave City   2.00%   1.00% (on net profits)  
  Glasgow   1.50%   1.50% (on net profits)  
  School District  
  Barren County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Caverna Independent Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Glasgow 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 Barren County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Farmers RECC - 270-651-2191 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
 Tennessee Valley Authority - 865-632-2101 
    Glasgow Electric Plant Board - 270-651-8341 
    Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation - 615-666-2111 
    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  
 Caveland Environmental Authority Inc - 270-773-2887 
 Horse Cave Wastewater Treatment Plant000 
 Horse Cave Wastewater Treatment Plant880,000324,000556,000 
 Glasgow Water Company - 270-651-3727 
 Glasgow STP4,000,0002,121,0001,879,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Caveland Environmental Authority Inc - 270-773-2887N/AN/AN/A 
 Fountain Run Water District #1 - 270-434-4080N/AN/AN/A 
 Glasgow Water Company - 270-651-372714,500,0008,243,3476,256,653 
 Green River Valley Water District - 270-773-21356,000,0004,112,2721,887,728 
  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): Barren County - $92,250 for 262 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.3 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 61.2 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (76-year record) 109 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (76-year record) -17 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,688  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,646  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.25 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 50.8 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 118.9  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 50.2  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 79 percent  
  6 a.m. 84 percent  
  12 noon 57 percent  
  6 p.m. 61 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: Nashville Intl. Airport, Nashville, TN.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Barren County Schools 4,768 15.7  
  Caverna Independent Schools 693 13.9  
  Glasgow Independent Schools 2,184 14.5  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.