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Adair County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 18,675 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 17,244 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,990
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,435
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,407
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,860 (it was 1,340 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 407 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Adair County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Manufacturing (18.5%), Retail trade (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Adair County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 9,208  (44.8%)
Females: 9,448  (55.2%)

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Adair County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Adair County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,627 ($24,055 in 1999)
This county:

$28627
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $304 (lower quartile is $204, upper quartile is $379)
This county:

$304
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,387 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Adair County:

$82,387
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,727 - $132,961

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,117
Here:

$143,117
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $320,080
Here:

$320,080
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $256,122
Here:

$256,122
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $58,802
Here:

$58,802
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $880
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $232

Institutionalized population: 285

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Adair County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $474 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $359 (0.5%)


Adair County household income distribution in 2009 Adair County home values distribution


Adair County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.2%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

24.0%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adair County is $361 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $523 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbia, Cane Valley, Casey Creek, Glens Fork, Gradyville, White Oak.

Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: columbia-adaircounty.com/adair.htm

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adair County: Picnic (A), Vester (B), Pellyton Volunteer Fire Department (C), Knifley Fire Department (D), Breeding Area Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adair County include: Free Union Separate Baptist Church (A), Freedom Separater Church (B), Gradyville Baptist Church (C), Grassy Springs Church (D), Harrods Fork Church (E), Hogard Church (F), Hopewell Baptist Church (G), Zion Church (H), Hutchison Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hadleys Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Bryant Cemetery (4), Callahan Cemetery (5), Cane Valley Cemetery (6), Clark Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barnett Creek (A), Casey Creek (B), Abells Spring Branch (C), Dry Fork (D), Dry Creek (E), Battle Branch (F), Bear Creek (G), Big Branch (H), Big Clifty Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Casey County , Cumberland County , Green County , Metcalfe County , Russell County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,122
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 60.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 102 (13% naturalized citizens)

Adair County:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.3%

Adair County marital status for males
Adair County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Adair County with a mortgage: 1,505 (165 second mortgage, 46 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,389

Here:

52.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.93%
Here47.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,265
Total congregations: 69

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSeparate Baptists in ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents2,557 (30.9%)1,960 (23.7%)1,371 (16.6%)620 (7.5%)350 (4.2%)
Congregations19 (27.5%)13 (18.8%)8 (11.6%)8 (11.6%)3 (4.3%)
NameChurches of ChristBrethren in Christ ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Old Order AmishOther
Adherents281 (3.4%)256 (3.1%)139 (1.7%)134 (1.6%)597 (7.2%)
Congregations3 (4.3%)4 (5.8%)1 (1.4%)2 (2.9%)8 (11.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Adair County - Columbia, Cane Valley, Casey Creek, Glens Fork, Gradyville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Adair County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Adair County:

15.3%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Adair County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,429
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $125.87
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,415
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,367
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.10%
Corn for grain: 2223 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 749 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 877 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Adair County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 4.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 73 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/27/1971, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 58 people

Earthquake activity:

Adair County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from Adair County center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/17/1999 at 18:38:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Adair County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Adair County (%):





Adair County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,603 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 887 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 86 (1%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 189 (3%)
  • Other means: 75 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 371 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Adair County, Kentucky in 2000:

People in group quarters in Adair County, Kentucky in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,905.

5.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.50% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($13,971 average AGI)
2.25% relocated from other states ($13,337 average AGI)
Adair County:

2.25%
Kentucky average:

2.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Russell County, KY  0.87% ($20,766 average AGI)
from Taylor County, KY  0.61% ($19,636)
from Green County, KY  0.32% ($20,824)
from Casey County, KY  0.24% ($18,615)


5.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.92% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($18,727 average AGI)
1.09% relocated to other states ($5,966 average AGI)
Adair County:

1.09%
Kentucky average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Taylor County, KY  0.79% ($25,905 average AGI)
to Russell County, KY  0.67% ($17,222)
to Warren County, KY  0.30% ($21,875)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.26% ($40,286)
to Fayette County, KY  0.21% ($23,727)
to Green County, KY  0.21% ($33,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Adair County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Adair County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Adair County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,133 (2,389 aged, 744 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9223.330
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 142.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55459.46

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1086.890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 956.010

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39.83

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 170.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,601

Size of family households: 2,352 2-persons, 1,222 3-persons, 875 4-persons, 325 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 80 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,994 1-person, 271 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.0% of residents of Adair County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 39% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $111,060,000 ($6319 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,256,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,605,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,056,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $874,000
Federal grants: $36,103,000
Federal procurement contracts: $584,000 ($26,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,837,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,852,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,814,000
Federal Government insurance: $562,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,109
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 919
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +71
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +90
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Adair County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.26 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Adair County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 138
  • 4 rooms: 789
  • 5 rooms: 1,757
  • 6 rooms: 1,130
  • 7 rooms: 771
  • 8 rooms: 426
  • 9+ rooms: 376
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 231
  • 4 rooms: 407
  • 5 rooms: 297
  • 6 rooms: 187
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 45
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adair County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 151
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,491
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,840
  • 4 bedrooms: 680
  • 5+ bedrooms: 245
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 266
  • 2 bedrooms: 583
  • 3 bedrooms: 328
  • 4 bedrooms: 82
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
Cars and other vehicles available in Adair County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 464
  • 1 vehicle: 1,494
  • 2 vehicles: 2,223
  • 3 vehicles: 918
  • 4 vehicles: 223
  • 5+ vehicles: 85
  • no vehicle: 270
  • 1 vehicle: 641
  • 2 vehicles: 318
  • 3 vehicles: 84
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

59% of Adair County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Kentucky.

Adair County:

59.0%
State average:

56.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adair County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.7%)
  • Utility gas (14.5%)
  • Wood (13.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.0%)
  • Electricity (48.4%)
  • Utility gas (17.1%)
  • Wood (14.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 146
Here:

8.1%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 679
Here:

68.8%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Adair County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Adair County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Adair County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Adair County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Adair County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Adair County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Adair County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12773.5 years
Mary12679.4 years
William11576.0 years
Robert7170.9 years
John6978.5 years
George6174.4 years
Charles4669.6 years
Willie3676.5 years
Joe3273.9 years
Ruby3275.3 years
Most common last names in Adair County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Burton15573.4 years
Smith7076.5 years
Bryant6276.1 years
Coomer5777.8 years
Janes4575.2 years
Corbin4571.0 years
Grant4272.2 years
Sneed4272.7 years
Willis4079.2 years
Taylor4073.6 years
Businesses in Adair County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway2
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

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