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Anderson County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 21,728 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 19,111 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,655
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,647
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,844
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,067 (it was 1,476 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 203 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 107 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Anderson County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Manufacturing (18.0%), Retail trade (11.8%), Public administration (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Anderson County, Kentucky:


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

Males: 10,468  (43.6%)
Females: 10,953  (56.4%)

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Anderson County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Anderson County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,068 ($45,433 in 1999)
This county:

$54068
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $550 (lower quartile is $475, upper quartile is $666)
This county:

$550
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $139,985 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Anderson County:

$139,985
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,767 - $192,114

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,317
Here:

$160,317
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $110,837
Here:

$110,837
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $123,520
Here:

$123,520
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $65,138
Here:

$65,138
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $156,921
Here:

$156,921
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,065
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 108

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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


Anderson 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: $1,175 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $786 (0.7%)


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


Anderson County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.2%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.0% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

7.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

2.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Anderson County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $847 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lawrenceburg.

Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Anderson County: Beaver Lake Boat Dock (A), Gudgel (B), Anderson County Fire District Station 2 (C), Anderson County Fire District Station 3 (D), Anderson County Fire District Station 5 (E), Anderson County Fire District Station 4 (F), Anderson County Emergency Medical Services (G), Anderson County Fire District Station 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Anderson County include: Fellowship Church (A), Friendship Church (B), Fox Creek Christian Church (C), Goshen Baptist Church (D), Hebron Church (E), Mount Pleasant Church (F), Pennys Chapel Methodist Church (G), Pigeon Fork Baptist Church (H), Pleasant Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bucy Cemetery (1), Petty Cemetery (2), Leathers Cemetery (3), Thacker Cemetery (4), Salt River Church Cemetery (5), Pennys Chapel Cemetery (6), New Liberty Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Beaver Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bailey Run (A), Bear Branch (B), Bear Creek (C), Brush Creek (D), Watts Run (E), Crooked Creek (F), Turkey Run (G), Pigeon Creek (H), Tucker Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Franklin County , Mercer County , Nelson County , Shelby County , Spencer County , Washington County , Woodford County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 164 (63% naturalized citizens)

Anderson County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.8%

Anderson County marital status for males
Anderson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Anderson County with a mortgage: 2,936 (336 second mortgage, 374 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,125

Here:

72.3% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.38%
Here63.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,112
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents6,119 (50.5%)2,192 (18.1%)1,526 (12.6%)773 (6.4%)636 (5.3%)
Congregations16 (40.0%)8 (20.0%)3 (7.5%)3 (7.5%)1 (2.5%)
NameChurches of ChristPentecostal Church of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents254 (2.1%)200 (1.7%)123 (1.0%)107 (0.9%)182 (1.5%)
Congregations3 (7.5%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Anderson County - Lawrenceburg

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Anderson County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

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

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Anderson County:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Anderson County:

17.6%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Anderson County:

Average size of farms: 112 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,964
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $129.09
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,162
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,810
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.97
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.89%
Corn for grain: 529 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 198 harvested acres
Vegetables: 30 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 41 acres

Tornado activity:

Anderson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 4.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 133 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Anderson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 81.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from Anderson County center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Freeze: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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




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





Anderson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,877 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,035 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 68 (1%)
  • Other means: 118 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 206 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $49,938.

8.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.88% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($29,908 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($8,022 average AGI)
Anderson County:

1.46%
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 Franklin County, KY  2.21% ($35,351 average AGI)
from Fayette County, KY  0.96% ($38,595)
from Woodford County, KY  0.73% ($41,714)
from Mercer County, KY  0.47% ($31,833)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.36% ($31,179)
from Shelby County, KY  0.23% ($35,000)
from Jessamine County, KY  0.19% ($35,267)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,768 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.48% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($25,768 average AGI)
1.21% relocated to other states ($6,000 average AGI)
Anderson County:

1.21%
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 Franklin County, KY  1.82% ($31,123 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.86% ($28,215)
to Woodford County, KY  0.49% ($32,081)
to Mercer County, KY  0.34% ($36,885)
to Shelby County, KY  0.28% ($27,048)
to Washington County, KY  0.21% ($19,313)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.18% ($32,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Anderson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Anderson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Anderson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,545 (2,077 aged, 468 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1113.070
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 843.390
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.61

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44.13

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,313

Size of family households: 2,648 2-persons, 1,536 3-persons, 1,291 4-persons, 447 5-persons, 136 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,863 1-person, 324 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

97.5% of residents of Anderson County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (9% speak English well, 65% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $82,739,000 ($4117 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,528,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,500,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,427,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $165,000
Federal grants: $23,450,000
Federal procurement contracts: $562,000 ($10,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,635,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,885,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,079,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,761,000

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

Births: 1,222
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 848
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +43
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +890
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Anderson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.70 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Anderson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 477
  • 5 rooms: 1,778
  • 6 rooms: 1,511
  • 7 rooms: 939
  • 8 rooms: 598
  • 9+ rooms: 423
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 73
  • 4 rooms: 754
  • 5 rooms: 327
  • 6 rooms: 156
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 45
  • 9+ rooms: 43
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Anderson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 75
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,069
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,791
  • 4 bedrooms: 771
  • 5+ bedrooms: 117
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 897
  • 3 bedrooms: 381
  • 4 bedrooms: 89
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Anderson County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 220
  • 1 vehicle: 1,098
  • 2 vehicles: 2,680
  • 3 vehicles: 1,273
  • 4 vehicles: 419
  • 5+ vehicles: 154
  • no vehicle: 136
  • 1 vehicle: 561
  • 2 vehicles: 600
  • 3 vehicles: 145
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

58% of Anderson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Kentucky.

Anderson County:

57.7%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $83,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Anderson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.0%)
  • Utility gas (32.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.8%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Electricity (59.6%)
  • Utility gas (30.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 108
Here:

4.4%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

3.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 93
Here:

19.2%
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

Anderson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Anderson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Anderson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Anderson 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 Anderson County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14873.1 years
James10969.7 years
John10473.0 years
Mary10079.4 years
Robert6171.5 years
Charles4970.8 years
Margaret4280.2 years
Elizabeth3777.3 years
George3674.7 years
Thomas3272.9 years
Most common last names in Anderson County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown7276.5 years
Robinson5974.8 years
Drury5873.9 years
Perry5478.1 years
Smith5075.2 years
Stratton4377.7 years
Hawkins3779.1 years
Cox3571.1 years
Johnson3072.4 years
Murphy2874.6 years
Businesses in Anderson County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Subway3
Goodwill1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Kroger1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's2

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