Bracken County, Kentucky (KY)

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County population in 2012: 8,494 (all rural); it was 8,279 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,538
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 931
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,481
Renter-occupied apartments: 848 (it was 747 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 203 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bracken County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.4%), Retail trade (24.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 17%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 77%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bracken County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 4,228  (48.3%)
Females: 4,260  (51.7%)
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Bracken County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bracken County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,526 ($34,823 in 1999)

This county:

$39526
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $248, upper quartile is $471)
This county:

$397
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,077 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Bracken:

$91,077
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,030 - $150,780
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,011
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

Institutionalized population: 41

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

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,168 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $545 (0.8%)

Bracken County household income distribution in 2009 Bracken County home values distribution Bracken County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.8%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.7%
Bracken County:

16.7%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Cincinnati-Middleton, OH-KY-IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bracken County is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $877 a month.

Cities in this county include: Foster, Augusta, Brooksville, Germantown.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bracken County: Valley View (A), Bracken County Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bracken County include: Forest Hills Church (A), McKindree Church (B), Willow Baptist Church (C), Watson Chapel (D), Oakland Church (E), Felix Chapel Baptist Church (F), Fairview Methodist Church (G), Fairview Christian Church (H), Pilgrim Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Biddle Cemetery (1), Blackerby Cemetery (2), Hamilton Cemetery (3), Coleman Cemetery (4), Asbury Cemetery (5), Doggett Cemetery (6), Downard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Run (A), Big Run (B), Bracken Creek (C), Wrangling Run (D), Turtle Creek (E), Coleman Branch (F), Chalfant Creek (G), Willow Branch (H), Camp Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brown County, Ohio , Clermont County, Ohio , Harrison County , Mason County , Pendleton County , Robertson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 263
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 21 (62% naturalized citizens)

Bracken County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 13

Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 33.3%

Bracken County marital status for males Bracken County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bracken County with a mortgage: 724 (103 second mortgage, 75 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 449

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bracken County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,89022
Mainline Protestant83412
Catholic7552
None4,009-
Bracken County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Bracken County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bracken County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bracken County:

11.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Bracken County:

31.6%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.3%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Bracken County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,208
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $264.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.84%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,113
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,652
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.23%
Corn for grain: 821 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 36 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 287 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Tornado activity:

Bracken County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 6896035.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/8/1980, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bracken County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 37.1 miles away from Bracken County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 206.6 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 42.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.1 miles away from Bracken County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Bracken County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Ukraine (48%)
  • Other Western Africa (29%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • German (25%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Bracken County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,734 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 806 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 98 (3%)
  • Other means: 36 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 140 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

54 people in nursing homes
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,026.

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.72% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($22,005 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($7,558 average AGI)
Bracken County:

1.67%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mason County, KY  1.03% ($30,750 average AGI)
from Campbell County, KY  0.87% ($29,111)
from Kenton County, KY  0.61% ($23,579)
from Pendleton County, KY  0.48% ($20,467)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($23,815 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($4,185 average AGI)
Bracken County:

1.28%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mason County, KY  1.70% ($26,830 average AGI)
to Kenton County, KY  0.67% ($25,429)
to Campbell County, KY  0.61% ($51,368)
to Pendleton County, KY  0.51% ($24,813)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Bracken County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Bracken County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bracken County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,463 (1,175 aged, 288 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1430.220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 922.720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 23.07

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,447

Size of family households: 1,029 2-persons, 536 3-persons, 454 4-persons, 187 5-persons, 79 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 820 1-person, 137 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

1,426 married couples with children.
468 single-parent households (123 men, 345 women).

98.6% of residents of Bracken County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 75% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $45,524,000 ($5228 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $661,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,362,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,397,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $377,000
Federal grants: $11,342,000
Federal procurement contracts: $398,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,649,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $560,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,039,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,292,000

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

Births: 548
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 435
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +293
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bracken County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.73 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 131
  • 2000 to 2004: 443
  • 1990 to 1999: 584
  • 1980 to 1989: 482
  • 1970 to 1979: 448
  • 1960 to 1969: 246
  • 1950 to 1959: 394
  • 1940 to 1949: 164
  • 1939 or earlier: 972
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bracken County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 45
  • 4 rooms: 383
  • 5 rooms: 671
  • 6 rooms: 542
  • 7 rooms: 420
  • 8 rooms: 257
  • 9+ rooms: 162
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 199
  • 5 rooms: 149
  • 6 rooms: 146
  • 7 rooms: 87
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bracken County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 707
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,279
  • 4 bedrooms: 340
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 323
  • 3 bedrooms: 194
  • 4 bedrooms: 84
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Bracken County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 135
  • 1 vehicle: 587
  • 2 vehicles: 1,024
  • 3 vehicles: 448
  • 4 vehicles: 224
  • 5+ vehicles: 63
  • no vehicle: 86
  • 1 vehicle: 289
  • 2 vehicles: 254
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

63% of Bracken County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Kentucky.

Bracken County:

63.0%
State average:

56.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bracken County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Utility gas (32.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.9%)
  • Wood (4.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (36.8%)
  • Electricity (35.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.5%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

7.6%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

3.0%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Bracken County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $857,000
    Health Services - Other: $541,000
    General - Other: $368,000
    General Public Buildings: $146,000
    Parks & Recreation: $145,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Corrections - Other: $121,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000
    Financial Administration: $26,000
    Police Protection: $26,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $16,000
    Fire Protection: $15,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $30,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $759,000

Bracken County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $236,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $70,000
    Housing & Community Development: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000
    All Other: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $43,000
    Property Sale Other: $29,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $735,000
    All Other: $420,000
    Health & Hospitals: $285,000
  • Tax - Property: $739,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $62,000
    Public Utilities: $33,000
    NEC: $8,000
    Individual Income: $1,000

Bracken County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,065,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Bracken County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bracken County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Bracken County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6970.0 years
William6373.3 years
Mary5677.6 years
John5577.4 years
Anna4580.1 years
Charles4472.1 years
Robert4369.5 years
George3471.9 years
Elizabeth3079.3 years
Helen2679.9 years
Most common last names in Bracken County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Haley3879.0 years
Workman3677.4 years
Poe2974.9 years
Cummins2777.6 years
Cooper2772.5 years
Jett2675.5 years
King2677.9 years
Hamilton2372.2 years
Mains2372.5 years
Smith2370.2 years

Businesses in Bracken County, KY