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Caldwell County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 12,935 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 13,060 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,260
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,803
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,203
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,330 (it was 1,228 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 347 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Caldwell County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Manufacturing (21.0%), Retail trade (14.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Caldwell County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 6,258  (48.4%)
Females: 6,726  (51.6%)

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Caldwell County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Caldwell County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,138 ($28,686 in 1999)
This county:

$34138
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $323 (lower quartile is $212, upper quartile is $427)
This county:

$323
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,347 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Caldwell County:

$71,347
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,066 - $119,781

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,950
Here:

$116,950
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $52,534
Here:

$52,534
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $102,222
Here:

$102,222
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $45,929
Here:

$45,929
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $246,589
Here:

$246,589
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $915
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $236

Institutionalized population: 122

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):


Caldwell 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: $405 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $235 (0.4%)


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


Caldwell County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.7%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 59.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

15.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.6%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Caldwell County is $357 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $543 a month.

Cities in this county include: Princeton, Fredonia.

Caldwell 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 Caldwell County: South Yard (A), Farmersville Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Caldwell County include: Fairview Baptist Church (A), Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church (B), Good Springs Church (C), Gromes Chapel (D), Lebanon Baptist Church (E), Lewistown Christian Church (F), Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church (G), White Sulphur Baptist Church (H), Midway Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McConnell Cemetery (1), Howard Cemetery (2), Towery Cemetery (3), Bond Cemetery (4), Jones Cemetery (5), Lowery Cemetery (6), Pool Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Smith Lake (A), Otter Pond (B), Rabbit Lake (C), Hopson Lake (D), Lake Beshear (E), Railroad Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McElroy Creek (A), Phelps Creek (B), Dry Fork Creek (C), Dry Creek (D), Battle Creek (E), Donaldson Creek (F), Black Creek (G), Blackburn Branch (H), Brewster Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Caldwell County: Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Christian County , Crittenden County , Hopkins County , Lyon County , Trigg County , Webster County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 456
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (71% naturalized citizens)

Caldwell County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.8%

Caldwell County marital status for males
Caldwell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Caldwell County with a mortgage: 1,330 (182 second mortgage, 117 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,305

Here:

50.5% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 102.84%
Here102.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,431
Total congregations: 43

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents11,133 (82.9%)1,125 (8.4%)291 (2.2%)266 (2.0%)616 (4.6%)
Congregations27 (62.8%)6 (14.0%)2 (4.7%)3 (7.0%)5 (11.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Caldwell County - Princeton, Fredonia

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Caldwell County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Caldwell County:

9.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

14.5%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Caldwell County:

Average size of farms: 219 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,665
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $192.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,711
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,206
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.49%
Corn for grain: 20321 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5329 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 24765 harvested acres
Vegetables: 27 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Caldwell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 2.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/24/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Caldwell County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.9 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 58.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Caldwell County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Caldwell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,539 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 686 (12%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 86 (2%)
  • Other means: 60 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 260 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,758.

6.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.00% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,301 average AGI)
2.13% relocated from other states ($9,957 average AGI)
Caldwell County:

2.13%
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 Lyon County, KY  0.97% ($27,636 average AGI)
from Hopkins County, KY  0.64% ($28,759)
from Crittenden County, KY  0.37% ($26,529)
from Christian County, KY  0.31% ($29,571)
from McCracken County, KY  0.26% ($33,417)
from Trigg County, KY  0.22% ($27,900)


5.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.32% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,515 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($6,793 average AGI)
Caldwell County:

1.63%
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 Lyon County, KY  1.12% ($23,549 average AGI)
to Crittenden County, KY  0.42% ($21,579)
to Hopkins County, KY  0.42% ($22,947)
to Christian County, KY  0.40% ($28,167)
to McCracken County, KY  0.35% ($18,125)
to Trigg County, KY  0.31% ($32,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Caldwell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Caldwell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Caldwell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,712 (2,214 aged, 498 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8851.620
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372.7
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75231

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1017.500
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1210.210

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.07
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.71

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,836

Size of family households: 1,880 2-persons, 782 3-persons, 628 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,494 1-person, 164 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

98.0% of residents of Caldwell County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $80,457,000 ($6247 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,889,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,618,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,475,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,919,000
Federal grants: $14,799,000
Federal procurement contracts: $896,000 ($96,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,750,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $353,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $773,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,829,000

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

Births: 738
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 874
Here:

67 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: +75
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Caldwell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.16 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 57
  • 4 rooms: 654
  • 5 rooms: 1,157
  • 6 rooms: 1,007
  • 7 rooms: 622
  • 8 rooms: 391
  • 9+ rooms: 294
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 407
  • 5 rooms: 308
  • 6 rooms: 246
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,367
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,144
  • 4 bedrooms: 475
  • 5+ bedrooms: 102
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 239
  • 2 bedrooms: 530
  • 3 bedrooms: 433
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 204
  • 1 vehicle: 1,037
  • 2 vehicles: 1,804
  • 3 vehicles: 874
  • 4 vehicles: 177
  • 5+ vehicles: 107
  • no vehicle: 208
  • 1 vehicle: 547
  • 2 vehicles: 390
  • 3 vehicles: 70
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Caldwell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Kentucky.

Caldwell County:

62.9%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Caldwell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.0%)
  • Electricity (20.1%)
  • Wood (5.7%)
  • Utility gas (56.4%)
  • Electricity (22.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.4%)
  • Wood (2.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

3.4%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

3.3%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

5.9%
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

Caldwell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Caldwell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Caldwell County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Caldwell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Caldwell County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21072.2 years
Mary18779.4 years
William15575.1 years
John11675.9 years
Robert9773.5 years
Charles8771.7 years
George5775.2 years
Thomas5376.4 years
Willie4980.5 years
Dorothy4777.4 years
Most common last names in Caldwell County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Oliver8673.3 years
Jones6977.9 years
Gray6172.9 years
Brown5577.0 years
Mitchell5476.9 years
Smith5476.2 years
Baker5176.1 years
Martin4577.0 years
Ladd4381.6 years
Young4081.2 years
Businesses in Caldwell County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

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