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Carroll County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 10,900 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 10,155 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,557
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 983
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,631
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,521 (it was 1,309 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

31%

Land area: 130 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 85 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carroll County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.9%), Construction (15.1%), Educational,health and social services (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Carroll County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,506  (47.2%)
Females: 5,305  (52.8%)

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Carroll County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Carroll County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,753 ($35,925 in 1999)
This county:

$42753
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $407 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$407
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $118,217 (it was $75,600 in 2000)
Carroll County:

$118,217
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,713 - $175,243

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,993
Here:

$145,993
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $208,523
Here:

$208,523
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $67,765
Here:

$67,765
State:

$160,712

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,792
Here:

$103,792
State:

$118,836

Mobile homes: $128,829
Here:

$128,829
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $62,768
Here:

$62,768
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $965
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 243

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


Carroll 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: $701 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $623 (0.7%)


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


Carroll County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.4%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.0% for Black residents, 0.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 1.9% for other race residents, 64.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

14.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

7.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carroll County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $697 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carrollton, Ghent, Sanders, Worthville, Prestonville.

Carroll 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 Carroll County: Happy Hills Christian Service Camp (A), Eagle Station (B), National Guard Armory (C), Kentucky Utilities Power Plant (D), Ghent Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carroll County include: Hopewell Church (A), Whites Run Church (B), Mount Herman Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D), Cove Hill Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lower Whites Run Baptist Church Cemetery (1), Worthville Masonic Cemetery (2), Whitehead Cemetery (3), General Butler Cemetery (4), Blanton Cemetery (5), Stafford Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dripping Springs Branch (A), Black Rock Creek (B), Briar Fork (C), DeWeese Creek (D), Kentucky River (E), Tanbark Branch (F), Carlisle Branch (G), Stony Creek (H), Buffalo Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Carroll County: General Butler State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Jefferson County, Indiana , Gallatin County , Henry County , Switzerland County, Indiana , Owen County , Trimble County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 281
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 188 (30% naturalized citizens)

Carroll County:

1.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.8%

Carroll County marital status for males
Carroll County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Carroll County with a mortgage: 1,136 (77 second mortgage, 103 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 581

Here:

66.2% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.21%
Here49.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,997
Total congregations: 21

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2,862 (57.3%)616 (12.3%)505 (10.1%)466 (9.3%)548 (11.0%)
Congregations9 (42.9%)3 (14.3%)1 (4.8%)2 (9.5%)6 (28.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Carroll County - Carrollton, Ghent, Sanders, Worthville, Prestonville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Carroll County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Carroll County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Carroll County:

18.3%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Carroll County:

Average size of farms: 180 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,620
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $458.57
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,852
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,354
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.45
Corn for grain: 844 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 134 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1410 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Carroll County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 4.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/22/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carroll County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 94% 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 71.5 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 76.6 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 80.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from Carroll 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 80.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.3 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 Carroll County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tropical Depression: 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 (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (14%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Carroll County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,609 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 611 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 70 (2%)
  • Other means: 40 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 124 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,185.

8.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.39% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($16,375 average AGI)
3.12% relocated from other states ($11,182 average AGI)
Carroll County:

3.12%
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 Trimble County, KY  1.16% ($26,688 average AGI)
from Owen County, KY  0.85% ($27,800)
from Gallatin County, KY  0.63% ($21,000)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.56% ($27,783)
from Jefferson County, IN  0.44% ($23,167)
from Henry County, KY  0.44% ($23,889)
from Switzerland County, IN  0.39% ($28,375)


8.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,566 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($18,163 average AGI)
3.05% relocated to other states ($12,403 average AGI)
Carroll County:

3.05%
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 Trimble County, KY  0.97% ($26,050 average AGI)
to Owen County, KY  0.77% ($26,563)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.73% ($35,767)
to Gallatin County, KY  0.60% ($21,160)
to Henry County, KY  0.48% ($26,800)
to Boone County, KY  0.46% ($32,474)
to Jefferson County, IN  0.44% ($24,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Carroll County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Carroll County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Carroll County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,655 (1,294 aged, 361 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7144.240
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 241.690
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61523.59

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1769.660
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1061.790

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 133.920

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 28.7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,486

Size of family households: 1,184 2-persons, 714 3-persons, 470 4-persons, 245 5-persons, 101 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,017 1-person, 189 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.4% of residents of Carroll County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $60,170,000 ($5817 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,657,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,383,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,532,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $576,000
Federal grants: $16,605,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,411,000 ($3,095,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,663,000 ($1,001,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,879,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,369,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,327,000

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

Births: 794
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 629
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +34
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +115
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Carroll County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.11 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:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Carroll County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 43
  • 4 rooms: 328
  • 5 rooms: 723
  • 6 rooms: 635
  • 7 rooms: 421
  • 8 rooms: 215
  • 9+ rooms: 237
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 269
  • 4 rooms: 394
  • 5 rooms: 253
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carroll County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 659
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,479
  • 4 bedrooms: 331
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 378
  • 2 bedrooms: 486
  • 3 bedrooms: 291
  • 4 bedrooms: 110
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Carroll County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 140
  • 1 vehicle: 673
  • 2 vehicles: 1,257
  • 3 vehicles: 427
  • 4 vehicles: 103
  • 5+ vehicles: 31
  • no vehicle: 272
  • 1 vehicle: 577
  • 2 vehicles: 317
  • 3 vehicles: 112
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 22

52% of Carroll 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, 58% lived in Kentucky.

Carroll County:

51.7%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carroll County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (43.2%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.7%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Utility gas (46.9%)
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

7.1%
Kentucky:

11.9%

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

6.1%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

22.4%
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

Carroll County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Carroll County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Carroll County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Carroll County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Carroll County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10375.3 years
William10070.0 years
John9071.7 years
Robert8172.5 years
James8170.4 years
Charles6272.5 years
George4573.0 years
Margaret3074.8 years
Edward2872.2 years
Dorothy2773.7 years
Most common last names in Carroll County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5172.8 years
Jones4171.9 years
Wilson3773.5 years
Martin3672.0 years
Johnson3377.6 years
Davis3073.4 years
Dunn2881.3 years
Taylor2771.6 years
Mefford2677.7 years
Wright2575.6 years
Businesses in Carroll County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Cricket Wireless1Subway3
DressBarn1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1
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