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County population in 2012: 16,082 (all rural); it was 15,447 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,440
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,496
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,075
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,415 (it was 1,185 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%

Land area: 446 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Casey County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Manufacturing (18.4%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Casey County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 7,787  (47.3%)
Females: 8,168  (52.7%)

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Casey County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Casey County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $25,681 ($21,580 in 1999)
This county:

$25681
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $277 (lower quartile is $183, upper quartile is $353)
This county:

$277
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,784 (it was $45,900 in 2000)
Casey County:

$69,784
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,788 - $123,682

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $103,034
Here:

$103,034
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $496,782
Here:

$496,782
State:

$172,390

Mobile homes: $43,031
Here:

$43,031
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,967
Here:

$8,967
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $204

Institutionalized population: 440

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):


Casey 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: $373 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $360 (0.6%)


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


Casey County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.7%
(26.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 58.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 22.6% for other race residents, 81.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 34 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:

25.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

10.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Casey 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: Liberty, Clementsville, Dunnville, Middleburg, South Fork.

Casey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Casey County: Pumpkin Chapel (A), Noel Chapel (B), The Flatwoods Section (C), Wa-kon-da-ho Camp (D), Kidds Store (E), Poplar Springs Volunteer Fire Department (F), Dunnville Volunteer Fire Department (G), Southeast Casey County Volunteer Fire Department (H), East Casey Volunteer Fire Department (I), South Fork Volunteer Fire Department (J), Brush Creek Fire Department (K), Clementsville Volunteer Fire Department (L), Butchertown Community Center (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Casey County include: Frey Creek Church (A), Friendship Church (B), Watson Chapel Christian Church (C), Green River Christian Church (D), Green River Valley Seperate Baptist Church (E), Grove Church (F), Grove Ridge Baptist Church (G), Indian Creek Baptist Church (H), Jenny Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thomastown Cemetery (1), Trace Fork Cemetery (2), Malone Cemetery (3), Bowmer Cemetery (4), Luttrell Cemetery (5), Brown Cemetery (6), Wilson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trace Fork (A), Allen Creek (B), Apple Branch (C), Dry Fork (D), Barger Branch (E), Bear Branch (F), Bem Branch (G), Doe Creek (H), Black Lick Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adair County , Boyle County , Lincoln County , Marion County , Pulaski County , Russell County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 259
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 190 (17% naturalized citizens)

Casey County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.3%

Casey County marital status for males
Casey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Casey County with a mortgage: 1,093 (73 second mortgage, 55 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,042

Here:

51.2% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.24%
Here58.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,996
Total congregations: 66

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSeparate Baptists in ChristChurches of Christ
Adherents3,216 (35.7%)1,821 (20.2%)1,313 (14.6%)1,010 (11.2%)362 (4.0%)
Congregations13 (19.7%)12 (18.2%)10 (15.2%)8 (12.1%)9 (13.6%)
NameCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Old Order AmishOther
Adherents311 (3.5%)277 (3.1%)138 (1.5%)136 (1.5%)412 (4.6%)
Congregations2 (3.0%)1 (1.5%)1 (1.5%)2 (3.0%)8 (12.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Casey County - Liberty, Clementsville, Dunnville, Middleburg, South Fork

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Casey County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Casey County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Casey County:

15.1%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Casey County:

Average size of farms: 141 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,052
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $188.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,667
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,545
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.20%
Corn for grain: 2388 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 739 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1447 harvested acres
Vegetables: 180 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 41 acres

Tornado activity:

Casey County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 98 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 98 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Casey County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 96% 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 81.6 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 81.0 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 99.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from Casey 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 57.7 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 99.1 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 Casey County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 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%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Apparel (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Casey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,335 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 1,194 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (1%)
  • Walked: 165 (3%)
  • Other means: 34 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 290 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,644.

5.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.16% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($14,760 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($11,544 average AGI)
Casey County:

2.04%
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 Lincoln County, KY  0.65% ($22,806 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, KY  0.40% ($16,737)
from Boyle County, KY  0.27% ($32,923)
from Russell County, KY  0.27% ($23,231)
from Taylor County, KY  0.23% ($32,273)


5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.88% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,819 average AGI)
1.19% relocated to other states ($5,901 average AGI)
Casey County:

1.19%
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 Lincoln County, KY  0.75% ($28,139 average AGI)
to Boyle County, KY  0.67% ($25,406)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.35% ($23,882)
to Taylor County, KY  0.29% ($27,786)
to Adair County, KY  0.27% ($18,615)
to Russell County, KY  0.25% ($24,000)
to Fayette County, KY  0.23% ($37,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Casey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Casey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Casey County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,650 (1,966 aged, 684 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3157.110
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 149.450
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34192.66

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1319.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1104.970

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.28

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,475

Size of family households: 1,996 2-persons, 978 3-persons, 740 4-persons, 348 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,838 1-person, 203 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

94.8% of residents of Casey County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $88,415,000 ($5506 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,131,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,341,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,567,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $577,000
Federal grants: $29,551,000
Federal procurement contracts: $508,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,870,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $663,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,247,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,046,000

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

Births: 1,015
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 965
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +114
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +705
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Casey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.66 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Casey County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 160
  • 4 rooms: 951
  • 5 rooms: 1,457
  • 6 rooms: 1,279
  • 7 rooms: 504
  • 8 rooms: 406
  • 9+ rooms: 246
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 128
  • 4 rooms: 308
  • 5 rooms: 327
  • 6 rooms: 186
  • 7 rooms: 117
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Casey County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 231
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,518
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,583
  • 4 bedrooms: 580
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 489
  • 3 bedrooms: 309
  • 4 bedrooms: 122
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Casey County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 460
  • 1 vehicle: 1,413
  • 2 vehicles: 2,185
  • 3 vehicles: 801
  • 4 vehicles: 161
  • 5+ vehicles: 55
  • no vehicle: 263
  • 1 vehicle: 533
  • 2 vehicles: 297
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

64% of Casey 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, 65% lived in Kentucky.

Casey County:

64.4%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Casey County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.9%)
  • Wood (19.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.2%)
  • Utility gas (8.1%)
  • Electricity (34.3%)
  • Wood (31.4%)
  • Utility gas (17.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 180
Here:

10.4%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

7.1%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

13.6%
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

Casey County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Casey County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Casey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Casey 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 Casey County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9672.2 years
William8972.7 years
Mary6978.5 years
John6377.6 years
George4476.0 years
Charles2970.8 years
Robert2670.6 years
Thomas2472.7 years
Elmer2077.5 years
Ruby2078.1 years
Most common last names in Casey County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wethington7469.6 years
Brown7277.7 years
Allen6173.9 years
Wilson5069.7 years
Murphy5074.1 years
Clements4771.1 years
Atwood4679.1 years
Cochran4276.5 years
Wesley4078.1 years
Rodgers3274.9 years
Businesses in Casey County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
FedEx1McDonald's1
GNC1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1

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