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Grant County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 24,485 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 22,384 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,390
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,775
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,060
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,449 (it was 2,115 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 260 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 95 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grant County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.6%), Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grant County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  35.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 12,301  (44.7%)
Females: 12,361  (55.3%)

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Grant County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,743 ($38,438 in 1999)
This county:

$45743
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $538 (lower quartile is $386, upper quartile is $629)
This county:

$538
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $119,675 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Grant County:

$119,675
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,882 - $182,835

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $165,464
Here:

$165,464
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $103,165
Here:

$103,165
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $331,281
Here:

$331,281
State:

$160,712

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $6,489
Here:

$6,489
State:

$156,599

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $510,201
Here:

$510,201
State:

$118,836

Mobile homes: $68,865
Here:

$68,865
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $236,875
Here:

$236,875
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,206
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 437

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):


Grant County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $828 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $607 (0.7%)


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


Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.0%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 62.6% for other race residents, 76.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

11.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $748 a month.

Cities in this county include: Williamstown, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Corinth.

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.grantco.org

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grant County: Camp Northward (A), Twin Bridges (B), Eagle Mill Ford (C), Dry Ridge Fire Department Station 2 (D), Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grant County include: Grassy Run Church (A), Wesley Church (B), Layton Chapel (C), Lebanon Church (D), White Chapel (E), Lystra Church (F), Mount Olivet Church (G), Mount Pisgah Church (H), Mount Pleasant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thompson Cemetery (1), Mason Cemetery (2), Mann-Roshe Cemetery (3), Mann Cemetery (4), Broad Ridge Cemetery (5), Brock Cemetery (6), Brooks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Corinth Lake (A), Bolz Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ten Mile Creek (A), Arnolds Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Dark Hollow Branch (D), Townsend Branch (E), Clay Lick (F), Clarks Creek (G), Three Forks Creek (H), Sycamore Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Boone County , Gallatin County , Harrison County , Kenton County , Owen County , Pendleton County , Scott County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 503
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 216 (35% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.7%

Grant County marital status for males
Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 2,151 (233 second mortgage, 221 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 756

Here:

74.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.00%
Here48.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,745
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents7,055 (65.7%)1,945 (18.1%)556 (5.2%)429 (4.0%)760 (7.1%)
Congregations18 (45.0%)10 (25.0%)1 (2.5%)2 (5.0%)9 (22.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Grant County - Williamstown, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Corinth

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Grant County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Grant County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grant County:

11.8%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 114 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,940
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $217.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,096
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,221
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.58%
Corn for grain: 153 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Grant County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 4.2 times below overall U.S. average.
On 9/26/1976, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 92% 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 47.5 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 53.0 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 91.1 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 68.8 miles away from Grant County center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.7 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 Grant County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)

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




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





Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,074 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,597 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 55 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 133 (1%)
  • Other means: 67 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 331 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


174 people in nursing homes
5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,549.

10.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.25%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.56% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($23,725 average AGI)
2.69% relocated from other states ($7,657 average AGI)
Grant County:

2.69%
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 Boone County, KY  2.65% ($32,791 average AGI)
from Kenton County, KY  2.05% ($31,033)
from Pendleton County, KY  0.53% ($28,894)
from Owen County, KY  0.44% ($29,154)
from Campbell County, KY  0.33% ($36,069)
from Gallatin County, KY  0.27% ($33,250)
from Hamilton County, OH  0.26% ($27,304)


10.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.33%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.24% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($24,687 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($5,978 average AGI)
Grant County:

2.09%
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 Boone County, KY  2.60% ($33,323 average AGI)
to Kenton County, KY  2.34% ($30,864)
to Pendleton County, KY  0.56% ($27,551)
to Owen County, KY  0.51% ($29,311)
to Campbell County, KY  0.44% ($22,179)
to Scott County, KY  0.28% ($36,000)
to Gallatin County, KY  0.24% ($26,571)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.6

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,201 (2,358 aged, 843 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: 4.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2574.330
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 61.69
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61450.84

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1499.390
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 613.570
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.06

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,205

Size of family households: 2,436 2-persons, 1,555 3-persons, 1,293 4-persons, 744 5-persons, 290 6-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,709 1-person, 336 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.5% of residents of Grant County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $97,435,000 ($4007 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,552,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,337,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,138,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $313,000
Federal grants: $21,312,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,085,000 ($323,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,249,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,701,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,431,000
Federal Government insurance: $530,000

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

Births: 1,974
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 998
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +55
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,222
Here:

+50 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.87 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:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 73
  • 4 rooms: 842
  • 5 rooms: 1,740
  • 6 rooms: 1,607
  • 7 rooms: 997
  • 8 rooms: 418
  • 9+ rooms: 349
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 248
  • 4 rooms: 911
  • 5 rooms: 523
  • 6 rooms: 179
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,431
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,514
  • 4 bedrooms: 879
  • 5+ bedrooms: 110
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 350
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,128
  • 3 bedrooms: 464
  • 4 bedrooms: 117
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 182
  • 1 vehicle: 1,385
  • 2 vehicles: 2,873
  • 3 vehicles: 1,101
  • 4 vehicles: 356
  • 5+ vehicles: 163
  • no vehicle: 236
  • 1 vehicle: 902
  • 2 vehicles: 793
  • 3 vehicles: 145
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

52% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Kentucky.

Grant 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: $74,400


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 Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.3%)
  • Electricity (28.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.9%)
  • Utility gas (10.9%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Electricity (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.2%)
  • Utility gas (20.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.9%)
  • Wood (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 139
Here:

4.6%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 82
Here:

6.1%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

9.2%
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 Debt

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Grant County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant 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 Grant County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10978.8 years
William10073.0 years
John9874.8 years
Robert9574.2 years
James9171.2 years
Charles8973.2 years
George4675.6 years
Anna4478.7 years
Harold4071.6 years
Ruth3780.5 years
Most common last names in Grant County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Webster5472.7 years
Smith5073.4 years
Kinman4473.6 years
Jones4177.7 years
Brown3376.8 years
Simpson3276.4 years
Caldwell3274.0 years
Roland2976.8 years
Jump2970.7 years
Taylor2870.6 years
Businesses in Grant County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Microtel1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
Days Inn1Subway4
Decora Cabinetry4Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
Long John Silver's1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets7Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's2
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