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Hart County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 18,366 (13% urban, 87% rural); it was 17,445 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,029
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,324
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,230
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,744 (it was 1,539 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 416 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hart County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.6%), Educational,health and social services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hart County, Kentucky:


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

Males: 9,001  (47.2%)
Females: 9,198  (52.8%)

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Hart County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hart County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,201 ($25,378 in 1999)
This county:

$30201
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $285 (lower quartile is $195, upper quartile is $409)
This county:

$285
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $81,033 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
Hart County:

$81,033
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,452 - $124,420

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $129,105
Here:

$129,105
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $243,822
Here:

$243,822
State:

$172,390

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $71,587
Here:

$71,587
State:

$118,836

Mobile homes: $57,670
Here:

$57,670
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $890
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $223

Institutionalized population: 227

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):


Hart 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: $539 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $330 (0.5%)


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


Hart County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.4%
(24.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 96.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.9% 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: 40 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

22.4%
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 Hart County is $348 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.

Cities in this county include: Horse Cave, Munfordville, Bonnieville, Hardyville, Hammonville.

Hart 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 Hart County: Blowing Springs (A), Aetna Furnace (B), Riders Mill (C), Dividing Ridge (D), Dennison Ferry (E), Center Point (F), Cash (G), Linwood Volunteer Fire Department (H), Priceville Fire Department (I), Cub Run Fire Department (J), Hardyville Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hart County include: Fairview Church (A), Falling Springs United Baptist Church (B), Freedom Church (C), Frenchman Knob Church (D), Friendship Church (E), Gilead Church (F), Glen Lily Church (G), Green Chapel (H), High Hickory Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Halltown Cemetery (1), Hamilton Cemetery (2), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (3), Campground Cemetery (4), Logsdon Valley Cemetery (5), Caswell Cemetery (6), Perkins Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Creacy Lake (A), Hundred Acre Pond (B), Nolin Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Run (A), Piney Creek (B), Bacon Creek (C), Dog Creek (D), Blue Spring Branch (E), Cub Run (F), Tampa Branch (G), Cane Run (H), Sinking Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Barren County , Edmonson County , Grayson County , Green County , Hardin County , Larue County , Metcalfe County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 420
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 99 (31% naturalized citizens)

Hart County:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.7%

Hart County marital status for males
Hart County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hart County with a mortgage: 1,340 (100 second mortgage, 119 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,285

Here:

51.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.61%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,003
Total congregations: 62

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOld Order AmishChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian Church
Adherents6,453 (71.7%)1,078 (12.0%)408 (4.5%)343 (3.8%)197 (2.2%)
Congregations27 (43.5%)11 (17.7%)6 (9.7%)7 (11.3%)3 (4.8%)
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSeparate Baptists in ChristOther
Adherents127 (1.4%)122 (1.4%)106 (1.2%)103 (1.1%)66 (0.7%)
Congregations1 (1.6%)2 (3.2%)1 (1.6%)2 (3.2%)2 (3.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hart County - Horse Cave, Munfordville, Bonnieville, Hardyville, Hammonville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Hart County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hart County:

17.7%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Hart County:

Average size of farms: 140 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,392
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $215.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,449
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,033
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.43%
Corn for grain: 1725 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 116 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1132 harvested acres
Vegetables: 53 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Tornado activity:

Hart County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 2.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1997, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 14 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hart County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Hart County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 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 (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Hart County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,083 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,057 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 141 (2%)
  • Other means: 31 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 593 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


138 people in nursing homes
106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
121 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $31,697.

5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.57% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($19,287 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($6,742 average AGI)
Hart County:

1.40%
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 Barren County, KY  1.49% ($19,151 average AGI)
from Hardin County, KY  0.67% ($25,590)
from Larue County, KY  0.48% ($20,857)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.43% ($24,000)
from Warren County, KY  0.24% ($22,286)
from Bullitt County, KY  0.19% ($34,273)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($20,226 average AGI)
1.04% relocated to other states ($3,914 average AGI)
Hart County:

1.04%
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 Barren County, KY  1.66% ($23,083 average AGI)
to Hardin County, KY  0.48% ($25,036)
to Warren County, KY  0.47% ($26,037)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.43% ($21,800)
to Larue County, KY  0.36% ($28,905)
to Bullitt County, KY  0.21% ($20,917)
to Edmonson County, KY  0.19% ($20,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Hart County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Hart County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hart County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,935 (2,295 aged, 640 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3531.280
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137.080
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39957.23

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1282.820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 960.750

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.84

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,972

Size of family households: 2,204 2-persons, 1,183 3-persons, 873 4-persons, 367 5-persons, 147 6-persons, 154 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,860 1-person, 261 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

94.0% of residents of Hart County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $92,105,000 ($5050 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,339,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,885,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,383,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $883,000
Federal grants: $28,225,000
Federal procurement contracts: $547,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,183,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $289,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,141,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,055,000

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

Births: 1,190
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 947
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +629
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hart County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.88 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hart County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 142
  • 4 rooms: 731
  • 5 rooms: 1,612
  • 6 rooms: 1,136
  • 7 rooms: 653
  • 8 rooms: 437
  • 9+ rooms: 458
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 115
  • 3 rooms: 182
  • 4 rooms: 395
  • 5 rooms: 371
  • 6 rooms: 219
  • 7 rooms: 124
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hart County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 209
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,405
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,693
  • 4 bedrooms: 756
  • 5+ bedrooms: 160
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 317
  • 2 bedrooms: 579
  • 3 bedrooms: 507
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Hart County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 428
  • 1 vehicle: 1,354
  • 2 vehicles: 2,095
  • 3 vehicles: 974
  • 4 vehicles: 246
  • 5+ vehicles: 133
  • no vehicle: 324
  • 1 vehicle: 672
  • 2 vehicles: 449
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

61% of Hart 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, 69% lived in Kentucky.

Hart County:

61.2%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $54,200


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 Hart County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.6%)
  • Utility gas (19.9%)
  • Wood (13.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Electricity (34.0%)
  • Utility gas (31.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.1%)
  • Wood (11.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 235
Here:

11.3%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

0.7%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

12.7%
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

Hart County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Hart County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Hart County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Hart County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hart 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 Hart County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William13574.1 years
James11969.4 years
Mary11778.9 years
John7975.6 years
Robert6972.9 years
Charles6371.9 years
George4474.7 years
Joe3873.4 years
Joseph3369.8 years
Henry2975.8 years
Most common last names in Hart County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9175.4 years
Logsdon7077.6 years
Thompson6072.8 years
Wilson5575.2 years
Reynolds5575.9 years
Puckett5373.4 years
Jaggers3978.3 years
Richardson3878.8 years
Hodges3576.6 years
Johnson3274.0 years
Businesses in Hart County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
McDonald's2U-Haul2
Pizza Hut1UPS1
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