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:
Land area: 416 sq. mi. Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
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.
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:
Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1746): February 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1746, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Record Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1578): February 8, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1578, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1537): August 6, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1471): June 3, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1163): March 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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%)
Health technologists and technicians (4%)
Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (4%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Hart County (%):
United States or American (42%)
French (except Basque) (1%)
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)
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)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
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:
In family households: 15,416 (3,702 male householders, 1,226 female householders)
3,817 spouses, 5,343 children (4,878 natural, 137 adopted, 328 stepchildren), 499 grandchildren, 100 brothers or sisters, 88 parents, 168 other relatives, 375 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,556 (1,063 male householders (855 living alone)), 1,106 female householders (1,005 living alone)), 387 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 227 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
65 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
52 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +30
+2 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +629
+34 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 136
2000 to 2004: 590
1990 to 1999: 1,862
1980 to 1989: 1,169
1970 to 1979: 1,415
1960 to 1969: 1,017
1950 to 1959: 772
1940 to 1949: 401
1939 or earlier: 1,015
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hart County, Kentucky
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 14431
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