Henry County, Kentucky (KY)

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County population in 2012: 15,318 (all rural); it was 15,060 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,944
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,511
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,525
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,508 (it was 1,319 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 289 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Henry County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.3%), Information (20.3%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Henry County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 7,596  (48.7%)
Females: 7,820  (51.3%)

Henry County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Henry County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,404 ($37,263 in 1999)

This county:

$46404
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $618)
This county:

$496
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,812 (it was $80,200 in 2000)
Henry:

$123,812
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,206 - $181,628

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $163,590
Here:

$163,590
State:

$165,943

Mobile homes: $70,082
Here:

$70,082
State:

$47,914
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,048
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 77

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):

Henry County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2006: 61 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $152,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,149 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $929 (0.8%)

Henry County household income distribution in 2009 Henry County home values distribution Henry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Black residents, 48.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 47.7% for other race residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
Henry County:

17.0%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 47.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 45.6% for other race residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Area name: Louisville, KY-IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Henry County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $785 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eminence, New Castle, Campbellsburg, Smithfield.

Henry 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 Henry County: Drennon Springs Ruins (A), Harpers Ferry (B), Kentucky River Fire and Rescue (C), Campbellsburg Fire Department (D), Pleasureville Fire Department (E), Campbellsburg Fire Department (F), Lake Jerico Fire / Rescue (G), Henry County Emergency Medical Services (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Henry County include: Grub Ridge Church (A), Hopewell Baptist Church (B), Mount Gilead Church (C), Pleasant Union Church (D), Point Pleasant Christian Church (E), Berea Christian Church (F), Union Church (G), Cemetery Hill Church (H), Drennon Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beverly Cemetery (1), Willhite Cemetery (2), Webb Cemetery (3), Watkins Cemetery (4), Vance Cemetery (5), Sulphur Fork Primitive Baptist Cemetery (6), Smith Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: New Pond (A), Sibley Lake (B), Eminence Lake (C), Baxter Lake (D), Henry County Rod and Gun Club Lake (E), Lake Jericho (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Aaron Branch (A), Bantas Fork (B), Dry Branch (C), Bartlett Fork (D), Drennon Creek (E), Boling Branch (F), Boyd Branch (G), Brush Fork (H), Woodcocks Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Franklin County , Oldham County , Owen County , Shelby County , Trimble County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 331
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 209 (31% naturalized citizens)

Henry County:

1.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 103
  • 1990 to 1994: 23
  • 1985 to 1989: 23
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 16

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.6%

Henry County marital status for males Henry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Henry County with a mortgage: 1,763 (191 second mortgage, 195 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 938

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Henry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,66325
Mainline Protestant1,59517
Black Protestant8411
Catholic2061
None7,111-
Henry County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Henry County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Henry County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Henry County:

11.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

30.6%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Henry County:

Average size of farms: 160 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,034
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $303.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,448
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,720
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.03%
Corn for grain: 1999 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 421 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4341 harvested acres
Vegetables: 82 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 51 acres

Tornado activity:

Henry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 1922047.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 28 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/1/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Henry County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 78% 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 68.3 miles away from Henry County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.6 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 72.9 miles away from Henry County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Henry County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (43%)
  • Honduras (12%)
  • India (7%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Cambodia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

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

  • United States or American (42%)
  • German (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Henry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,359 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,172 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 133 (2%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 262 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

58 people in nursing homes
3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,979.

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.68% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($25,252 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($7,653 average AGI)
Henry County:

1.51%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, KY  1.46% ($29,695 average AGI)
from Oldham County, KY  1.42% ($32,487)
from Jefferson County, KY  1.16% ($32,585)
from Trimble County, KY  0.46% ($40,269)
from Franklin County, KY  0.27% ($36,600)
from Carroll County, KY  0.20% ($29,727)


7.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.07% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($25,657 average AGI)
1.33% relocated to other states ($7,017 average AGI)
Henry County:

1.33%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, KY  1.37% ($22,325 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, KY  1.30% ($40,479)
to Oldham County, KY  1.22% ($36,580)
to Trimble County, KY  0.53% ($25,133)
to Carroll County, KY  0.32% ($30,056)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Henry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Henry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Henry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,562 (2,070 aged, 492 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1402.250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 924.350
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.58

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33.86
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.73

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,336

Size of family households: 1,962 2-persons, 958 3-persons, 793 4-persons, 350 5-persons, 138 6-persons, 92 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,374 1-person, 229 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

2,624 married couples with children.
806 single-parent households (229 men, 577 women).

97.4% of residents of Henry County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $76,459,000 ($4848 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,634,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,971,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,076,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $633,000
Federal grants: $19,837,000
Federal procurement contracts: $735,000 ($6,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,207,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,969,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,270,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,185,000

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

Births: 1,119
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 762
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +80
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +429
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Henry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.92 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:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 19
  • 2000 to 2004: 999
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,367
  • 1980 to 1989: 708
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,305
  • 1960 to 1969: 629
  • 1950 to 1959: 464
  • 1940 to 1949: 262
  • 1939 or earlier: 858
Rooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 121
  • 4 rooms: 518
  • 5 rooms: 1,293
  • 6 rooms: 1,068
  • 7 rooms: 682
  • 8 rooms: 384
  • 9+ rooms: 420
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 155
  • 4 rooms: 356
  • 5 rooms: 373
  • 6 rooms: 188
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 68
  • 9+ rooms: 30
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 153
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,054
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,653
  • 4 bedrooms: 527
  • 5+ bedrooms: 131
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 194
  • 2 bedrooms: 492
  • 3 bedrooms: 479
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Henry County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 234
  • 1 vehicle: 1,080
  • 2 vehicles: 1,982
  • 3 vehicles: 867
  • 4 vehicles: 271
  • 5+ vehicles: 91
  • no vehicle: 180
  • 1 vehicle: 585
  • 2 vehicles: 419
  • 3 vehicles: 109
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

58% of Henry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Kentucky.

Henry County:

58.1%
State average:

56.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Henry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (38.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.9%)
  • Utility gas (26.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Electricity (34.4%)
  • Utility gas (32.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Wood (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 137
Here:

8.5%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

3.1%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 78
Here:

29.0%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Henry County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $897,000
    Health Services - Other: $514,000
    General - Other: $500,000
    Corrections - Other: $417,000
    Central Staff Services: $385,000
    Police Protection: $291,000
    Financial Administration: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $101,000
    Parks & Recreation: $83,000
    Fire Protection: $52,000
    Welfare - Other: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $918,000

Henry County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $351,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000
    All Other: $19,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $828,000
    Interest Earnings: $89,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $775,000
    All Other: $473,000
  • Tax - Property: $666,000
    NEC: $81,000
    Public Utilities: $60,000

Henry County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $179,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $165,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $14,000

Henry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,040,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Henry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Henry County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Henry County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8078.4 years
William7374.3 years
John6872.7 years
James6873.0 years
Robert5369.1 years
Charles3572.5 years
Margaret2977.4 years
Anna2881.2 years
Martha2580.6 years
Joseph2571.3 years
Most common last names in Henry County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones4780.0 years
Smith4378.1 years
Roberts3576.7 years
Moore3271.1 years
Clark3078.8 years
Adams2878.7 years
Tingle2778.2 years
Raisor2778.4 years
Wilson2575.1 years
Chilton2582.9 years
Businesses in Henry County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value2
KFC1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1