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County population in 2012: 14,151 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 13,373 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,667
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,580
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,235
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,368 (it was 1,040 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 263 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Larue County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.9%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Larue County, Kentucky:


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

Males: 7,038  (46.0%)
Females: 7,155  (54.0%)

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Larue County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Larue County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,148 ($32,056 in 1999)
This county:

$38148
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $496)
This county:

$362
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,448 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Larue County:

$96,448
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,948 - $152,151

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,947
Here:

$172,947
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,995
Here:

$156,995
State:

$172,390

Mobile homes: $54,526
Here:

$54,526
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $930
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $243

Institutionalized population: 308

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):


Larue 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: $684 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $423 (0.5%)


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


Larue County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 15.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

15.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Area name: Elizabethtown, KY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Larue County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $487 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.

Cities in this county include: Magnolia-Upton, Hodgenville, Buffalo, Magnolia.

Larue 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 Larue County: Brooks (A), Eagle Mills (B), Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Larue County include: Friendship Church (A), Levelwood Church (B), Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church (C), Middle Creek Baptist Church (D), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (E), Mount Sherman Church (F), Mount Tabor Baptist Church (G), Nolynn Baptist Church (H), Oak Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCanless Cemetery (1), Big Spring Cemetery (2), Potts Spring Cemetery (3), Castleman Cemetery (4), Daugherty Cemetery (5), Edlin Cemetery (6), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Sportsman Lake (A), Clear Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barren Run (A), Bayne Creek (B), Brownfield Creek (C), Walters Creek (D), Crady Creek (E), Craddy Creek (F), Tucker Creek (G), Christie Creek (H), Thompson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Larue County: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Green County , Hardin County , Hart County , Marion County , Nelson County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 400
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 60 (38% naturalized citizens)

Larue County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.0%

Larue County marital status for males
Larue County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Larue County with a mortgage: 1,627 (143 second mortgage, 137 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 879

Here:

64.9% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.64%
Here78.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,516
Total congregations: 38

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionSeparate Baptists in ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents6,452 (61.4%)974 (9.3%)886 (8.4%)627 (6.0%)488 (4.6%)
Congregations18 (47.4%)4 (10.5%)1 (2.6%)4 (10.5%)2 (5.3%)
NameCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents226 (2.1%)217 (2.1%)188 (1.8%)126 (1.2%)332 (3.2%)
Congregations1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)5 (13.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Larue County - Magnolia-Upton, Hodgenville, Buffalo, Magnolia

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Larue County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Larue County:

17.8%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Larue County:

Average size of farms: 151 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,712
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $176.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,711
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,615
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.45%
Corn for grain: 11757 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1017 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 15486 harvested acres
Vegetables: 73 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 69 acres

Tornado activity:

Larue County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 3.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/22/1952, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Larue County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 96% 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 58.2 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 57.6 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 Larue County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 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 (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Larue County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,708 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 662 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 102 (2%)
  • Other means: 48 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 291 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,884.

7.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.34% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($23,263 average AGI)
1.60% relocated from other states ($6,121 average AGI)
Larue County:

1.60%
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 Hardin County, KY  3.42% ($28,299 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.53% ($27,154)
from Nelson County, KY  0.45% ($33,182)
from Hart County, KY  0.43% ($28,905)
from Bullitt County, KY  0.25% ($59,333)


7.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.13% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($23,904 average AGI)
0.95% relocated to other states ($2,901 average AGI)
Larue County:

0.95%
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 Hardin County, KY  2.97% ($28,944 average AGI)
to Hart County, KY  0.58% ($20,857)
to Nelson County, KY  0.52% ($22,800)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.37% ($32,111)
to Green County, KY  0.23% ($29,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Larue County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Larue County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Larue County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,299 (1,875 aged, 424 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 963.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1175.270

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.4

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,880

Size of family households: 1,813 2-persons, 950 3-persons, 704 4-persons, 325 5-persons, 97 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,450 1-person, 186 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

98.0% of residents of Larue County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $74,324,000 ($5512 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,828,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,250,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,214,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,486,000
Federal grants: $14,944,000
Federal procurement contracts: $980,000 ($389,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,450,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $93,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,171,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,682,000

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

Births: 829
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 800
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +329
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Larue County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.61 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Larue County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 79
  • 4 rooms: 448
  • 5 rooms: 1,282
  • 6 rooms: 1,020
  • 7 rooms: 593
  • 8 rooms: 374
  • 9+ rooms: 408
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 139
  • 4 rooms: 299
  • 5 rooms: 228
  • 6 rooms: 114
  • 7 rooms: 102
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Larue County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 913
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,410
  • 4 bedrooms: 706
  • 5+ bedrooms: 108
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 195
  • 2 bedrooms: 441
  • 3 bedrooms: 286
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Larue County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 207
  • 1 vehicle: 913
  • 2 vehicles: 1,901
  • 3 vehicles: 867
  • 4 vehicles: 283
  • 5+ vehicles: 64
  • no vehicle: 174
  • 1 vehicle: 465
  • 2 vehicles: 327
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

60% of Larue County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Kentucky.

Larue County:

60.2%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,700


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 Larue County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.5%)
  • Utility gas (22.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.1%)
  • Wood (7.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.0%)
  • Electricity (47.3%)
  • Utility gas (19.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.6%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 116
Here:

7.3%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

6.0%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

12.1%
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

Larue County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Larue County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Larue County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Larue County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Larue 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 Larue County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8176.7 years
Mary7279.6 years
James6972.7 years
John5176.5 years
Robert4170.9 years
Charles3075.4 years
George2375.5 years
Edna2279.8 years
Joseph2069.3 years
David2070.7 years
Most common last names in Larue County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown6274.6 years
Skaggs4376.3 years
Warren3479.6 years
Williams3074.8 years
Smith3070.8 years
Thompson3074.2 years
Howell3080.5 years
Cruse2875.5 years
Gardner2778.0 years
Reed2374.6 years
Businesses in Larue County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Curves1McDonald's1
FedEx1Papa John's Pizza1
GNC1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1

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