Laurel County, Kentucky (KY)

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County population in 2012: 59,462 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 52,715 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,386
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,935
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,669
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,693 (it was 4,684 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 436 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 136 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Laurel County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (18.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (16.1%), Educational, health and social services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Laurel County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 28,849  (43.8%)
Females: 30,000  (56.2%)
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Laurel County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Laurel County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,251 ($27,015 in 1999)

This county:

$36251
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $439 (lower quartile is $349, upper quartile is $502)
This county:

$439
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,679 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Laurel:

$91,679
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,229 - $157,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $879
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Institutionalized population: 624

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):

Laurel County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $54,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $715 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $470 (0.7%)

Laurel County household income distribution in 2009 Laurel County home values distribution Laurel County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.1%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for American Indian residents, 54.3% for other race residents, 41.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.7%
Laurel County:

20.7%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.5% for American Indian residents, 52.3% for other race residents, 36.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Laurel County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.

Cities in this county include: Keavy, London, Bush, Colony, Camp Ground, Greenmount-Langnau, North Corbin, East Bernstadt.

Laurel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Laurel County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 39 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Laurel County: Auger Springs Picnic Area (A), Daniel Boone Motocross Park (B), Flat Woods Boat Ramp (C), Laurel County Fairgrounds (D), Old Dog Patch (E), London District Ranger Office (F), Twin Branch Shelter Campground (G), Rockcastle Boat Ramp (H), Craig Creek Campground (I), Craig Creek Boat Ramp (J), Holly Bay Boat Ramp (K), Baldrock Conservation Center (L), Bee Rock Campground (M), Bee Rock Ramp (N), Bunch (O), London Country Club (P), Holly Bay Marina (Q), Holly Bay Recreation Area (R), London Dock Marina (S), Rockcastle Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurel County include: Corinth Baptist Church (A), Carmichael Community Pentecostal Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Antioch Church (D), Weaver Church (E), Little Robinson Creek Church (F), Merrimac Baptist Church (G), Bush Church (H), Baldrock Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bald Rock Cemetery (1), Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (2), Phelps Cemetery (3), Owsley Cemetery (4), Old Salem Cemetery (5), Nix Cemetery (6), Nelson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wood Creek Lake (A), Laurel River Lake (B), Reynolds Circle Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bulls Branch (A), Calloway Creek (B), Cane Branch (C), Clifty Branch (D), Cloyd Branch (E), Conoe Creek (F), Craig Creek (G), Daylight Branch (H), Denny Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Laurel County include: Cane Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Camp Wildcat Battle Monument (2), Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park (3), Dutch Branch Overlook (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clay County , Jackson County , Knox County , McCreary County , Pulaski County , Rockcastle County , Whitley County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,465
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 402 (35% naturalized citizens)

Laurel County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 171
  • 1990 to 1994: 54
  • 1985 to 1989: 41
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 83

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

Laurel County marital status for males Laurel County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Laurel County with a mortgage: 5,369 (455 second mortgage, 342 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,951

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Laurel County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,96380
Mainline Protestant1,5798
Catholic5121
Other3092
Black Protestant2902
None33,196-
Laurel 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: 16
Laurel County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Laurel County:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Laurel County:

13.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Laurel County:

35.1%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.5%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Laurel County:

Average size of farms: 95 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,822
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $222.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.36%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,478
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,052
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.80%
Corn for grain: 876 harvested acres
Vegetables: 58 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Tornado activity:

Laurel County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 1757870.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 82 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurel 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 76.4 miles away from Laurel 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 227.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 72.6 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 211.6 miles away from Laurel 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 238.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Laurel County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 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 (%):

  • Canada (23%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Japan (9%)
  • Pakistan (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

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

  • United States or American (43%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Laurel County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,177 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,825 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 383 (2%)
  • Other means: 185 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 533 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 311 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 328 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 280 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,502.

5.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.91% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,970 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($11,251 average AGI)
Laurel County:

1.91%
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 Knox County, KY  0.77% ($24,252 average AGI)
from Whitley County, KY  0.68% ($28,915)
from Clay County, KY  0.49% ($26,979)
from Fayette County, KY  0.28% ($28,377)
from Madison County, KY  0.23% ($32,023)
from Pulaski County, KY  0.17% ($29,909)
from Jackson County, KY  0.14% ($28,346)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.68% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($18,581 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($11,337 average AGI)
Laurel County:

1.86%
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 Whitley County, KY  0.72% ($26,861 average AGI)
to Knox County, KY  0.68% ($22,794)
to Fayette County, KY  0.35% ($32,403)
to Clay County, KY  0.32% ($25,984)
to Madison County, KY  0.27% ($35,115)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.16% ($30,433)
to Jackson County, KY  0.13% ($21,640)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Laurel County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Laurel County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Laurel County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,930 (5,479 aged, 2,451 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11637.17
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 155.380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53165.57

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1329.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 915.9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60.35

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.88

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.0. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 158.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 122.5
  • Other - 36.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,150

Size of family households: 7,176 2-persons, 4,143 3-persons, 3,116 4-persons, 1,354 5-persons, 410 6-persons, 243 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,582 1-person, 817 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 45 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

9,332 married couples with children.
2,803 single-parent households (552 men, 2,251 women).

97.9% of residents of Laurel County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $266,962,000 ($4768 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,350,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $125,829,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $48,793,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $506,000
Federal grants: $65,073,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,141,000 ($621,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,621,000 ($1,536,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,040,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,329,000
Federal Government insurance: $681,000

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

Births: 4,015
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,719
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +154
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,255
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Laurel County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.58 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 597
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,574
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,830
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,376
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,206
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,917
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,194
  • 1940 to 1949: 796
  • 1939 or earlier: 930
Rooms in houses/apartments in Laurel County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 70
  • 3 rooms: 344
  • 4 rooms: 2,200
  • 5 rooms: 4,879
  • 6 rooms: 3,731
  • 7 rooms: 1,944
  • 8 rooms: 1,320
  • 9+ rooms: 1,171
  • 1 room: 67
  • 2 rooms: 142
  • 3 rooms: 642
  • 4 rooms: 1,688
  • 5 rooms: 1,320
  • 6 rooms: 494
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9+ rooms: 65
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Laurel County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,403
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,761
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,762
  • 5+ bedrooms: 497
  • no bedroom: 75
  • 1 bedroom: 742
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,357
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,313
  • 4 bedrooms: 161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,091
  • 1 vehicle: 4,288
  • 2 vehicles: 6,914
  • 3 vehicles: 2,538
  • 4 vehicles: 625
  • 5+ vehicles: 213
  • no vehicle: 754
  • 1 vehicle: 2,260
  • 2 vehicles: 1,333
  • 3 vehicles: 275
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5+ vehicles: 26

60% of Laurel County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Kentucky.

Laurel County:

59.6%
State average:

56.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Laurel County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (66.9%)
  • Utility gas (15.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.1%)
  • Electricity (66.6%)
  • Utility gas (18.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Coal or coke (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 352
Here:

5.8%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 210
Here:

7.3%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 180
Here:

13.9%
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)

Laurel County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $310,000
    Regular Highways: $156,000
    Parking Facilities: $149,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,855,000
    Regular Highways: $2,539,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,515,000
    Police Protection: $726,000
    Parks and Recreation: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $639,000
    Solid Waste Management: $630,000
    Health - Other: $469,000
    Local Fire Protection: $443,000
    Sewerage: $406,000
    Water Utilities: $256,000
    General Public Buildings: $235,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000
    Central Staff Services: $193,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000
    Libraries: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,640,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $145,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,533,000
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    General Public Building: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,488,000

Laurel County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,439,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $313,000
    All Other: $128,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $524,000
    Interest Earnings: $250,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,763,000
    Highways: $1,386,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,658,000
    Property: $1,843,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $661,000
    Other Selective Sales: $413,000
    NEC: $148,000

Laurel County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,382,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,974,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,623,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $408,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $373,000

Laurel County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,022,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,250,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Laurel County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Laurel County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Most common first names in Laurel County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James64670.9 years
John54876.0 years
William52574.0 years
Mary42678.2 years
Robert37871.7 years
Charles31170.7 years
George25276.1 years
Martha16480.0 years
Roy16372.3 years
Walter15974.6 years
Most common last names in Laurel County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith48572.6 years
Jones40474.2 years
Johnson31875.2 years
Brown20775.2 years
Bowling19475.0 years
Taylor17274.3 years
Baker16873.3 years
Williams16575.1 years
House16173.2 years
Lewis15173.8 years
Businesses in Laurel County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Microtel1
Advance Auto Parts2Nike3
Arby's1Nissan1
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Blockbuster2Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx6Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Goodwill2Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block2Subway4
Hardee's2Super 82
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
KFC1The Athlete's Foot1
Kmart1True Value1
Kroger2U-Haul4
La-Z-Boy1UPS8
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets1White Castle1
McDonald's3

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