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Laurel County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2016: 60,289 (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: 138 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Laurel County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.9%), Construction (12.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.7%), Information (10.3%), Educational, health and social services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Laurel County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years
Males: 29,267  (48.5%)
Females: 31,022  (51.5%)

Laurel County,KY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Laurel County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,629 ($27,015 in 1999)

This county:

$37,629
Kentucky:

$46,659

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $561)
This county:

$457
State:

$555


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,426 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Laurel:

$107,426
Kentucky:

$135,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,744 - $164,126
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $970
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 624

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 226
  • Thefts: 385
  • Auto thefts: 80

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 168
  • Thefts: 385
  • Auto thefts: 84
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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
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $816 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $523 (0.6%)

Laurel County household income distribution in 2013 Laurel County home values distribution in 2013 Laurel County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.4%
Laurel County:

22.4%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% for Black residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.2% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.2 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 40.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.9 years old, Black residents: 18.0 years old, American Indian residents: 29.1 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.9 years old, Other race residents: 39.1 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

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Neighboring counties: Alexander County, Illinois , Elk County, Kansas , Dinwiddie County, Virginia , Franklin County, Virginia , Johnson County, Illinois , Wythe County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

4.6%

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: 78.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 575 (66.2% naturalized citizens)

Laurel County:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 522010 or later
  • 2172000 to 2009
  • 591990 to 1999
  • 541980 to 1989
  • 301970 to 1979
  • 93Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 15,644
  • One, attached: 165
  • Two: 397
  • 3 or 4: 1,116
  • 5 to 9: 956
  • 10 to 19: 243
  • 20 to 49: 108
  • 50 or more: 122
  • Mobile homes: 6,870
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 32

Housing units in Laurel County with a mortgage: 8,052 (170 second mortgage, 549 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,908

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

58.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Laurel County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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

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:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 03, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4057: March 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4057, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1414: May 07, 2002, FEMA Id: 1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1407: April 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Southeastern Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 02, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 2385, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Kentucky Southeastern District Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 30, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 04, 2000, FEMA Id: 2349, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 04, 1998 to February 06, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1207: March 03, 1998, FEMA Id: 1207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Blizzard, Incident Period: January 05, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1089: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Kentucky Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Hail, Incident Period: May 13, 1995 to May 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1055: June 13, 1995, FEMA Id: 1055, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Laurel County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Vietnam (24%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Pakistan (13%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Cuba (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Philippines (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Laurel County


  • American (30%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Laurel County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,020 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,398 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 223 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 269 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 800 (3.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 2014: 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 population in Laurel County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Laurel County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Laurel County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Laurel County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Laurel County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Laurel County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Laurel County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,197 (6,711 aged, 3,486 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,184 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Laurel County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,091)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (728)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (430)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (405)
  • Congestive heart failure (331)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (220)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (187)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (184)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (168)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (145)

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: 11,637
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 155
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,166

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,329
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 916

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

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: 60,289
  • In family households: 50,546 (7,922 male householders, 7,696 female householders)
    11,311 spouses, 17,559 children (15,952 natural, 377 adopted, 1,224 stepchildren), 2,160 grandchildren, 424 brothers or sisters, 716 parents, 1,128 other relatives, 1,652 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,865 (3,265 male householders (2,823 living alone)), 4,111 female householders (3,524 living alone)), 1,466 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 827

Size of family households: 7,308 2-persons, 3,745 3-persons, 2,439 4-persons, 1,284 5-persons, 515 6-persons, 335 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,349 1-person, 930 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 60 5-persons.

8,089 married couples with children.
3,605 single-parent households (587 men, 3,018 women).

98.6% of residents of Laurel speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $266,962,000 ($4,768 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:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Laurel County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 2782014 or later
  • 1,1402010 to 2013
  • 4,4582000 to 2009
  • 5,9991990 to 1999
  • 4,8151980 to 1989
  • 4,3521970 to 1979
  • 1,5031960 to 1969
  • 1,2431950 to 1959
  • 8741940 to 1949
  • 1,0121939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Laurel County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurel County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 271 room
  • 652 rooms
  • 3793 rooms
  • 1,7044 rooms
  • 3,4785 rooms
  • 4,3956 rooms
  • 2,1637 rooms
  • 1,8148 rooms
  • 1,9249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurel County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 2921 room
  • 1602 rooms
  • 8903 rooms
  • 2,1154 rooms
  • 1,5835 rooms
  • 9656 rooms
  • 5597 rooms
  • 3818 rooms
  • 1639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Laurel County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurel County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 53no bedroom
  • 2161 bedroom
  • 2,8052 bedrooms
  • 9,5853 bedrooms
  • 2,6214 bedrooms
  • 6185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurel County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 309no bedroom
  • 8851 bedroom
  • 3,3292 bedrooms
  • 2,0123 bedrooms
  • 4174 bedrooms
  • 1595+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 639no vehicle
  • 3,8331 vehicle
  • 6,9922 vehicles
  • 3,3483 vehicles
  • 6144 vehicles
  • 5095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Laurel County population
  • 1,016no vehicle
  • 3,6331 vehicle
  • 2,0212 vehicles
  • 2673 vehicles
  • 1174 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles

85.3% of Laurel County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Kentucky.

Laurel County:

85.3%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 46,629
  • Other state: 12,502
  • Northeast: 1,035
  • Midwest: 6,573
  • South: 4,001
  • West: 894
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Laurel County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 12.7%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 86.0%Electricity
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 378
Here:

5.6%
Kentucky:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 221
Here:

6.6%
Kentucky:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 238
Here:

13.5%
Kentucky:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
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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:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,437
  • Number of aged recipients: 220
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,217
  • Number of recipients under 18: 405
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,396
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 636
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,203
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,570
Laurel County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Laurel County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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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