Menifee County, Kentucky (KY)

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County population in 2012: 6,220 (all rural); it was 6,556 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,048
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 876
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,059
Renter-occupied apartments: 516 (it was 478 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%

Land area: 204 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Menifee County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (53.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Menifee County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,147  (52.4%)
Females: 3,159  (47.6%)
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Menifee County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Menifee County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,353 ($22,064 in 1999)

This county:

$29353
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $324 (lower quartile is $230, upper quartile is $416)
This county:

$324
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,621 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Menifee:

$77,621
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,723 - $121,153
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $749
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 75

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):

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $514 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $375 (0.5%)

Menifee County household income distribution in 2009 Menifee County home values distribution Menifee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.5%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.2% for Black residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.4%
Menifee County:

27.4%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.4% for Black residents, 33.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 95.6% for other race residents, 50.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 12 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Menifee County is $365 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.

Cities in this county include: Frenchburg.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Menifee County: Leatherwood Boat Ramp (A), Tarr Ridge Picnic Area (B), Longbow Marina (C), Botts Ford (D), Amos Cut (E), Frenchburg Correctional Facility (F), Indian Stairway (G), Travelers Rest (H), Gladie Creek Gorge (I), Big Woods Fire Department (J), Botts Fire Department (K), Means Fire Department (L), United States Weather Station (M), Menifee County Ambulance Service (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Menifee County include: Flat Rock Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Pomeroyton Union Church (C), Korea Church of God (D), Fagan Pentecostal Church of God (E), Dan Ridge Church (F), Cornwell Christian Church (G), Botts Christian Church (H), Welch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bryant Cemetery (1), Barker Cemetery (2), Patrick Cemetery (3), Bashford Cemetery (4), McCausey Ridge Cemetery (5), Lyons Cemetery (6), Lovelace Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bull Fork (A), Cain Branch (B), Camp Branch (C), Cane Branch (D), Cape Branch (E), Carpenter Branch (F), Cold Cave Creek (G), Chimney Top Creek (H), Clem Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bath County , Montgomery County , Morgan County , Powell County , Rowan County , Wolfe County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 177
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 23 (39% naturalized citizens)

Menifee County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 9

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.0%

Menifee County marital status for males Menifee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Menifee County with a mortgage: 584 (37 second mortgage, 54 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 473

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Menifee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7088
Mainline Protestant341
None5,564-
Menifee 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: 4
Menifee County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Menifee County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Menifee County:

13.2%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Menifee County:

31.8%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Menifee County:

Average size of farms: 111 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,759
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $249.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,896
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $16,653
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.37
Corn for grain: 324 harvested acres
Vegetables: 23 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2 acres

Tornado activity:

Menifee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 20404516.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Menifee County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 25.5 miles away from Menifee 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 20.0 miles away from the 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 235.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 150.6 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 240.0 miles away from Menifee 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 228.0 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 Menifee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 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 (39%)
  • Haiti (30%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • Mexico (13%)

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

  • United States or American (54%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Menifee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,556 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 510 (23%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 73 (3%)
  • Other means: 43 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 74 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 168 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 65 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

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

  • 155 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,403.

6.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.45% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($19,667 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($7,681 average AGI)
Menifee County:

1.43%
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 Montgomery County, KY  1.48% ($23,793 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.51% ($19,800)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.08% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($22,612 average AGI)
1.13% relocated to other states ($4,570 average AGI)
Menifee County:

1.13%
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 Montgomery County, KY  2.05% ($29,900 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.62% ($34,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Menifee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Menifee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Menifee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,153 (781 aged, 372 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1130.860
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 925.250

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 14.69

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,076

Size of family households: 783 2-persons, 431 3-persons, 295 4-persons, 129 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 625 1-person, 77 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,096 married couples with children.
297 single-parent households (81 men, 216 women).

97.3% of residents of Menifee County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (39% speak English very well, 61% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,744,000 ($8239 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,935,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,026,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,078,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $100,000
Federal grants: $10,913,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,622,000 ($2,081,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,005,000 ($13,569,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $773,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,034,000
Federal Government insurance: $447,000

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

Births: 437
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 310
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +135
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Menifee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 152
  • 2000 to 2004: 604
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,138
  • 1980 to 1989: 751
  • 1970 to 1979: 634
  • 1960 to 1969: 228
  • 1950 to 1959: 185
  • 1940 to 1949: 82
  • 1939 or earlier: 237
Rooms in houses/apartments in Menifee County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 355
  • 5 rooms: 757
  • 6 rooms: 432
  • 7 rooms: 226
  • 8 rooms: 131
  • 9+ rooms: 75
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 151
  • 5 rooms: 140
  • 6 rooms: 60
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Menifee County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 571
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,218
  • 4 bedrooms: 175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 83
  • 2 bedrooms: 216
  • 3 bedrooms: 160
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Menifee County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 123
  • 1 vehicle: 530
  • 2 vehicles: 966
  • 3 vehicles: 323
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5+ vehicles: 41
  • no vehicle: 97
  • 1 vehicle: 248
  • 2 vehicles: 110
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

64% of Menifee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Kentucky.

Menifee County:

64.2%
State average:

56.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Menifee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (38.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.1%)
  • Wood (15.2%)
  • Utility gas (13.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Electricity (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.3%)
  • Wood (18.6%)
  • Utility gas (13.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 25
Here:

3.5%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

3.6%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)

Menifee County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $189,000
    General Public Buildings: $102,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Regular Highways: $87,000
    Health Services - Other: $56,000
    Central Staff Services: $52,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
    Police Protection: $21,000
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $343,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $648,000

Menifee County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $67,000
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $564,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $80,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $265,000
    Highways: $175,000
  • Tax - Property: $234,000
    NEC: $160,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $41,000

Menifee County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,713,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $540,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $540,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,610,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $103,000

Menifee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $540,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $78,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Menifee County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2375.7 years
James2270.8 years
John2079.5 years
Charles1770.2 years
Mary1382.3 years
Robert1370.7 years
Paul873.3 years
Chester777.8 years
Edna780.7 years
George787.0 years
Most common last names in Menifee County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown3074.9 years
Wells2278.4 years
Ingram1479.8 years
Williams1477.8 years
Sorrell1377.9 years
Conway1375.1 years
Morrison1266.3 years
Spencer1178.2 years
Smith1176.6 years
Johnson1079.1 years

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