Metcalfe County, Kentucky (KY)

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County population in 2012: 9,969 (all rural); it was 10,037 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,558
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,510
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,185
Renter-occupied apartments: 987 (it was 831 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 291 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.4%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 11%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 78%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Metcalfe County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,008  (48.5%)
Females: 5,091  (51.5%)

Metcalfe County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Metcalfe County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,017 ($23,540 in 1999)

This county:

$32017
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $338 (lower quartile is $262, upper quartile is $417)
This county:

$338
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,127 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Metcalfe:

$79,127
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,232 - $124,004

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $116,429
Here:

$116,429
State:

$165,943

Townhouses or other attached units: $77,394
Here:

$77,394
State:

$210,806

Mobile homes: $53,556
Here:

$53,556
State:

$47,914
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $735
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $258

Institutionalized population: 93

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: $575 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $430 (0.6%)

Metcalfe County household income distribution in 2009 Metcalfe County home values distribution Metcalfe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.0%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.7% for Black residents, 53.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 90.7% for other race residents, 45.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
Metcalfe County:

19.9%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 52.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 87.8% for other race residents, 41.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 55 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 43 years old, Other race residents: 11 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Metcalfe County is $348 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.

Cities in this county include: Summer Shade, Center, Edmonton.

Metcalfe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Metcalfe County: Sulphur Well (A), Bald Hill (B), Moore Spring (C), East Fork (D), Cave Ridge (E), North Metcalfe Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Metcalfe County include: Walnut Grove Church (A), Foundation Church (B), Good Hope Church (C), Grace Union Church (D), Hickory College Church (E), Locust Grove Church (F), Lone Star Church (G), Missionary Mound Church (H), Mount Moriah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Webb Cemetery (1), Buck Hill Cemetery (2), Cassady Cemetery (3), Harvey Cemetery (4), Cedar Flats Cemetery (5), Center Cemetery (6), Creacy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: County Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Creek (A), Dry Fork Creek (B), Dry Fork Branch (C), Bacon Branch (D), Big Branch (E), Black Rock Creek (F), Branstetter Branch (G), Delk Branch (H), Norris Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Metcalfe County: Branstetter Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Adair County , Barren County , Cumberland County , Green County , Hart County , Monroe County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 258
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (39% naturalized citizens)

Metcalfe County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 7

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.9%

Metcalfe County marital status for males Metcalfe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Metcalfe County with a mortgage: 707 (39 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 622

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Metcalfe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,79730
Mainline Protestant7819
Other3901
Catholic801
None3,051-
Metcalfe 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: 2
Metcalfe County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Metcalfe County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Metcalfe County:

11.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Metcalfe County:

30.2%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Metcalfe County:

Average size of farms: 139 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,349
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $168.96
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,847
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,184
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.31%
Corn for grain: 1321 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 250 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1001 harvested acres
Vegetables: 38 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Metcalfe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 1600900.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/16/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Metcalfe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Metcalfe County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 125.4 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 136.8 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 176.8 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 123.9 miles away from Metcalfe County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.1 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 Metcalfe County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 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 (%):

  • United Kingdom (50%)
  • Canada (39%)
  • Honduras (11%)

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

  • United States or American (63%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Metcalfe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,248 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 480 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 51 (1%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 242 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

100 people in nursing homes
26 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,080.

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.82% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,471 average AGI)
1.21% relocated from other states ($6,088 average AGI)
Metcalfe County:

1.21%
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 Barren County, KY  2.13% ($27,250 average AGI)
from Monroe County, KY  0.36% ($20,917)


6.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.68% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($22,417 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($1,965 average AGI)
Metcalfe County:

0.96%
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 Barren County, KY  2.85% ($24,051 average AGI)
to Warren County, KY  0.44% ($19,533)
to Monroe County, KY  0.41% ($49,643)
to Green County, KY  0.32% ($27,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Metcalfe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Metcalfe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Metcalfe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,064 (1,551 aged, 513 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: 1157.200
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1353.340

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.84

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,978

Size of family households: 1,296 2-persons, 678 3-persons, 500 4-persons, 178 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,087 1-person, 143 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,724 married couples with children.
489 single-parent households (138 men, 351 women).

98.0% of residents of Metcalfe County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $58,139,000 ($5720 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $744,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,639,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,860,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $542,000
Federal grants: $17,824,000
Federal procurement contracts: $518,000 ($71,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,757,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $164,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $840,000
Federal Government insurance: $699,000

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

Births: 629
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 665
Here:

65 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: +210
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Metcalfe 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:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 24
  • 2000 to 2004: 608
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,187
  • 1980 to 1989: 558
  • 1970 to 1979: 899
  • 1960 to 1969: 359
  • 1950 to 1959: 368
  • 1940 to 1949: 190
  • 1939 or earlier: 447
Rooms in houses/apartments in Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 75
  • 4 rooms: 494
  • 5 rooms: 1,024
  • 6 rooms: 682
  • 7 rooms: 396
  • 8 rooms: 280
  • 9+ rooms: 187
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 294
  • 5 rooms: 202
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 155
  • 2 bedrooms: 851
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,762
  • 4 bedrooms: 346
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 129
  • 2 bedrooms: 435
  • 3 bedrooms: 168
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Metcalfe County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 855
  • 2 vehicles: 1,329
  • 3 vehicles: 571
  • 4 vehicles: 192
  • 5+ vehicles: 72
  • no vehicle: 141
  • 1 vehicle: 348
  • 2 vehicles: 230
  • 3 vehicles: 99
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

62% of Metcalfe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Kentucky.

Metcalfe County:

62.0%
State average:

56.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Metcalfe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.9%)
  • Utility gas (24.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.0%)
  • Wood (15.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.2%)
  • Electricity (40.6%)
  • Utility gas (22.0%)
  • Wood (17.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 105
Here:

8.6%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

2.2%
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)

Metcalfe County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $766,000
    General Public Buildings: $157,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,167,000
    Regular Highways: $700,000
    Water Utilities: $310,000
    Financial Administration: $269,000
    Health - Other: $206,000
    Central Staff Services: $131,000
    General Public Buildings: $105,000
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $208,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    General - Other: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $736,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $518,000

Metcalfe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $593,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000
    All Other: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $377,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $107,000
    Interest Earnings: $71,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,246,000
    All Other: $330,000
    General Local Government Support: $77,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $845,000
    Property: $376,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $73,000
    NEC: $22,000

Metcalfe County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,800,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,506,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $294,000

Metcalfe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $400,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Metcalfe County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7570.8 years
Mary5977.8 years
William5274.7 years
John4676.1 years
Robert3369.0 years
George2777.1 years
Ruby2377.6 years
Ruth1882.1 years
Willie1881.1 years
Henry1773.4 years
Most common last names in Metcalfe County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5576.9 years
Hurt4777.7 years
Martin4478.8 years
England4074.0 years
Compton3774.6 years
Wilson3673.9 years
Gibson3474.9 years
Harper3271.7 years
Brown3174.9 years
Fields3176.8 years
Businesses in Metcalfe County, KY
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
McDonald's1Subway1
Pizza Hut1