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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. 2012 cost of living index in Metcalfe County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.5%), Educational,health and social services (16.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Metcalfe County, Kentucky:


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

Males: 5,008  (48.5%)
Females: 5,091  (51.5%)

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Metcalfe County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Metcalfe County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,014 ($23,540 in 1999)
This county:

$28014
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $264 (lower quartile is $182, upper quartile is $334)
This county:

$264
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,554 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Metcalfe County:

$76,554
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,000 - $119,254

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,141
Here:

$118,141
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $45,101
Here:

$45,101
State:

$172,390

Mobile homes: $51,225
Here:

$51,225
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $955
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $198

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 2009: $376 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $314 (0.4%)


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 2009: 19.4%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.3% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 15.1% for other race residents, 83.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

23.6%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

6.8%
Whole state:

6.6%

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: Edmonton, Center, Summer Shade.

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), Summer Shade Fire Department (G). 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 .

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


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:

53.2% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.88%
Here50.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,107
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsOther
Adherents2,311 (45.3%)764 (15.0%)645 (12.6%)436 (8.5%)951 (18.6%)
Congregations11 (27.5%)8 (20.0%)8 (20.0%)2 (5.0%)11 (27.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Metcalfe County - Edmonton, Center, Summer Shade

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Metcalfe County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Metcalfe County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Metcalfe County:

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 above Kentucky state average. It is 3.8 times above 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 significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.9 miles away from Metcalfe County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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




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





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:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $31,112.

6.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.08% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($17,315 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($9,060 average AGI)
Metcalfe County:

1.81%
Kentucky average:

2.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Barren County, KY  2.58% ($23,483 average AGI)
from Monroe County, KY  0.45% ($17,933)
from Warren County, KY  0.36% ($21,917)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.15% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($20,327 average AGI)
0.90% relocated to other states ($2,876 average AGI)
Metcalfe County:

0.90%
Kentucky average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Barren County, KY  2.94% ($27,684 average AGI)
to Warren County, KY  0.36% ($15,167)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Metcalfe County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Metcalfe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Metcalfe County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Metcalfe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Metcalfe County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in 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

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