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Nicholas County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 7,000 (all rural); it was 6,813 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,212
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 896
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,027
Renter-occupied apartments: 701 (it was 683 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 197 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nicholas County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.5%), Manufacturing (21.2%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Nicholas County, Kentucky:


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

Males: 3,546  (46.2%)
Females: 3,589  (53.8%)

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Nicholas County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Nicholas County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,566 ($29,886 in 1999)
This county:

$35566
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $284 (lower quartile is $195, upper quartile is $408)
This county:

$284
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,034 (it was $59,100 in 2000)
Nicholas County:

$76,034
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,656 - $124,315

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $131,922
Here:

$131,922
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $485,229
Here:

$485,229
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $10,982
Here:

$10,982
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $61,438
Here:

$61,438
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $995
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $241

Institutionalized population: 92

Nicholas County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $519 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $305 (0.5%)


Nicholas County household income distribution in 2009 Nicholas County home values distribution


Nicholas County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 25.7%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 61.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 11 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

13.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nicholas County is $440 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carlisle, Headquarters.

Nicholas 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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Nicholas County: Blue Licks Spring (A), Salt Well (B), North Central District 4-H Camp (C), Walnut Grove (D), Lower Blue Licks (E), Hogjaws (F), Masonic Lodge Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nicholas County include: Hildreth Church (A), Ishmael Church (B), Locust Grove Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Needmore Church (E), Oakland Mills Church (F), Parrish Chapel (G), Stony Creek Church (H), Ball Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bramelett Cemetery (1), Carter Cemetery (2), Hayden Young Cemetery (3), Standiford Cemetery (4), Needmore Church Cemetery (5), Herndon Cemetery (6), Rose Hill Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Branch (A), Brushy Creek (B), West Branch Sugar Creek (C), Crooked Creek (D), Clear Creek (E), Taylors Creek (F), Cassidy Creek (G), Cane Run (H), Stony Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Nicholas County: Clay Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bath County , Bourbon County , Fleming County , Harrison County , Montgomery County , Robertson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 158
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 31 (42% naturalized citizens)

Nicholas County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.7%

Nicholas County marital status for males
Nicholas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Nicholas County with a mortgage: 606 (48 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 456

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.68%
Here50.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,453
Total congregations: 21

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1,028 (29.8%)1,013 (29.3%)857 (24.8%)233 (6.7%)322 (9.3%)
Congregations4 (19.0%)7 (33.3%)3 (14.3%)3 (14.3%)4 (19.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Nicholas County - Carlisle, Headquarters

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


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

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Nicholas County:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.5%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nicholas County:

8.6%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Nicholas County:

Average size of farms: 181 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,404
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $212.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.58%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,417
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,123
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.82%
Corn for grain: 678 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 388 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 36 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Nicholas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 3.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Nicholas County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 85% 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 8.8 miles away from the 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 14.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.7 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 95.9 miles away from Nicholas County center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Nicholas County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Freeze: 1, Landslide: 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 (14%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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




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





Nicholas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,125 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 646 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 33 (1%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 102 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


103 people in nursing homes
92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,589.

5.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.82% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($23,436 average AGI)
1.07% relocated from other states ($5,570 average AGI)
Nicholas County:

1.07%
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 Bourbon County, KY  1.78% ($25,822 average AGI)
from Fayette County, KY  0.51% ($30,692)
from Fleming County, KY  0.51% ($20,385)
from Montgomery County, KY  0.39% ($24,500)


6.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.32% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($26,006 average AGI)
0.66% relocated to other states ($2,374 average AGI)
Nicholas County:

0.66%
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 Bourbon County, KY  1.68% ($26,884 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  1.33% ($26,618)
to Harrison County, KY  0.59% ($31,933)
to Scott County, KY  0.51% ($44,923)
to Montgomery County, KY  0.43% ($30,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Nicholas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Nicholas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nicholas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,349 (1,076 aged, 273 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15658.56
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1724.140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53518.94

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1380.390
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1465.770
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 14.23

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,040

Size of family households: 854 2-persons, 492 3-persons, 395 4-persons, 119 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 718 1-person, 112 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

98.6% of residents of Nicholas County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $43,257,000 ($6113 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,702,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,293,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,470,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,883,000
Federal grants: $11,161,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,202,000 ($1,193,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $581,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,712,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,528,000

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

Births: 468
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 460
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: +218
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nicholas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.42 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Nicholas County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 284
  • 5 rooms: 585
  • 6 rooms: 481
  • 7 rooms: 255
  • 8 rooms: 196
  • 9+ rooms: 186
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 202
  • 5 rooms: 163
  • 6 rooms: 85
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nicholas County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 635
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,045
  • 4 bedrooms: 267
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 311
  • 3 bedrooms: 174
  • 4 bedrooms: 42
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 146
  • 1 vehicle: 491
  • 2 vehicles: 880
  • 3 vehicles: 383
  • 4 vehicles: 88
  • 5+ vehicles: 39
  • no vehicle: 169
  • 1 vehicle: 283
  • 2 vehicles: 169
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

59% of Nicholas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Kentucky.

Nicholas County:

58.6%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nicholas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (39.5%)
  • Utility gas (23.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.6%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Electricity (36.3%)
  • Utility gas (34.7%)
  • Wood (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

0.4%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.1%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

1.3%
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

Nicholas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Nicholas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Nicholas County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Nicholas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Nicholas County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7672.9 years
Mary6479.5 years
James6072.4 years
John5474.7 years
Charles3973.8 years
Robert3672.3 years
George2778.6 years
Elizabeth2681.0 years
Margaret2572.8 years
Anna2283.3 years
Most common last names in Nicholas County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ritchie3581.2 years
Gaunce3379.0 years
Mitchell2976.9 years
Fryman2775.3 years
Allison2678.9 years
Scott2578.2 years
Snapp2375.9 years
Clark2281.4 years
Vice2279.1 years
Hollar2183.0 years
Businesses in Nicholas County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Kincaid1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1

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