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Rockcastle County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 16,826 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 16,582 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,660
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,491
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,599 (it was 1,338 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 318 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rockcastle County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.8%), Manufacturing (20.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rockcastle County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,265  (49.1%)
Females: 8,561  (50.9%)

Rockcastle County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rockcastle County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $32,619 ($23,475 in 1999)

This county:

$32,619
Kentucky:

$45,215

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $309, upper quartile is $468)
This county:

$362
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $77,979 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Rockcastle:

$77,979
Kentucky:

$130,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,033 - $124,134
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $845
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 285

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 14

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 46
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $575 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $352 (0.5%)

Rockcastle County household income distribution in 2009 Rockcastle County home values distribution Rockcastle County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 24.7%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 24.2%
Rockcastle County:

24.2%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 5 years old, Other race residents: 1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rockcastle County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.

Cities in this county include: Conway, Mount Vernon, Brodhead, Livingston.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Abes Fork (A), Cow Fork (B), Piney Fork (C), School House Branch (D), Grassy Creek (E), Grassy Spring Branch (F), Dicks Branch (G), Buckeye Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cherokee County, Kansas , Casey County , Cumberland County, Virginia , Mineral County, Colorado , Radford city, Virginia , Williamsburg city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 366
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (0% naturalized citizens)

Rockcastle County:

0.0%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0
Note: State values scaled to Rockcastle County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.5%

Rockcastle County marital status for males Rockcastle County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,646
  • One, attached: 49
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 95
  • 5 to 9: 156
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 or more: 62
  • Mobile homes: 2,226
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Housing units in Rockcastle County with a mortgage: 1,361 (100 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,278

Here:

51.6% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rockcastle County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,19340
Catholic481
Other-1
None7,815-
Rockcastle 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
Rockcastle County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rockcastle County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rockcastle County:

11.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Rockcastle County:

32.5%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Rockcastle County:

Average size of farms: 117 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,480
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $185.99
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,859
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,207
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.06%
Corn for grain: 588 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 222 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 482 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rockcastle 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 61.3 miles away from Rockcastle 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 207.8 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 58.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 110.8 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 193.5 miles away from Rockcastle 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 217.8 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, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 11, 2015 to July 20, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4239: August 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4239, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • 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 Southeastern Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 02, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 2385, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2001 to August 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1388: August 15, 2001, FEMA Id: 1388, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rockcastle County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Fires: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 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 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

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

  • United States or American (55%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Rockcastle County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,763 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,194 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 117 (2%)
  • Other means: 72 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 243 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 180 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 183 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 102 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,846.

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.23% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($20,475 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($5,894 average AGI)
Rockcastle County:

1.22%
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 Madison County, KY  1.72% ($27,989 average AGI)
from Laurel County, KY  0.43% ($35,636)
from Lincoln County, KY  0.39% ($20,700)
from Pulaski County, KY  0.31% ($21,875)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.10% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($21,343 average AGI)
1.20% relocated to other states ($4,551 average AGI)
Rockcastle County:

1.20%
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 Madison County, KY  1.74% ($27,844 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.45% ($20,739)
to Fayette County, KY  0.27% ($52,214)
to Laurel County, KY  0.23% ($21,667)
to Lincoln County, KY  0.23% ($32,167)
to Garrard County, KY  0.21% ($28,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Rockcastle County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Rockcastle County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rockcastle County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rockcastle County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rockcastle County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,189 (2,234 aged, 955 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 416 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (262)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (189)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (189)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (165)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (153)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (103)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (80)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (79)
  • Congestive heart failure (65)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (56)

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: 5.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,616
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 512
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,551

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,322
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 181.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,715
  • In family households: 14,476 (3,442 male householders, 1,351 female householders)
    3,612 spouses, 4,644 children (4,175 natural, 111 adopted, 358 stepchildren), 613 grandchildren, 101 brothers or sisters, 98 parents, 165 other relatives, 362 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,239 (951 male householders (801 living alone)), 1,006 female householders (929 living alone)), 282 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 341 (285 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,159 2-persons, 1,182 3-persons, 920 4-persons, 353 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,730 1-person, 190 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,814 married couples with children.
860 single-parent households (180 men, 680 women).

98.5% of residents of Rockcastle County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,657,000 ($5,700 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,179,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,528,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,399,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $259,000
Federal grants: $33,727,000
Federal procurement contracts: $871,000 ($407,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,872,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $221,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,579,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,612,000

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

Births: 1,090
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 930
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rockcastle County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.59 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 239
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,247
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,753
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,240
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,268
  • 1960 to 1969: 657
  • 1950 to 1959: 308
  • 1940 to 1949: 441
  • 1939 or earlier: 589
Note: State values scaled to Rockcastle population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rockcastle County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 878
  • 5 rooms: 1,793
  • 6 rooms: 1,107
  • 7 rooms: 621
  • 8 rooms: 350
  • 9+ rooms: 269
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 191
  • 4 rooms: 465
  • 5 rooms: 370
  • 6 rooms: 155
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rockcastle County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 154
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,613
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,819
  • 4 bedrooms: 506
  • 5+ bedrooms: 114
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 248
  • 2 bedrooms: 640
  • 3 bedrooms: 372
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Rockcastle County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rockcastle County population
  • no vehicle: 483
  • 1 vehicle: 1,358
  • 2 vehicles: 1,929
  • 3 vehicles: 1,011
  • 4 vehicles: 303
  • 5+ vehicles: 122
  • no vehicle: 273
  • 1 vehicle: 631
  • 2 vehicles: 351
  • 3 vehicles: 57
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

64% of Rockcastle County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Kentucky.

Rockcastle County:

64.2%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 14,300
  • Northeast: 192
  • Midwest: 1,417
  • South: 565
  • West: 92

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: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rockcastle County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.4%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Coal or coke (2.3%)
  • Electricity (50.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.1%)
  • Wood (11.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.6%)
  • Coal or coke (3.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

1.7%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

1.3%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

12.1%
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)

Rockcastle County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $12,000
    Water Utilities: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $875,000
    General - Other: $705,000
    Correctional Institutions: $668,000
    Police Protection: $306,000
    General Public Buildings: $233,000
    Central Staff Services: $136,000
    Health - Other: $134,000
    Financial Administration: $125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $358,000
    Regular Highways: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $15,000
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,428,000

Rockcastle County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $221,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $171,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,500,000
    Highways: $1,367,000
  • Tax - NEC: $471,000
    Property: $321,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000

Rockcastle County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,536,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,300,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,333,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $695,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $560,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $135,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,000

Rockcastle County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,621,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $460,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,268
  • Number of aged recipients: 127
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,141
  • Number of recipients under 18: 106
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 796
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 366
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 484
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 535
Rockcastle County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Rockcastle County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Rockcastle County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William13772.9 years
James12570.7 years
John12076.7 years
Mary8175.7 years
Robert7272.0 years
George6274.9 years
Charles5171.9 years
Martha3778.5 years
Henry3475.9 years
Willie3177.3 years
Most common last names in Rockcastle County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown6976.7 years
Mink6776.0 years
Bullock6677.2 years
Smith6174.2 years
Mullins6177.4 years
Owens5975.5 years
Renner5371.8 years
Adams4778.3 years
Cromer4676.1 years
Jones4577.5 years
Businesses in Rockcastle County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1Wendy's1