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Allen County

Naturally Inviting

Allen County is located just 60 miles north of Nashville and 20 miles southeast of Bowling Green on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. At the heart of the county is historic downtown Scottsville, best-known for holiday community festivals and distinctive architecture dating back to the 1800s. More than 20,000 residents enjoy easy access to the Barren Lake State Resort Park and numerous other recreational amenities, including municipal parks and riding trails. 

Businesses considering expanding or locating in Allen County are served by a professionally-run Industrial Development Authority in addition to the resources provided by South Central Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

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Demographics
Population2 20,640
Population Annual Average Growth2 188
Median Age3 39.2
Under 18 Years 4,887
18 to 24 Years 1,667
25 to 34 Years 2,303
35 to 44 Years 2,721
45 to 54 Years 2,902
55 to 64 Years 2,545
65 to 74 Years 1,742
75 Years, and Over 1,189
Race:  White 19,362
Race:  Black or African American 164
Race:  American Indian and Alaska Native 58
Race: Asian 31
Race:  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0
Race:  Some Other Race 84
Race: Two or More Races 257
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 297
Economic
Armed Forces Labor Force4 24
Veterans, Age 18-644 783
Median Household Income3,4 $40,008
Poverty Level (of all people)4 3,681
Mean Commute Time (minutes)4 25.6
Commute via Public Transportation4 8
Union Membership5
Housing
Total Housing Units4 9,263
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4 $96,800
Homeowner Vacancy4 155
Rental Vacancy4 85
Renter-Occupied Housing Units4 2,119
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available4 602
Social
No High School Diploma (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,981
High School Graduate (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 3,896
Some College, No Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 2,222
Associate's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,000
Bachelor's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 898
Postgraduate Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 464
Enrolled in Grade 12 (% of total population)4 275
Disabled, Age 18-644 1,904
Foreign Born4 282
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4 356

Source: JobsEQ® 04/2015  1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise  2. Census 2013, annual average growth rate since 2003  3. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.  4. ACS 2009-2013; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura.

 

 

Workforce Characteristics

  Allen County Kentucky
Population 20,640 4,395,295
Labor Force 8,743 1,993,607
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 6.0%