Community Profiles

Have you ever visited a place that felt like home? That's just what you will experience when you walk through Calvert City. Whether you're passing through or from here, the friendly and welcoming community and the beautiful views from Kentucky Lake are sure to make you stay. 

We are an active community of nearly 3000 people located along the Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake in western Kentucky. Named for Potilla Calvert, a wealthy landowner whose land gift to the railroad in 1860 provided vital transportation opportunities and encouraged the town’s development. Calvert City was then incorporated March 18, 1871 and is now the hub of surface transportation.

The City is the northern terminus of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway, providing a link to Memphis, Tennessee. Skirted on the south of town by Interstate 24, Calvert City has direct links to Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri. Interstate 24 also provides via the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway connections with Louisville, Kentucky. Calvert City has rail access through the main line of the Paducah and Louisville Railroad and commercial port opportunities on the Tennessee River which borders the town’s westward border. Calvert City has sixteen industrial plants that are key sources of employment for Western Kentucky. The majority of the industry is related to chemical manufacturers, although some steel and metallurgical plants also call Calvert City home. Industrial service firms are in abundance.

The labor force of Calvert City is estimated to be equal or greater than the population. With excellent educational opportunities from Elementary School to Graduate School, Calvert City’s residents enjoy training opportunities to fill workforce needs. Add to a median family income of just below $50,000.00, excellent regional medical facilities, quality cultural and recreational facilities,. Churches, and good neighbors and you have a great community with Southern charm and a bright future.

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Calvert City

Population

Total Population

2,684

Population
Growth Rate

0.55%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

8.600

Housing & Income

Households

1,118

Total Housing Units

1,219


Owner Occupied

771

Renter Occupied

347

Vacant

101

Median Home Value

$123,302


Average Home Value

$158,528

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.52%


Per Capita Income

1.96%

Income Projection

Median Household

$34,759 $36,838


Average Household

$50,561 $55,866


Per Capita

$21,409 $23,596

Workforce

Total Businesses

205

Total Employed

5,724

Workers 16+

1,035

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

3

Employed

12

Construction

Businesses

12

Employed

312

Manufacturing

Businesses

16

Employed

1,942

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

14

Employed

420

Some
High School

226

Graduated
High School

554

Associates
Degree

186

Bachelor's
Degree

171

Graduate
Degree

84

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

528

Non-Resident Commuters

477

Drive Alone

869

Carpooled

87

Public

33

Work At Home

43


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