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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Population
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Population

Population2000201020182023
Calvert City2,7192,5662,6842,750

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Population by Age

Population201020182023
0-4137145140
5-9155157156
10-14151163173
15-19159145162
20-24123132121
25-29124161131
30-34144157164
35-39143163165
40-44153162171
45-49178169168
50-54153182177
55-59194185188
60-64150177189
65-69144173178
70-74139135162
75-79113114122
80-84947792
85+1128689
18+2,0152,1312,181
Median Age454445

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Population by Race

Calvert City2018
Total2,684.000
White Alone96.760
Black Alone0.260
American Indian Alone0.520
Asian Alone0.890
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.300
Two or More Races1.270
Hispanic Origin1.190
Diversity Index8.600

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Growth Rate

Calvert City2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%0%
Households1%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020182023
Households1,1281,0711,1181,145
Housing Units1,1911,1541,2191,257
Owner Occupied Units771804
Renter Occupied Units347341
Vacant Units101112

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Home Value

Calvert City20182023
Median Home Value$123,302$127,946
Average Home Value$158,528$164,348
<$50,0007265
$50,000 - $99,999190181
$100,000 - $149,999265280
$150,000 - $199,9998595
$200,000 - $249,9995156
$250,000 - $299,9995667
$300,000 - $399,9993443
$400,000 - $499,99977
$500,000 - $749,99944
$1,000,000 +22

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later16
2000-200964
1990-1999120
1980-1989173
1970-1979237
1960-1969202
1950-1959178
1940-194955
1939 or Before49

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

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Income
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Income

Calvert City20182023
Median Household$34,759$36,838
Average Household$50,561$55,866
Per Capita$21,409$23,596

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Household Income Base

Calvert City2018
<$15,000298
$15,000 - $24,999157
$25,000 - $34,999106
$35,000 - $49,999154
$50,000 - $74,999151
$75,000 - $99,999113
$100,000 - $149,999100
$150,000 - $199,99920
$200,000+19

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+1,035
In-County Residents528
Out-of-County Residents477
Drive Alone869
Carpooled87
Public Transport33
Work at Home43
Less than 5 minutes46
5-9 minutes185
10-14 minutes115
15-19 minutes61
20-24 minutes128
25-29 minutes126
30-34 minutes151
35-39 minutes49
40-44 minutes51
45-59 minutes35
60-89 minutes45
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time22

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees5,724
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities12
Construction312
Manufacturing1,942
Wholesale Trade420
  
Retail Trade1,746
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers56
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip90
Food & Beverage Stores57
Health/Pers Care Stores4
Gasoline Stations53
Clothing/Accessory Store1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music6
General Merchandise Str18
Misc Store Retailers1,461
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse99
Information12
  
Finance & Insurance39
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv4
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other3
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing20
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv168
Legal Services2
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt12
Educational Services60
HealthCare/Social Assist245
Arts/Entertainment/Rec16
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs343
Accommodation65
Food Srv/Drinking Places278
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin219
Auto Repair/Maintenance15
Public Administration Emp59

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

Educational Attainment (25+)

Calvert City2018
Some High School226
Graduated High School554
Associates Degree186
Bachelor's Degree171
Graduate Degree84

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses205
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus3
Construction Bus12
Manufacturing Bus16
Wholesale Trade Bus14
  
Retail Trade Bus40
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus7
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus9
Food & Beverage Stores Bus4
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus1
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus2
General Merchandise Str Bus3
Misc Store Retailers Bus8
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus8
Information Bus3
  
Finance & Insurance Bus9
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus5
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus7
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus10
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus5
Educational Services Bus1
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus11
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus2
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus23
Accommodation Bus7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus16
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus24
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus6
Public Administration Bus6

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-19

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