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

2,760

Population
Growth Rate

0.59%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

9.400

Housing & Income

Households

1,165

Total Housing Units

1,268


Owner Occupied

831

Renter Occupied

334

Vacant

103

Median Home Value

$112,218


Average Home Value

$143,020

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.67%


Per Capita Income

2.50%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,920 $60,404


Average Household

$66,439 $74,796


Per Capita

$28,040 $31,721

Workforce

Total Businesses

200

Total Employed

3,860

Workers 16+

940

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

1,016

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

38

Employed

644

2020 Misc Store Retailers

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

387

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

374

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

292

2020 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

290

Some
High School

193

Graduated
High School

615

Associates
Degree

231

Bachelor's
Degree

180

Graduate
Degree

95

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

455

Non-Resident Commuters

474

Drive Alone

844

Carpooled

77

Public

0

Work At Home

14


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