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

Population2000201020192024
Calvert City2,7512,5982,8002,878

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4138150150
5-9159162162
10-14151167179
15-19159151168
20-24123132127
25-29124170133
30-34146165172
35-39147167172
40-44156170175
45-49178175180
50-54157186184
55-59199197192
60-64153182202
65-69145187183
70-74140145179
75-79113118131
80-84958397
85+1159095
18+2,0422,2282,288
Median Age454445

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Calvert City2019
Total2,800.000
White Alone96.820
Black Alone0.110
American Indian Alone0.500
Asian Alone0.890
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.360
Two or More Races1.320
Hispanic Origin1.320
Diversity Index8.800

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Calvert City2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households1,1441,0881,1761,208
Housing Units1,2091,1741,2741,316
Owner Occupied Units825858
Renter Occupied Units351350
Vacant Units98108

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Calvert City20192024
Median Home Value$119,463$130,392
Average Home Value$151,487$159,819
<$50,0007669
$50,000 - $99,999278267
$100,000 - $149,999149153
$150,000 - $199,999133148
$200,000 - $249,9996978
$250,000 - $299,9994753
$300,000 - $399,9995571
$400,000 - $499,9991315
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +11

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later28
2000-200999
1990-1999158
1980-1989179
1970-1979213
1960-1969234
1950-1959174
1940-194936
1939 or Before46

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Calvert City20192024
Median Household$44,982$52,854
Average Household$64,126$73,083
Per Capita$26,926$30,655

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Calvert City2019
<$15,000180
$15,000 - $24,999173
$25,000 - $34,999126
$35,000 - $49,999149
$50,000 - $74,999136
$75,000 - $99,999180
$100,000 - $149,999149
$150,000 - $199,99958
$200,000+24

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+973
In-County Residents536
Out-of-County Residents428
Drive Alone850
Carpooled63
Public Transport18
Work at Home37
Less than 5 minutes37
5-9 minutes215
10-14 minutes111
15-19 minutes72
20-24 minutes146
25-29 minutes123
30-34 minutes66
35-39 minutes42
40-44 minutes46
45-59 minutes59
60-89 minutes19
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time20

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees5,173
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining40
Utilities6
Construction295
Manufacturing1,669
Wholesale Trade401
  
Retail Trade1,187
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers37
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip85
Food & Beverage Stores45
Health/Pers Care Stores4
Gasoline Stations53
Clothing/Accessory Store1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music6
General Merchandise Str11
Misc Store Retailers941
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse101
Information12
  
Finance & Insurance37
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other3
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing18
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv166
Legal Services2
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt9
Educational Services60
HealthCare/Social Assist235
Arts/Entertainment/Rec260
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs357
Accommodation65
Food Srv/Drinking Places292
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin223
Auto Repair/Maintenance15
Public Administration Emp97

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Calvert City2019
Some High School216
Graduated High School603
Associates Degree204
Bachelor's Degree168
Graduate Degree78

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses207
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus13
Manufacturing Bus14
Wholesale Trade Bus15
  
Retail Trade Bus35
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus6
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus8
Food & Beverage Stores Bus3
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus1
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus2
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus6
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus8
Information Bus3
  
Finance & Insurance Bus8
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus5
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus1
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus7
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus9
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus3
Educational Services Bus1
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus10
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus3
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus24
Accommodation Bus7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus17
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus25
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus6
Public Administration Bus9

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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