Kentucky Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 by County

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Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 - (Number)
County Value
Adair 311
Allen 233
Anderson 329
Ballard 135
Barren 875
Bath 136
Bell 547
Boone 2,874
Bourbon 387
Boyd 1,441
Boyle 744
Bracken 98
Breathitt 211
Breckinridge 271
Bullitt 1,051
Butler 195
Caldwell 284
Calloway 812
Campbell 1,665
Carlisle 69
Carroll 236
Carter 407
Casey 219
Christian 1,335
Clark 788
Clay 253
Clinton 190
Crittenden 160
Cumberland 105
Daviess 2,272
Edmonson 130
Elliott 45
Estill 189
Fayette 8,241
Fleming 258
Floyd 859
Franklin 1,134
Fulton 135
Gallatin 89
Garrard 228
Grant 384
Graves 692
Grayson 471
Green 159
Greenup 497
Hancock 138
Hardin 2,136
Harlan 470
Harrison 292
Hart 253
Henderson 1,060
Henry 219
Hickman 79
Hopkins 989
Jackson 118
Jefferson 19,533
Jessamine 1,024
Johnson 437
Kenton 3,200
Knott 185
Knox 480
Larue 216
Laurel 1,202
Lawrence 213
Lee 96
Leslie 110
Letcher 362
Lewis 125
Lincoln 298
Livingston 144
Logan 490
Lyon 160
Madison 1,568
Magoffin 172
Marion 354
Marshall 638
Martin 181
Mason 472
McCracken 2,116
McCreary 166
McLean 167
Meade 322
Menifee 60
Mercer 379
Metcalfe 115
Monroe 207
Montgomery 527
Morgan 172
Muhlenberg 565
Nelson 919
Nicholas 75
Ohio 359
Oldham 1,222
Owen 133
Owsley 44
Pendleton 181
Perry 687
Pike 1,362
Powell 167
Pulaski 1,417
Robertson 25
Rockcastle 233
Rowan 442
Russell 365
Scott 849
Shelby 887
Simpson 391
Spencer 204
Taylor 645
Todd 184
Trigg 246
Trimble 77
Union 294
Warren 2,638
Washington 243
Wayne 326
Webster 235
Whitley 674
Wolfe 81
Woodford 552

Value for Kentucky (Number): 90,661

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns. Updated annually.


An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. It is not necessarily identical with a company or enterprise, which may consist of one establishment or more. All activities carried on at a location generally are grouped together and classified on the basis of the major reported activity, and all data for the establishment are included in that classification. Establishments with paid employees include all locations with paid employees any time during the year. (A separate data item, Nonemployer establishments, provides the number of establishments without paid employees, mostly self-employed individuals.)

Paid employment consists of full- and part-time employees, including salaried officers and executives of corporations, who are on the payroll in the pay period including March 12. Included are employees on paid sick leave, holidays, and vacations; not included are proprietors and partners of unincorporated businesses.

Payroll includes all forms of compensation, such as salaries, wages, reported tips, commissions, bonuses, vacation allowances, sick-leave pay, employee contributions to qualified pension plans, and the value of taxable fringe benefits. For corporations, it includes amounts paid to officers and executives; for unincorporated businesses, it does not include profit or other compensation of proprietors or partners. Payroll is reported before deductions for Social Security, income tax, insurance, union dues, etc.

Scope and Methodology:

Figures for private nonfarm establishments with paid employees are published in County Business Patterns (CBP), an annual report series. Basic data items are extracted from the Business Register, a file of all known single and multiestablishment companies maintained and updated by the Bureau of the Census from various Census Bureau programs, such as the 5-year Economic Census, the annual Company Organization Survey, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, and Current Business Surveys, as well as from administrative records of the Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Social Security Administration.

These data exclude governmental establishments except for wholesale liquor establishments (NAICS 4228), retail liquor stores (NAICS 44531), Federally-chartered savings institutions (NAICS 522120), Federally-chartered credit unions (NAICS 522130), and hospitals (NAICS 622).

The sum of all counties may be less than state totals, because address information for some establishments was not sufficient to assign them to a specific county. Those employers without a fixed location within a state are included in a "statewide" category, accessible through the CBP site.

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