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Making the dollar go a little further is always a good thing.


Who doesn’t want to get more for less? Whether it’s a higher return on a significant capital investment or being able to buy a little extra square footage in a brand new house, businesses and citizens in Taylor County and the surrounding labor market have a huge advantage when it comes to purchasing power.

In fact, a national index reveals that Taylor County offers a nearly 13 percent lower cost of living than other locations around the country and almost 2 percent lower than the state average. Even better is the fact that our productivity and overall quality of life is second to none.

Cost of Living Index


Avg. Annual Salary Cost of Living Index (Base US) U.S. Purchasing Power
Taylor County $33,257 88 $37,802
Taylor County LMA $32,673 85.6 $38,148
KY $44,473 89.3 $49,795
US $55,223 100 $55,223

Source: JobsEQ (2018Q2)

Median Home Value

(Owner-Occupied Units)


Median Home Value Graph

Source: JobsEQ

Households (2016)

Taylor County


9,745


No. of Households


2.48


Persons per Household


$32,977


Median Household Income



Source: US Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census