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Commuting Programs

Mercer has no public transportation, but is well within reach of employment opportunities and recreation.

Daily Commute

Most job locations are within a 15 minute drive. There are those employed outside of the county that drive US 127 daily. It is a four lane road directly to Lexington, KY.

Highway

Mercer Co. is accessible by four lane Highway 127 and by two lane scenic drive on State Road 68. 

Rail

Mercer Co. does not have this available at this time.

Freight

Industry in our area use major trucking firms for their freight and shipping. Please contact the industry for more information.

Distance to nearest Port

Louisville, KY, 75 miles, is the nearest port.

Airports

Lexington/Bluegrass Airport is 35 miles away. Louisville International is 75 miles away. Cincinnati International is 95 miles from Harrodsburg.

Data Name Value Percent
Mean travel time to work 25 minutes
Commuters by Travel Time to Work
Under 10 minutes 1,708 20.22%
10 to 14 minutes 1,371 16.23%
15 to 19 minutes 1,228 14.54%
20 to 24 minutes 911 10.79%
25 to 29 minutes 339 4.01%
30 to 34 minutes 576 6.82%
35 to 44 minutes 614 7.27%
45 to 59 minutes 945 11.19%
60 or more minutes 754 8.93%
Commuters by Mode
Car, truck, or van — drove alone 7,588 89.84%
Car, truck, or van — carpooled 734 8.69%
Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 0 0%
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means 47 0.56%
Bicycle 0 0%
Walked 77 0.91%
Worked at home 406 4.81%
Distance to Nearest Airport from County Population Centroid
Mercer County, KY
(Stuart Powell Field)
19 mi
Data Name Value
Railroads
Has Class I rail? Yes
Class II and/or III lines present? No
Intermodal transport lines present? No
Double stack lines present? Yes
Rail Operators 2
Name
CSX Transportation Incorporated
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Ports (within area + 100 mile radius)  
Louisville, KY
Data Name Value
Total Tonnage 6,402,755
Domestic Tonnage 6,402,755
Total Foreign Tonnage 0
Foreign Imports Tonnage 0
Foreign Exports Tonnage 0
Post-Panamax Ready? No
Data Name Value
Major (within area + 100 mile radius)
Blue Grass
Data Name Value
Location ID LEX
Number of passengers 1,189,490
Freight 2,716,408 lbs
Mail 1,964 lbs
Runway length 7,004 ft (2,135 m)
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field
Data Name Value
Location ID SDF
Number of passengers 3,268,969
Freight 4,993,884,024 lbs
Mail 137,739,871 lbs
Runway length 11,887 ft (3,623 m)
Regional (within area + 100 mile radius)
No Regional Airports
General Aviation (within area + 50 mile radius)
Capital City
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,506 ft (1,678 m)
Georgetown Scott County - Marshall Fld
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,498 ft (1,676 m)
Lebanon-Springfield
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,001 ft (1,524 m)
Liberty-Casey County
Data Name Value
Runway length 3,000 ft (914 m)
Madison
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,001 ft (1,524 m)
Samuels Field
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,003 ft (1,525 m)
Stuart Powell Field
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
Taylor County
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,003 ft (1,525 m)