Economic Development

Quality of Life

Median Home Price (2013): Rowan County – $85,000 for 71 homes
Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.


Normal (30-year record) 55.5 degrees
Average Annual, 2012 57.6 degrees
Record Highest, July 2012 (68-year record) 105 degrees
Record Lowest, January 1963 (67-year record) -21 degrees
Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,611
Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,190
Normal (30-year record) 45.17 inches
Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13 inches
Total Precipitation, 2012 42.62 inches
Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 129.8
Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (65-year record) 39.8
Prevailing Winds South
Relative Humidity (30-year record)
1 a.m. 79 percent
7 a.m. 83 percent
1 p.m. 61 percent
7 p.m. 66 percent

Note: Heating degree day totals are the sums of positive departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F. Cooling degree day totals are the sum of negative departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Climatic Data Center, Local Climatological Data, 2012.
Station of record: Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY.