Berea, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 14,374 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +45.9%
Males: 6,950  (48.4%)
Females: 7,424  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  32.4 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 40403, 40404, 40461.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,233 (it was $30,480 in 2000)
Berea:

$36,233
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,426 (it was $15,025 in 2000)

Berea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $128,433 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Berea:

$128,433
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $130,075; Detached houses: $141,459; In 2-unit structures: $160,882; Mobile homes: $28,062

Median gross rent in 2012: $639.

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  • White alone - 12,135 (89.5%)
  • Black alone - 535 (3.9%)
  • Hispanic - 360 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 284 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 167 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.06%)

Races in Berea detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Berea: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.5%), German (16.1%), Irish (12.4%), English (12.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/03/1890

Elevation: 1034 feet

Land area: 9.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,540 people per square mile   (low).

Berea,KY real estate house value index trend

Berea, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Berea:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Berea city:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

402 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe, 0.3% North America, 0.3% Asia).

This city:  2.9%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Berea, Kentucky as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Berea to the number of sex offenders is 1,769 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,115 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $938 (0.7%)

Berea satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (33.2 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Paint Lick, KY (2.8 miles ), Conway, KY (2.9 miles ), Sand Gap, KY (3.4 miles ), Richmond, KY (3.4 miles ), Brodhead, KY (3.7 miles ), Crab Orchard, KY (3.8 miles ), Mount Vernon, KY (3.8 miles ), Red Lick, KY (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 180 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 2000: 118 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2001: 86 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2002: 76 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2004: 136 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2005: 125 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2006: 89 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2007: 96 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2008: 73 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2011: 39 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.58 N, Longitude: 84.29 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,868 (+13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,183 (53.9%)

Area code: 859

Berea household income distribution Berea home values distribution

Crime rates in Berea by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 00010
per 100,000 0.00.00.07.30.0
Rapes 13241
per 100,000 7.521.513.729.37.2
Robberies 686164
per 100,000 45.057.441.2117.229.0
Assaults 81115311
per 100,000 60.078.9103.022.079.7
Burglaries 85101134176149
per 100,000 637.5724.2920.51288.91079.9
Thefts 265274285389267
per 100,000 1987.41964.71957.72848.81935.1
Auto thefts 2324143428
per 100,000 172.5172.196.2249.0202.9
Arson 00N/A21
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A14.67.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.3) 169.8193.7194.8302.4200.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Berea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Kentucky average:

1.88
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Berea: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Berea, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Berea-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Berea city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 3/4/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Berea-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from Berea center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.7 miles away from Berea center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 213.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berea topographic map

Birthplace of: Tony Snow - White House Press Secretary, Carson Chamberlain - Country songwriter, William Evans (basketball) - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Berea:

  • BEREA HOSPITAL CHI (provides emergency services, 305 ESTILL ST)
  • HOSPICE CARE PLUS INC (208 KIDD DRIVE)
  • SAINT JOSEPH BEREA (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 305 ESTILL STREET)
  • BEREA HEALTH CARE CENTER (601 RICHMOND ROAD)
  • THE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1043 BROOKLYN BOULEVARD)

Airports located in Berea:

College/University in Berea:

  • Berea College (Full-time enrollment: 1,835; Location: 101 Chestnut Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.berea.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Berea:

  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 12 miles; Richmond, KY; Full-time enrollment: 13,525)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 34 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Somerset Community College (about 40 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Kentucky State University (about 53 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,112)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 59 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Campbellsville University (about 61 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)

Public high school in Berea:

Public elementary/middle schools in Berea:

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Notable locations in Berea: Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A), Berea Fire Department Station No 2 (B), Berea Fire Department Station No 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berea include: Glades Christian Church (A), Gospel Tabernacle (B), West Side Church (C), Bethal Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Todd Cemetery (1), Williams Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Fork Silver Creek (A), East Fork Silver Creek (B), Terrill Branch (C), Brushy Fork (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Berea Tourism Welcome Center (201 North Broadway Street).

Hotels: Berea Knights Inn (715 Chestnut St), The Holiday Motel (100 Jane St), Budget Inn (215 Mount Vernon Road), Econo Lodge Berea (1010 Paint Lick Road), Super 8 Berea KY (196 Prince Royal Road), Econo Lodge (1010 Paint Lick Rd), Fairfield Inn & Suites (1007 Paint Lick Rd), Boone Tavern Hotel (Main And Prospect), Marriott Corporation (234 Scaffold Cane Road).

Courts: Berea City - District Court (212 Chestnut Street), Berea City - District Court- Deputy County Clerk (212 Chestnut Street).

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 43.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Berea and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTHERN MADISON WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 13,552, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2011)
BEREA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 11,969, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-12-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-20-2007 to APR-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2011)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.9%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.5% for Black residents, 68.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Berea in 2010:

  • 1,132 people in college/university student housing
  • 181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
1,056 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
163 people in nursing homes in 2000

Berea, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Berea compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Berea (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank and Trust Company of Madison County: Peoples Bank And Trust Company Of Ma, U.S. 25 Branch, North Berea Branch, Berea National Bank Branch, West End Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $410.4 mil, Deposits: $314.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Whitaker Bank Corporation Of Kentucky
  • Madison Bank: Berea Branch at 235 Glades Road, branch established on 2004/12/29. Info updated 2011/04/19: Bank assets: $136.3 mil, Deposits: $112.9 mil, headquarters in Richmond, KY, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Madison Financial Corporation
  • Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust Company: Berea Branch at 1715 Big Hill Road, branch established on 2000/10/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $407.2 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, headquarters in East Bernstadt, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cumberland Valley Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Berea Branch at 120 Jill Drive, branch established on 2008/08/16. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Central Bank & Trust Co.: Berea Branch at 101 Brentwood Street, branch established on 2006/10/09. Info updated 2011/02/22: Bank assets: $1,908.6 mil, Deposits: $1,648.8 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Berea Branch at 630 Chestnut Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citizens Guaranty Bank: Berea Branch at 214 Richmond Road North, branch established on 2009/08/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $130.5 mil, Deposits: $113.2 mil, headquarters in Richmond, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Guaranty Financial Corporation
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Berea North Branch at 525 Walnut Meadow Road, branch established on 2001/01/26. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Berea, Kentucky:

  • Boone Tavern Motel, Main St, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-9358
  • Knights Inn Berea, 715 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-2384, Fax: (859) 986-2386
  • Days Inn, 1202 Walnut MDW Dr, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-7373, Fax: (859) 986-3144
  • Econo Lodge, I-75 & US 21, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-9324
  • Holiday Motel, I-75 & US 25, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-9311
  • Red Carpet Inn, I-75 Exit, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-8426
  • Holiday Inn Express, 365 Peggy Flats Rd, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 985-1901, Fax: (859) 985-8095
  • Super 8 Motel, 196 Prince Royal Dr, Berea, KY 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-8426
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Berea, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Berea travel time to work - commute Berea mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Berea city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.27%
Here: 41.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents55.1%8.3%7.9%7.0%5.7%
Congregations40.8%5.8%1.9%8.7%9.7%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Muslim EstimatePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents4.1%2.1%1.9%1.5%6.4%
Congregations6.8%1.0%1.9%3.9%19.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Madison County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Madison County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Madison County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

29.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$16,671$40,0100$0
Other Government Administration 2$12,806$76,8369$4,200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,458
Police Protection - Officers 32$132,596$49,7241$1,612
Police - Other 0$0 3$6,775
Firefighters 18$68,092$45,3950$0
Fire - Other 1$5,624$67,4880$0
Streets and Highways 17$41,477$29,2780$0
Sewerage 10$28,306$33,9670$0
Parks and Recreation 4$9,434$28,3021$195
Water Supply 6$20,714$41,4280$0
Electric Power 7$26,834$46,0010$0
Other and Unallocable 22$74,700$40,7459$10,268
Totals for Government 124$437,254$42,31524$26,508

Berea government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $361,000 ($25.11)
    General - Other: $337,000 ($23.45)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,243,000 ($225.62)
    Electric Utilities: $2,703,000 ($188.05)
    Gas Utilities: $2,702,000 ($187.98)
    Water Utilities: $2,162,000 ($150.41)
    Police Protection: $1,796,000 ($124.95)
    Central Staff Services: $1,344,000 ($93.50)
    Regular Highways: $1,107,000 ($77.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $951,000 ($66.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $887,000 ($61.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $820,000 ($57.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000 ($8.97)
    General - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,552,000 ($107.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,334,000 ($301.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,854,000 ($128.98)
    Police Protection: $178,000 ($12.38)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($6.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000 ($3.13)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($1.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,524,000 ($314.73)

Berea government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,679,000 ($255.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000 ($9.46)
    All Other: $59,000 ($4.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $820,000 ($57.05)
    Rents: $39,000 ($2.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($0.35)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,066,000 ($213.30)
    Gas Utilities: $3,066,000 ($213.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,452,000 ($170.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $921,000 ($64.07)
    Highways: $146,000 ($10.16)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,934,000 ($343.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $932,000 ($64.84)
    Corporation Net Income: $697,000 ($48.49)
    Property: $333,000 ($23.17)
    Other License: $120,000 ($8.35)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $20,000 ($1.39)

Berea government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,776,000 ($2836.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,224,000 ($2241.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000,000 ($626.13)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,576,000 ($457.49)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,119,000 ($356.13)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,457,000 ($101.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $448,000 ($31.17)

Berea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,328,000 ($92.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,593,000 ($1015.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,897,000 ($410.25)

7.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.06%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, KY  1.25% ($36,827 average AGI)
from Estill County, KY  0.34% ($30,537)
from Rockcastle County, KY  0.32% ($27,844)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.07%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, KY  1.53% ($32,544 average AGI)
to Rockcastle County, KY  0.32% ($27,989)
to Estill County, KY  0.28% ($30,883)

Strongest AM radio stations in Berea:

  • WKXO (1500 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEKY (1340 AM; 1 kW; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKYY (1280 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, KY; Owner: LANCASTER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berea:

  • WLFX (106.7 FM; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WLRO (101.5 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNZ (105.1 FM; LANCASTER, KY; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WXZZ (103.3 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWAG (107.9 FM; MCKEE, KY; Owner: DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WBUL-FM (98.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Berea:

  • WBLU-LP (Channel 62; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: SANDRA B. POWLEY)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Berea, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 41
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Berea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total average daily traffic: 62,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,801
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$99,57062$74,111139$86,36021$16,0385$7,253,71427$67,729
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$99,88821$89,1431$29,3800$01$58,970
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$115,26511$76,90953$81,8716$24,8720$04$84,715
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$05$72,00429$101,6381$15,0400$01$33,430
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00 , 0113.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$88,81814$114,2043$76,647
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$126,1052$99,9750$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$114,3500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00 , 0113.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 135
  • Hazardous Condition: 62
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Berea

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Berea, KY
Most common first names in Berea, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11475.0 years
William11174.7 years
James10970.1 years
Mary10881.7 years
Robert6974.1 years
Charles5568.6 years
George4670.7 years
Margaret3079.0 years
Ruby2875.3 years
Anna2677.1 years
Most common last names in Berea, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6975.7 years
Powell6973.9 years
Smith5474.9 years
Gabbard4775.5 years
Baker4278.4 years
Isaacs3974.1 years
Alexander3473.4 years
Williams3476.8 years
Lamb3271.7 years
Gadd3273.6 years
Businesses in Berea, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1Marriott1
Circle K2McDonald's2
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless4RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1U-Haul3
FedEx1UPS1
GNC1Walgreens1
Goodwill2Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
KFC1

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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #70 (40461) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Trinidadian and Tobagonian first ancestries"
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