Berea, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 15,597 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +58.3%
Males: 7,650  (49.1%)
Females: 7,947  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

29.8 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40403, 40404, 40461.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,255 (it was $30,480 in 2000)
Berea:

$45,255
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,940 (it was $15,025 in 2000)

Berea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,721 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Berea:

$141,721
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,021; detached houses: $192,855; townhouses or other attached units: $289,054; in 2-unit structures: $29,636; mobile homes: $56,713

Median gross rent in 2017: $676.

March 2019 cost of living index in Berea: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.2%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.4% for Black residents, 78.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.7% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Berea, KY (2017)
    • 13,40489.2%White alone
    • 5703.8%Hispanic
    • 5073.4%Black alone
    • 3312.2%Two or more races
    • 1400.9%Asian alone
    • 550.4%Other race alone
    • 80.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Berea, Kentucky as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Berea is 343 to 1.


Crime rates in Berea by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.5)
3
(21.5)
2
(13.7)
4
(27.0)
1
(6.6)
4
(29.3)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.0)
5
(34.3)
5
(33.6)
5
(33.0)
8
(51.9)
6
(37.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(45.0)
8
(57.4)
6
(41.2)
8
(54.0)
7
(46.3)
16
(117.2)
4
(29.0)
5
(34.9)
1
(6.9)
4
(26.9)
7
(46.3)
10
(64.9)
6
(37.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(60.0)
11
(78.9)
15
(103.0)
4
(27.0)
9
(59.5)
3
(22.0)
11
(79.7)
5
(34.9)
5
(34.3)
5
(33.6)
8
(52.9)
6
(38.9)
7
(44.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
85
(637.5)
101
(724.2)
134
(920.5)
115
(775.7)
117
(773.3)
176
(1,289)
149
(1,080)
101
(704.8)
105
(720.6)
117
(785.6)
103
(680.5)
115
(746.5)
67
(421.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
265
(1,987)
274
(1,965)
285
(1,958)
305
(2,057)
344
(2,274)
389
(2,849)
267
(1,935)
262
(1,828)
205
(1,407)
186
(1,249)
277
(1,830)
241
(1,564)
214
(1,347)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(172.5)
24
(172.1)
14
(96.2)
13
(87.7)
25
(165.2)
34
(249.0)
28
(202.9)
11
(76.8)
9
(61.8)
17
(114.1)
50
(330.4)
36
(233.7)
45
(283.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(6.7)
2
(13.2)
2
(14.6)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.7)
2
(13.4)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)169.4193.2194.4200.3189.4301.7199.7151.6148.0155.7198.1202.3168.9

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City-data.com crime index in Berea, KY

Crime rate in Berea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 38 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Kentucky average:

1.70
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Ancestries: American (25.4%), Irish (11.1%), German (8.8%), English (6.8%), European (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/03/1890

Elevation: 1034 feet

Land area: 9.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,671 people per square mile   (low).

Berea, Kentucky map

640 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This city:

4.2%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,354 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $943 (0.8%)

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 )

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: +2,483 (+16.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,271 (58.0%)

Area code: 859

Distribution of median household income in Berea, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berea, KY in 2017
Berea satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2016: 69 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2017: 46 buildings, average cost: $129,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Berea, KY residents
Average permit cost in Berea, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Berea, KY
Historical housing units in Berea, KY
Most common industries in Berea, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.6%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.2%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Berea, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)

Average climate in Berea, Kentucky

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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 Berea 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 the city 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berea topographic map

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 and heliports located in Berea:

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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 schools in Berea:

Public elementary/middle schools in Berea:

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Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Berea:

Marital status in Berea, KY
  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Berea:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berea
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Berea, KY (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,04187
Mainline Protestant4,59618
Catholic2,0052
Other1,3246
Black Protestant1811
None50,769-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Madison County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Madison County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

8.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

15.3%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Berea:

49.3%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Berea:

46.2%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Berea:

12.6%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Berea:

31.4%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.6%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Berea, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$112,701$50,0891$2,312
Other and Unallocable 21$78,849$45,0579$11,417
Streets and Highways 20$60,111$36,0670$0
Firefighters 18$69,870$46,5800$0
Sewerage 10$32,510$39,0120$0
Electric Power 7$30,345$52,0200$0
Water Supply 6$23,469$46,9380$0
Financial Administration 5$18,268$43,8430$0
Police - Other 5$22,028$52,8670$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,536$31,6084$5,060
Other Government Administration 4$21,587$64,76121$6,504
Fire - Other 1$5,837$70,0440$0
Totals for Government 128$486,111$45,57335$25,293

Berea government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $501,000 ($32.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,499,000 ($673.14)
    Sewerage: $2,384,000 ($152.85)
    Water Utilities: $2,084,000 ($133.62)
    Police Protection: $1,993,000 ($127.78)
    Regular Highways: $1,942,000 ($124.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,751,000 ($112.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,135,000 ($72.77)
    Central Staff Services: $1,131,000 ($72.51)
    Financial Administration: $330,000 ($21.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $303,000 ($19.43)
    Transit Utilities: $55,000 ($3.53)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $168,000 ($10.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($5.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $372,000 ($23.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $751,000 ($48.15)
    Central Staff Services: $368,000 ($23.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000 ($16.35)
    Police Protection: $114,000 ($7.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($5.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($2.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000 ($1.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,143,000 ($393.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $207,000 ($13.27)

Berea government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,364,000 ($151.57)
    Other: $1,981,000 ($127.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $103,000 ($6.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($1.47)
    Other: $13,000 ($0.83)
    Public Welfare: $10,000 ($0.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $126,000 ($8.08)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($2.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,529,000 ($98.03)
    Rents: $135,000 ($8.66)
    Interest Earnings: $100,000 ($6.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($0.38)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,212,000 ($654.74)
    Water Utilities: $3,033,000 ($194.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $569,000 ($36.48)
    Other: $187,000 ($11.99)
    Water Utilities: $118,000 ($7.57)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $6,485,000 ($415.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,218,000 ($78.09)
    Property: $1,114,000 ($71.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,094,000 ($70.14)
    Corporation Net Income: $1,001,000 ($64.18)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $946,000 ($60.65)
    Other License: $184,000 ($11.80)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $17,000 ($1.09)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $11,000 ($0.71)

Berea government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $70,892,000 ($4545.23)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $67,652,000 ($4337.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,022,000 ($1924.86)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,427,000 ($1886.71)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,240,000 ($207.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,476,000 ($158.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,881,000 ($120.60)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $6,139,000 ($393.60)
    Beginning: $5,712,000 ($366.22)

Berea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,434,000 ($1117.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,618,000 ($4463.55)

7.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fayette County, KY  1.47% ($54,993 average AGI)
from Rockcastle County, KY  0.35% ($33,388)
from Estill County, KY  0.33% ($34,768)


7.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fayette County, KY  1.53% ($43,966 average AGI)
to Rockcastle County, KY  0.29% ($29,631)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.27% ($31,308)
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

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)
Berea fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Berea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 64Number of bridges
  • 299ft / 90.8mTotal length
  • $2,062,000Total costs
  • 457,201Total average daily traffic
  • 77,328Total average daily truck traffic
  • 433,268Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Berea, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Berea, KY
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$05$72,00429$101,6381$15,0400$01$33,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$51,3407$86,8591$41,6300$00$0
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 in Berea, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berea, KY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 121. The highest number of reported fires - 198 took place in 2005, and the least - 43 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Berea, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.0%), and Outside Fires (38.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Berea, KY
    • 82140.0%Structure Fires
    • 78638.3%Outside Fires
    • 31815.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1266.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Berea, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Berea, Kentucky:

  • Boone Tavern Motel, Main St, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-9358
  • Days Inn, 1202 Walnut MDW Dr, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-7373, Fax: (859) 986-3144
  • Red Carpet Inn, I-75 Exit, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-8426
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 196 Prince Royal Dr, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-8426
  • Holiday Inn Express, 219 Paint Lick Rd, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 985-5500, Fax: (859) 985-2378
  • Country Inn And Suites, 330 Walnut Creek Dr, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 228-0340, Fax: (859) 228-0232
  • Motel 6, 1029 Cooper Dr, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-7373, Fax: (859) 986-3144
  • Quality Inn, 365 Peggy Flats Rd, Berea, Kentucky 40403 , Phone: (859) 986-9627, Fax: (859) 986-9628
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Berea, Kentucky
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Berea, KY
  • 69.8%Electricity
  • 25.8%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berea, KY
  • 81.0%Electricity
  • 17.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood


Berea compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Berea on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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