Big Creek, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,740.
Males: 1,854  (49.6%)
Females: 1,886  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 40962

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,390 (it was $14,451 in 2000)
Big Creek:

$19,390
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,559 (it was $8,171 in 2000)

Big Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,864 (it was $29,900 in 2000)
Big Creek:

$50,864
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,104; Detached houses: $64,459; Townhouses or other attached units: $101,679; Mobile homes: $34,168
Big Creek races chart
  • White alone - 3,821 (98.7%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Creek: 123.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 95.6 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Creek, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Big Creek:

  • High school or higher: 37.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Big Creek, Kentucky as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Creek to the number of sex offenders is 3,740 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Big Creek CCD:  0.7% ($199)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Big Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (76.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (388.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Manchester, KY (2.7 miles ), Oneida, KY (2.7 miles ), Sibert-Hima, KY (3.1 miles ), Ashers Fork, KY (3.1 miles ), Burning Springs, KY (3.4 miles ), Cowcreek, KY (3.7 miles ), Hyden, KY (3.8 miles ), Buckhorn, KY (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 83.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Big Creek household income distribution Big Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.0%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Truck transportation (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (6%)
  • Food (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Big Creek, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Creek-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Big Creek place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 tornado 30.9 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Creek-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 73.7 miles away from the city 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 68.7 miles away from Big Creek center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 96.5 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 248.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from Big Creek center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 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 Clay County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Creek:

  • CUMBERLAND VAL DIST HLTH DEPT (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MANCHESTER, KY)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MANCHESTER, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HYDEN, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE ARH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HYDEN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Creek:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 41 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 42 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 54 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Somerset Community College (about 55 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)

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Notable locations in Big Creek: Big Double Creek Picnic Area (A), Lockards Creek Fire Department (B), Daniel Boone National Forest Redbird Ranger District (C), Big Creek Fire and Rescue (D), Redbird Ranger District Office (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Creek include: Hopewell Church (A), Happy Hill Church (B), Hopewell Church (C), New Hector Church (D), Gilbert Creek Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hoskins Cemetery (1), Holland Cemetery (2), White Cemetery (3), Arnetts Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bullskin Branch (A), Burnt House Branch (B), Chandler Branch (C), Collins Fork (D), Crib Branch (E), Davidson Branch (F), DeZarns Fork (G), Deerlick Branch (H), Dry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clay 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 70.7. This is about average.

City:

70.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 28.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

49.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Big Creek compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Coal or coke (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Creek CCD (based on Clay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.29%
Here: 33.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the Brethren
Adherents70.4%9.2%6.1%3.6%2.5%
Congregations46.8%6.4%8.5%8.5%2.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.1%1.0%2.4%
Congregations6.4%2.1%4.3%2.1%12.8%
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: 4
Clay County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Clay County:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Clay County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

31.0%
Kentucky:

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

22.1%
State:

15.9%

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Laurel County, KY  1.13% ($25,984 average AGI)
from Jackson County, KY  0.31% ($15,471)
from Fayette County, KY  0.22% ($20,833)


4.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Laurel County, KY  1.73% ($26,979 average AGI)
to Jackson County, KY  0.26% ($17,429)
to Leslie County, KY  0.24% ($28,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Creek:

  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWXL (1450 AM; 1 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: THE PROMISE PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Creek:

  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WWLT (103.1 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WWAG (107.9 FM; MCKEE, KY; Owner: DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Creek:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 160
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 165

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • JOHN HEMPHILL, 534 Lawson Hill Road (Lat: 37.157250 Lon: -83.571833), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 9188342200, , 3515 DAWSON ROAD

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Big Creek on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #6 (40962) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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