Blackey, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.6%
Males: 81  (56.0%)
Females: 65  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 41804

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,011 (it was $19,250 in 2000)
Blackey:

$22,011
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,826 (it was $11,278 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $54,023 (it was $27,200 in 2000)
Blackey:

$54,023
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $78,801; Detached houses: $105,390; Mobile homes: $26,199

Median gross rent in 2013: $714.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blackey: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (39.9%), United States (20.3%), Irish (13.0%), German (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/27/1915

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 300 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Blackey:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackey city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $460 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $390 (0.8%)

Blackey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (65.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (103.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (410.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Vicco, KY (2.6 miles ), Defiance-Vicco, KY (2.7 miles ), Carr Fork, KY (2.8 miles ), Daisy, KY (2.9 miles ), Whitesburg, KY (3.0 miles ), Viper, KY (3.0 miles ), Jeff, KY (3.1 miles ), Eolia, KY (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.14 N, Longitude: 82.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Blackey household income distribution Blackey home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+50.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (50%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (50%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Blackey, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blackey-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Blackey city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 52.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackey-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 90.6 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 85.0 miles away from Blackey center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 107.7 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 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from Blackey 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 283.1 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 Letcher County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackey topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blackey:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • KNOTT COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • KENTUCKY RIVER DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HAZARD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackey:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 12 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 13 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 54 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 56 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 60 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Walters State Community College (about 66 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public elementary/middle school in Blackey:

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Cemetery: Dickson Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Letcher 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 4.4 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 16.1 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 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Blackey compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Kentucky average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Coal or coke (25%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blackey city (based on Letcher County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
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: 7
Letcher County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Letcher County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Letcher County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
Kentucky:

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

19.5%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
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 Perry County, KY  0.38% ($26,444 average AGI)
from Pike County, KY  0.35% ($35,200)
from Knott County, KY  0.24% ($32,882)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
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 Pike County, KY  0.45% ($33,688 average AGI)
to Knott County, KY  0.33% ($36,792)
to Perry County, KY  0.31% ($35,227)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackey:

  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackey:

  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackey:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Blackey fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 2003 12:22 AM, Sr-3408, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 5, 1983 11:10 PM, 7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $680,000Total costs
  • 1,817Total average daily traffic
  • 35Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,198Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Gerald Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD., SUITE 1500
  • Gerald Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD., SUITE 1500
  • Gerald Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD., SUITE 1500
  • Gerald F Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE, SUITE 1200

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KF4MF, Previous Call Sign: WB4ZMM, Licensee ID: L00172460
    Grant Date: 12/16/2010, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020, Certifier: Danny L Wright
    Registrant: Danny L Wright, 882 Stewarts Rd, Blackey, KY 41804
  • Call Sign: KF4PQZ
    Grant Date: 03/08/1997, Expiration Date: 03/08/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2009
    Registrant: Margaret Brown, Hc 67 Box 920, Blackey, KY 41804
  • Call Sign: N4RJK, Licensee ID: L01491680
    Grant Date: 05/14/2009, Expiration Date: 01/16/2018, Certifier: Violet K Parker
    Registrant: Violet K Parker, 661 Burton Hill, Blackey, KY 41804
  • Call Sign: KI4JRC, Licensee ID: L01003946
    Grant Date: 04/13/2005, Expiration Date: 04/13/2015, Certifier: Keven H Nichols
    Registrant: Keven H Nichols, Blackey, KY 41804

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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