For population 25 years and over in Blackey:
For population 15 years and over in Blackey city:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $543 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (65.0 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-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 ), Eolia, KY (3.2 miles ), Colson, KY (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 37.14 N, Longitude: 82.98 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 606
Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+50.0%).
Average climate in Blackey, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Blackey-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 55% 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 significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 62% 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 11/23/2006 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 the city 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 9.9 miles away from Blackey center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 31.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
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: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Blackey:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackey:
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Public elementary/middle school in Blackey:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 15.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Blackey and their reported violations in the past:BLACKEY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 825, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 46.3%
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Blackey compared to Kentucky state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Blackey (based on Letcher County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.44%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,836 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,066 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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 drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: