Buckhorn, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 73  (45.5%)
Females: 89  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 41721

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,489 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Buckhorn:

$43,489
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,005 (it was $13,742 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,676 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Buckhorn:

$42,676
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $113,326; Detached houses: $148,380; Townhouses or other attached units: $187,172; Mobile homes: $34,215
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    • 15394.4%White alone
    • 42.5%Black alone
    • 42.5%Hispanic
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buckhorn: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.1%), English (9.4%), Scottish (7.5%), Irish (4.7%), German (3.8%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/12/1996

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile   (very low).

Buckhorn, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Buckhorn:

  • High school or higher: 104.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 32.7%
  • Unemployed: 27.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckhorn city:

  • Never married: 44.1%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Buckhorn, Kentucky as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buckhorn to the number of sex offenders is 160 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $372 (0.8%)

Buckhorn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (73.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (383.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Canoe, KY (2.4 miles ), Cowcreek, KY (2.8 miles ), Haddix, KY (2.9 miles ), Krypton, KY (3.0 miles ), Oneida, KY (3.4 miles ), Hyden, KY (3.7 miles ), Oakdale, KY (3.7 miles ), Booneville, KY (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 83.47 W

Area code: 606

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

10.9%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+87.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (70%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (50%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (32%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Buckhorn, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buckhorn-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the Buckhorn city center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buckhorn-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 64.8 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 59.5 miles away from Buckhorn center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 110.4 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 252.8 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 83.4 miles away from Buckhorn center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 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 Perry County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 19, Floods: 17, Tornadoes: 9, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buckhorn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buckhorn:

  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; HYDEN, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE ARH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HYDEN, KY)
  • HAZARD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HAZARD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckhorn:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 54 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 54 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 57 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Morehead State University (about 59 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)

Public high school in Buckhorn:

Public elementary/middle school in Buckhorn:

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Notable locations in Buckhorn: Laurel Point (A), Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Buckhorn: Buckhorn Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Schoolhouse Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park (254 Marina Lane).

Perry 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 13.7 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 15.0 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 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.1

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

VILLAGE OF BUCKHORN (Population served: 517, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 14 minor monitoring violations
  • 18 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.4%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
26 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
30 people in other group homes in 2000

Buckhorn compared to Kentucky state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Kentucky average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Buckhorn city (based on Perry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,24561
Mainline Protestant79110
Other3011
Catholic1881
Black Protestant1801
None19,007-
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: 9
Perry County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Perry County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Perry County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

34.7%
Kentucky:

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

23.0%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$800
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,200

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
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 Knott County, KY  0.62% ($27,345 average AGI)
from Leslie County, KY  0.34% ($34,469)
from Fayette County, KY  0.32% ($36,267)


4.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
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 Knott County, KY  0.48% ($31,044 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.38% ($35,667)
to Leslie County, KY  0.33% ($36,581)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buckhorn:

  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buckhorn:

  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WOCS (88.3 FM; LEROSE, KY; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS - MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • WMTC-FM (99.9 FM; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSOC.)
  • WWLT (103.1 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buckhorn:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 154Total average daily traffic
  • 187Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buckhorn)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Buckhorn State Resort Park (Lat: 37.306472 Lon: -83.445472), Call Sign: KTC880
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2011, Expiration Date: 08/27/2021
    Registrant: Frankfort Communications, Inc., 1812 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 223-2886, Fax: (502) 223-3471, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB4HLY, Licensee ID: L00572126
    Grant Date: 11/21/2012, Expiration Date: 11/21/2022, Certifier: Calvin D Eash
    Registrant: Calvin D Eash, 16660 Ky Hwy 28, Buckhorn, KY 41721
  • Call Sign: KG4QFA, Licensee ID: L00422216
    Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 11/20/2021, Certifier: Rita B Deaton
    Registrant: Rita B Deaton, 30 Pine Crest Ln, Buckhorn, KY 41721
  • Call Sign: KG4QFB, Licensee ID: L00422217
    Grant Date: 10/26/2011, Expiration Date: 11/20/2021, Certifier: Logan Deaton
    Registrant: Logan Deaton, 30 Pinecrest Ln, Buckhorn, KY 41721
  • Call Sign: KG4YJM, Licensee ID: L00637953
    Grant Date: 11/14/2012, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: Harold G Riley
    Registrant: Harold G Riley, 59 Arlene Way, Buckhorn, KY 41721
  • Call Sign: KI4IJC, Licensee ID: L00964552
    Grant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 01/12/2015, Certifier: Beverly J Sandlin
    Registrant: Beverly J Sandlin, 722 Ky Hwy 2022, Buckhorn, KY 41721
  • Call Sign: KI4IJD, Licensee ID: L00964554
    Grant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 01/12/2015, Certifier: James F Sandlin
    Registrant: James F Sandlin, 722 Ky Hwy 2022, Buckhorn, KY 41721

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
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