For population 25 years and over in Carter:
For population 15 years and over in Carter CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (38.6 miles , pop. 51,475).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (78.0 miles , pop. 260,512).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (337.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Olive Hill, KY (2.8 miles ), Grahn, KY (3.3 miles ), Upper Tygarts, KY (3.4 miles ), Garrison, KY (3.4 miles ), Grayson, KY (3.5 miles ), Laurel-Petersville, KY (3.5 miles ), Tygarts, KY (3.7 miles ), Vanceburg, KY (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 38.42 N, Longitude: 83.15 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 606
Unemployment in August 2012:
Work and jobs in Carter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Carter, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Carter-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Carter place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/10/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused $6 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Carter-area historical earthquake activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 90% 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 45.7 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 44.0 miles away from Carter 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 94.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Carter center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Carter County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.
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Religion statistics for Carter (based on Carter County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.90%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,253 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:
4.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,580 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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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:1
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