Christianburg, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,225.
Males: 1,670  (51.8%)
Females: 1,555  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40003

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,430 (it was $39,821 in 2000)
Christianburg:

$57,430
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,346 (it was $18,300 in 2000)

Christianburg CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,889 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Christianburg:

$155,889
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $254,582; detached houses: $261,582; townhouses or other attached units: $131,431; in 2-unit structures: $147,004; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,347; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,876; mobile homes: $119,672
March 2019 cost of living index in Christianburg: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Christianburg, KY (2000)
    • 2,55195.8%White alone
    • 471.8%Hispanic
    • 451.7%Black alone
    • 100.4%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone

Races in Christianburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 904 feet

Land area: 66.5 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Christianburg, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Christianburg CCD:

0.7% ($708)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (36.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (281.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pleasureville, KY (2.1 miles ),
Bald Knob, KY (2.8 miles ),
Eminence, KY (2.8 miles ),
Harrisonville, KY (3.2 miles ),
Shelbyville, KY (3.2 miles ),
New Castle, KY (3.3 miles ),
Smithfield, KY (3.4 miles),
Frankfort, KY (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.30 N, Longitude: 85.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 502

Distribution of median household income in Christianburg, KY in 2017
Christianburg satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Christianburg, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.0%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Christianburg, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Christianburg, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Christianburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Christianburg place center killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1996, a category F4 tornado 19.4 miles away from the place center injured 10 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Christianburg-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 61.4 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 153.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 156.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from Christianburg 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 65.5 miles away from Christianburg center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Christianburg:

  • MASONIC HOME OF SHELBYVILLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • JEWISH HOSPITAL - SHELBYVILLE Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING CENTER, NEW CASTLE, KENTUCKY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEW CASTLE, KY)
  • CRESTVIEW CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - SHELBYVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - FRANKFORT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FRANKFORT, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Christianburg:

  • Kentucky State University (about 14 miles; Frankfort, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,112)
  • Sullivan University (about 34 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 34 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Bellarmine University (about 36 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • University of Kentucky (about 36 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Christianburg: Rattle Trap (A), Cedarmore Camp (B), Bagdad Fire Protection District Station 2 (C), Bagdad Fire Protection (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Christianburg include: Indian Fork Baptist Church (A), Beech Ridge Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Magruder Cemetery (1), Gill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Trailwood Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sweet Home Branch (A), Burg Creek (B), Indian Fork (C), Scrabble Creek (D), Goose Creek (E), Beaver Dam Creek (F), Dutch Fork (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.6%
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: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Christianburg:

Marital status in Christianburg, KY
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Christianburg:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Christianburg, KY (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,88048
Mainline Protestant3,29214
Catholic2,3501
Other5982
Black Protestant1981
None18,756-
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: 6
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Shelby County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Shelby County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

9.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Kentucky:

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

21.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

8.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,303 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.30%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, KY  2.99% ($76,716 average AGI)
from Franklin County, KY  0.54% ($35,769)
from Henry County, KY  0.48% ($30,062)


7.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, KY  2.32% ($79,484 average AGI)
to Henry County, KY  0.65% ($32,935)
to Franklin County, KY  0.53% ($34,258)

Strongest AM radio stations in Christianburg:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFKY (1490 AM; 1 kW; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCND (940 AM; 0 kW; SHELBYVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WTSZ (1600 AM; daytime; 0 kW; EMINENCE, KY; Owner: METRO EAST CBC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Christianburg:

  • WTSZ-FM (105.7 FM; EMINENCE, KY; Owner: METRO EAST CBC, INC.)
  • WJZO (101.7 FM; SHELBYVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKED-FM (103.7 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKYW (104.9 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W202AZ (88.3 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WTFX-FM (100.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WKYL (102.1 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, KY; Owner: DAVENPORT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIKI (95.3 FM; CARROLLTON, KY; Owner: STAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTF (107.9 FM; MIDWAY, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Christianburg:

  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKON (Channel 52; OWENTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDRB (Channel 41; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFTE (Channel 58; SALEM, IN; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLKY-TV (Channel 32; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WLKY HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Christianburg, KY
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 40.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Christianburg, KY
  • 49.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 6.5%Coal or coke
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Wood


Christianburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 below state average.

Christianburg on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
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