Cutshin, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,247.
Males: 1,608  (49.5%)
Females: 1,639  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41764

Estimated median household income in 2015: $28,961 (it was $20,083 in 2000)
Cutshin:

$28,961
KY:

$45,215

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $17,041 (it was $10,959 in 2000)

Cutshin CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $43,194 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Cutshin:

$43,194
KY:

$130,000
  • Races in Cutshin, KY (2000)

    Cutshin races chart
    • 3,38798.7%White alone
    • 260.8%Hispanic
    • 120.3%Two or more races
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 30.09%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cutshin: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 83.7 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

Cutshin, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Cutshin:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cutshin CCD:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cutshin CCD:  0.9% ($236)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Cutshin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (74.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (91.4 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (401.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hyden, KY (2.5 miles ), Viper, KY (2.7 miles ), Diablock, KY (2.9 miles ), Jeff, KY (3.0 miles ), Hazard, KY (3.1 miles ), Daisy, KY (3.1 miles ), Mozelle, KY (3.3 miles ), Defiance-Vicco, KY (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 83.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.2%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (36%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (19%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Cutshin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cutshin, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cutshin-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.6 miles away from the Cutshin place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cutshin-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 82.8 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 77.4 miles away from Cutshin center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 100.1 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 268.3 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 71.3 miles away from Cutshin 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 9.8 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 Leslie County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Cutshin:

  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HYDEN, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE ARH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HYDEN, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HAZARD, KY)
  • HAZARD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HAZARD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cutshin:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 9 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 44 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 57 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Walters State Community College (about 64 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 66 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)

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Notable locations in Cutshin: Cutshin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 3 (A), Coon Creek Volunteer Fire Department (B), Cutshin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 1 (C), Wooten Fire and Rescue (D), Cutshin Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cutshin include: Brown Chapel (A), Big Fork Church (B), Saw Branch Church (C), Solid Rock Bible Church (D), Cutship Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hendrix Cemetery (1), Dixon Cemetery (2), Days Cemetery (3), Creech Cemetery (4), Raccoon Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Camp Branch (A), Cane Branch (B), Caudill Fork (C), Collins Branch (D), Cowhead Branch (E), Deep Ford Branch (F), Dicks Branch (G), Dixon Branch (H), Double Rock Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 46.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 28.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

28.8%
Whole state:

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

14.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.2
Kentucky average:

13.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cutshin CCD (based on Leslie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,72418
Mainline Protestant7579
None7,829-
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
Leslie County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Leslie County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Leslie County:

34.3%
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
State:

15.9%

3.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
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  0.95% ($36,581 average AGI)
from Clay County, KY  0.40% ($28,231)
from Laurel County, KY  0.37% ($24,583)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
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 Perry County, KY  0.98% ($34,469 average AGI)
to Laurel County, KY  0.76% ($29,080)
to Clay County, KY  0.34% ($37,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cutshin:

  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WQXY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAZARD, KY; Owner: BLACK GOLD BROADCASTING)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cutshin:

  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, 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)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Cutshin:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Cutshin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Cutshin fatal accident list:

Jul 23, 2011 07:37 PM, Sr-699, Lat: 37.15009, Lon: -83.29976, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 24, 2010 09:00 AM, Beech Bottom Rd, Lat: 37.09277, Lon: -83.25748, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 26, 2004 04:44 AM, Sr-699, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Coal or coke (17%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Cutshin compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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