Elk Creek, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 1,539.
Males: 804  (52.2%)
Females: 735  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Kentucky median age:

41.0 years

Zip codes: 40023, 40071.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,353
Elk Creek:

$37,353
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,863

Elk Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $78,647
Elk Creek:

$78,647
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $118,142; detached houses: $142,501; townhouses or other attached units: $119,620; mobile homes: $68,112
March 2019 cost of living index in Elk Creek: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Elk Creek, KY (2010)
    • 1,45594.5%White alone
    • 312.0%Black alone
    • 231.5%Hispanic
    • 171.1%Two or more races
    • 130.8%Asian alone
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (22.4 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (286.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Taylorsville, KY (2.2 miles ),
Simpsonville, KY (2.9 miles ),
Mount Washington, KY (3.3 miles ),
Shelbyville, KY (3.3 miles ),
Fairfield, KY (3.4 miles),
Woodland Hills, KY (3.6 miles ),
Fern Creek, KY (3.6 miles ),
Heritage Creek, KY (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.10 N, Longitude: 85.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 502

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.8. This is about average.

City:

83.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.265. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.265
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.969. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.969
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.01
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Elk Creek-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 7.9 miles away from the Elk Creek place center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1996, a category F4 tornado 12.0 miles away from the place center injured 10 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elk Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 101% greater 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 78.0 miles away from Elk Creek 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) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Elk Creek center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Elk Creek 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 145.0 miles away from Elk Creek center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from Elk Creek 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 81.3 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 Morgan County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Landslides: 6, Winds: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Elk Creek:

  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF SPENCER COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TAYLORSVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - SHELBYVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • CRESTVIEW CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • MEADOWS ICF/MR (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY)
  • JEWISH HOSPITAL - SHELBYVILLE Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)
  • GREEN MEADOWS HEALTH CARE CENTER 1 (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY)
  • NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Creek:

  • Sullivan University (about 19 miles; Louisville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 20 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 21 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • University of Louisville (about 23 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • Kentucky State University (about 29 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,112)
  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 30 miles; New Albany, IN; FT enrollment: 5,050)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Spencer County Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Elk Creek: Carrithers Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Morgan 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:

2.9 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.9%
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
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elk Creek, KY (based on Morgan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60030
Mainline Protestant3154
Catholic521
Other11
None10,955-
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
Morgan County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Morgan County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.2%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Morgan County:

17.7%
Kentucky:

15.9%

3.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.73%
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 Rowan County, KY  1.03% ($26,472 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Creek:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDRD (680 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURG, KY; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLCR (1470 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: LCR PARTNERS, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Creek:

  • WTFX-FM (100.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMZ (97.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WJZO (101.7 FM; SHELBYVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMJM (101.3 FM; JEFFERSONTOWN, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WFPK (91.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUOL-FM (90.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • W216BM (91.1 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WPTI (103.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLRS (105.1 FM; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WDJX (99.7 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WVEZ (106.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFR (107.7 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTSZ-FM (105.7 FM; EMINENCE, KY; Owner: METRO EAST CBC, INC.)
  • WRKA (103.1 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elk Creek:

  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WVHF-LP (Channel 5; JEFFERSONVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBXV-CA (Channel 13; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WJYL-CA (Channel 45; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WKPC-TV (Channel 15; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUC'L. TV)
  • Elk Creek, Kentucky
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count4817
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7370
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1371
  • Fatalities5289
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents11241
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents514
See more detailed statistics of Elk Creek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.0mTotal length
  • 27,351Total average daily traffic
  • 1,557Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,067Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic


Elk Creek compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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