Emlyn, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 427.
Males: 215  (50.5%)
Females: 212  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 40769.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,320
Emlyn:

$40,320
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,168

Emlyn CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,520
Emlyn:

$99,520
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,952; detached houses: $114,403; mobile homes: $68,119
March 2019 cost of living index in Emlyn: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: American (18.2%), English (6.5%), European (6.5%), German (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 971 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (51.8 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (93.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pleasant View, KY (1.4 miles ),
Williamsburg, KY (1.6 miles ),
Saxton, KY (2.1 miles ),
Jellico, TN (2.9 miles ),
Siler, KY (2.9 miles ),
Rockholds, KY (3.0 miles ),
Cumberland Falls, KY (3.3 miles ),
Elk Valley, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.70 N, Longitude: 84.14 W

Distribution of median household income in Emlyn, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Emlyn, KY in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.127. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.127
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Emlyn-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Emlyn place center .

On 3/12/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emlyn-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 80% 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 104.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from Emlyn center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from Emlyn 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 238.1 miles away from Emlyn center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from Emlyn center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 174.2 miles away from Emlyn 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 Whitley County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Emlyn:

  • JELLICO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; JELLICO, TN)
  • BEECH TREE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JELLICO, TN)
  • SUNBELT HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; JELLICO, TN)
  • CORBIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CORBIN, KY)
  • THE HERITAGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CORBIN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emlyn:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 3 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 29 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Somerset Community College (about 36 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 53 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 54 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Walters State Community College (about 60 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Roane State Community College (about 63 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Emlyn Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Cane Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Whitley 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:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Emlyn:

Marital status in Emlyn, KY
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 77.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

For population 25 years and over in Emlyn:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Kentucky average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Emlyn, KY (based on Whitley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,68578
Mainline Protestant1,6977
Other6523
Catholic922
None12,511-
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
Whitley County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

13.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
Kentucky:

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

20.7%
State:

15.9%

6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Laurel County, KY  1.78% ($31,979 average AGI)
to Knox County, KY  1.40% ($26,947)
to Campbell County, TN  0.28% ($23,767)

Strongest AM radio stations in Emlyn:

  • WEZJ (1440 AM; 3 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJT (1540 AM; 1 kW; JELLICO, TN; Owner: DOUGLAS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTT (680 AM; 1 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYWY (950 AM; 1 kW; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE-COMMNITY BROADC/G CO IN)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emlyn:

  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WCTT-FM (107.3 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WVCT (91.5 FM; KEAVY, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)
  • WKKQ (96.1 FM; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE COMMUNITY B/NG CO.INC.)
  • WQLA-FM (104.9 FM; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWLT (103.1 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Emlyn:

  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WVTN-LP (Channel 48; CORBIN, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WPXK (Channel 54; JELLICO, TN; Owner: PAXSON KNOXVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W39CK (Channel 20; CORBIN, KY; Owner: DEREK RAY EUBANKS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.9mTotal length
  • $1,506,000Total costs
  • 31,392Total average daily traffic
  • 9,452Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emlyn, KY
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emlyn, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Emlyn 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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