Emmalena, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,988.
Males: 1,510  (50.6%)
Females: 1,478  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41722

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,059 (it was $20,304 in 2000)
Emmalena:

$34,059
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,615 (it was $10,693 in 2000)

Emmalena CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $55,714 (it was $33,700 in 2000)
Emmalena:

$55,714
KY:

$120,900
  • Races in Emmalena, KY (2000)

    Emmalena races chart
    • 3,03298.4%White alone
    • 200.6%Two or more races
    • 130.4%Hispanic
    • 90.3%Black alone
    • 30.10%American Indian alone
    • 20.06%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Emmalena: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 85.8 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (very low).

Emmalena, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Emmalena:

  • High school or higher: 61.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emmalena CCD:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Emmalena, Kentucky as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Emmalena to the number of sex offenders is 1,494 to 1.


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

Emmalena CCD:  0.9% ($298)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Emmalena satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (79.5 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (90.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hindman, KY (2.3 miles ), Dice, KY (2.7 miles ), Mousie, KY (3.1 miles ), Carr Fork, KY (3.1 miles ), Pippa Passes, KY (3.3 miles ), Hardshell, KY (3.3 miles ), Hazard, KY (3.3 miles ), Vicco, KY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 83.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Emmalena household income distribution Emmalena home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.5%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Emmalena, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Emmalena-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Emmalena place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emmalena-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 74.9 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 69.3 miles away from Emmalena center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 120.0 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 273.5 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 61.7 miles away from Emmalena center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.0 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 Knott County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Emmalena:

  • KENTUCKY RIVER DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • KNOTT COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HINDMAN, 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 Emmalena:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 12 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Morehead State University (about 60 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 65 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 72 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 73 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)

Public elementary/middle school in Emmalena:

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Notable locations in Emmalena: Talcum (A), Camp Nathanial (B), Fisty Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Emmalena include: New Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church (A), Clear Creek Evangelical Church (B), Philadelphia Regular Primitive Baptist Church (C), Clear Creek Church Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ (D), Clear Creek Free Church (E), New Bethlehem Church (F), Montgomery Baptist Church (G), Maggie Memorial Church of Old Regular Baptist (H), Holiness Tabernacle of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Clear Creek Cemetery (1), Dobson Cemetery (2), Whitt Howard Cemetery (3), Adam Terry Cemetery (4), Combs Cemetery (5), Fuller Cemetery (6), Owen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: America Branch (A), Bee Branch (B), Bee Creek (C), Beech Creek (D), Big Branch (E), Big Laurel Branch (F), Dicks Fork (G), Devilhouse Branch (H), Boughcamp Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.7. This is about average.

City:

70.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 28.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emmalena that have no violations reported:

  • CAMP NATHANIEL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

31.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

15.5%
Whole state:

6.6%
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Emmalena compared to Kentucky state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Kentucky average:

13.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Emmalena CCD (based on Knott County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33211
Mainline Protestant2431
Other11
None12,770-
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
Knott County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Knott County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Knott County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Knott County:

32.0%
Kentucky:

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

22.6%
State:

15.9%

4.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
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  0.99% ($31,044 average AGI)
from Floyd County, KY  0.55% ($27,560)
from Letcher County, KY  0.53% ($36,792)


4.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
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  1.28% ($27,345 average AGI)
to Floyd County, KY  0.57% ($20,385)
to Letcher County, KY  0.37% ($32,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Emmalena:

  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WQXY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAZARD, KY; Owner: BLACK GOLD BROADCASTING)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emmalena:

  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY 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)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Emmalena:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; 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)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Emmalena fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Emmalena fatal accident list:

Feb 21, 2011 06:46 PM, Sr-1102, Lat: 37.34799, Lon: -83.05012, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 550/1231 MM, 550/1231 Mm - 550/1231 Junction (Lat: 37.328722 Lon: -83.014444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WQJE200
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018, Certifier: Steve Basham
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • MONTGOMERY PS, Montgomery Ps - Montgomery Creek Rd & Copperhead Rd. (Lat: 37.353083 Lon: -83.038778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQKE929
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2009, Expiration Date: 04/23/2019, Certifier: Earl Caudill
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KG4YXG, Licensee ID: L00652558
    Grant Date: 03/11/2003, Expiration Date: 03/11/2013, Certifier: Archie Tibbs
    Registrant: Archie Tibbs, 32 Ritchie Dr, Emmalena, KY 41740

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  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #52 (41722) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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