Eolia, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,578.
Males: 801  (50.8%)
Females: 777  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 40826

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,259 (it was $16,979 in 2000)
Eolia:

$23,259
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,205 (it was $9,214 in 2000)

Eolia CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,693 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Eolia:

$52,693
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $49,955; Detached houses: $59,749; Townhouses or other attached units: $49,392; Mobile homes: $33,515
Eolia races chart
  • White alone - 1,642 (98.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eolia: 122.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 50.6 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Eolia, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Eolia:

  • High school or higher: 48.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eolia CCD:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

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

Eolia CCD:  0.7% ($234)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Eolia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (55.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (113.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (420.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Whitesburg, KY (2.4 miles ), Lynch, KY (2.6 miles ), Mayking, KY (2.8 miles ), Benham, KY (2.8 miles ), Cumberland, KY (3.0 miles ), Appalachia, VA (3.1 miles ), Millstone, KY (3.2 miles) , Blackey, KY (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 37.04 N, Longitude: 82.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

13.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (35%)
  • Wood products (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Apparel (10%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Extraction workers (9%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Eolia, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Eolia-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Eolia place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 52.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eolia-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 100.9 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 106.0 miles away from Eolia center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 95.4 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 48.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from Eolia 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 292.8 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 Letcher County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Eolia:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL BIG STONE GAP (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE II (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF VIRGINIA (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • BMA - MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; NORTON, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eolia:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 10 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 45 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • King University (about 50 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 56 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 58 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)

Public elementary/middle school in Eolia:

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Notable locations in Eolia: Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A), Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Eolia: Eolia Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Boggs Cemetery (1), Maggard Cemetery (2), Parsons Cemetery (3), Sturgill Cemetery (4), Roberts Branch Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Colliers Creek (A), South Fork Collier Creek (B), Andy Branch (C), Bad Branch (D), Barlow Branch (E), Bee Branch (F), Brown Branch (G), Craiger Branch (H), Coal Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Eolia: Hensley-Pine Mountain Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Letcher County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
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: 0.5% of all households

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

27.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

16.7%
Whole state:

6.6%
4 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Eolia compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Coal or coke (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Eolia CCD (based on Letcher County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.44%
Here: 29.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents57.7%10.7%10.4%5.4%4.5%
Congregations20.6%9.5%15.9%15.9%6.3%
Name East District Association of Primitive BaptistChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.2%1.4%0.9%3.5%
Congregations7.9%3.2%1.6%3.2%15.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Letcher County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
Kentucky:

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

19.5%
State:

15.9%

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
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  0.38% ($26,444 average AGI)
from Pike County, KY  0.35% ($35,200)
from Knott County, KY  0.24% ($32,882)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
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 Pike County, KY  0.45% ($33,688 average AGI)
to Knott County, KY  0.33% ($36,792)
to Perry County, KY  0.31% ($35,227)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eolia:

  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eolia:

  • 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)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Eolia:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAPM-CA (Channel 9; LYNCH/BENHAM, KY; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Eolia fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 2005 05:52 PM, Sr-806, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 13-10 BRIGHT, Bright Road (Lat: 37.076944 Lon: -82.808333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 29 m, Call Sign: WQHB871
    Assigned Frequencies: 6556.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2007, Expiration Date: 06/22/2017, Certifier: William F Hays
    Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 85 State Police Road, London, KY 40741, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Fax: (502) 564-6726, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC4EZX
    Grant Date: 05/03/1988, Expiration Date: 05/03/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2000
    Registrant: Wilma E Carter, Hc67 Box 2010, Eolia, KY 40826
  • Call Sign: KC4TAJ, Licensee ID: L00313465
    Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 04/09/2021, Certifier: George A Blair
    Registrant: George A Blair, 24 Angler Rd, Eolia, KY 40826
  • Call Sign: N4SRO, Licensee ID: L01331676
    Grant Date: 10/12/2007, Expiration Date: 12/26/2017, Certifier: Clarence T Carter
    Registrant: Clarence T Carter, 500 Smith Creek, Eolia, KY 40826

Eolia on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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