For population 25 years and over in Ferguson:
For population 15 years and over in Ferguson city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $718 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (66.8 miles , pop. 260,512).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (368.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Somerset, KY (1.1 miles ), Burnside, KY (2.3 miles ), Science Hill, KY (2.8 miles ), Mount Victory, KY (3.0 miles ), Nancy, KY (3.2 miles ), Shopville, KY (3.5 miles ), Eubank, KY (3.9 miles ), Mill Springs, KY (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 37.07 N, Longitude: 84.60 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 606
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-3.3%).
Work and jobs in Ferguson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ferguson, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ferguson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Ferguson city center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.3 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ferguson-area historical earthquake activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 89% 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 86.6 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 94.6 miles away from Ferguson center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city 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 81.6 miles away from Ferguson center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Ferguson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferguson:
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.461. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 4.19. This is worse than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 13.0. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 13.4. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 34.8%
(32.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Ferguson compared to Kentucky state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Ferguson (based on Pulaski County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 17
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ferguson government finances in 2006(per resident):
5.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,172 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,523 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Ferguson fatal accident list:
Mar 3, 1980 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ferguson)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.