Flaherty, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 12,202.
Males: 6,201  (50.8%)
Females: 6,001  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  28.6 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 40108

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,335 (it was $35,853 in 2000)
Flaherty:

$43,335
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,990 (it was $14,424 in 2000)

Flaherty CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,285 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Flaherty:

$112,285
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $113,391; Detached houses: $137,289; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,376; In 2-unit structures: $86,907; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,324; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,126; Mobile homes: $66,634; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $87,751
Flaherty races chart
  • White alone - 10,158 (85.4%)
  • Black alone - 854 (7.2%)
  • Hispanic - 465 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 189 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 101 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 80 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 27 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 22 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Flaherty: 141.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 96.5 square miles.

Population density: 126 people per square mile   (very low).

Flaherty, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Flaherty:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flaherty CCD:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

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

Flaherty CCD:  0.7% ($546)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Flaherty satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (27.5 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (286.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fort Knox, KY (1.7 miles ), Muldraugh, KY (1.8 miles ), Vine Grove, KY (2.6 miles ), Radcliff, KY (2.6 miles ), Doe Valley, KY (2.6 miles ), West Point, KY (2.8 miles ), Ekron, KY (2.9 miles) , Laconia, IN (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 37.90 N, Longitude: 86.03 W

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

7.9%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Flaherty, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Flaherty-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 F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Flaherty place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flaherty-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 107.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from Flaherty center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from the city 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 119.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Flaherty center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 122.0 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 Meade County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Flaherty:

  • DAVITA - RADCLIFF DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; RADCLIFF, KY)
  • NORTH HARDIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RADCLIFF, KY)
  • LINCOLN TRAIL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, about 10 miles away; RADCLIFF, KY)
  • MEDCO CENTER OF BRANDENBURG (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BRANDENBURG, KY)
  • FMC - OF HARDIN COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)
  • SURGICAL CENTER OF ELIZABETHTOWN (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-WOODLAND (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flaherty:

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 17 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Louisville (about 27 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Bellarmine University (about 29 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • Sullivan University (about 30 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 31 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 33 miles; New Albany, IN; FT enrollment: 5,050)

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Notable locations in Flaherty: Tip Top (A), Muldraugh Fire Department (B), Flaherty Fire and Rescue Department Station 2 (C), Flaherty Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Flaherty include: Hilltop Church (A), Zion Grove Church (B), Guston Church (C), Buck Grove Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Weather Cemetery (1), Bunger Cemetery (2), Hynes Cemetery (3), Swan Cemetery (4), Garnettsville Cemetery (5), Withers Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Tobacco Leaf Lake (A), Dickerson Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Abrahams Run (A), Gander Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Meade 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.440. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.440
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
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: 0.2% of all households

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

11.0%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

6.6%

Flaherty compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flaherty CCD (based on Meade County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.44%
Here: 52.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents48.3%34.3%7.4%3.2%2.2%
Congregations42.9%11.4%14.3%2.9%2.9%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.4%0.8%0.7%0.5%1.2%
Congregations5.7%2.9%5.7%2.9%8.6%
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: 3
Meade County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Meade County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

33.0%
Kentucky:

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

13.5%
State:

15.9%

10.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.81%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

0.73% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,272 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.73%
Kentucky average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hardin County, KY  2.25% ($34,122 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, KY  1.82% ($31,339)
from Breckinridge County, KY  0.65% ($26,844)


11.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.60%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

0.54% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,822 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.54%
Kentucky average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hardin County, KY  2.34% ($33,618 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, KY  1.74% ($26,786)
to Breckinridge County, KY  0.49% ($26,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Flaherty:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLCR (1470 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: LCR PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WMMG (1140 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BRANDENBURG, KY; Owner: MEADE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDRD (680 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURG, KY; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLOU (1350 AM; 2 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flaherty:

  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WMMG-FM (93.5 FM; BRANDENBURG, KY; Owner: MEADE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WULF (94.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS - 94.3, LLC)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMZ (97.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRZI (101.5 FM; VINE GROVE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WSFR (107.7 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLRS (105.1 FM; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTHX (107.3 FM; LEBANON JUNCTION, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WFPK (91.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUOL-FM (90.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDJX (99.7 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • W284AD (104.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Flaherty:

  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • WVHF-LP (Channel 5; JEFFERSONVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJYL-CA (Channel 45; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WBXV-CA (Channel 13; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 37.853944 Lon: -86.101611), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WMW847
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/1995, Expiration Date: 08/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2007
    Registrant: Skytower Communications 94.3, LLC, 233 West Dixie, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Phone: (270) 765-0943, Fax: (270) 737-7229, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KK4NHZ, Licensee ID: L01753661
    Grant Date: 12/17/2012, Expiration Date: 12/17/2022, Certifier: David M Reese
    Registrant: David M Reese, 1080 Sunset Dr, Flaherty, KY 40175

Flaherty on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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