Flatgap, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,755.
Males: 1,395  (50.7%)
Females: 1,360  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41219

Estimated median household income in 2022: $39,829 (it was $22,750 in 2000)
Flatgap:

$39,829
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $21,318 (it was $12,884 in 2000)

Flatgap CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $128,444 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
Flatgap:

$128,444
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $182,946; detached houses: $219,470; townhouses or other attached units: $79,879; mobile homes: $69,598
March 2022 cost of living index in Flatgap: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Flatgap, KY (2000)
    • 2,65698.7%White alone
    • 130.5%Hispanic
    • 110.4%Two or more races
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 40.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

Races in Flatgap detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Flatgap, Kentucky as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Flatgap is 551 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 815 feet

Land area: 67.2 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (very low).

Flatgap, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Flatgap CCD:

0.7% ($324)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (43.6 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (85.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (369.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Blaine, KY (2.9 miles ),
Paint Creek, KY (2.9 miles ),
Nippa, KY (3.0 miles ),
Paintsville, KY (3.3 miles ),
Oil Springs, KY (3.3 miles ),
Isonville, KY (3.7 miles ),
Salyersville, KY (3.7 miles ),
Adams, KY (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 82.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Flatgap, KY in 2022
Flatgap satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

6.3%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Flatgap, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.9%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (17.3%)
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Flatgap, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Electricians (4.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.4%)
  • Electricians (6.7%)
  • Extraction workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (12.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (8.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)

Average climate in Flatgap, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Flatgap, Kentucky average temperatures Flatgap, Kentucky average precipitation Flatgap, Kentucky humidity Flatgap, Kentucky wind speed Flatgap, Kentucky snowfall Flatgap, Kentucky sunshine Flatgap, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 69.8. This is about average.

City:

69.8
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 38.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.85
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Flatgap-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 54.2 miles away from the Flatgap place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flatgap-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 27% 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 58.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 272.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from Flatgap 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 53.4 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) earthquake occurred 271.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 74.9 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 Johnson County (35) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 23, Mudslides: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 4, Fires: 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 Flatgap:

  • FMC - PAINTSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; PAINTSVILLE, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN MANOR OF PAINTSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PAINTSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flatgap:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Morehead State University (about 33 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Marshall University (about 45 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Shawnee State University (about 56 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 66 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)

Public elementary/middle school in Flatgap:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Flatgap: Flatgap Volunteer Fire Department (A), Red Bush Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Red Bush Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Flatgap include: Low Gap United Baptist Church (A), Franks Creek Church (B), Old Little Paint Church (C), Oil Springs Church (D), Piegon Church (E), Old Bethel Church (F), Peaceful Valley Independent Baptist Church (G), Old Cold Springs United Baptist Church (H), Cold Springs Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wheeler Cemetery (1), Whitehouse Cemetery (2), Salyers Cemetery (3), Sparks Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alum Dirt Branch (A), Andylick Branch (B), Barker Branch (C), Barnrock Branch (D), Beech Branch (E), Drakes Creek (F), Big Mine Fork (G), Biglick Branch (H), Blanton Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Flatgap: Paintsville Lake Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Johnson 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:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

27.7%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Flatgap:

Marital status in Flatgap, KY
  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Flatgap:

  • High school or higher: 59.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.2
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flatgap, KY (based on Johnson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,97751
Mainline Protestant9254
Catholic3251
Other3162
None16,813-
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: 4
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Johnson County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Johnson County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

10.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

36.3%
State:

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

19.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Flatgap:

  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSIP (1490 AM; 1 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: S.I.P. BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRLV (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flatgap:

  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WRLV-FM (106.5 FM; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXKZ-FM (105.3 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: ADAM GEARHEART D/B/A WXLR-FM)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Flatgap:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Flatgap fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Flatgap fatal accident list:

Apr 25, 2012 04:59 AM, Sr-172, Lat: 37.920392, Lon: -82.899400, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 17, 2008 03:30 AM, Sr-172, Lat: 37.865160, Lon: -82.863860, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 2, 2007 06:15 PM, Sr-172, Lat: 37.846697, Lon: -82.858972, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 2, 2005 09:44 PM, Sr-201, Lat: 37.920520, Lon: -82.830690, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 2005 07:15 PM, Sr-172, Lat: 37.910000, Lon: -82.889350, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 20, 2004 08:30 PM, Franks Creek, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 24, 1995 07:20 PM, 172, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MIXED FOREST TANK, Mixed Forest Tank - 0.26mi Ne Of Sr1092 & Fox Hunters Rdg Rd Junction (Lat: 37.958056 Lon: -82.925556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQGN735,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2017, Certifier: Larry D Herald, 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:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Flatgap)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Flatgap, KY
  • 51.0%Electricity
  • 29.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Coal or coke
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Flatgap, KY
  • 43.4%Electricity
  • 24.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.0%Wood
  • 8.3%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Coal or coke


Flatgap compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • 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.
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