Garrison, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,686.
Males: 2,299  (49.1%)
Females: 2,387  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41141

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,758 (it was $23,088 in 2000)
Garrison:

$29,758
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,010 (it was $13,003 in 2000)

Garrison CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,298 (it was $39,700 in 2000)
Garrison:

$60,298
KY:

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

    Garrison races chart
    • 4,68998.8%White alone
    • 230.5%Two or more races
    • 100.2%Black alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 110.2%Hispanic
    • 20.04%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Garrison: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 535 feet

Land area: 93.7 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Garrison, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Garrison:

  • High school or higher: 58.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 15.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garrison CCD:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Garrison, Kentucky as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Garrison to the number of sex offenders is 4,686 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Garrison CCD:  0.7% ($282)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Garrison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (41.9 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (81.0 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Vanceburg, KY (2.8 miles ), Tygarts, KY (2.9 miles ), Friendship, OH (3.0 miles ), Carter, KY (3.4 miles ), Rome, OH (3.5 miles) , West Portsmouth, OH (3.8 miles ), Fullerton, KY (3.8 miles ), South Shore, KY (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 38.59 N, Longitude: 83.17 W

Area code: 606

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

11.0%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Garrison, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garrison-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Garrison place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garrison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% 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 49.3 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 48.9 miles away from Garrison 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 255.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 234.3 miles away from Garrison 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 254.7 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 Lewis and Clark County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Garrison:

  • HALLMARK CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)
  • SOUTHERN HILLS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)
  • HALLMARK HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)
  • BRIDGEPORT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)
  • FMC - PORTSMOUTH (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)
  • DCI - PORTSMOUTH (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)
  • HOME CARE NETWORK, INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)

Amtrak station near Garrison:

  • 15 miles: SOUTH PORTSMOUTH (SOUTH SHORE, RTE. 23 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garrison:

  • Shawnee State University (about 14 miles; Portsmouth, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,160)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Morehead State University (about 31 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Marshall University (about 42 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Southern State Community College (about 51 miles; Hillsboro, OH; FT enrollment: 2,418)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 65 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,739)

Public elementary/middle school in Garrison:

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Notable location: Garrison Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Garrison: Rock Hill Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Waring Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tomblesons Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Aquatic Construction (Water Parks & Slides; Montgomery Crks Road).

Lewis 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 80.1. This is about average.

City:

80.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.856. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.856
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.86
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Garrison and their reported violations in the past:

GARRISON QUINCY HEIGHTS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 3,178, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2011)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
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: 0.3% of all households

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

29.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

12.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Garrison 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 significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Garrison (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Garrison Branch at 13 Garrison Lane, branch established on 1981/07/20. Info updated 2010/08/18: Bank assets: $28.4 mil, Deposits: $23.3 mil, headquarters in Vanceburg, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust: Garrison Branch at Highway 10, branch established on 1976/01/09. Info updated 2010/09/27: Bank assets: $212.9 mil, Deposits: $183.5 mil, headquarters in Vanceburg, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Kentucky average:

13.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garrison CCD (based on Lewis County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,01824
Mainline Protestant8198
Catholic401
None9,993-
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: 7
Lewis County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Lewis County:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

33.6%
Kentucky:

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

16.4%
State:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Garrison:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKKS (1570 AM; 1 kW; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIOI (1010 AM; 1 kW; NEW BOSTON, OH)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAY (1400 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garrison:

  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WKKS-FM (104.9 FM; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZZZ (107.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF PORTSMOUTH 2, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Garrison:

  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W66CZ (Channel 66; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Garrison fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

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


Garrison fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 2003 00:05 AM, Murphys Lane, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 17, 2000 09:30 AM, Sr-8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $1,238,000Total costs
  • 3,240Total average daily traffic
  • 129Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,888Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Garrison)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Treatment Plant Murphys Lane Rd (Lat: 38.608417 Lon: -83.178778), Call Sign: WNKT398, Licensee ID: L00031628
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/30/1997, Expiration Date: 03/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003
    Registrant: Garrison Quincy Ky O Heights Water District, Garrison, KY 41141, Phone: (606) 757-4898

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Garrison, 5 Mi Se (Lat: 38.550333 Lon: -83.107500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WED454
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 05/29/2022
    Registrant: Spectra Energy, 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K4ZMI, Licensee ID: L01074400
    Grant Date: 11/15/2005, Expiration Date: 02/05/2016
    Registrant: George K Ison, Garrison, KY 41141
  • Call Sign: KE4NOQ
    Grant Date: 07/13/1994, Expiration Date: 07/13/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2006
    Registrant: Craig S Moore, Hc 76, Garrison, KY 41141
  • Call Sign: KF4SFO, Licensee ID: L01240675
    Grant Date: 05/02/2007, Expiration Date: 06/04/2017
    Registrant: Zach P Bivens, Hc 74 Box 1220, Garrison, KY 41141
  • Call Sign: KF4SFP, Licensee ID: L01240759
    Grant Date: 05/02/2007, Expiration Date: 06/04/2017
    Registrant: Pete A Bivens, Hc 74 Box 1220, Garrison, KY 41141
  • Call Sign: KG4FTV, Licensee ID: L00186585
    Grant Date: 09/30/2009, Expiration Date: 12/21/2019, Certifier: Billy R Kamer
    Registrant: Billy R Kamer, Garrison, KY 41141

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Garrison on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Rail transportation"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
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