Glens Fork, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,375.
Males: 683  (49.7%)
Females: 692  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42741

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,424 (it was $23,047 in 2000)
Glens Fork:

$31,424
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,805 (it was $14,319 in 2000)

Glens Fork CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,202 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Glens Fork:

$71,202
KY:

$120,900
  • Races in Glens Fork, KY (2000)

    Glens Fork races chart
    • 1,28897.0%White alone
    • 141.1%Hispanic
    • 131.0%Black alone
    • 90.7%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Glens Fork: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 52.7 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

Glens Fork, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Glens Fork:

  • High school or higher: 55.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Glens Fork CCD:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

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

Glens Fork CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Glens Fork satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (83.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (360.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bryan, KY (2.4 miles ), Columbia, KY (3.0 miles ), Jamestown, KY (3.1 miles ), White Oak, KY (3.1 miles ), Russell Springs, KY (3.2 miles ), Gradyville, KY (3.3 miles ), Cane Valley, KY (3.8 miles ), Burkesville, KY (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.99 N, Longitude: 85.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Glens Fork household income distribution Glens Fork home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Glens Fork, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Glens Fork-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Glens Fork place center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 11.5 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Glens Fork-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% 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 110.4 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from Glens Fork 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 155.6 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 108.7 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 192.2 miles away from Glens Fork center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 109.6 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 Adair County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Glens Fork:

  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF KY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BURKESVILLE, KY)
  • CUMBERLAND VALLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BURKESVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glens Fork:

  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 9 miles; Columbia, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 26 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Somerset Community College (about 35 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 58 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 63 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 68 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)

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Churches in Glens Fork include: Hopewell Baptist Church (A), Zion Church (B), Pierce Chapel (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Union Church (E), Concord Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hadleys Cemetery (1), Earl Cemetery (2), Lewis Cemetery (3), Wesley Cemetery (4), Ragen Cemetery (5), McGinnis Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Battle Branch (B), Tres Creek (C), Cedar Creek (D), West Prong Glens Fork (E), Burns Creek (F), Powells Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
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: 0.0% of all households

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

24.0%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

9.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

Glens Fork compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly 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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.9
Kentucky average:

13.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Glens Fork CCD (based on Adair County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,47835
Mainline Protestant2,01116
Catholic1401
Other2-
None12,025-
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: 6
Adair County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Adair County:

32.2%
Kentucky:

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

15.3%
State:

15.9%

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Russell County, KY  0.97% ($22,815 average AGI)
from Taylor County, KY  0.84% ($29,426)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.29% ($22,500)


5.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
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 Taylor County, KY  0.81% ($26,822 average AGI)
to Russell County, KY  0.78% ($20,884)
to Green County, KY  0.25% ($31,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Glens Fork:

  • WAIN (1270 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • WJKY (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIDS (570 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Glens Fork:

  • WHVE (92.7 FM; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WAIN-FM (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, KY; Owner: TRI-COUNTY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYR-FM (107.9 FM; BURKESVILLE, KY; Owner: RAY MULLINIX)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKWY (102.7 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: J.K. WHITTIMORE)

TV broadcast stations around Glens Fork:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Glens Fork fatal accident list:

Aug 19, 1989 08:10 PM, 900, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 269Total average daily traffic
  • 327Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN814
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Ronald R Smith, 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE, SUITE 1200
  • Ronald R Smith, 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE, SUITE 1200

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF4ZQH, Licensee ID: L01421754
    Grant Date: 08/05/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018, Certifier: Andrew M Klingberg
    Registrant: Andrew M Klingberg, 1300 Buel Collins Rd, Glens Fork, KY 42741

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23111 , Serial Number: 15068731, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin Banewicz, 1621 Union Church Lane, Glens Fork, KY 42741

Glens Fork on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
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