Grahn, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,131.
Males: 1,573  (50.3%)
Females: 1,558  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41143

Estimated median household income in 2015: $34,727 (it was $24,193 in 2000)
Grahn:

$34,727
KY:

$45,215

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,288 (it was $12,447 in 2000)

Grahn CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $71,510 (it was $41,400 in 2000)
Grahn:

$71,510
KY:

$130,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $104,037; Detached houses: $119,375; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,536; Mobile homes: $69,159
  • Races in Grahn, KY (2000)

    Grahn races chart
    • 3,02998.3%White alone
    • 301.0%Hispanic
    • 140.5%Two or more races
    • 30.10%American Indian alone
    • 20.06%Black alone
    • 20.06%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grahn: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 70.5 square miles.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (very low).

Grahn, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Grahn:

  • High school or higher: 59.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grahn CCD:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

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

Grahn CCD:  0.7% ($271)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Grahn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (35.1 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (80.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (347.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Olive Hill, KY (2.5 miles ), Grayson, KY (2.7 miles ), Willard, KY (3.0 miles ), Carter, KY (3.3 miles ), Upper Tygarts, KY (3.4 miles ), Isonville, KY (3.5 miles ), Sandy Hook, KY (3.7 miles ), Webbville, KY (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.28 N, Longitude: 83.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.8%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Rail transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Gasoline stations (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Grahn, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grahn-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the Grahn place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grahn-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 48.3 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 45.5 miles away from Grahn 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 262.0 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 263.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Grahn center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 97.7 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 Carter County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Grahn:

  • FMC - NA OF GRAYSON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)
  • CARTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grahn:

  • Morehead State University (about 22 miles; Morehead, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,523)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Shawnee State University (about 32 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Marshall University (about 36 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • West Virginia State University (about 71 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

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Notable locations in Grahn: Old Hanging Prison Wall Gardens (A), Grahn Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grahn include: Kirk Memorial Missionary Baptist Church (A), Mountain Top Chapel (B), Pine Springs Church (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Pleasant Valley Church (E), Ross Chapel (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bledsoe Cemetery (1), Carroll Cemetery (2), Littleton Cemetery (3), Bailey Cemetery (4), Field Cemetery (5), Colley Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Rose Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Big Run (B), Dixie Fork (C), Bowling Branch (D), Craig Creek (E), Cory Branch (F), Corn Branch (G), Trough Camp Creek (H), Clifty Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grahn: Grayson Lake State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Carter 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 2013 was 51.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.6
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.795. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.795
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.51. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.51
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.2%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.8%
Whole state:

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

6.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Kentucky average:

13.8

Grahn travel time to work - commute Grahn mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grahn CCD (based on Carter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,26950
Mainline Protestant6668
Black Protestant1831
Other1571
Catholic1021
None20,343-
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: 9
Carter County:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carter County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

33.8%
Kentucky:

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

17.9%
State:

15.9%

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
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 Boyd County, KY  0.68% ($32,780 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.39% ($32,676)
from Greenup County, KY  0.35% ($36,774)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Boyd County, KY  0.88% ($29,494 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.67% ($26,068)
to Greenup County, KY  0.30% ($33,923)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grahn:

  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • 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)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grahn:

  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WQXX (106.1 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WKEE-FM (100.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grahn:

  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Grahn fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Grahn fatal accident list:

May 28, 1988 08:40 PM, 182, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2200 W Of Fire Station On Rt 182 (Lat: 38.287861 Lon: -83.092944), Call Sign: WRD897
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.145 MHzGrant Date: 07/13/1999, Expiration Date: 09/20/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2004Registrant: Grahn Volunteer Fire Department, Box 81, Grahn, KY 41142, Phone: (606) 286-6233

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GRAHN, On Biggs Hill 3.7 Mi N Of (Lat: 38.337278 Lon: -83.081833), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WHC251
    Assigned Frequencies: 1900.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/19/1999, Expiration Date: 03/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2002Registrant: Phone: (202) 434-4130

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Grahn 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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