Gratz, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 77 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.5%
 
Males: 35  (45.6%)
Females: 42  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

29.3 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip code: 40359

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,057 (it was $14,167 in 2000)
Gratz:

$40,057
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $11,534 (it was $9,217 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $69,395 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Gratz:

$69,395
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $63,602; detached houses: $63,378

Median gross rent in 2019: $715.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gratz: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.6%
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Ancestries: American (37.5%), Irish (37.5%), English (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/06/1881

Elevation: 484 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 221 people per square mile   (very low).

Gratz, Kentucky map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $993 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $756 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (39.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (273.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Monterey, KY (2.4 miles),
Owenton, KY (2.7 miles ),
Worthville, KY (3.4 miles ),
Bald Knob, KY (3.4 miles ),
New Liberty, KY (3.4 miles ),
Monterey-New Columbus, KY (3.5 miles ),
New Castle, KY (3.5 miles ),
Pleasureville, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.47 N, Longitude: 84.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 502

Distribution of median household income in Gratz, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gratz, KY in 2019

Gratz satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+36.9%).

Average climate in Gratz, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 48.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Gratz-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Gratz city center killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.

Earthquake activity:

Gratz-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 78% 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 57.9 miles away from Gratz 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 158.9 miles away from Gratz center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 158.9 miles away from Gratz 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 160.2 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 62.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from Gratz 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 Owen County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gratz topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gratz:

  • THREE RIVERS DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • NEW HORIZONS HEALTH SYSTEMS INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • NEW HORIZONS MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • OWEN CO MEMORIAL HOSP (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING CENTER, NEW CASTLE, KENTUCKY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEW CASTLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gratz:

  • Kentucky State University (about 20 miles; Frankfort, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,112)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Florence, KY; FT enrollment: 2,422)
  • University of Kentucky (about 39 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 43 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Sullivan University (about 43 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 45 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)

Points of interest:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clay Lick Creek (A), Cave Spring Branch (B), Lowderbach Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Owen 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 city:

2.8 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Gratz (2011 data):

  • First Farmers Bank and Trust Company: Gratz Branch at 95 Main Street, branch established on 1965/07/01. Info updated 2008/08/11: Bank assets: $116.3 mil, Deposits: $91.4 mil, headquarters in Owenton, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lea M. Mcmullan Trust

For population 15 years and over in Gratz:

Marital status in Gratz, KY
  • Never married: 3.7%
  • Now married: 79.7%
  • Separated: 11.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Gratz:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.2
Kentucky average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gratz, KY (based on Owen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,46328
Mainline Protestant4956
Catholic2001
Other-1
None4,683-
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: 3
Owen County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Owen County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Owen County:

10.8%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Kentucky:

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

18.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

42.2%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

37.9%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

11.0%
Kentucky:

21.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gratz:

18.6%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

51.1%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.2%
Kentucky:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gratz, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Strongest AM radio stations in Gratz:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBOB (1160 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, KY; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gratz:

  • WTSZ-FM (105.7 FM; EMINENCE, KY; Owner: METRO EAST CBC, INC.)
  • WNKR (106.5 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, KY; Owner: GRANT COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WKED-FM (103.7 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WIKI (95.3 FM; CARROLLTON, KY; Owner: STAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WORX-FM (96.7 FM; MADISON, IN; Owner: DUBOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKYW (104.9 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJZO (101.7 FM; SHELBYVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W202AZ (88.3 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLXO (96.1 FM; STAMPING GROUND, KY; Owner: CLARITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gratz:

  • WKON (Channel 52; OWENTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.8mTotal length
  • 2,706Total average daily traffic
  • 474Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,712Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Kerry Kratz, Browns Bottom Road (Lat: 38.455000 Lon: -84.941028), Type: Building, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WRFH910,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17765.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2020, Expiration Date: 03/05/2030, Certifier: Joseph W Shelton, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • Gratz Ky, Browns Bottom Road (Lat: 38.454750 Lon: -84.941028), Type: Building, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WRKP489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/26/2021, Expiration Date: 01/26/2031, Certifier: Tj Scott, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gratz, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gratz, KY
  • 57.1%Wood
  • 42.9%Electricity


Gratz 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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