Gravel Switch, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,100.
Males: 548  (49.9%)
Females: 552  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40328

Estimated median household income in 2022: $47,029 (it was $29,205 in 2000)
Gravel Switch:

$47,029
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,238 (it was $12,630 in 2000)

Gravel Switch CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $107,146 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Gravel Switch:

$107,146
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $181,671; detached houses: $192,190; townhouses or other attached units: $814,509; mobile homes: $51,628
March 2022 cost of living index in Gravel Switch: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Gravel Switch, KY (2000)
    • 1,03298.9%White alone
    • 50.5%Black alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Hispanic
    • 10.10%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Gravel Switch, Kentucky as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gravel Switch is 275 to 1.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.4% ($199)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (44.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bradfordsville, KY (2.6 miles ),
Perryville, KY (2.9 miles ),
Lebanon, KY (3.1 miles ),
South Fork, KY (3.2 miles ),
Mackville, KY (3.3 miles ),
Springfield, KY (3.3 miles ),
Mannsville, KY (3.7 miles ),
St. Mary, KY (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 37.58 N, Longitude: 85.08 W

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

3.0%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Gravel Switch, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Wood products (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.2%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Wood products (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Machinery (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.4%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Gravel Switch, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.9%)
  • Bus drivers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.9%)
  • Bus drivers (9.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Woodworkers (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.4%)
  • Child care workers (7.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.2%)

Average climate in Gravel Switch, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 56.2. This is better than average.

City:

56.2
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 38.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Gravel Switch-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Gravel Switch place center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 31.5 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gravel Switch-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 101% 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 75.5 miles away from Gravel Switch 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 164.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 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 150.4 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 175.1 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 76.2 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 Marion County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gravel Switch:

  • FMC - LEBANON MARION COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LEBANON, KY)
  • CEDARS OF LEBANON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEBANON, KY)
  • CEDARS OF LEBANON REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEBANON, KY)
  • THE VILLAGE OF LEBANON II (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEBANON, KY)
  • SPRING VIEW HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LEBANON, KY)
  • SPRINGFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, KY)
  • MEDCO CENTER OF SPRINGFIELD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gravel Switch:

  • Campbellsville University (about 23 miles; Campbellsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 36 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 44 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • Somerset Community College (about 44 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • University of Kentucky (about 45 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Gravel Switch include: Kedron Church (A), Pleasant Hill Church (B), Beech Fork Church (C), Siloam Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Crews Cemetery (1), Rawlings Cemetery (2), Rollertown Cemetery (3), Tatum Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Amanda Cooley Branch (A), Devers Branch (B), Buffalo Creek (C), Logan Creek (D), Landers Creek (E), Jones Creek (F), Hot Water Creek (G), Hancock Branch (H), Rubin Cooley Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marion 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:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.7%
Whole state:

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

9.1%
Whole state:

6.6%
16 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Gravel Switch:

Marital status in Gravel Switch, KY
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Gravel Switch:

  • High school or higher: 62.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 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 Gravel Switch, KY (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,5117
Evangelical Protestant4,60119
Mainline Protestant9889
Other2691
Black Protestant1632
None7,288-
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: 5
Here:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.7%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marion County:

18.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Gravel Switch:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLBN (1590 AM; 1 kW; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WDFB (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JUNCTION CITY, KY; Owner: ALUM SPRINGS VISION & OUTREACH CORP)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WHIR (1230 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: HOMETOWN B/CSTNG OF DANVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gravel Switch:

  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WDFB-FM (88.1 FM; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: ALUM SPRINGS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WHIR-FM (107.1 FM; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDO-FM (98.7 FM; LIBERTY, KY; Owner: CARLOS D. WESLEY)

TV broadcast stations around Gravel Switch:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W06AY (Channel 6; LEBANON, KY; Owner: GARY WHITE)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Edward T Richardson, 500 Gravel Switch Road Sr 243 (Lat: 37.609639 Lon: -85.053139), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Liberty Towers, LLC, Mhofe@libertytowers.Com, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (202) 420-7300

  • Michael E Hofe, 500 Gravel Switch Road Sr 243 (Lat: 37.609639 Lon: -85.053139), Type: 77.4, Structure height: 21155 m, Overall height: 76.2 m

  • Ronald R Smith, 149 Preston Loop (Lat: 37.592889 Lon: -85.044944), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 21155 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Ronald R Smith, 149 Preston Loop (Lat: 37.592889 Lon: -85.044944), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 21155 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Ronald Smith, 149 Preston Loop (Lat: 37.592889 Lon: -85.044944), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 21155 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Christophe Le Scanve, 149 Preston Loop (Lat: 37.592889 Lon: -85.044944), Type: 76.2, Structure height: 21155 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070

  • Matthew Bonfante, Minors Branch Road (Lat: 37.509306 Lon: -84.956417), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21045 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: The Towers, LLC, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, Ste 200, Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 406-4023


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • End Of Orberson Ln (Lat: 37.555861 Lon: -85.094528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQFG535,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.962 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2016, Expiration Date: 07/11/2026, Certifier: Dave Hourigan, Registrant: Jennings Communications & Consulting, LLC, 1108 Main St, Murray, KY 42071, Phone: (270) 759-9600, Fax: (502) 584-6999, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KG4KFJ, Licensee ID: L00294895, Grant Date: 07/06/2011, Expiration Date: 07/06/2021, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2021, Certifier: Jacob M Wardrip, Registrant: Jacob M Wardrip, 5578 Us 68 W, Gravel Switch, KY 40328

  • Call Sign: KJ4JAE, Licensee ID: L01460640, Grant Date: 10/29/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2029, Certifier: James B Young Iii, Registrant: James B Young Iii, Gravel Switch, KY 40328

  • Call Sign: KO4LCQ, Previous Call Sign: KG4KFJ, Licensee ID: L00294895, Grant Date: 07/06/2011, Expiration Date: 07/06/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2021, Certifier: Jacob M Wardrip, Registrant: Jacob M Wardrip, 5578 Us 68 W, Gravel Switch, KY 40328

  • Call Sign: K4JMW, Previous Call Sign: KO4LCQ, Licensee ID: L00294895, Grant Date: 02/13/2021, Expiration Date: 02/13/2031, Certifier: Jacob M Wardrip, Registrant: Jacob M Wardrip, 5578 Us 68 W, Gravel Switch, KY 40328


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gravel Switch, KY
  • 40.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 17.6%Wood
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gravel Switch, KY
  • 64.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 5.6%Wood


Gravel Switch compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value 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.
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