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 2012: $35,490 (it was $29,205 in 2000)
Gravel Switch:

$35,490
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,994 (it was $12,630 in 2000)

Gravel Switch CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,389 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Gravel Switch:

$69,389
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $96,584; Detached houses: $116,009; Mobile homes: $51,043
Gravel Switch races chart
  • White alone - 1,032 (98.9%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.10%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gravel Switch: 125.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Gravel Switch CCD:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

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

Gravel Switch CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Gravel Switch satellite photo by USGS

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

Gravel Switch household income distribution Gravel Switch home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)

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Average climate in Gravel Switch, Kentucky

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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 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 75.5 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 164.5 miles away from Gravel Switch 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 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 Gravel Switch center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 137.8 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 Marion County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, 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 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)

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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

Gravel Switch compared to Kentucky state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gravel Switch CCD (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.93%
Here: 85.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents57.3%29.0%5.3%3.9%4.5%
Congregations20.0%31.4%17.1%11.4%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Marion County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

30.7%
Kentucky:

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

18.6%
State:

15.9%

4.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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 Nelson County, KY  0.62% ($25,325 average AGI)
from Taylor County, KY  0.57% ($19,054)
from Washington County, KY  0.57% ($24,595)


4.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
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 Nelson County, KY  0.64% ($30,854 average AGI)
to Washington County, KY  0.45% ($25,483)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.37% ($22,042)

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:

1
  • Edward T Richardson, 500 Gravel Switch Road Sr 243 (Lat: 37.609639 Lon: -85.053139), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2024207300, Mhofe@libertytowers.Com, 51 MONROE STREET, SUITE PE 7

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N9OHM, Previous Call Sign: KB9CQW, Licensee ID: L00464320
    Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 02/11/2022, Certifier: Forrest D Bishop
    Registrant: Forrest D Bishop, 333 Minors Branch Road, Gravel Switch, KY 40328
  • Call Sign: KJ4JAE, Licensee ID: L01460640
    Grant Date: 01/22/2009, Expiration Date: 01/22/2019, Certifier: James B Young Iii
    Registrant: James B Young Iii, Gravel Switch, KY 40328

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-CA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31417 , Serial Number: CA10660, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/1954
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 5789 Little South Rd, Gravel Switch, KY 40328
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83880 , Serial Number: 7AC-2561, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry F Wilcher, 5789 Little South Rd, Gravel Switch, KY 40328

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Gravel Switch on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #31 (40328) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #72 (40328) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Latvian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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