Grayson, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 3,999 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 2,049  (51.2%)
Females: 1,950  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 41143.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,335 (it was $19,683 in 2000)
Grayson:

$32,335
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,985 (it was $11,879 in 2000)

Grayson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,403 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Grayson:

$115,403
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $112,757; detached houses: $127,269; townhouses or other attached units: $110,396; mobile homes: $82,988

Median gross rent in 2017: $555.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grayson: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 42.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Grayson, KY (2017)
    • 3,67590.1%White alone
    • 1593.9%Hispanic
    • 1443.5%Black alone
    • 380.9%Two or more races
    • 260.6%American Indian alone
    • 190.5%Other race alone
    • 50.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Grayson, Kentucky as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grayson is 158 to 1.


Crime rates in Grayson by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(49.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.7)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.9)
2
(50.0)
6
(150.2)
3
(77.5)
3
(70.7)
2
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.6)
1
(24.5)
2
(49.4)
2
(49.6)
4
(100.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(49.5)
1
(24.9)
3
(74.9)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.1)
4
(95.0)
2
(49.0)
3
(73.7)
1
(24.5)
1
(24.7)
2
(49.6)
7
(175.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(964.4)
50
(1,245)
47
(1,174)
20
(500.5)
36
(930.0)
25
(588.8)
24
(570.1)
17
(416.5)
34
(834.8)
19
(464.7)
11
(271.9)
21
(521.1)
10
(251.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
61
(1,508)
79
(1,967)
91
(2,273)
57
(1,426)
57
(1,472)
72
(1,696)
36
(855.1)
46
(1,127)
49
(1,203)
43
(1,052)
92
(2,274)
69
(1,712)
29
(728.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(74.2)
10
(248.9)
11
(274.7)
3
(75.1)
6
(155.0)
5
(117.8)
5
(118.8)
2
(49.0)
5
(122.8)
4
(97.8)
6
(148.3)
6
(148.9)
4
(100.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(123.6)
0
(0.0)
N/A2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(75.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)183.2198.2265.0153.2201.0167.9116.987.9138.594.6141.6141.7120.0

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City-data.com crime index in Grayson, KY

Crime rate in Grayson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (24.7%), English (23.9%), Irish (13.3%), German (11.4%), Italian (3.9%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1860

Elevation: 608 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,598 people per square mile   (low).

Grayson, Kentucky map

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,000 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (28.1 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (87.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Willard, KY (2.5 miles ),
Grahn, KY (2.7 miles ),
Carter, KY (3.5 miles ),
Olive Hill, KY (3.6 miles ),
Cannonsburg, KY (3.6 miles ),
Ashland Rural, KY (3.8 miles ),
Webbville, KY (3.8 miles ),
Isonville, KY (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.33 N, Longitude: 82.94 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,162 (+53.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,187 (65.9%)

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Grayson, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grayson, KY in 2017
Grayson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $34,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $34,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $34,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $34,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Grayson, KY residents
Average permit cost in Grayson, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Grayson, KY
Historical housing units in Grayson, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +84 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in Grayson, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.7%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.7%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (3.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Grayson, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Religious workers (4.5%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)

Average climate in Grayson, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Grayson, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.180. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.180
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.79
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.257. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.257
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.47
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grayson-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Grayson city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grayson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% 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 55.1 miles away from Grayson 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 52.5 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 268.1 miles away from Grayson 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 256.7 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 96.4 miles away from Grayson center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from Grayson 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).
Grayson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Grayson:

  • CARTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (250 MCDAVID BLVD)
  • FMC - NA OF GRAYSON (286 STATE HIGHWAY 1947)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Grayson:

  • BOYD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ASHLAND, KY)

Heliports located in Grayson:

Amtrak station near Grayson:

  • 20 miles: ASHLAND (99 15TH ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Grayson:

  • Kentucky Christian University (Full-time enrollment: 586; Location: 100 Academic Pkwy; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kcu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grayson:

  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Ashland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,482)
  • Shawnee State University (about 28 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Morehead State University (about 29 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Marshall University (about 29 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • West Virginia State University (about 64 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

Public high school in Grayson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Grayson:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Grayson Volunteer Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Carter County Memorial Gardens (1), Keffer Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Executive Inn & Suites (205 State Highway 1947), Super 8 Motel (125 Super Eight Ln), Country Squire Inn (370 State Highway 1947), Country Easy Time Tanning (370 State Highway 1947), Days Inn of Grayson (650 Cw Stevens Boulevard), Grayson Days Inn (650 Cw Stevens Blvd), Econo Lodge (205 State Highway 1947), Knights Inn of Grayson (370 State Highway 1947).

Courts: Kentucky Commonwealth - Juvenile Services Court Designated Worker (100 East Main Street), Carter County - Circuit Court Clerk (300 West Main Suite 227), Carter County - District Court Clerk (300 West Main Suite 227), Little Sandy District Health Department - Court House (Court House), Admistrative Office Of The Court S (100 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Michele Mahone - Television host.

Carter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grayson and their reported violations in the past:

RATTLESNAKE RIDGE WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 11,892, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2013)
GRAYSON UTILITY COMMISSION (Population served: 10,950, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
CAMP ROBERT C WEBB (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Grayson in 2010:

  • 357 people in college/university student housing
  • 155 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Grayson in 2000:

  • 408 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Grayson (2011 data):

  • The Commercial Bank of Grayson: Interchange Branch at 109 Carol Malone Blvd, branch established on 1976/01/05; The Commercial Bank Of Grayson at 208 East Main Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $166.0 mil, Deposits: $137.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Grayson Bancshares Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Grayson: The First National Bank Of Grayson at 200 South Carol Malone Boulevard, branch established on 1902/01/01; Grayson Branch at 380 S. Carol Malone Boulevard, branch established on 1935/11/01. Info updated 2009/08/19: Bank assets: $216.5 mil, Deposits: $193.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Grayson Bancorp, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Grayson Branch at 575 N.Carol Malone Boulevard, branch established on 1990/03/01. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • Citizens National Bank of Paintsville: Grayson Branch at 167 South Carol Malone Blvd., branch established on 2001/08/20. Info updated 2007/09/25: Bank assets: $554.7 mil, Deposits: $433.9 mil, headquarters in Paintsville, KY, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Grayson:

Marital status in Grayson, KY
  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 34.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Grayson:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grayson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grayson, KY (based on Carter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.8%
Kentucky:

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

17.9%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Grayson:

45.8%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Grayson:

27.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grayson:

20.3%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grayson:

11.7%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Grayson:

6.7
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.9%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Grayson:

51.2%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.6%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grayson, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$29,530$29,5302$838
Water Supply 11$28,753$31,3670$0
Other and Unallocable 6$17,054$34,1082$816
Sewerage 5$11,243$26,9830$0
Financial Administration 4$10,004$30,0123$2,851
Streets and Highways 4$6,998$20,9940$0
Gas Supply 2$4,957$29,7420$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,193
Firefighters 0$0 2$1,122
Totals for Government 44$108,539$29,60216$6,820

Grayson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $590,000 ($147.54)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,352,000 ($338.08)
    Gas Utilities: $1,223,000 ($305.83)
    Police Protection: $634,000 ($158.54)
    Sewerage: $617,000 ($154.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $589,000 ($147.29)
    Regular Highways: $330,000 ($82.52)
    Central Staff Services: $302,000 ($75.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000 ($46.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($6.25)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($0.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($7.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $18,000 ($4.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $442,000 ($110.53)
    Sewerage: $288,000 ($72.02)
    Gas Utilities: $193,000 ($48.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $138,000 ($34.51)
    Police Protection: $82,000 ($20.51)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($10.75)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,417,000 ($354.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $88,000 ($22.01)

Grayson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $949,000 ($237.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $612,000 ($153.04)
    Other: $37,000 ($9.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($6.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($1.50)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($1.25)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,120,000 ($530.13)
    Gas Utilities: $1,470,000 ($367.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $435,000 ($108.78)
    Other: $133,000 ($33.26)
    Highways: $92,000 ($23.01)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $873,000 ($218.30)
    Property: $427,000 ($106.78)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $426,000 ($106.53)
    Other License: $82,000 ($20.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $44,000 ($11.00)

Grayson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,949,000 ($737.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,533,000 ($633.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $416,000 ($104.03)

Grayson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,971,000 ($492.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,266,000 ($316.58)

4.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Boyd County, KY  0.74% ($34,969 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.52% ($28,578)
from Greenup County, KY  0.47% ($51,098)
Businesses in Grayson, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
FedEx3RadioShack1
Ford1Rite Aid1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kmart1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Grayson:

  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grayson:

  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEE-FM (100.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOUL-FM (89.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Grayson:

  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49BN (Channel 49; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNCATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • W66CZ (Channel 66; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Grayson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Grayson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 738ft / 225mTotal length
  • $2,640,000Total costs
  • 251,140Total average daily traffic
  • 41,739Total average daily truck traffic
  • 177,406Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grayson, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grayson, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grayson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grayson, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grayson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Grayson)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 45. The highest number of reported fires - 74 took place in 2015, and the least - 7 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Grayson, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.7%), and Outside Fires (25.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grayson, KY
    • 35946.7%Structure Fires
    • 19225.0%Outside Fires
    • 12616.4%Other
    • 9212.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grayson, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Grayson, Kentucky:

  • Quality Inn, 205 State Hwy 1947, Grayson, Kentucky 41143 , Phone: (606) 474-7854, Fax: (606) 474-8425
  • Guesthouse Inn & Suites, 501 C W Stevens Blvd, Grayson, Kentucky 41143 , Phone: (606) 474-0000, Fax: (606) 474-2323
  • Super 8, 125 Super Eight Ln, Grayson, Kentucky 41143 , Phone: (606) 474-8811, Fax: (606) 474-8812
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grayson, Kentucky
Most common first names in Grayson, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9073.1 years
William9076.4 years
John7772.2 years
Mary6679.5 years
Charles6172.8 years
George3473.6 years
Frank3475.5 years
Robert3472.0 years
Ruby2577.0 years
Elizabeth2280.2 years
Most common last names in Grayson, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hall5274.2 years
Johnson4975.1 years
Mcdavid4169.6 years
Everman3979.3 years
Carroll3975.6 years
Burton3473.2 years
Smith2977.1 years
Waggoner2773.8 years
Sexton2673.2 years
Blevins2567.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grayson, KY
  • 62.9%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 10.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grayson, KY
  • 89.9%Electricity
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Grayson compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Grayson on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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