Harlan, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 1,551 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -25.5%
 
Males: 688  (44.4%)
Females: 863  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40806, 40831.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,742 (it was $17,270 in 2000)
Harlan:

$24,742
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,608 (it was $15,572 in 2000)

Harlan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,975 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Harlan:

$91,975
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,816; detached houses: $123,967; mobile homes: $48,540

Median gross rent in 2017: $420.

March 2019 cost of living index in Harlan: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.6%
(30.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Harlan, KY (2017)
    • 1,30585.2%White alone
    • 1077.0%Black alone
    • 915.9%Asian alone
    • 140.9%Other race alone
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 50.3%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Harlan, Kentucky as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harlan is 130 to 1.


Crime rates in Harlan by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

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)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(51.4)
1
(51.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.3)
2
(108.8)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.6)
1
(59.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.1)
2
(131.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(359.7)
1
(51.9)
3
(158.5)
3
(161.5)
2
(108.5)
2
(108.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(115.3)
7
(417.4)
2
(119.0)
2
(121.3)
2
(123.5)
1
(63.1)
3
(196.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(359.7)
4
(207.6)
5
(264.1)
4
(215.3)
3
(162.8)
5
(272.0)
3
(170.7)
5
(288.2)
6
(357.8)
1
(59.5)
2
(121.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(252.5)
3
(196.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(1,028)
26
(1,349)
21
(1,109)
13
(699.7)
8
(434.1)
10
(544.1)
15
(853.7)
11
(634.0)
20
(1,193)
10
(594.9)
9
(545.8)
9
(555.9)
13
(820.7)
11
(720.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
145
(7,451)
103
(5,345)
93
(4,913)
62
(3,337)
46
(2,496)
76
(4,135)
52
(2,960)
64
(3,689)
67
(3,995)
79
(4,700)
27
(1,637)
40
(2,471)
16
(1,010)
20
(1,311)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(359.7)
5
(259.5)
1
(52.8)
4
(215.3)
3
(162.8)
2
(108.8)
2
(113.8)
2
(115.3)
3
(178.9)
1
(59.5)
3
(181.9)
1
(61.8)
1
(63.1)
1
(65.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(51.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(54.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.5)
1
(60.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)619.7427.6378.8291.2251.8386.3266.9293.4502.1329.6178.9179.7222.9311.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Harlan, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.55
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (27.1%), Irish (8.2%), English (7.1%), German (3.0%), European (2.7%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/15/1884

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 1.75 square miles.

Population density: 885 people per square mile   (low).

Harlan, Kentucky map

79 residents are foreign born (1.5% Asia).

This city:

5.2%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $997 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $969 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (63.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (104.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (416.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Loyall, KY (1.4 miles ),
Pine Mountain, KY (2.3 miles ),
Wallins Creek, KY (2.3 miles ),
South Wallins, KY (2.3 miles ),
Cawood, KY (2.7 miles ),
Evarts, KY (2.7 miles ),
Coldiron, KY (2.7 miles ),
Kenvir, KY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.84 N, Longitude: 83.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,973 (+128.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 279 (49.1%)

Area code: 606

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $46,800
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.4%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Harlan, KY
Historical housing units in Harlan, KY
Most common industries in Harlan, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.2%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Harlan, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)

Average climate in Harlan, Kentucky

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Harlan, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Harlan-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Harlan city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/6/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harlan-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 100.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Harlan 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 273.7 miles away from Harlan center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 3.5 miles away from Harlan center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from Harlan 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 Harlan County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harlan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Harlan:

  • HARLAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 81 BALL PARK ROAD)
  • MOUNTAIN HERITAGE HOSPICE INC (163 BELKWAY VILLAGE CTR 2 P O BOX 189)
  • HARLAN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (200 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • FMC - NA HARLAN (136 VILLAGE CENTER RD)
  • HARLAN ARH HHA (81 BALL PARK ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Harlan:

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College/University in Harlan:

  • Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 37; Location: 114 N Cumberland Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: jennyleaacademy.com/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harlan:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 27 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Walters State Community College (about 44 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 48 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Tusculum College (about 56 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 57 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)

Public high school in Harlan:

Public elementary/middle schools in Harlan:

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Library in Harlan:

  • HARLAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $577,785; Location: 107 NORTH THIRD STREET; 81,538 books; 3,600 e-books; 1,727 audio materials; 3,534 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Harlan: Harlan County Emergency Management (A), Harlan Fire Department  (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clover Fork Cumberland River (A), Dave Smith Branch (B), Coldiron Branch (C), Catron Creek (D), Martins Fork Cumberland River (E), Baker Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (2608 South US Highway 421), Mount Aire Motel (355 Skidmore Drive), Tomlinson and Cody (100 Walnut Street).

Courts: Kentucky State - Supreme Court- Employment Services Department (119 North Cumberland Avenue), Kentucky State - Supreme Court- Unemployment Insurance Division (124 South Cumberland Avenue), Harlan County - Circuit Court Clerk (129 South 1st Street), Harlan County - District Court (129 South 1st Street), Harlan County - Circuit Court (129 South 1st Street).

Birthplace of: Nick Lachey - Dance musician, Karl Spillman Forester - Federal judge, Peggy McDowell Curlin - Women's rights activist, Rusty York - Banjoist.

Harlan 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 Harlan and their reported violations in the past:

HARLAN MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Population served: 6,534, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
COAP, INC. (Population served: 36, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Harlan (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Harlan: Mansion Branch, The Bank Of Harlan, Village Center Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $131.9 mil, Deposits: $112.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Harlan, Inc.
  • Home Federal Bank Corporation: Village Center Branch at 185 Finance Street, branch established on 1920/01/01; Cumberland Avenue Branch at 102 Cumberland Avenue, branch established on 2001/12/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $347.7 mil, Deposits: $267.1 mil, headquarters in Middlesboro, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Hfb Financial Corporation
  • Commercial Bank: Harlan Branch at 2320 South U.S. Highway 421, branch established on 2005/11/29. Info updated 2008/09/25: Bank assets: $807.9 mil, Deposits: $626.4 mil, headquarters in Harrogate, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Unified Shares, Llc
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Harlan Main Branch at 200 Professional Lane, branch established on 1968/02/06. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Harlan:

Marital status in Harlan, KY
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Harlan:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Kentucky average:

11.9

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

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Religion statistics for Harlan, KY (based on Harlan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,15295
Mainline Protestant1,52413
Black Protestant9683
Catholic2073
Other1512
None14,276-
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: 10
Harlan County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.9%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Harlan:

26.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Harlan:

11.3%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Harlan:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Harlan:

35.4%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

51.3%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Harlan:

75.3%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harlan, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 12$31,003$31,0030$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$29,023$31,6610$0
Streets and Highways 8$15,452$23,1780$0
Sewerage 3$6,292$25,1680$0
Financial Administration 3$4,656$18,6240$0
Firefighters 2$5,438$32,6280$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,532$18,3843$2,776
Police - Other 1$1,685$20,2204$3,095
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 41$95,081$27,8297$5,871

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,060,000 ($683.43)
    Regular Highways: $392,000 ($252.74)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,152,000 ($742.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,049,000 ($676.34)
    Regular Highways: $689,000 ($444.23)
    Police Protection: $611,000 ($393.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $386,000 ($248.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $252,000 ($162.48)
    Central Staff Services: $194,000 ($125.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($17.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $614,000 ($395.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $227,000 ($146.36)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($90.26)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($10.32)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($5.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($3.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,162,000 ($749.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($24.50)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $742,000 ($478.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $386,000 ($248.87)
    Other: $85,000 ($54.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($2.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($21.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,156,000 ($745.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $226,000 ($145.71)
    Public Welfare: $85,000 ($54.80)
  • Tax - Property: $826,000 ($532.56)
    Other Selective Sales: $614,000 ($395.87)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $395,000 ($254.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000 ($79.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $120,000 ($77.37)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.64)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,339,000 ($1508.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,182,000 ($1406.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $157,000 ($101.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,502,000 ($1613.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $617,000 ($397.81)
Businesses in Harlan, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike1
FedEx1Papa John's Pizza1
GameStop1Pizza Hut1
Goodwill4Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
Kincaid1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Harlan:

  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harlan:

  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJNV (99.1 FM; JONESVILLE, VA; Owner: REGINA KAY MOORE)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Harlan:

  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Harlan fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Harlan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 607ft / 185mTotal length
  • $14,205,000Total costs
  • 140,798Total average daily traffic
  • 7,696Total average daily truck traffic
  • 120,069Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Harlan, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Harlan, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harlan)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Harlan, KY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harlan)

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 26. The highest number of reported fires - 40 took place in 2002, and the least - 10 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Harlan, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.2%), and Outside Fires (33.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Harlan, KY
    • 22251.2%Structure Fires
    • 14433.2%Outside Fires
    • 5913.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harlan, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Harlan, Kentucky:

  • Bays Motel, Hwy 421, Harlan, Kentucky 40831 , Phone: (606) 573-4660
  • Comfort Inn, 2608 South Hwy 421, Harlan, Kentucky 40840 , Phone: (606) 573-3385, Fax: (606) 573-6717
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Harlan, Kentucky
Most common first names in Harlan, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8378.9 years
James8271.1 years
John8074.3 years
William7772.9 years
Charles5167.8 years
Robert4371.8 years
George3375.0 years
Martha2678.9 years
Henry2572.2 years
Myrtle2181.9 years
Most common last names in Harlan, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6573.2 years
Jones5075.9 years
Howard4873.6 years
Johnson4470.9 years
Hensley4376.4 years
Ball3075.4 years
Farmer2975.2 years
Turner2580.3 years
Skidmore2577.5 years
Osborne2476.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harlan, KY
  • 94.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harlan, KY
  • 79.9%Electricity
  • 10.9%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Harlan compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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