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Population in 2012: 5,477 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.0%
 

Males: 2,736  (50.0%)
Females: 2,741  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 41701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,814 (it was $20,690 in 2000)
Hazard:

$43,814
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,193

Hazard city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,961 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Hazard:

$114,961
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $340,021; Detached houses: $385,491; Mobile homes: $13,469

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 4,025 (90.3%)
  • Black alone - 262 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 87 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 52 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hazard: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (31.3%), Irish (15.8%), English (15.0%), French (4.4%), German (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/30/1884

Land area: 7.02 square miles.

Population density: 780 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Hazard:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hazard city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

128 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.6% North America, 0.5% Europe, 0.5% Africa).

This city:  2.5%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Hazard, Kentucky as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Hazard to the number of sex offenders is 421 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,209 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $454 (0.7%)

Hazard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (78.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (89.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (397.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Diablock, KY (1.5 miles ), Jeff, KY (2.2 miles ), Viper, KY (2.6 miles) , Defiance-Vicco, KY (2.7 miles) , Vicco, KY (2.8 miles ), Krypton, KY (2.9 miles) , Dice, KY (3.0 miles) , Cutshin, KY (3.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,500

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Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 83.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,072 (+118.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,516 (70.5%)

Area code: 606

Hazard household income distribution Hazard home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Hazard by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 110000000
per 100,000 20.920.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 255054342
per 100,000 41.9102.5102.90.0104.683.563.389.144.7
Robberies 11720135477
per 100,000 230.3143.541.20.0271.9104.484.5156.0156.5
Assaults 131487468810
per 100,000 272.1286.9164.7144.083.7125.3168.9178.3223.5
Burglaries 4915037483237934559
per 100,000 1025.73074.4761.8987.2669.3772.61963.71002.91318.7
Thefts 304299152185174221211315251
per 100,000 6363.86128.33129.53805.03639.44614.74455.27020.35610.2
Auto thefts 221124971112114
per 100,000 460.5225.5494.1185.1146.4229.7253.4245.289.4
Arson N/A510N/A4002
per 100,000 N/A102.520.60.0N/A83.50.00.044.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 487.8609.1300.0229.9335.1330.0386.9455.1391.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.25
Kentucky average:

1.88

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Hazard, Kentucky accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.1%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -497 (-9.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Hazard-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Hazard city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hazard-area historical earthquake activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 65% 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 77.4 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 71.9 miles away from Hazard center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 67.5 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 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from Hazard 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 33.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 19, Floods: 17, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jon Olinger - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Aug 24, 1980), Rebecca Gayheart - (born 1972), actress, Cora Combs - Female professional wrestler, Cindy Jackson - Vegetarian, Glen Combs - Basketball player, Mary Lou Turner - Country singer.

Main business address for: Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Hazard:

  • FMC - HAZARD (Dialysis Facility, 516 VILLAGE LANE)
  • HAZARD ARH HHA (Home Health Center, 100 AIRPORT GARDENS ROAD)
  • HAZARD ARH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 100 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, 3115 NORTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 101)
  • HAZARD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 390 PARK AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Hazard, KY

Airports located in Hazard:

  • Wendell H Ford Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 1,200, Itinerant Ops: 4,000, Local Ops: 3,500, Military Ops: 200)

College/University in Hazard:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,806; Location: One Community College Dr.; Public; Website: www.hazard.kctcs.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hazard:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 54 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Morehead State University (about 66 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 69 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 70 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 12,354)
  • Walters State Community College (about 72 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Tusculum College (about 79 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)

Public high schools in Hazard:

Public elementary/middle schools in Hazard:

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Library in Hazard:

  • PERRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,230,585; Location: 479 HIGH STREET; 49,233 books; 1,906 audio materials; 2,505 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 129 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I would like to post our web address for our Senior Center. www.hpscc.org The name is the Hazard Perry County Senior Center

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Notable locations in Hazard: Hazard City Hall (A), Kentucky Division of Forestry Kentucky River District (B), Hazard Fire Department (C), Hazard Fire Department Station 2 (D), Perry County Ambulance Authority (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hazard include: Town Mountain Baptist Church (A), Lothair Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Davidson Branch (A), Walker Branch (B), Upper Second Creek (C), Messer Branch (D), Garman Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hazard include: Perry County Park (1), Neace Gorman Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Big EZ Roadhouse (200 Dawahare Drive), Chaney Enterprises (306 Morton Boulevard), Combs Motel (1616 North Main Street), Days Inn (359 Morton Boulevard), Hampton Inn & Suites Hazard- KY (70 Morton Boulevard), Super 8 Motel (125 Village Lane), Holiday Inn (200 Dawahare Dr), Daniel Boone Motor Inn (90 Boone Ridge Road), Super 8 Hazard KY (125 Village Lane).

Courts: Kentucky Commonwealth - Court Of Justice-Circuit Judge (Court House), Perry Co Fiscal Court Maintenance Garage (2715 Christopher Road), Kentucky Commonwealth - Administative Offices Of The Courts- Court Designated Wo (545 Main Street), Perry County Fiscal Court (497 Perry Park Road).

 
Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 28.5. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 15.2. This is worse than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

11.7

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

HAZARD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 22932, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-02-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2003), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2003), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-10-2003 to JUN-17-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2003)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-22-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-15-2002 to NOV-30-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2002), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2002), St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-31-2002 to JAN-31-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-04-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2002), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-30-2002 to DEC-15-2002), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2002), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from DEC-31-2002 to JAN-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-19-2000 and MAY-08-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1993 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2000)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LEATHERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between FEB-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 32 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.4%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hazard, KY

19 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Hazard in 2000:

  • 198 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Hazard compared to Kentucky state average:

Hazard, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Hazard (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank & Trust Company of Hazard: Airport Gardens Branch, East Main Street Branch, Daniel Boone Branch, Wal-Mart Branch, Peoples Express Bank & Merchant Cent, Peoples Bank & Trust Company Of Haza. Info updated 2009/06/25: Bank assets: $287.1 mil, Deposits: $250.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Hazard Bancorp
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Hazard Black Gold Branch, Hazard Main Street Branch, Hazard Village Branch, Hazard Airport Gardens Branch. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • 1st Trust Bank, Inc.: at 24 Commerce Drive, branch established on 2004/12/13; Black Gold Branch at 106 Black Gold Court, branch established on 2006/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $137.0 mil, Deposits: $124.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Whitaker Bank: Mountain Credit Branch at Highway 15 South, branch established on 2001/07/16; Hazard Branch at Morton Drive, branch established on 2005/02/23. Info updated 2008/07/07: Bank assets: $1,497.1 mil, Deposits: $1,225.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Whitaker Bank Corporation Of Kentucky
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at Main & Lovern Streets, branch established on 1960/07/26. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $99.4 mil, Deposits: $69.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hazard, Kentucky:

  • Pleasure Cove Motel, 524 Main St, Hazard, KY 41701 , Phone: (606) 439-2345
  • Super 8 Motel Hazard, 125 Village Ln, Hazard, KY 41701 , Phone: (606) 436-8888, Fax: (606) 439-0768
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 359 Morton Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701 , Phone: (606) 436-4777, Fax: (606) 436-0877
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 70 Morton Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701 , Phone: (606) 439-0902, Fax: (606) 439-0903
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 192 Corporate Dr, Hazard, KY 41701 , Phone: (606) 487-0595, Fax: (606) 487-0415
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hazard, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hazard travel time to work - commute


Hazard mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hazard city (based on Perry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.83%
Here36.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents61.5%12.6%5.8%4.5%3.3%
Congregations26.3%17.1%18.4%6.6%2.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.2%2.0%1.3%1.2%4.5%
Congregations3.9%1.3%2.6%2.6%18.4%
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: 9
Perry County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Perry County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Perry County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

34.7%
Kentucky:

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

23.0%
State:

15.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$24,009$22,1622$1,472
Other Government Administration 4$14,761$44,2830$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$64,990$38,9940$0
Police - Other 6$9,069$18,1380$0
Firefighters 19$54,739$34,5720$0
Streets and Highways 13$25,826$23,8390$0
Solid Waste Management 20$36,427$21,8560$0
Sewerage 9$23,789$31,7190$0
Parks and Recreation 7$9,965$17,08320$9,336
Water Supply 22$47,915$26,1350$0
Gas Supply 3$7,355$29,4200$0
Other and Unallocable 4$4,957$14,8710$0
Totals for Government 140$323,802$27,75422$10,808

Hazard government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $4,858,000 ($886.98)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,996,000 ($547.01)
    Gas Utilities: $2,821,000 ($515.06)
    Police Protection: $1,439,000 ($262.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,187,000 ($216.72)
    Sewerage: $1,154,000 ($210.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $942,000 ($171.99)
    Central Staff Services: $929,000 ($169.62)
    Regular Highways: $913,000 ($166.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($1.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $280,000 ($51.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $339,000 ($61.90)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($56.24)
    Gas Utilities: $116,000 ($21.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($19.17)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($2.56)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($0.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,085,000 ($745.85)

Hazard government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,029,000 ($187.88)
    Sewerage: $1,025,000 ($187.15)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $861,000 ($157.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $383,000 ($69.93)
    All Other: $7,000 ($1.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $332,000 ($60.62)
    Interest Earnings: $217,000 ($39.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($6.39)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($3.29)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,381,000 ($617.31)
    Water Utilities: $2,432,000 ($444.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $352,000 ($64.27)
    Highways: $148,000 ($27.02)
  • Tax - Corporation Net Income: $2,505,000 ($457.37)
    Property: $1,013,000 ($184.96)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $723,000 ($132.01)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $318,000 ($58.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $294,000 ($53.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $118,000 ($21.54)
    Other License: $8,000 ($1.46)

Hazard government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000,000 ($1278.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,978,000 ($1274.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($4.02)

Hazard government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,256,000 ($594.49)

4.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Knott County, KY  1.03% ($25,217 average AGI)
from Letcher County, KY  0.33% ($36,207)
from Fayette County, KY  0.28% ($24,520)


4.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Knott County, KY  0.60% ($30,509 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.35% ($25,258)
to Breathitt County, KY  0.29% ($29,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hazard:

  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WQXY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAZARD, KY; Owner: BLACK GOLD BROADCASTING)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hazard:

  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Hazard:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Hazard, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 37
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 64
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 38
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 97
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 71
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 112
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 78
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 192
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7

See more detailed statistics of Hazard fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hazard)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hazard, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hazard)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hazard)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 147
  • Hazardous Condition: 68

Incident types - Hazard


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hazard, KY

Most common first names in Hazard, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10869.1 years
John10773.0 years
Mary10177.3 years
William9272.8 years
Robert5269.1 years
Martha4180.1 years
Charles4170.1 years
George3273.5 years
Margaret3177.8 years
Nancy3076.3 years
Most common last names in Hazard, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Combs27274.6 years
Campbell13171.2 years
Smith13069.9 years
Napier7275.6 years
Baker6974.3 years
Jones6871.6 years
Cornett6476.4 years
Miller6468.8 years
Fugate6273.1 years
Hall5575.1 years
Businesses in Hazard, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike4
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
Fashion Bug1RadioShack1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1Sears1
H&R Block2Subway3
Hardee's1Super 81
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Vans2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1
Browse common businesses in Hazard, KY


Hazard on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting)"
  • #17 (41701) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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