Hickory Grove, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,792.
Males: 2,370  (49.5%)
Females: 2,422  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42051

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,131 (it was $33,620 in 2000)
Hickory Grove:

$39,131
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,821 (it was $18,040 in 2000)

Hickory Grove CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,567 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Hickory Grove:

$85,567
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $110,317; Detached houses: $129,082; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,082; In 2-unit structures: $77,793; Mobile homes: $48,601
Hickory Grove races chart
  • White alone - 4,544 (96.0%)
  • Hispanic - 80 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 47 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.08%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hickory Grove: 131.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 100.2 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Hickory Grove, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Hickory Grove:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hickory Grove CCD:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 68.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

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

Hickory Grove CCD:  0.5% ($322)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Hickory Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (78.2 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (119.0 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lowes, KY (1.9 miles) , Fancy Farm, KY (2.8 miles ), Symsonia, KY (2.9 miles ), Cunningham, KY (2.9 miles ), Lovelaceville, KY (3.1 miles) , Mayfield, KY (3.1 miles ), Massac, KY (3.4 miles ), Lone Oak, KY (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.87 N, Longitude: 88.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Hickory Grove household income distribution Hickory Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Hickory Grove: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hickory Grove, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hickory Grove, Kentucky average temperatures Hickory Grove, Kentucky average precipitation Hickory Grove, Kentucky humidity Hickory Grove, Kentucky wind speed Hickory Grove, Kentucky snowfall Hickory Grove, Kentucky sunshine Hickory Grove, Kentucky clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Hickory Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Hickory Grove place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 tornado 28.2 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hickory Grove-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from Hickory Grove center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.3 miles away from Hickory Grove center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 142.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Graves County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hickory Grove:

  • FMC - DIALYSIS OF MAYFIELD (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • MILLS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • MILLS MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • HERITAGE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • GREEN ACRES HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • FMC - DIALYSIS OF PADUCAH (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PADUCAH, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hickory Grove:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 14 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,107)
  • Murray State University (about 28 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 38 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Bethel University (about 52 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 55 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • John A Logan College (about 65 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 66 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)

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Notable locations in Hickory Grove: Lowes Fire Station (A), Viola Fire Station (B), Melber Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hickory Grove include: Liberty Church (A), New Concord Church (B), New Hope Church (C), New Zion Church (D), Owens Chapel (E), Pleasant Grove Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Trinity Church (H), Diggs Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Heard Cemetery (1), Hebron Cemetery (2), Allcock Cemetery (3), Armistead Cemetery (4), Old Union Cemetery (5), Liberty Cemetery (6), Russell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lowe Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Anderson Creek (A), Crowley Branch (B), Chalk Branch (C), Carney Creek (D), Byrd Creek (E), Little Brush Creek (F), Goose Creek (G), Gilbert Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Graves County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.2. This is about average.

City:

88.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.809. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.809
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.6%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.3%
Whole state:  4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.8%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

People in group quarters in Hickory Grove in 2000:

  • 47 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in nursing homes

Hickory Grove compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hickory Grove CCD (based on Graves County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.08%
Here: 76.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents60.2%10.1%9.4%8.6%3.7%
Congregations41.9%20.0%1.9%17.1%1.9%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Cumberland Presbyterian Church Mennonite Church of God in ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.6%0.9%0.7%0.7%3.0%
Congregations1.9%2.9%1.0%1.0%10.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Graves County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Graves County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Graves County:

32.1%
Kentucky:

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

17.3%
State:

15.9%

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,207 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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 McCracken County, KY  1.00% ($33,500 average AGI)
from Calloway County, KY  0.58% ($28,493)
from Marshall County, KY  0.43% ($34,288)


5.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200629,947 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
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 McCracken County, KY  1.24% ($29,349 average AGI)
to Calloway County, KY  0.66% ($26,407)
to Marshall County, KY  0.42% ($29,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hickory Grove:

  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYMC (1430 AM; 1 kW; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: JDM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKY (1130 AM; 3 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hickory Grove:

  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCBL-FM (99.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WTRT (88.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hickory Grove:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WQTV-LP (Channel 24; MURRAY, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

Hickory Grove on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation"
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