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Median resident age:  37.4 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42349

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,268 (it was $25,440 in 2000)
Horse Branch:

$32,268
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,622

Horse Branch CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,404 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Horse Branch:

$69,404
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $78,177; Detached houses: $89,281; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,278; Mobile homes: $45,138

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  • White alone - 1,915 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Horse Branch: 124.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Horse Branch, Kentucky as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Horse Branch to the number of sex offenders is 665 to 1.


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

Horse Branch CCD:  0.5% ($215)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (31.7 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (73.9 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (307.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rosine, KY (1.8 miles) , Welchs Creek, KY (3.2 miles) , Caneyville, KY (3.3 miles ), Beaver Dam, KY (3.3 miles ), Hartford, KY (3.5 miles ), Short Creek, KY (3.5 miles) , Fordsville, KY (3.5 miles ), McHenry, KY (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 86.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Horse Branch household income distribution Horse Branch home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Rail transportation (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Horse Branch-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Horse Branch place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the place center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Horse Branch-area historical earthquake activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 90% 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 95.1 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 70.3 miles away from Horse Branch center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from Horse Branch center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.8 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 Ohio County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Horse Branch:

  • OHIO COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Proprietary, about 12 miles away; HARTFORD, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF OHIO CO (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HARTFORD, KY)
  • FORDSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FORDSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Horse Branch:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Owensboro, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,136)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 35 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 14,936)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,367)
  • University of Evansville (about 59 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 62 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 65 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 8,149)
  • University of Louisville (about 73 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 15,612)

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Notable locations in Horse Branch: Dan (A), Rosine Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Horse Branch include: Fairview Church (A), Hopewell Church (B), Leach Chapel (C), New Baymus Church (D), Antioch Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Salem Church (H), Cane Run Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCord Cemetery (1), Wilson Cemetery (2), Arnold Ridge Cemetery (3), Axton Cemetery (4), Voyles Cemetery (5), Wade Cemetery (6), Ferguson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Browns Creek (A), Brush Run (B), Cow Creek (C), Sled Run (D), McGrady Creek (E), Muddy Creek (F), Jenny Branch (G), Richland Creek (H), Horse Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.25. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.25
U.S.:

3.08
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

22.1


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

21.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Horse Branch, KY

Horse Branch compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Horse Branch CCD (based on Ohio County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.52%
Here66.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents73.1%10.0%4.0%3.8%3.3%
Congregations51.2%19.8%2.3%8.1%4.7%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyCumberland Presbyterian ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.6%0.7%0.7%1.2%
Congregations2.3%4.7%2.3%1.2%3.5%
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: 3
Ohio County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ohio County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Ohio County:

31.5%
Kentucky:

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

15.8%
State:

15.9%

5.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Daviess County, KY  1.71% ($30,795 average AGI)
from Butler County, KY  0.43% ($28,970)
from Muhlenberg County, KY  0.23% ($21,889)


5.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
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 Daviess County, KY  1.95% ($29,470 average AGI)
to Warren County, KY  0.39% ($31,467)
to Grayson County, KY  0.21% ($17,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Horse Branch:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAIA (1600 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WLBQ (1570 AM; 1 kW; MORGANTOWN, KY; Owner: BUTLER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 3 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horse Branch:

  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WXBC (104.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: BRECKINRIDGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIO (94.7 FM; PHILPOT, KY; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC OF KENTUCKY)
  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)

TV broadcast stations around Horse Branch:

  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 52
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 55

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Horse Branch)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA4UGG, Licensee ID: L01300557
    Grant Date: 07/03/2007, Expiration Date: 08/12/2017
    Registrant: Donald R Davis Sr, 20855 Beaver Dam Road, Horse Branch, KY 42349-9611
  • Call Sign: WD4GL, Previous Call Sign: KC4ZWS, Licensee ID: L01207543
    Grant Date: 09/23/2008, Expiration Date: 11/18/2018
    Registrant: Gerald T Lee, 2332 Sipes School Road, Horse Branch, KY 42349



Horse Branch on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation"
  • #74 (42349) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
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