Isonville, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,639.
Males: 1,312  (49.7%)
Females: 1,327  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41171

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,662 (it was $18,714 in 2000)
Isonville:

$21,662
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,219 (it was $10,456 in 2000)

Isonville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,834 (it was $39,700 in 2000)
Isonville:

$63,834
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $69,929; Detached houses: $95,605; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,069; Mobile homes: $36,425
Isonville races chart
  • White alone - 2,158 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Isonville: 127.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 104.2 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Isonville, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Isonville:

  • High school or higher: 50.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Isonville CCD:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

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

Isonville CCD:  0.7% ($276)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Isonville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (37.8 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (80.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (357.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sandy Hook, KY (2.5 miles ), Blaine, KY (3.2 miles ), Webbville, KY (3.4 miles ), Willard, KY (3.5 miles ), Grahn, KY (3.5 miles ), Paint Creek, KY (3.6 miles ), Flatgap, KY (3.7 miles ), Olive Hill, KY (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.11 N, Longitude: 83.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Isonville household income distribution Isonville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Therapists (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Isonville, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Isonville-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.5 miles away from the Isonville place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Isonville-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 51.1 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 47.2 miles away from Isonville 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 265.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Isonville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 168.2 miles away from the city 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 Elliott County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Isonville:

  • CARTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Isonville:

  • Morehead State University (about 24 miles; Morehead, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,523)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Marshall University (about 39 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Shawnee State University (about 44 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)

Public elementary/middle school in Isonville:

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Notable locations in Isonville: Little Fork (A), Isonville Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Isonville include: Fraley Chapel (A), Little Fork Church (B), Lower Bruin Church (C), Watson Church (D), Lower Blaine Trace Enterprise Baptist Church (E), Wallow Hole Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Backbone Cemetery (1), Burton Cemetery (2), Arthur Bays Cemetery (3), Burton Cemetery (4), Gilliam Cemetery (5), McDavid Cemetery (6), Oney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Anderson Branch (A), Beech Branch (B), Bentley Branch (C), Big Fork (D), Bill Branch (E), Bills Branch (F), Birchfield Creek (G), Blaine Trace (H), Boggs Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Isonville: Grayson Lake Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 59.9. This is better than average.

City:

59.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.22
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
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: 0.0% of all households

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

31.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

9.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Isonville compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Isonville CCD (based on Elliott County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 18.03%
Here: 18.0%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Elliott County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Elliott County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Elliott County:

31.6%
Kentucky:

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

15.6%
State:

15.9%

3.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rowan County, KY  0.59% ($20,818 average AGI)
from Carter County, KY  0.54% ($34,300)
from Morgan County, KY  0.54% ($13,900)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Carter County, KY  0.96% ($22,333 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.80% ($22,533)
to Morgan County, KY  0.59% ($22,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Isonville:

  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Isonville:

  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRLV-FM (106.5 FM; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQXX (106.1 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WIVY (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Isonville:

  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Isonville on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Broadcasting and telecommunications"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Broadcasting and telecommunications"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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