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Population in 2010: 416. Population change since 2000: +31.6%
Males: 242  (58.3%)
Females: 174  (41.7%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24265.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,767 (it was $22,875 in 2000)
Keokee:

$38,767
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,265

Keokee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,331 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Keokee:

$51,331
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $53,842; Detached houses: $60,833; Mobile homes: $11,075

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  • White alone - 409 (98.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Keokee: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (43.8%), German (25.4%), Irish (13.2%), English (8.5%), Scottish (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2120 feet

Land area: 4.34 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Keokee:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keokee CDP:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Keokee, Virginia as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Keokee to the number of sex offenders is 416 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $470 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $239 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (46.7 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (119.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (428.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dryden, VA (2.4 miles ), Big Stone Gap, VA (2.7 miles ), Lynch, KY (2.7 miles ), Appalachia, VA (2.8 miles ), Benham, KY (2.8 miles ), Upper Clover, KY (2.9 miles) , St. Charles, VA (3.0 miles) , Cumberland, KY (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.86 N, Longitude: 82.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

Keokee household income distribution Keokee home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Electricians (14%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (17%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)

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Tornado activity:

Keokee-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia 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 44.8 miles away from the Keokee place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/5/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Keokee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 93.8 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 55.6 miles away from Keokee center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 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 18.0 miles away from the city 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 24.3 miles away from Keokee center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Keokee:

  • WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 9 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL BIG STONE GAP (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE II (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Keokee:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 38 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,537)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 46 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Tusculum College (about 48 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Walters State Community College (about 49 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 49 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • Appalachian State University (about 82 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)

Public elementary/middle school in Keokee:

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Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.5%

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.5%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Keokee, VA

Keokee compared to Virginia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Keokee travel time to work - commute


Keokee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Keokee CDP (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.95%
Here67.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church East District Association of Primitive BaptistChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents65.4%14.4%5.8%3.9%3.6%
Congregations40.6%22.6%9.4%5.7%4.7%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.6%1.5%1.0%0.9%0.9%
Congregations3.8%0.9%1.9%2.8%7.5%
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: 6
Lee County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Lee County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Lee County:

10.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

30.7%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

18.6%

4.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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 Wise County, VA  0.65% ($26,750 average AGI)
from Claiborne County, TN  0.27% ($25,889)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.25% ($24,353)


4.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.15%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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 Wise County, VA  0.49% ($25,545 average AGI)
to Claiborne County, TN  0.42% ($33,607)
to Scott County, VA  0.34% ($22,261)

Strongest AM radio stations in Keokee:

  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSD (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WDUF (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DUFFIELD, VA; Owner: DUFFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Keokee:

  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 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.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)

TV broadcast stations around Keokee:

  • WAPM-CA (Channel 9; LYNCH/BENHAM, KY; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • WATER PUMP STATION, Sr 606 (Lat: 36.842944 Lon: -82.962250), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQIN991
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2008, Expiration Date: 04/01/2018, Certifier: James Parsons
    Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:
  • ROBBINS CHAPEL P2 TA, Water Tank On Sr 904 (Lat: 36.837500 Lon: -82.945639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WQNS557
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/10/2011, Expiration Date: 05/10/2021, Certifier: James Parsons
    Registrant: Boggs Municipal Services, Inc., Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-5114, Fax: (276) 328-5115, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Keokee)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7


Most common first names in Keokee, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2568.7 years
William1476.7 years
Mary1078.4 years
John1080.7 years
Henry668.3 years
Dorothy582.0 years
Nancy471.5 years
Gladys473.5 years
Otis465.0 years
Oscar473.5 years
Most common last names in Keokee, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Robbins3768.0 years
Pennington2275.7 years
Barker1472.4 years
Bailey1372.2 years
Morris1375.7 years
Holmes1163.9 years
Woodard1076.1 years
Parsons975.1 years
Wade972.8 years
Maggard962.1 years

Keokee on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #10 (24265) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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