Keokee, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 416. Population change since 2000: +31.6%
Males: 233  (56.0%)
Females: 183  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24265.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,279 (it was $22,875 in 2000)
Keokee:

$37,279
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,285 (it was $11,025 in 2000)

Keokee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,504 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Keokee:

$49,504
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $52,308; Detached houses: $56,004; Mobile homes: $33,332
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  • Races in Keokee, VA (2010)

    Keokee races chart
    • 40998.3%White alone
    • 30.7%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Black alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Keokee: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (36.1%), German (27.4%), United States (14.4%), English (8.4%), Scottish (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2120 feet

Land area: 4.34 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

Keokee, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Keokee:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keokee CDP:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Keokee, Virginia as of August 23, 2016.
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 2013: $412 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $280 (0.6%)

Keokee satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: 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 September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (46%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (38%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (81%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (46%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (63%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Keokee, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Keokee-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 71% 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 slightly above Virginia 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 109.2 miles away from the city center
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 Keokee center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 103.7 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 55.6 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 59.5 miles away from Keokee 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 294.0 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 Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Keokee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Keokee:

  • WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (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)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; NORTON, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Keokee:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 10 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 38 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 46 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 46 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Tusculum College (about 49 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Walters State Community College (about 49 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

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Cemetery: Eden Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Virginia average:

12.3

Keokee travel time to work - commute Keokee mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,73583
Mainline Protestant1,72321
Black Protestant4733
Catholic591
Other131
None11,584-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Keokee:

41.4%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.8%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Keokee:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Keokee:

18.5%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

24.4%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

52.0%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.4%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Keokee, VA Residents

3.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Wise County, VA  0.55% ($34,184 average AGI)
from Scott County, VA  0.30% ($35,429)
from Claiborne County, TN  0.27% ($23,263)


3.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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 Wise County, VA  0.57% ($37,550 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.24% ($27,647)
to Bell County, KY  0.22% ($24,467)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 52m171ftTotal length
  • $306,000Total costs
  • 50,544Total average daily traffic
  • 1,732Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Sigmon Loadout, Sigmon Loadout, 1031 Calvin Drive (Lat: 36.851389 Lon: -82.941583), Type: Building, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WNMR700, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.680 MHz, 160.950 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2013, Expiration Date: 09/28/2023Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • WATER PUMP STATION, Sr 606 (Lat: 36.842944 Lon: -82.962250), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQIN991
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.762 MHzGrant Date: 04/01/2008, Expiration Date: 04/01/2018, Certifier: James ParsonsRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/10/2011, Expiration Date: 05/10/2021, Certifier: James ParsonsRegistrant: 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Keokee compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.

Keokee on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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