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Median resident age:  36.8 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42054

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,295 (it was $35,707 in 2000)
Kirksey:

$45,295
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,705

Kirksey CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,492 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Kirksey:

$105,492
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $109,187; Detached houses: $121,567; Townhouses or other attached units: $821,987; Mobile homes: $46,022
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Kirksey races chart
  • White alone - 4,092 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 89 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 60 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.07%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kirksey: 137.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 560 feet




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

Kirksey CCD:  0.6% ($403)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Kirksey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (58.0 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (98.1 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (357.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dexter, KY (2.4 miles ), Hardin, KY (2.5 miles ), Murray, KY (2.8 miles ), Farmington, KY (3.0 miles) , Benton, KY (3.2 miles ), Shiloh, KY (3.5 miles) , Sedalia, KY (3.6 miles) , Fairdealing, KY (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 88.39 W

Area code: 270

Kirksey household income distribution Kirksey home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Kirksey-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the Kirksey 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 7.1 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:

Kirksey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from the city 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 80.3 miles away from Kirksey 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 94.7 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 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from Kirksey center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calloway County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Kirksey:

  • HOME HEALTH PLUS, INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MURRAY, KY)
  • FMC - DIALYSIS OF MURRAY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MURRAY, KY)
  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 9 miles away; MURRAY, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in Kirksey, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kirksey:

  • Murray State University (about 5 miles; Murray, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,472)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 37 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Bethel University (about 41 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 2,516)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 59 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,264)
  • Union University (about 76 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 76 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)

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Notable locations in Kirksey: Kirksey Fire Station (A), Almo Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kirksey include: Flint Church (A), Goshen United Methodist Church (B), Hickory Grove Church (C), West Fork Church (D), Locust Grove Church (E), Mount Carmel Church (F), Mount Hebron Church (G), Mount Olive Church (H), Northside Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tucker Cemetery (1), Boyd Cemetery (2), Collie Cemetery (3), Waters Cemetery (4), Stewart Cemetery (5), Watson Cemetery (6), Wade Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Watson Creek (A), Damon Creek (B), Cook Branch (C), Turner Branch (D), Clear Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), Smith Branch (G), Muck Branch (H), Owen Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Calloway 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
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

22.1


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

7.7%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kirksey, KY

People in group quarters in Kirksey in 2000:

  • 151 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Kirksey 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 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 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:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kirksey CCD (based on Calloway County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.24%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents52.9%16.6%15.6%3.9%2.4%
Congregations35.0%22.5%21.3%1.3%1.3%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.1%1.2%1.2%1.1%3.1%
Congregations1.3%1.3%3.8%1.3%11.3%
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: 4
Calloway County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Calloway County:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Calloway County:

27.7%
Kentucky:

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

12.4%
State:

15.9%

8.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

0.38% of residents moved from foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Calloway County:

0.38%
Kentucky average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marshall County, KY  0.82% ($25,179 average AGI)
from Graves County, KY  0.70% ($26,407)
from Henry County, TN  0.50% ($21,207)


7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,411 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
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 Marshall County, KY  0.65% ($26,095 average AGI)
to Graves County, KY  0.62% ($28,493)
to McCracken County, KY  0.48% ($25,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kirksey:

  • WRKY (1130 AM; 3 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WNBS (1340 AM; 1 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WYMC (1430 AM; 1 kW; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: JDM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kirksey:

  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTRT (88.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVHM (90.5 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCBL-FM (99.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WAAJ (89.7 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCVQ (107.9 FM; FORT CAMPBELL, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WITB-LP (107.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: BENTON CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kirksey:

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


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • KIRKSEY, 434 Fire Station Rd (Lat: 36.681667 Lon: -88.398333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPYE953
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.637 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Certifier: Robert Trenholm
    Registrant: Jennings Communications And Consulting, LLC, 1108 Main St, Murray, KY 42071, Phone: (270) 759-9600, Fax: (270) 767-1800, Email:
  • KIRKSEY, 434 Fire Station Rd (Lat: 36.681667 Lon: -88.398333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQFN608
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.737 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2006, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016, Certifier: Larry Roberts
    Registrant: Jennings Communications, 1108 Main St, Murray, KY 42071, Phone: (270) 759-9600, Fax: (270) 767-1800, Email:
  • 434 Fire Station Rd (Lat: 36.681667 Lon: -88.398333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQOR642
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2012, Expiration Date: 01/09/2022, Certifier: Eric Pologruto
    Registrant: Jackson Purchase 2-Way Radio, 1201 South Third St, Paducah, KY 42003, Phone: (270) 443-5604, Fax: (270) 443-6402, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA4TLI
    Grant Date: 08/18/1997, Expiration Date: 08/18/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2009
    Registrant: Donald L Wadkins, 1057 Backusburg Rd, Kirksey, KY 42054
  • Call Sign: KG4FAJ, Licensee ID: L00165508
    Grant Date: 07/23/2009, Expiration Date: 10/21/2019, Certifier: Horace W Ryckert
    Registrant: Horace W Ryckert, 382 Norsworthy Rd, Kirksey, KY 42054



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