Krypton, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,221.
Males: 1,615  (50.2%)
Females: 1,606  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41727

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,603 (it was $24,521 in 2000)
Krypton:

$38,603
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,845 (it was $12,230 in 2000)

Krypton CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $66,980 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Krypton:

$66,980
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $114,152; detached houses: $144,830; townhouses or other attached units: $158,566; mobile homes: $41,460
March 2019 cost of living index in Krypton: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Krypton, KY (2000)
    • 3,21199.2%White alone
    • 130.4%Two or more races
    • 70.2%Hispanic
    • 40.1%Asian alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Krypton, Kentucky as of February 07, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Krypton is 3,221 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 806 feet

Land area: 48.5 square miles.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (very low).

Krypton, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Krypton CCD:

0.7% ($244)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (80.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (389.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dice, KY (2.8 miles ),
Haddix, KY (2.8 miles ),
Hazard, KY (2.9 miles ),
Buckhorn, KY (3.0 miles),
Hardshell, KY (3.1 miles ),
Diablock, KY (3.2 miles ),
Canoe, KY (3.3 miles ),
Hyden, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.33 N, Longitude: 83.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Krypton, KY in 2019
Krypton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Most common industries in Krypton, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (23.3%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Wood products (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.8%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Apparel (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Krypton, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)

Average climate in Krypton, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Krypton, Kentucky average temperatures Krypton, Kentucky average precipitation Krypton, Kentucky humidity Krypton, Kentucky wind speed Krypton, Kentucky snowfall Krypton, Kentucky sunshine Krypton, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.94
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Krypton-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the Krypton place center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Krypton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 45% greater 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 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 136.3 miles away from Krypton center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 297.3 miles away from Krypton 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 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Krypton 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) earthquake occurred 261.3 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 Perry County (34) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 28
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 25, Tornadoes: 12, Mudslides: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Krypton:

  • HAZARD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HAZARD, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HAZARD, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HYDEN, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE ARH HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HYDEN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Krypton:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 11 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 56 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Morehead State University (about 60 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 62 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 63 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Krypton: Tenmile (A), Boat (B), Krypton Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C), Grapevine and Chavies Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Krypton include: Lick Branch Church (A), Campbell Creek Christian Church (B), Red Hill Church (C), Huff Island Baptist Church (D), Hickory Gap Church (E), Grapevine Church (F), Davidson Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Broadtree Branch (A), Campbell Creek (B), Clear Fork (C), Couch Fork (D), Eversole Creek (E), Forked Mouth Creek (F), Grapevine Creek (G), Gunner Branch (H), Haddock Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Elvin Feltner - Film producer.

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
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:

23.0%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Krypton:

Marital status in Krypton, KY
  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Krypton:

  • High school or higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.9
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Krypton, KY (based on Perry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,24561
Mainline Protestant79110
Other3011
Catholic1881
Black Protestant1801
None19,007-
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: 9
Perry County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Perry County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Perry County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Perry County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

34.7%
Kentucky:

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

23.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Krypton:

  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WQXY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAZARD, KY; Owner: BLACK GOLD BROADCASTING)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Krypton:

  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 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)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTC-FM (99.9 FM; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSOC.)

TV broadcast stations around Krypton:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • 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)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Krypton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Krypton fatal accident list:

Oct 23, 2010 08:51 AM, Sr-451, Lat: 37.300411, Lon: -83.339494, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 31, 1992 09:35 AM, 451, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1533 Meadow Branch Rd (Lat: 37.292528 Lon: -83.312806), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQFN320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.370 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2016, Expiration Date: 08/22/2026, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse, Registrant: Fcc License Coordinator, 6735 Southpoint Dr. S, 4th Flr, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4JOZ, Licensee ID: L00285410, Grant Date: 09/19/2000, Expiration Date: 09/19/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2012, Certifier: Lee C Martin, Registrant: Lee C Martin, 193 Collins Road, Krypton, KY 41754
  • Call Sign: KG4RGR, Licensee ID: L00458564, Grant Date: 01/30/2002, Expiration Date: 01/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2014, Certifier: Derek A Neace, Registrant: Derek A Neace, 2970 Krypton Naptor Rd, Krypton, KY 41754

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Krypton, KY
  • 83.2%Electricity
  • 7.9%Coal or coke
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Krypton, KY
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 16.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.0%Coal or coke
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Krypton compared to Kentucky 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.
  • 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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