Malaga, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 940.
Males: 463  (49.3%)
Females: 477  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41301

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,073 (it was $20,563 in 2000)
Malaga:

$22,073
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,722 (it was $9,864 in 2000)

Malaga CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,967 (it was $37,400 in 2000)
Malaga:

$49,967
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $65,527; Detached houses: $83,379; Mobile homes: $46,910
Malaga races chart
  • White alone - 922 (98.4%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Malaga: 122.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 42.8 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Malaga, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Malaga:

  • High school or higher: 61.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Malaga CCD:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

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

Malaga CCD:  0.5% ($199)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Malaga satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (59.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (362.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Campton, KY (2.0 miles ), Hazel Green, KY (2.7 miles ), Taulbee, KY (2.7 miles ), Maytown, KY (3.2 miles ), Oakdale, KY (3.3 miles ), St. Helens, KY (3.4 miles ), Jackson, KY (3.4 miles ), Cannel City, KY (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.70 N, Longitude: 83.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

10.9%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Woodworkers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Malaga, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Malaga-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Malaga place center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.2 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

Earthquake activity:

Malaga-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 42.8 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 37.3 miles away from Malaga 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 245.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 134.3 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 91.1 miles away from Malaga center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 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 Wolfe County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, 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 Malaga:

  • LEE COUNTY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BEATTYVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Malaga:

  • Morehead State University (about 34 miles; Morehead, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,523)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 45 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 61 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)

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Notable location: Bethany Children's Home (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Malaga include: Hollon Chapel (A), Hour of Harvest Church (B), Landsaw Church (C), Stillwater Old Baptist Church (D), Mission Chapel (E), Rose Dale Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Terrell Cemetery (1), Cash Cemetery (2), Centers-Rose Cemetery (3), Pence Cemetery (4), Murphy Cemetery (5), Hollon Cemetery (6), Tackett-Wells Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baptist Fork (A), Bee Branch (B), Betts Branch (C), Cave Branch (D), Chambers Fork (E), Terrell Fork (F), Proffit Fork (G), Pryce Fork (H), Swango Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

40.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

11.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Malaga 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

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 Malaga CCD (based on Wolfe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 15.90%
Here: 15.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents32.1%23.4%21.3%9.3%13.9%
Congregations10.0%20.0%30.0%10.0%30.0%
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: 3
Wolfe County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wolfe County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Wolfe County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Wolfe County:

31.4%
Kentucky:

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

18.5%
State:

15.9%

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Breathitt County, KY  0.92% ($32,947 average AGI)
from Morgan County, KY  0.87% ($19,889)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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 Breathitt County, KY  0.53% ($19,818 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.53% ($27,273)
to Powell County, KY  0.48% ($21,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Malaga:

  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Malaga:

  • WCBJ (103.7 FM; CAMPTON, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES INC)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMTC-FM (99.9 FM; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSOC.)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WOCS (88.3 FM; LEROSE, KY; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS - MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLV-FM (106.5 FM; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Malaga:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Malaga on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations:"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #33 (41301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (41301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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