McCarr, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,882.
Males: 913  (48.5%)
Females: 969  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41558

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,488 (it was $20,547 in 2000)
McCarr:

$27,488
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,973 (it was $11,058 in 2000)

McCarr CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,034 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
McCarr:

$57,034
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $64,366; Detached houses: $92,685; Townhouses or other attached units: $67,533; Mobile homes: $35,806
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  • White alone - 1,919 (97.5%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McCarr: 122.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 26.8 square miles.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (very low).

McCarr, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in McCarr:

  • High school or higher: 57.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCarr CCD:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

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

McCarr CCD:  0.8% ($363)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
McCarr satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (60.2 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (129.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Freeburn, KY (1.7 miles ), Phelps, KY (2.0 miles ), Matewan, WV (2.1 miles ), South Williamson, KY (2.2 miles ), Red Jacket, WV (2.6 miles ), Williamson, WV (3.0 miles ), Delbarton, WV (3.2 miles ), Sidney, KY (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.56 N, Longitude: 82.20 W

Area code: 606

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

11.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (45%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in McCarr, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

McCarr-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% 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 105.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from McCarr center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 100.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 29.3 miles away from McCarr center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 156.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pike County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near McCarr:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PHELPS, KY)
  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF MINGO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • MINGO WAYNE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • ARH PIKE COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON ARH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON ARH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCarr:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Marshall University (about 61 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • West Virginia State University (about 62 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Concord University (about 66 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Oldhouse Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pike County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.3%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

20.7%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

McCarr 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McCarr CCD (based on Pike County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.46%
Here: 35.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents41.0%11.8%10.0%8.4%8.2%
Congregations13.5%16.1%8.4%6.5%8.4%
NameChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents7.3%3.1%2.8%1.6%5.9%
Congregations16.1%5.8%3.9%1.9%19.4%
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: 23
Pike County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pike County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Pike County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

33.3%
Kentucky:

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

13.1%
State:

15.9%

3.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
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 Floyd County, KY  0.62% ($31,478 average AGI)
from Mingo County, WV  0.39% ($37,386)
from Fayette County, KY  0.23% ($42,000)


4.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
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 Floyd County, KY  0.68% ($33,033 average AGI)
to Mingo County, WV  0.35% ($28,032)
to Fayette County, KY  0.31% ($33,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in McCarr:

  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WBTH (1400 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)

Strongest FM radio stations in McCarr:

  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MCCARR, 1.2 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.593417 Lon: -82.164833), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLN201, Licensee ID: L00008228
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/26/1991, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2000
    Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications Incorporated, 22j64 Bsc 675 W Peachtree St Ne, Atlanta, GA 30375

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4MFW, Licensee ID: L00333181
    Grant Date: 03/07/2001, Expiration Date: 03/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2013, Certifier: Rita F Hyden
    Registrant: Rita F Hyden, Mccarr, KY 41544
  • Call Sign: KI4NFX, Licensee ID: L01107525
    Grant Date: 01/18/2006, Expiration Date: 01/18/2016, Certifier: Shane Hager
    Registrant: Shane Hager, Mccarr, KY 41544

McCarr on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #57 (41558) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #101 (41558) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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