McHenry, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 386 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 199  (51.7%)
Females: 187  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42354.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,223 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
McHenry:

$37,223
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,688 (it was $12,847 in 2000)

McHenry city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $45,187 (it was $33,100 in 2000)
McHenry:

$45,187
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $50,087; Detached houses: $62,421; Mobile homes: $25,971

Median gross rent in 2013: $554.

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  • Races in McHenry, KY (2010)

    McHenry races chart
    • 37496.4%White alone
    • 102.6%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in McHenry: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (44.6%), Irish (15.5%), German (13.6%), English (5.1%), Scottish (2.0%), Greek (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/26/1880

Elevation: 426 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 555 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in McHenry:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McHenry city:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

12 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America).

This city:

3.1%
Kentucky:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $331 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $303 (1.2%)

McHenry satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (28.4 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (85.0 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (311.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Beaver Dam, KY (1.8 miles ), Centertown, KY (2.2 miles ), Rockport, KY (2.2 miles ), Hartford, KY (2.3 miles ), Rosine, KY (3.3 miles) , Rochester, KY (3.4 miles) , Heflin-Beda, KY (3.5 miles ), South Carrollton, KY (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 86.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

6.8%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in McHenry, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McHenry-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.5 miles away from the McHenry city center killed 31 people and injured 270 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 19.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

McHenry-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city 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 63.1 miles away from McHenry center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 172.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from McHenry center
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) earthquake occurred 144.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ohio County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McHenry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near McHenry:

  • OHIO COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HARTFORD, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF OHIO CO (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HARTFORD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McHenry:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Owensboro, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 33 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 38 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 47 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • University of Evansville (about 53 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 58 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

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Notable location: McHenry Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ohio 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 2005 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 5.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.52. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.52
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.9%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

McHenry compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Kentucky average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McHenry city (based on Ohio County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,74165
Mainline Protestant1,04215
Catholic5302
Other1252
None9,404-
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: 3
Ohio County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ohio County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Ohio County:

31.5%
Kentucky:

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

15.8%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

McHenry government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($31.09)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($15.54)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($10.36)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.18)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($20.73)

McHenry government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,000 ($12.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($15.54)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.59)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($23.32)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($20.73)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.59)

McHenry government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($168.39)

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Daviess County, KY  1.71% ($32,138 average AGI)
from Muhlenberg County, KY  0.31% ($22,240)
from Butler County, KY  0.25% ($29,550)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Daviess County, KY  1.99% ($31,907 average AGI)
to Butler County, KY  0.28% ($30,217)
to Warren County, KY  0.28% ($28,913)

Strongest AM radio stations in McHenry:

  • WAIA (1600 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNES (1050 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WLBQ (1570 AM; 1 kW; MORGANTOWN, KY; Owner: BUTLER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in McHenry:

  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WNTC (103.9 FM; DRAKESBORO, KY; Owner: NASHVILLE'S SPORTSRADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • W278AD (103.5 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYA (105.5 FM; GREENVILLE, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIO (94.7 FM; PHILPOT, KY; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC OF KENTUCKY)

TV broadcast stations around McHenry:

  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

McHenry fatal accident list:

May 6, 2004 03:45 PM, Us-62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 12, 2003 08:02 PM, Sr-1245, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 6, 1994 09:10 PM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 4, 1993 09:40 AM, 62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 1982 10:26 PM, 62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 650Total average daily traffic
  • 793Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KF4IGU, Previous Call Sign: KA9OYW, Licensee ID: L00248721
    Grant Date: 01/10/2006, Expiration Date: 04/01/2016, Certifier: Gregory L Clark
    Registrant: Gregory L Clark, Mchenry, KY 42354
  • Call Sign: KF4OMU, Licensee ID: L00986639
    Grant Date: 12/12/2006, Expiration Date: 01/21/2017, Certifier: Eric E Southard
    Registrant: Eric E Southard, 69 Oak Street, Mchenry, KY 42354

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

McHenry on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
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