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Population in 2010: 784. Population change since 2000: -14.9%
Males: 394  (50.3%)
Females: 390  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 41835.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,130 (it was $18,333 in 2000)
McRoberts:

$26,130
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,369

McRoberts CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,447 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
McRoberts:

$67,447
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,977; Detached houses: $64,304; Mobile homes: $51,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $752.

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  • White alone - 760 (96.9%)
  • Black alone - 15 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McRoberts: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (21.0%), English (19.3%), Irish (18.7%), German (3.2%), French (1.7%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 5.44 square miles.

Population density: 144 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in McRoberts:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McRoberts CDP:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 1.5%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in McRoberts, Kentucky as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in McRoberts to the number of sex offenders is 784 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $621 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (62.6 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (114.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fleming-Neon, KY (1.4 miles ), Jenkins, KY (1.7 miles ), Payne Gap, KY (1.9 miles ), Millstone, KY (2.3 miles) , Pound, VA (2.6 miles ), Long Fork, KY (2.6 miles) , Dorton, KY (2.6 miles) , Mayking, KY (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 37.21 N, Longitude: 82.67 W

McRoberts household income distribution McRoberts home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.3%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (24%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Other transportation workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

McRoberts-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the McRoberts place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McRoberts-area historical earthquake activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 65% 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 97.9 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 92.4 miles away from McRoberts center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 38.6 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) earthquake occurred 41.5 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 39.8 miles away from McRoberts center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Letcher County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Paul Toth - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near McRoberts:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in McRoberts, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McRoberts:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 53 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 65 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 70 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Tusculum College (about 72 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Walters State Community College (about 76 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Morehead State University (about 80 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)

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Churches in McRoberts include: Holy Angels Catholic Church (A), Moores Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barkcamp Branch (A), Tom Biggs Branch (B), Chopping Branch (C), She Fork (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.31
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.08
U.S.:

3.97


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.4%
(33.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.3%
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: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in McRoberts, KY

McRoberts compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


McRoberts travel time to work - commute


McRoberts mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for McRoberts CDP (based on Letcher County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.44%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents57.7%10.7%10.4%5.4%4.5%
Congregations20.6%9.5%15.9%15.9%6.3%
Name East District Association of Primitive BaptistChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.2%1.4%0.9%3.5%
Congregations7.9%3.2%1.6%3.2%15.9%
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: 7
Letcher County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Letcher County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
Kentucky:

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

19.5%
State:

15.9%

3.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pike County, KY  0.42% ($33,241 average AGI)
from Perry County, KY  0.36% ($25,280)
from Harlan County, KY  0.27% ($32,105)


4.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
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 Perry County, KY  0.41% ($36,207 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.39% ($31,481)
to Pike County, KY  0.33% ($25,565)

Strongest AM radio stations in McRoberts:

  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in McRoberts:

  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, 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)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)

TV broadcast stations around McRoberts:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKPI-TV (Channel 22; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,170
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,427

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


McRoberts on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations:"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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