Mill Springs, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,195.
Males: 2,109  (50.3%)
Females: 2,086  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42633

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,140 (it was $23,228 in 2000)
Mill Springs:

$30,140
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,557 (it was $13,140 in 2000)

Mill Springs CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,660 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Mill Springs:

$93,660
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $102,360; Detached houses: $124,137; Townhouses or other attached units: $192,607; In 2-unit structures: $91,606; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $45,803; Mobile homes: $36,173
Mill Springs races chart
  • White alone - 3,939 (96.7%)
  • Black alone - 91 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.02%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mill Springs: 140.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 111.7 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (very low).

Mill Springs, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Mill Springs:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mill Springs CCD:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

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

Mill Springs CCD:  0.6% ($360)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Mill Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (77.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (371.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Monticello, KY (2.7 miles ), Nancy, KY (2.9 miles ), Eli, KY (2.9 miles ), Gregory, KY (3.3 miles ), Burnside, KY (3.6 miles ), Jamestown, KY (3.7 miles ), Ferguson, KY (3.9 miles ), Zula-Powersburg, KY (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.94 N, Longitude: 84.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Mill Springs household income distribution Mill Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.8%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Mill Springs, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mill Springs-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Mill Springs place center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 9.0 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mill Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% 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 100.2 miles away from the city 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 197.2 miles away from Mill Springs center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 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 177.4 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 98.3 miles away from Mill Springs 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 211.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Malcolm Grear - Graphic designer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Mill Springs:

  • WAYNE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MONTICELLO, KY)
  • OAKWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF LAKE CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
  • SOMERSET NURSING AND REHABILITATION FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mill Springs:

  • Somerset Community College (about 15 miles; Somerset, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,698)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 29 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 40 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Campbellsville University (about 40 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 63 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 65 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 70 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

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Notable locations in Mill Springs: Camp Earl Wallace (A), Beaver Lodge (B), Beaver Lodge Dock (C), Kelsay Mills (D), Shindig (E), The Pinnacle (F), Onion Point (G), Conley Bottom Dock (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mill Springs include: Fall Creek Church (A), Frazer Church (B), Little Sinking Church (C), Lockett Chapel (D), Meadow Creek Baptist Church (E), Morrow Chapel (F), Mount Hope Church (G), Mount Pleasant Church (H), New Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bowling Cemetery (1), Coffey Cemetery (2), Cumberland Cemetery (3), Stringer Cemetery (4), Decker Cemetery (5), Wright Cemetery (6), Tabor-Russell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Cumberland (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Branch (A), Bee Lick Creek (B), Bell Branch (C), Difficulty Creek (D), Dean Branch (E), Cub Creek (F), Wolsey Branch (G), Cooper Branch (H), Thomas Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mill Springs include: Mill Springs Battlefield (1), Mill Springs State Park (2), Cumberland Point Recreation Area (3), Fall Creek Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wayne 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 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.46
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

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

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

24.0%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Mill Springs compared to Kentucky 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 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 (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mill Springs CCD (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.70%
Here: 62.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents74.5%9.7%3.7%2.3%2.2%
Congregations49.0%18.4%4.1%10.2%2.0%
NameSeparate Baptists in ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents1.9%1.9%1.0%0.9%1.9%
Congregations4.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%6.1%
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: 8
Wayne County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wayne County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Wayne County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

31.1%
Kentucky:

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

17.8%
State:

15.9%

4.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
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 Pulaski County, KY  0.97% ($24,583 average AGI)
from Clinton County, KY  0.68% ($17,714)
from McCreary County, KY  0.18% ($20,455)


4.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
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 Pulaski County, KY  1.07% ($27,515 average AGI)
to Clinton County, KY  0.44% ($24,185)
to Fayette County, KY  0.31% ($19,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mill Springs:

  • WFLW (1360 AM; 1 kW; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES, JR.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WJKY (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WTLO (1480 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WIDS (570 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mill Springs:

  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKII-FM (102.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHVE (92.7 FM; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W277AA (103.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)

TV broadcast stations around Mill Springs:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 112
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 136

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On Hwy 1275 1 Mi W Of Mill Springs State Park On Lake Cumberland (Lat: 36.935361 Lon: -84.788000), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPDU379
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2003, Expiration Date: 11/29/2013
    Registrant: Monticello Utility Commission, 1100 North Main Street, Monticello, KY 42633, Phone: (606) 348-8473

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