Monterey, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.4%
 
Males: 74  (55.9%)
Females: 59  (44.1%)
Median resident age:

51.6 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip code: 40359

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,518 (it was $26,094 in 2000)
Monterey:

$46,518
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,198 (it was $8,452 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $46,371 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Monterey:

$46,371
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $91,758; detached houses: $91,041

Median gross rent in 2019: $582.

March 2019 cost of living index in Monterey: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.0%
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Ancestries: American (20.0%), English (16.7%), Irish (16.7%), Celtic (6.7%), German (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/27/1954

Elevation: 487 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 435 people per square mile   (low).

Monterey, Kentucky map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $911 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $240 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (34.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (279.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gratz, KY (2.4 miles),
Monterey-New Columbus, KY (2.7 miles ),
Owenton, KY (2.8 miles ),
Peaks Mill, KY (2.9 miles ),
Bald Knob, KY (2.9 miles ),
Christianburg, KY (3.7 miles ),
Pleasureville, KY (3.7 miles ),
Stamping Ground, KY (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.42 N, Longitude: 84.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 502

Distribution of median household income in Monterey, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Monterey, KY in 2019

Monterey satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in Monterey, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (28.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (18.0%)
  • Machinery (12.0%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Truck transportation (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (25.0%)
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Machinery (14.3%)
  • Truck transportation (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
  • Paper (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (59.1%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Machinery (9.1%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (9.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Monterey, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22.0%)
  • Other financial specialists (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (39.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7.1%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
  • Religious workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other financial specialists (18.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (13.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (9.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)

Average climate in Monterey, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Monterey, Kentucky average temperatures Monterey, Kentucky average precipitation Monterey, Kentucky humidity Monterey, Kentucky wind speed Monterey, Kentucky snowfall Monterey, Kentucky sunshine Monterey, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 48.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Monterey-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Monterey city center killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monterey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 76% greater 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 52.6 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) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from Monterey center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 163.3 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 57.4 miles away from the city 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 165.1 miles away from Monterey center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 160.9 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 Owen County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monterey topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Monterey:

  • THREE RIVERS DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • NEW HORIZONS HEALTH SYSTEMS INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • NEW HORIZONS MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • OWEN CO MEMORIAL HOSP (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OWENTON, KY)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; FRANKFORT, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monterey:

  • Kentucky State University (about 16 miles; Frankfort, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,112)
  • University of Kentucky (about 34 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Florence, KY; FT enrollment: 2,422)
  • Sullivan University (about 46 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 46 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Bellarmine University (about 48 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)

Points of interest:

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Church in Monterey: Monterey Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Monterey Baptist Church Cemetery (1), Monterey Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Owen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.3%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Monterey:

Marital status in Monterey, KY
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 28.2%

For population 25 years and over in Monterey:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Kentucky average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monterey, KY (based on Owen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,46328
Mainline Protestant4956
Catholic2001
Other-1
None4,683-
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
Owen County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Owen County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Owen County:

29.8%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Strongest AM radio stations in Monterey:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFKY (1490 AM; 1 kW; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBOB (1160 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, KY; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monterey:

  • WKED-FM (103.7 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WNKR (106.5 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, KY; Owner: GRANT COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WKYW (104.9 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTSZ-FM (105.7 FM; EMINENCE, KY; Owner: METRO EAST CBC, INC.)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXL (94.5 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKQQ (100.1 FM; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W202AZ (88.3 FM; FRANKFORT, KY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRVG-FM (89.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: GEORGETOWN COLLEGE)
  • WLXO (96.1 FM; STAMPING GROUND, KY; Owner: CLARITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBTF (107.9 FM; MIDWAY, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WJZO (101.7 FM; SHELBYVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIKI (95.3 FM; CARROLLTON, KY; Owner: STAR MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monterey:

  • WKON (Channel 52; OWENTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 59.8mTotal length
  • $200,000Total costs
  • 7,314Total average daily traffic
  • 542Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,756Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Monterey)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MONTEREY, Us Hwy 127 (Lat: 38.424472 Lon: -84.869750), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.4 m, Call Sign: WQRX822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2013, Expiration Date: 08/13/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • MONTEREY, 4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 38.412278 Lon: -84.801056), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WHD981,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2004, Certifier: Dennis W Guard Jr., Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc., 2400 North Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Monterey, KY
  • 52.6%Electricity
  • 29.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Monterey, KY
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Monterey compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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