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Rowan County

Population in 2012: 6,860 (56% urban, 44% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.0%
Males: 3,167  (46.2%)
Females: 3,693  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  22.5 years
Kentucky median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 40313, 40351.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $21,102 (it was $24,014 in 2000)
Morehead:

$21,102
Kentucky:

$41,141
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $11,767

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $116,028 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Morehead:

$116,028
Kentucky:

$120,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,549; Detached houses: $138,451; Mobile homes: $15,796

Median gross rent in 2011: $485.

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  • White alone - 6,454 (93.0%)
  • Black alone - 288 (4.1%)
  • Other race alone - 61 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 37 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morehead: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (37.6%), German (10.4%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.9%), Scottish (3.8%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/26/1869

Elevation: 748 feet

Land area: 9.23 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Morehead:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morehead city:

  • Never married: 61.8%
  • Now married: 22.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

73 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Kentucky:  2.8%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Morehead, Kentucky as of April 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Morehead to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $930 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $675 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (56.9 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (58.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (338.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lakeview Heights, KY (2.0 miles ), Pine Grove, KY (2.5 miles ), Salt Lick, KY (3.2 miles ), Upper Tygarts, KY (3.4 miles ), Hillsboro, KY (3.6 miles ), Wrigley, KY (3.9 miles ), Olive Hill, KY (4.1 miles ), Laurel-Petersville, KY (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $78,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,000

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Latitude: 38.18 N, Longitude: 83.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,871 (+84.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,634 (69.8%)

Area code: 606

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Crime rates in Morehead by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.025.90.00.0
Rapes 0121222
per 100,000 0.013.126.013.025.929.028.9
Robberies 3039321
per 100,000 50.10.039.1116.638.929.014.5
Assaults 26123711
per 100,000 33.478.5156.338.990.714.514.5
Burglaries 8302036423419
per 100,000 133.6392.6260.5466.4544.5493.3274.8
Thefts 138154133175149156108
per 100,000 2304.22015.21732.02267.41931.62263.51562.0
Auto thefts 811971137
per 100,000 133.6143.9117.290.7142.643.5101.2
Arson 3101110
per 100,000 50.113.10.013.013.014.50.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.8) 119.5130.0143.4163.9204.5145.8107.2

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Crime rate in Morehead detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Kentucky average:

1.88

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Morehead, Kentucky accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Morehead-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the Morehead city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 49.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morehead-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 85% 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 27.3 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 23.9 miles away from Morehead 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 80.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Morehead center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 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 Rowan County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Lucille Caudill Little - Kentucky patron of the arts and philanthropist, Bill Sorrell (baseball) - Baseball player, Rocky Adkins - Politician, Sam Holbrook - MLB umpire.


Hospital/medical center in Morehead:

  • ST CLAIRE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 222 MEDICAL CIRCLE)

Political contributions by individuals in Morehead, KY

Airports located in Morehead:

College/University in Morehead:

  • Morehead State University (Full-time enrollment: 5,875; Location: University Blvd; Public; Website: www.moreheadstate.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Morehead:

  • Shawnee State University (about 45 miles; Portsmouth, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,573)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • National College-Lexington (about 55 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 2,647)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 56 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 12,354)
  • Marshall University (about 58 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • University of Kentucky (about 59 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,273)

Public high school in Morehead:

Public elementary/middle schools in Morehead:

Private elementary/middle school in Morehead:

  • ROWAN COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 576 SUNSET DR; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Morehead:

  • ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $910,975; Location: 185 EAST FIRST STREET; 48,396 books; 3,095 audio materials; 2,465 video materials; 45 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 195 print serial subscriptions; 10 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Morehead: Rodburn Hollow Campsite (A), Sadler Tennis Courts (B), United States Forest Service Administration Site (C), Carl D Perkins Center (D), Kentucky Division of Forestry Northeastern District (E), Laughlin Health Building (F), Morehead Fire Department Station 1 (G), Pine Crest Childrens Home (H), Academic-Athletic Center (I), Admissions Center (J), Adron Doran University Center (K), Allie Young Hall (L), Alumni Center (M), Alumni Tower (N), Astrophysical Laboratory (O), Baird Music Hall (P), Baptist Student Union (Q), Breckinridge Hall (R), Butler Hall (S), Button Auditorium (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fraley Cemetery Two (1), Pine Hill Cemetery (2), Lee Cemetery (3), Pine Hill Cemetery (4), Caudill Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Evans Branch (A), Lee Branch (B), Oxley Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Morehead include: Allen Field (1), Jayne Stadium (2), University Softball Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: B & G Grill & Grocery (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6690 USHighway 60 East), Diamond Baseball Tours (Arcades & Amusements; 121 Blackberry Drive), Highlander Outfitters & Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 918 North Willow Drive).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Morehead (110 Toms Drive), Ramada Morehead KY (1698 Flemingsburg Road), Mountain Lodge (506 Fraley Dr), Days Inn Morehead (I-64 & Route 32), Quality Inn Morehead (175 Toms Road), Garvin's Country Village (1110 Ky Highway 801 South), Super 8 Morehead KY (602 Frale Drive), Super 8 Motel (602 Fraley Drive), Holiday Inn (1698 Flemingsburg Rd).

Courts: Kentucky Commonwealth - Cabinet For Justice- Court Designated Workers (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - Administrative Office of the Courts- District Court J (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Circuit Court J (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Circuit Court C (Courthouse).

 
Rowan 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 28.8. This is about average.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.79
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Morehead and their reported violations in the past:

ROWAN WATER INC (Population served: 20879, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-1998), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-1998), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JAN-19-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2004 and JAN-19-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2003), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from MAR-04-2003 to FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1997 and JUL-07-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2000)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
MOREHEAD UTILITY PLANT BOARD (Population served: 11038, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2002), St Public Notif requested (2 times from NOV-30-2002 to DEC-31-2002), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2002), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2003)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-1998. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-1998), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-27-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-06-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-17-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2004)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2003)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2003), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2004)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (Population served: 9200, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-27-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2005)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2005)
  • 36 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 36.2%
(34.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Morehead, KY

People in group quarters in Morehead in 2010:

  • 2,164 people in college/university student housing
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Morehead in 2000:

  • 1,087 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 117 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Morehead compared to Kentucky state average:

Morehead, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Morehead (2011 data):

  • Whitaker Bank: Morehead Bank Branch at Main Street At Carey Avenue, branch established on 1984/11/19; Northside Branch at 1489 Flemingsburg, branch established on 1999/08/05. Info updated 2008/07/07: Bank assets: $1,497.1 mil, Deposits: $1,225.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Whitaker Bank Corporation Of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Bank: Morehead Downtown Branch at 400 West First Street, branch established on 2008/03/03; Flemingsburg Road Branch at 1500 Flemingsburg Road, branch established on 1926/12/06. Info updated 2007/12/21: Bank assets: $659.7 mil, Deposits: $543.1 mil, headquarters in Paris, KY, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Kentucky Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Morehead at 122 East Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01; Morehead Pine Crest Branch at 120 Pine Crest Road, branch established on 1979/07/23. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Citizens Bank: Trademore Branch at Trademore Shopping Center, Route 1, branch established on 1979/05/01; at 114 West Main Street, branch established on 1928/09/28. Info updated 2006/12/20: Bank assets: $117.3 mil, Deposits: $96.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorp Of Morehead Incorporated, The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Morehead Branch at 200 Walmart Way, branch established on 2008/03/07. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 211 West Main Street, branch established on 1963/08/12. Info updated 2012/03/02: Bank assets: $37.9 mil, Deposits: $27.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • The First Commonwealth Bank of Prestonsburg, Inc.: Morehead Lending Center at 1390 Flemingsburg Road, branch established on 2000/07/24. Info updated 2011/05/20: Bank assets: $310.9 mil, Deposits: $226.6 mil, headquarters in Prestonsburg, KY, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: First Prestonsburg Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Morehead, Kentucky:

  • Days Inn , 170 Toms Dr, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 784-2220, Fax: (606) 784-2220
  • Knights Inn , 1698 Flemingsburg Rd, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 784-7591, Fax: (606) 780-1859
  • Mountain Lodge, 205 Fraley Dr, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 783-1555
  • Super 8 Motel, 602 Fraley Dr, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 784-8882, Fax: (606) 784-9882
  • Cave Run Lodging, 1190 Ky Hwy 801 S, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 784-5927
  • Holiday Inn Express , 110 Toms Dr, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 784-5796, Fax: (606) 784-4579
  • Comfort Inn & Suites , 2650 Ky 801 N, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 780-7378, Fax: (606) 780-4422
  • Best Western Plaza Inn , 250 Tom's Dr, Morehead, KY 40351 , Phone: (606) 784-2220, Fax: (606) 784-2220
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Morehead, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Morehead travel time to work - commute


Morehead mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Morehead (based on Rowan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.40%
Here22.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Southern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents18.3%17.5%15.2%12.1%11.2%
Congregations19.4%9.7%3.2%12.9%3.2%
NameCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents8.9%5.2%3.5%1.8%6.4%
Congregations3.2%3.2%6.5%3.2%35.5%
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
Rowan County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Rowan County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Rowan County:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Rowan County:

34.6%
Kentucky:

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

16.6%
State:

15.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$14,681$35,2347$4,054
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,148
Police Protection - Officers 19$56,884$35,9270$0
Firefighters 1$3,832$45,9841$1,308
Correction 10$23,825$28,5900$0
Streets and Highways 10$23,426$28,1111$879
Solid Waste Management 3$6,170$24,6800$0
Parks and Recreation 7$14,517$24,8861$527
Transit 0$0 1$985
Other and Unallocable 3$7,871$31,4840$0
Totals for Government 58$151,206$31,28412$10,901

Morehead government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $295,000 ($43.00)
    Electric Utilities: $141,000 ($20.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($0.73)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,287,000 ($333.38)
    Electric Utilities: $2,287,000 ($333.38)
    Gas Utilities: $2,287,000 ($333.38)
    Sewerage: $2,287,000 ($333.38)
    Central Staff Services: $2,201,000 ($320.85)
    Police Protection: $1,413,000 ($205.98)
    Regular Highways: $944,000 ($137.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $429,000 ($62.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $242,000 ($35.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000 ($19.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $347,000 ($50.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,697,000 ($393.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $397,000 ($57.87)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($4.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($4.52)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($3.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,928,000 ($572.59)

Morehead government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,545,000 ($370.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $172,000 ($25.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $107,000 ($15.60)
    All Other: $90,000 ($13.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $1,374,000 ($200.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $110,000 ($16.03)
    General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($4.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $439,000 ($63.99)
    Interest Earnings: $318,000 ($46.36)
    Sale of Property: $24,000 ($3.50)
    Rents: $23,000 ($3.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,545,000 ($370.99)
    Electric Utilities: $2,545,000 ($370.99)
    Gas Utilities: $2,544,000 ($370.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $427,000 ($62.24)
    Electric Utilities: $334,000 ($48.69)
    Highways: $193,000 ($28.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $180,000 ($26.24)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,911,000 ($424.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $927,000 ($135.13)
    Property: $875,000 ($127.55)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $193,000 ($28.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $155,000 ($22.59)
    Other License: $46,000 ($6.71)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $17,000 ($2.48)

Morehead government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,296,000 ($1792.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,134,000 ($1623.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000 ($218.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $338,000 ($49.27)

Morehead government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,052,000 ($153.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,349,000 ($342.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,924,000 ($717.78)

9.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
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 Carter County, KY  0.77% ($26,019 average AGI)
from Fleming County, KY  0.62% ($23,786)
from Morgan County, KY  0.58% ($25,590)


8.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 Fayette County, KY  0.85% ($45,158 average AGI)
to Carter County, KY  0.70% ($22,043)
to Fleming County, KY  0.60% ($24,175)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morehead:

  • WMOR (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morehead:

  • WIVY (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQXX (106.1 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WBVX (92.1 FM; CARLISLE, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WKCA (107.7 FM; OWINGSVILLE, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Morehead:

  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W07BY (Channel 7; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MCKINLEY WALKER)
  • W10BM (Channel 10; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: VEARL PENNINGTON)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Morehead, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 68
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 107
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 184
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Morehead fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Morehead)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Morehead, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Morehead)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Morehead)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Morehead


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Morehead, KY
Businesses in Morehead, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx4Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell1
Goodwill4U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Vans1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1
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Morehead on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
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