For population 25 years and over in Mortons Gap:
For population 15 years and over in Mortons Gap city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $355 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (40.9 miles , pop. 54,067).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (84.5 miles , pop. 569,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (318.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Earlington, KY (1.8 miles ), Nortonville, KY (1.9 miles ), St. Charles, KY (2.4 miles ), White Plains, KY (2.5 miles ), Madisonville, KY (2.6 miles ), Hanson, KY (3.5 miles ), Dawson Springs, KY (3.6 miles ), Crofton, KY (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 37.24 N, Longitude: 87.47 W
Area code: 270
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Crime in Mortons Gap detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+0.7%).
Work and jobs in Mortons Gap: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Mortons Gap, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Mortons Gap-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/15/2005, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Mortons Gap city center injured 40 people and caused $31 million in damages.
On 4/3/1968, a category F4 tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Mortons Gap-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 84% 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 86.9 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 54.5 miles away from Mortons Gap 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 88.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from Mortons Gap center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.8 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 Hopkins County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Mortons Gap and their reported violations in the past:MORTONS GAP WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1640, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.3%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Mortons Gap compared to Kentucky state average:
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Religion statistics for Mortons Gap (based on Hopkins County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 10
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
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Mortons Gap government finances in 2002:
5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,053 average adjusted gross income)
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:
4.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,790 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Mortons Gap fatal accident list:
Jul 15, 2000 06:20 PM, Hill Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mortons Gap)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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