Mud Creek, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 5,183.
Males: 2,593  (50.0%)
Females: 2,590  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41631

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,103 (it was $14,864 in 2000)
Mud Creek:

$20,103
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,730 (it was $10,177 in 2000)

Mud Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,809 (it was $31,400 in 2000)
Mud Creek:

$50,809
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $60,778; Detached houses: $69,812; Townhouses or other attached units: $17,373; In 2-unit structures: $156,354; Mobile homes: $45,745
Mud Creek races chart
  • White alone - 5,159 (98.7%)
  • Hispanic - 38 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.06%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mud Creek: 125.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 52.0 square miles.

Population density: 100 people per square mile   (very low).

Mud Creek, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Mud Creek:

  • High school or higher: 47.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mud Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

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

Mud Creek CCD:  0.8% ($247)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Mud Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (65.1 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (107.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Betsy Layne, KY (2.1 miles ), Coal Run Village, KY (2.3 miles ), McDowell, KY (2.4 miles ), Mare Creek, KY (2.4 miles ), Pikeville, KY (2.6 miles ), Martin, KY (2.8 miles ), Wayland, KY (2.9 miles ), Wheelwright-Weeksbury, KY (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 37.49 N, Longitude: 82.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Mud Creek household income distribution Mud Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.5%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Gasoline stations (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Cashiers (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Mud Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mud Creek, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mud Creek-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Mud Creek place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1972, a category F2 tornado 35.9 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mud Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 86.2 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 80.9 miles away from Mud Creek center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 43.7 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 44.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 137.6 miles away from Mud Creek 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 293.1 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 Floyd County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mud Creek:

  • EASTERN KENTUCKY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PIKEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PIKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOME CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF PIKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mud Creek:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 16 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Morehead State University (about 65 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Marshall University (about 66 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 68 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • King University (about 69 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)

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Notable locations in Mud Creek: Toller Creek Volunteer Fire Department (A), Mud Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Mud Creek Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mud Creek include: Grethel Church (A), Zion Church (B), Little Dove Church (C), Mothers Home Church (D), Mud Creek Church (E), Samaria Church (F), Sammy Branch Church (G), Toler Creek Church (H), Upper Toler Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lee Alley Cemetery (1), Thomas Hamilton Cemetery (2), Hollybush Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Aker Branch (A), Akers Branch (B), Andy Branch (C), Dry Branch (D), Big Branch (E), Branham Creek (F), Deal Branch (G), Deadening Fork (H), Margarett Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Floyd 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 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.3%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.3%
Whole state:  4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

33.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

14.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

People in group quarters in Mud Creek in 2000:

  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Mud Creek compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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 Mud Creek CCD (based on Floyd County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.87%
Here: 30.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionNational Association of Free Will BaptistsUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.4%21.0%20.1%7.8%3.5%
Congregations17.9%21.4%15.5%13.1%2.4%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents3.2%2.9%2.4%2.3%7.4%
Congregations3.6%3.6%1.2%6.0%15.5%
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: 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

35.3%
Kentucky:

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

14.3%
State:

15.9%

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pike County, KY  1.06% ($33,033 average AGI)
from Johnson County, KY  0.45% ($28,923)
from Knott County, KY  0.22% ($20,385)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pike County, KY  0.97% ($31,478 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KY  0.66% ($35,273)
to Fayette County, KY  0.42% ($30,939)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mud Creek:

  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mud Creek:

  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXKZ-FM (105.3 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: ADAM GEARHEART D/B/A WXLR-FM)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mud Creek:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.419222 Lon: -82.665444, Call Sign: WQEY403
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.712 MHz, 469.712 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2006, Expiration Date: 05/17/2016, Certifier: Dwight Raines
    Registrant: Atlas License Company, 1725a N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219, Phone: (317) 351-4865, Fax: (317) 351-4870, Email:

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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