Paint Creek, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,756.
Males: 1,374  (49.9%)
Females: 1,382  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41472

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,151 (it was $17,083 in 2000)
Paint Creek:

$24,151
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,601 (it was $13,604 in 2000)

Paint Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $52,350 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Paint Creek:

$52,350
KY:

$120,900
  • Races in Paint Creek, KY (2000)

    Paint Creek races chart
    • 2,67198.9%White alone
    • 150.6%Hispanic
    • 120.4%Two or more races
    • 10.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Paint Creek: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 110.0 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Paint Creek, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Paint Creek:

  • High school or higher: 41.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paint Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 69.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

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

Paint Creek CCD:  1.1% ($343)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Paint Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (48.7 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (76.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (363.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Flatgap, KY (2.9 miles ), West Liberty, KY (3.0 miles ), Sandy Hook, KY (3.3 miles ), Wrigley, KY (3.5 miles ), Isonville, KY (3.6 miles ), Salyersville, KY (3.6 miles ), Cannel City, KY (3.7 miles ), Blaine, KY (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 83.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

10.8%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Paint Creek, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Paint Creek-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 55.1 miles away from the Paint Creek place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paint 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 49.8 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 45.0 miles away from Paint 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 262.9 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 155.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 81.7 miles away from Paint Creek center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 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 Morgan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 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 Paint Creek:

  • MORGAN COUNTY ARH HHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WEST LIBERTY, KY)
  • WEST LIBERTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WEST LIBERTY, KY)

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

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Morehead State University (about 26 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Marshall University (about 50 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Shawnee State University (about 56 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)

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Notable locations in Paint Creek: Peddler Gap Volunteer Fire Department (A), Peddler Gap 172 Volunteer Fire Department (B), White Oak Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paint Creek include: Lacy Creek Church of Enterprise Baptist (A), Martha Enterprise Baptist Church (B), New Salem Church (C), Open Fork Church (D), Paint Creek Church (E), Williams Creek Church (F), Paint Valley Church (G), Crockett Community Church (H), Faith Hills Mennonite Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pelfery Cemetery (1), Cold Iron Cemetery (2), Conley Cemetery (3), Adkins Cemetery (4), Beculhimer Cemetery (5), Jenkins Cemetery (6), Brown Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Branch (A), White Oak Branch (B), Big Mandy Creek (C), Birch Fork (D), Doc Ison Branch (E), Bolin Branch (F), Browns Branch (G), Browns Fork (H), Deadling Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Morgan 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 59.9. This is better than average.

City:

59.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.8%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
Whole state:  4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

37.3%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

11.4%
Whole state:

6.6%
16 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000
5 people in other group homes in 2000

Paint Creek compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.8
Kentucky average:

13.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Coal or coke (11%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paint Creek CCD (based on Morgan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60030
Mainline Protestant3154
Catholic521
Other11
None10,955-
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: 6
Morgan County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Morgan County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Morgan County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

32.2%
Kentucky:

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

17.7%
State:

15.9%

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
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 Rowan County, KY  0.71% ($27,615 average AGI)
from Elliott County, KY  0.30% ($22,364)


4.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
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 Rowan County, KY  0.84% ($31,742 average AGI)
to Wolfe County, KY  0.49% ($19,889)
to Elliott County, KY  0.27% ($13,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paint Creek:

  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WLKS (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRLV (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paint Creek:

  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRLV-FM (106.5 FM; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WXKZ-FM (105.3 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: ADAM GEARHEART D/B/A WXLR-FM)
  • WQXX (106.1 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paint Creek:

  • 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)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Paint Creek on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #14 (41472) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 (41472) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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