Payne Gap, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 329.
Males: 166  (50.7%)
Females: 163  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,384
Payne Gap:

$30,384
KY:

$46,659

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,043

Payne Gap CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $61,617
Payne Gap:

$61,617
KY:

$135,600

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $81,795; Detached houses: $99,143; Mobile homes: $37,196
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  • Races in Payne Gap, KY (2010)

    Payne Gap races chart
    • 32899.7%White alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Payne Gap detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Payne Gap: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (54.5%), English (18.2%), German (13.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Payne Gap:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%

For population 15 years and over in Payne Gap CDP:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $886 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $383 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (58.9 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (117.4 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (420.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jenkins, KY (1.5 miles ), Pound, VA (1.9 miles ), Fleming-Neon, KY (1.9 miles ), McRoberts, KY (1.9 miles ), Millstone, KY (2.3 miles) , Mayking, KY (2.5 miles ), Whitesburg, KY (3.0 miles ), Dorton, KY (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 37.16 N, Longitude: 82.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Payne Gap household income distribution Payne Gap home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (47%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (47%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (42%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Legal occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Payne Gap: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Payne Gap-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 46.0 miles away from the Payne Gap place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Payne Gap-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 101.0 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 95.5 miles away from Payne Gap center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 118.5 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 37.7 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 40.9 miles away from Payne Gap center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Letcher County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Payne Gap:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • WISE CHOICE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • IN HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE(CLOSED) (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WISE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Payne Gap:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • King University (about 49 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 49 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 62 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 69 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

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Church in Payne Gap: Payne Gap Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sam Bentley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Branch (A), Fishpond Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Letcher 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 73.0. This is about average.

City:

73.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 21.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.46
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Kentucky average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Payne Gap CDP (based on Letcher County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
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: 7
Letcher County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Letcher County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Letcher County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
Kentucky:

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

19.5%
State:

15.9%

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
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 Perry County, KY  0.38% ($26,444 average AGI)
from Pike County, KY  0.35% ($35,200)
from Knott County, KY  0.24% ($32,882)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
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  0.45% ($33,688 average AGI)
to Knott County, KY  0.33% ($36,792)
to Perry County, KY  0.31% ($35,227)

Strongest AM radio stations in Payne Gap:

  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Payne Gap:

  • 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)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • W217BF (91.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Payne Gap:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKPI-TV (Channel 22; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Payne Gap fatal accident list:

Apr 20, 2002 04:35 AM, Us-119, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 1, 1997 05:35 AM, 0119, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 17, 1991 04:45 PM, 23, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 1988 05:25 PM, 119, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 12,018Total average daily traffic
  • 1,861Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Thomas E Jenkins, North Fork Flannagan Lake (Lat: 37.152500 Lon: -82.646667), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 15 m, Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.
  • Thomas E Jenkins, North Fork Flannagan Lake (Lat: 37.152500 Lon: -82.646667), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 15 m, Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.
  • David Hazel, North Fork Flannagan Lake (Lat: 37.152500 Lon: -82.646667), Type: 15.0, Structure height: 21133 m, Overall height: 15 m, Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.

Payne Gap compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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