For population 25 years and over in Powderly:
For population 15 years and over in Powderly city:
60 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $460 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (35.9 miles , pop. 54,067).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (78.0 miles , pop. 569,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Greenville, KY (1.6 miles ), Central City, KY (2.0 miles ), Drakesboro, KY (2.5 miles ), South Carrollton, KY (2.6 miles) , Bremen, KY (3.0 miles ), Rosewood, KY (3.1 miles ), Rockport, KY (3.3 miles ), Penrod, KY (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 37.24 N, Longitude: 87.16 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 270
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Powderly detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.2%).
Work and jobs in Powderly: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Powderly, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Powderly-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/15/2005, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Powderly city center injured 40 people and caused $31 million in damages.
On 4/3/1968, a category F4 tornado 27.4 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:Powderly-area historical earthquake activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 90% 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 92.8 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 61.9 miles away from Powderly 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 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the city 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 57.7 miles away from Powderly center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 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 Muhlenberg County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: James Best - Film actor.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.25. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.3%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Powderly compared to Kentucky state average:
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Religion statistics for Powderly (based on Muhlenberg County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
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Powderly government finances in 2002(per resident):
3.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,915 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:
4.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,141 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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Powderly fatal accident list:
Apr 25, 2006 03:18 PM, Sr-189, Coppercreek Dr., Lat: 37.229086, Lon: -87.159267, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 3, 1993 04:35 PM, 189, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Powderly)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: