Raccoon, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,347.
Males: 2,102  (48.4%)
Females: 2,245  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41501

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,462 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Raccoon:

$38,462
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,555 (it was $13,704 in 2000)

Raccoon CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,941 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Raccoon:

$72,941
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $81,396; Detached houses: $101,103; Mobile homes: $52,883
Raccoon races chart
  • White alone - 4,485 (98.7%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Raccoon: 123.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 806 feet

Land area: 59.8 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (very low).

Raccoon, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Raccoon:

  • High school or higher: 64.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raccoon CCD:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Raccoon, Kentucky as of July 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Raccoon to the number of sex offenders is 2,174 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Raccoon CCD:  0.8% ($477)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Raccoon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (61.3 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (120.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (409.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mayflower, KY (2.4 miles ), Pikeville, KY (2.9 miles ), Millard, KY (3.0 miles ), Sidney, KY (3.0 miles ), South Williamson, KY (3.0 miles ), Coal Run Village, KY (3.1 miles ), Fedscreek, KY (3.2 miles ), McCarr, KY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.53 N, Longitude: 82.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Raccoon household income distribution Raccoon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.1%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Extraction workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Raccoon, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Raccoon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 53.7 miles away from the Raccoon 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 33.0 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Raccoon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% 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 96.7 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 91.6 miles away from Raccoon center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 34.5 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 34.5 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 147.9 miles away from Raccoon 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 33.9 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 Pike County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 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 Raccoon:

  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PIKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PIKEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOME CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF PIKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Raccoon:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Marshall University (about 62 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • King University (about 67 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)

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Notable locations in Raccoon: Kimper Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (A), Kimper Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Johns Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (C), Johns Creek Volunteer Fire Department (D), Kimper Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Raccoon include: Frozen Creek Church (A), Little Dove Church (B), Meathouse Fork Church (C), Edo Church (D), Calvary Church (E), Primitive Church (F), Maranatha Church (G), Zebulon Church (H), Cornerstone Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maynard Cemetery (1), Deskins Family Cemetery (2), Morris Cemetery (3), Lawson Cemetery (4), Morris Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bent Branch (A), Bevins Branch (B), Big Groundhog Branch (C), Bishop Branch (D), Blackberry Fork (E), Deskins Branch (F), Deskin Branch (G), Phillips Branch (H), Varney Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pike 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 7.9 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 7.9 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 7.9 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 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

20.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

6.6%

Raccoon compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value 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 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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 Raccoon CCD (based on Pike County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.46%
Here: 35.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents41.0%11.8%10.0%8.4%8.2%
Congregations13.5%16.1%8.4%6.5%8.4%
NameChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents7.3%3.1%2.8%1.6%5.9%
Congregations16.1%5.8%3.9%1.9%19.4%
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: 23
Pike County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pike County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Pike County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

33.3%
Kentucky:

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

13.1%
State:

15.9%

3.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
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 Floyd County, KY  0.62% ($31,478 average AGI)
from Mingo County, WV  0.39% ($37,386)
from Fayette County, KY  0.23% ($42,000)


4.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
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 Floyd County, KY  0.68% ($33,033 average AGI)
to Mingo County, WV  0.35% ($28,032)
to Fayette County, KY  0.31% ($33,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Raccoon:

  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WBTH (1400 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raccoon:

  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Raccoon, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Raccoon fatal accident list:

May 30, 2011 02:10 PM, Sr-1441, Lat: 37.50258, Lon: -82.44699, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 23, 1998 02:29 PM, Sr-1441, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 13, 1990 10:50 PM, 1441, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 860
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 860

Raccoon on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #56 (41501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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