Rocky Hill, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,238.
Males: 1,630  (50.4%)
Females: 1,608  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42160

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,665 (it was $30,272 in 2000)
Rocky Hill:

$35,665
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,917 (it was $14,816 in 2000)

Rocky Hill CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,327 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
Rocky Hill:

$97,327
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,369; Detached houses: $135,261; Mobile homes: $64,034
Rocky Hill races chart
  • White alone - 2,943 (97.9%)
  • Black alone - 36 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rocky Hill: 141.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 65.6 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Rocky Hill, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Hill:

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Hill CCD:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Rocky Hill CCD:  0.6% ($442)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Rocky Hill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (69.2 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (346.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park City, KY (2.7 miles ), Smiths Grove, KY (2.9 miles ), Glasgow, KY (3.0 miles ), Oakland, KY (3.2 miles ), Settle, KY (3.4 miles ), Cave City, KY (3.5 miles ), Tracy, KY (3.7 miles ), Horse Cave, KY (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.99 N, Longitude: 86.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Rocky Hill household income distribution Rocky Hill home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Rocky Hill, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rocky Hill-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the Rocky Hill place center killed 3 people and injured 57 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1979, a category F3 tornado 1.9 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky Hill-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% 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 141.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from Rocky Hill 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 116.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 160.3 miles away from the city 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 141.0 miles away from Rocky Hill center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 191.1 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 Barren County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rocky Hill:

  • GLASGOW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLASGOW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • BARREN COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T.J. SAMSON KIDNEY CARE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLASGOW STATE NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, GLASGOW (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T. J. SAMSON COMM HOSP HOME CARE PROGRAM (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky Hill:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 21 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 22 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 44 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 48 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 50 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 65 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)

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Notable locations in Rocky Hill: Peninsula Boat Ramp (A), South Barren Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rocky Hill include: Hanging Fork Church (A), Lawrence Chapel (B), Oak Grove Church (C), Old Zion Church (D), Beach Grove Church (E), Beaver Creek Church (F), Shiloh Church (G), Woodland Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Henderson Cemetery (1), Allen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cooks Creek (A), South Fork Beaver Creek (B), Skaggs Creek (C), Buck Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Barren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.739. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.739
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.36
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

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

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

21.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Rocky Hill 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 (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (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 Rocky Hill CCD (based on Barren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.06%
Here: 49.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents54.8%12.0%9.0%3.5%3.0%
Congregations30.1%20.5%14.5%3.6%1.2%
NameOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.4%2.2%1.8%1.7%9.8%
Congregations2.4%3.6%2.4%2.4%19.3%
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: 10
Barren County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Barren County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Barren County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Barren County:

28.2%
Kentucky:

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

19.3%
State:

15.9%

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
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 Hart County, KY  0.85% ($23,624 average AGI)
from Warren County, KY  0.80% ($26,746)
from Metcalfe County, KY  0.67% ($24,051)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
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 Warren County, KY  0.94% ($25,715 average AGI)
to Metcalfe County, KY  0.49% ($27,250)
to Hart County, KY  0.48% ($23,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky Hill:

  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WCLU (1490 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCDS (1440 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky Hill:

  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WGBV (94.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WOVO (105.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W217BA (91.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky Hill:

  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • APRIL C NEWBERRY, No Address Available (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 7709539400, , 3200 COBB GALLERIA PKWY, STE. 205, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Bridget B Breen, 4 Miles Ne Of East Knob And Smith's Grove (009141 / East Knob) (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 7709539400, , 3200 COBB GALLERIA PKWY, STE. 205, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Bridget B Breen, 4 Miles Ne Of East Knob And Smith's Grove (009141 / East Knob) (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 7709193009, , 829 PICKENS INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, STE 3, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Bridget B Breen, 4 Miles Ne Of East Knob And Smith's Grove (009141 / East Knob) (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 7709199003, , 829 PICKENS INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, STE 3, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Lottie L Thompson, 4 Miles Ne Of East Knob And Smith's Grove (009141 / East Knob) (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Lottie L Thompson, 4 Miles Ne Of East Knob And Smith's Grove (009141 / East Knob) (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • No Address Available (Lat: 37.104444 Lon: -86.173889), Type: 69.8, Overall height: 64 m
    Registrant: 7134867431, Http://Www.Americantower.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • State Hwy 259 100 Yds N Of L & N Railroad (Lat: 37.069778 Lon: -86.138028), Call Sign: KNCW660, Licensee ID: L00432555
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2001, Expiration Date: 02/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004
    Registrant: Rocky Hill Fire Dept, Rocky Hill, KY 42163, Phone: (502) 749-8310

Rocky Hill on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
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