Saloma, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,026.
Males: 1,541  (51.0%)
Females: 1,485  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42718

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,755 (it was $28,904 in 2000)
Saloma:

$37,755
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,835 (it was $13,466 in 2000)

Saloma CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,256 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Saloma:

$105,256
KY:

$120,900
  • Races in Saloma, KY (2000)

    Saloma races chart
    • 2,79797.2%White alone
    • 411.4%Black alone
    • 200.7%Hispanic
    • 170.6%Two or more races
    • 20.07%Asian alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Saloma: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 88.9 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Saloma, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Saloma:

  • High school or higher: 59.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saloma CCD:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

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

Saloma CCD:  0.6% ($419)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Saloma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (57.2 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (326.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Market, KY (2.6 miles ), Campbellsville, KY (2.9 miles ), Raywick, KY (2.9 miles) , Buffalo, KY (3.0 miles ), Summersville, KY (3.0 miles ), Mannsville, KY (3.5 miles ), Greensburg, KY (3.6 miles ), St. Mary, KY (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.44 N, Longitude: 85.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

6.7%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Saloma, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Saloma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Saloma place center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 19.9 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

Earthquake activity:

Saloma-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% 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 97.6 miles away from the city 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 150.6 miles away from Saloma 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 133.4 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 163.7 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 98.4 miles away from Saloma 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) earthquake occurred 149.5 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 Taylor County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Saloma:

  • TAYLOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • CAMPBELLSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • DAVITA - TAYLOR COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • METZMEIER NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • SPRING VIEW HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LEBANON, KY)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GREEN HILL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENSBURG, KY)
  • GREEN HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENSBURG, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saloma:

  • Campbellsville University (about 9 miles; Campbellsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 25 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Somerset Community College (about 53 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Sullivan University (about 56 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 56 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • University of Louisville (about 57 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)

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Churches in Saloma include: Good Hope Baptist Church (A), Zion Separate Baptist Church (B), Mount Carmel Church (C), Mount Roberts Church (D), Our Lady of the Hills Church (E), Pleasant Union Church (F), Poplar Grove Church (G), Earlys Chapel (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Underwood Cemetery (1), Brookman Cemetery (2), Webster Cemetery (3), Colvin Cemetery (4), Cowherd Cemetery (5), Dewitt Cemetery (6), Kerr Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Porter Reservoir (A), Ferrill Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Craig Creek (B), Willowtown Creek (C), Splatter Branch (D), Bull Tail Creek (E), Locust Lick Branch (F), Jones Creek (G), Owl Creek (H), Flat Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Taylor 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
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Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

18.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

6.6%
17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Saloma compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.4
Kentucky average:

13.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saloma CCD (based on Taylor County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,31747
Mainline Protestant3,00818
Catholic1,0152
Black Protestant5463
Other2592
None7,367-
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: 9
Taylor County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Taylor County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Taylor County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

28.3%
Kentucky:

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

14.2%
State:

15.9%

5.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
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 Green County, KY  0.87% ($24,260 average AGI)
from Adair County, KY  0.54% ($26,822)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.32% ($34,333)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
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 Adair County, KY  0.56% ($29,426 average AGI)
to Green County, KY  0.46% ($25,026)
to Marion County, KY  0.44% ($19,054)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saloma:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAKY (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WXAM (1430 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, KY; Owner: MARK GOODMAN PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WLBN (1590 AM; 1 kW; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saloma:

  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WAPD (91.7 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Saloma:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W04BP (Channel 4; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CAMPSVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
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