Sand Gap, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,831.
Males: 1,382  (48.8%)
Females: 1,449  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40447

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,495 (it was $18,521 in 2000)
Sand Gap:

$30,495
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,523 (it was $9,816 in 2000)

Sand Gap CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $87,847 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Sand Gap:

$87,847
KY:

$151,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Sand Gap: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sand Gap, KY (2000)
    • 2,81398.7%White alone
    • 190.7%Hispanic
    • 120.4%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Asian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 97.9 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Sand Gap, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sand Gap CCD:

0.6% ($257)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (43.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

McKee, KY (2.8 miles ),
Conway, KY (3.2 miles ),
Berea, KY (3.4 miles ),
Station Camp, KY (3.5 miles ),
Livingston, KY (3.7 miles ),
Red Lick, KY (3.7 miles ),
Mount Vernon, KY (3.7 miles ),
Annville, KY (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.48 N, Longitude: 84.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Sand Gap, KY in 2019
Sand Gap satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Most common industries in Sand Gap, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.6%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.3%)
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Apparel (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Sand Gap, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Cashiers (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Sand Gap, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sand Gap-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Sand Gap place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sand Gap-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 69% greater 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 51.1 miles away from Sand Gap 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 47.8 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) earthquake occurred 215.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from Sand Gap center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 215.8 miles away from Sand Gap center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from Sand Gap center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Mudslides: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Fires: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sand Gap:

  • BEREA HOSPITAL CHI (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • SAINT JOSEPH BEREA Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • BEREA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • THE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • LIFELINE ROCKCASTLE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, KY)

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

  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 21 miles; Richmond, KY; Full-time enrollment: 13,525)
  • Somerset Community College (about 40 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 44 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 52 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 55 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Morehead State University (about 62 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)

Public elementary/middle school in Sand Gap:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sand Gap: Rose's Mill (A), Powells Mill (B), Gravel Lick (C), Sand Gap Fire Department Station 2 (D), Sand Gap Fire Department  (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sand Gap include: Clover Bottom Church (A), Cave Spring Church (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C), Hugh Church (D), South Fork Church (E), Pony Lot Church (F), Lettered Rock Church (G), Grassy Springs Church (H), Davis Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Isaacs Cemetery (1), Harrison Cemetery (2), Combs Cemetery (3), Wilson Cemetery (4), Skinner Cemetery (5), Cox Cemetery (6), Rose Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cane Branch (A), Clover Bottom Creek (B), Dry Branch (C), Dry Fork (D), Gravel Lick Branch (E), Little Clover Creek (F), Long Branch (G), Powell Branch (H), Raccoon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

32.5%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Sand Gap:

Marital status in Sand Gap, KY
  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sand Gap:

  • High school or higher: 48.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sand Gap, KY (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,19328
Mainline Protestant2904
Catholic481
Other331
None9,930-
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: 3
Jackson County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Jackson County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

11.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.7%
State:

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

19.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Sand Gap:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sand Gap:

  • WLFX (106.7 FM; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWAG (107.9 FM; MCKEE, KY; Owner: DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLRO (101.5 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WWEL (103.9 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: F.T.G. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWLT (103.1 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sand Gap:

  • WBLU-LP (Channel 62; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: SANDRA B. POWLEY)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOBZ-LP (Channel 9; EAST BERNSTADT, ETC., KY; Owner: ANDREA JOY KESLER)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KG4BPF, Grant Date: 01/17/1999, Expiration Date: 01/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2011, Registrant: Ermon D Turner, Sand Gap, KY 40481

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sand Gap, KY
  • 57.5%Electricity
  • 20.6%Wood
  • 13.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sand Gap, KY
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 21.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.5%Wood


Sand Gap compared to Kentucky state average:

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