Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,457 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2013:All housing units: $125,244; Detached houses: $141,178; Townhouses or other attached units: $169,277; In 2-unit structures: $138,470; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,914; Mobile homes: $35,748
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Science Hill-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Science Hill city center killed 2 peopleand injured 72 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center killed 10 peopleand injured 113 peopleand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Science Hill-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 80.7 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 198.3 miles away from Science Hill 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 78.7 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 102.3 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 181.3 miles away from Science Hill 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 210.5 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 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 Science Hill:
INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
HOSPICE OF LAKE CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
CUMBERLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
SOMERSET NURSING AND REHABILITATION FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
OAKWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SOMERSET, KY)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.4. This is about average.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average.Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.7. This is about average.Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.46. This is about average.Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Science Hill and their reported violations in the past:
SCIENCE HILL WATER WORKS (Population served: 5,940, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-19-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2014)
Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2014)
Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2011. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012)
Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2011. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012)
Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2011)
One minor monitoring violation
One other older monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 38.7%
(38.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Science Hill compared to Kentucky state average:
Median household income below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
Median age below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in above state average.
House age above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Banks with branches in Science Hill (2011 data):
FORCHT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Somerset - Science Hill at 105 W. Hwy 635, branch established on 2005/08/29. Info updated 2008/01/08: Bank assets: $992.1 mil, Deposits: $796.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Forcht Bancorp, Inc.
The Citizens National Bank of Somerset: Science Hill Branch at 110 West Highway 635, branch established on 2001/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.4 mil, Deposits: $267.4 mil, headquarters in Somerset, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Science Hill city (based on Pulaski County data)
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: 17
2.83 / 10,000 pop.
2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.17 / 10,000 pop.
0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
0.67 / 10,000 pop.
0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
5.16 / 10,000 pop.
4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
3.83 / 10,000 pop.
5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Monthly full-time payroll
Average yearly full-time wage
Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration
Police Protection - Officers
Totals for Government
4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,331 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Int Hwy 1247 & Hwy 635 (Lat: 37.177028 Lon: -84.634667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: KNBK269, Licensee ID: L00120034 Assigned Frequencies: 453.475 MHz, 458.475 MHz Grant Date: 09/29/2011, Expiration Date: 09/12/2021 Registrant: County Of Pulaski, Box 712, Somerset, KY 42501, Phone: (606) 679-7075
217 Langdon Street (Lat: 37.177250 Lon: -84.634833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPYW993 Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz Grant Date: 11/19/2003, Expiration Date: 11/19/2013, Certifier: Morris Vaughn Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
Pulaski County SWYD, 1 Mi Ne Of Science Hill, Ky West Of Ky Hwy 27 (Lat: 37.188694 Lon: -84.626750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Overall height: 87.8 m, Call Sign: WPXB552 Assigned Frequencies: 6594.37 MHz Grant Date: 12/27/2012, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: Terry E Estes Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, Inc., 1554 St. Paul Street, Denver, CO 80206, Phone: (303) 840-2878, Fax: (303) 840-1028, Email:
Dabney, 952 West Coleman Road (Lat: 37.171278 Lon: -84.577472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQOC955 Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz Grant Date: 08/17/2011, Expiration Date: 08/17/2021, Certifier: Ronald R Smith Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Email:
Science Hill KY, 389 Ware Road (Lat: 37.194361 Lon: -84.638389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WQRF504 Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Ronald R Smith Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
SMITH RIDGE, 1.5 Mi N Of Ky635 Fishing Cr (Lat: 37.215611 Lon: -84.699111), Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WCU258 Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2001 Registrant: Verizon Services Group, 1850 M Street, Nw Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-5801, Phone: (202) 463-5295, Email:
Aircraft: GOSSETT WILLIAM R AVENTURA II (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating) N-Number: 128RG , Serial Number: AA2A0117, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/2004 Registrant (Individual): William R Gossett, Po Box 44, Science Hill, KY 42553
Aircraft: DOEBBELING STEVEN SLINGSHOT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 359RC , Serial Number: 005, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1999 Registrant (Individual): Robert D Chandler, 618 Bert Ridge Rd, Science Hill, KY 42553
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle) N-Number: 45183 , Serial Number: 15076774, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1975 Registrant (Individual): Leland Hall, , Science Hill, KY 42553
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: