Settle, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,089.
Males: 1,552  (50.3%)
Females: 1,537  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42164

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,237 (it was $35,704 in 2000)
Settle:

$48,237
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,899 (it was $16,774 in 2000)

Settle CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,103 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Settle:

$122,103
KY:

$141,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Settle: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Settle, KY (2000)
    • 2,85397.8%White alone
    • 341.2%Hispanic
    • 120.4%Two or more races
    • 100.3%Black alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 80.9 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.8% ($579)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (58.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Scottsville, KY (2.5 miles ),
Tracy, KY (3.2 miles ),
Rocky Hill, KY (3.4 miles ),
Halfway, KY (3.4 miles ),
Holland, KY (3.5 miles ),
Fountain Run, KY (3.5 miles ),
Adolphus, KY (3.7 miles ),
Oakland, KY (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.83 N, Longitude: 86.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Distribution of median household income in Settle, KY in 2017
Settle satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Settle, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.2%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.6%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (18.2%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Settle, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)

Average climate in Settle, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Settle, Kentucky average temperatures Settle, Kentucky average precipitation Settle, Kentucky humidity Settle, Kentucky wind speed Settle, Kentucky snowfall Settle, Kentucky sunshine Settle, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.156. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.156
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.13
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Settle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Settle place center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 57 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Settle-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 147.7 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 153.3 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 120.8 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 167.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.0 miles away from Settle 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 147.6 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 Allen County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, 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 Settle:

  • MEDICAL CENTER AT SCOTTSVILLE,THE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SCOTTSVILLE, KY)
  • CAL TURNER REHAB AND SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SCOTTSVILLE, KY)
  • GLASGOW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLASGOW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • BARREN COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Settle:

  • 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)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 39 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 50 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 57 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 58 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 59 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Settle: Baileys Point Boat Ramp (A), Halifax Volunteer Fire Department (B), Cedar Springs Fire Department (C), Meador Community Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Settle include: Friendship Church (A), Greenville Church (B), Hopewell Church (C), Liberty Baptist Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church (F), Cedar Cross Church (G), Clifton General Baptist Church (H), Corinth Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Difficult Creek (A), West Bays Fork (B), Walnut Creek (C), Solomon Creek (D), Lick Branch (E), Hurricane Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Allen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.1%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
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:

16.2%
Whole state:

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

8.6%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Settle:

Marital status in Settle, KY
  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Settle:

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Settle, KY (based on Allen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,60223
Mainline Protestant1,38312
Black Protestant1231
Catholic1021
Other3-
None13,743-
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: 5
Allen County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Allen County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

11.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.0%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Allen County:

14.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

6.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warren County, KY  2.07% ($38,511 average AGI)
from Simpson County, KY  0.52% ($30,324)
from Barren County, KY  0.45% ($29,690)

Strongest AM radio stations in Settle:

  • WLCK (1250 AM; 1 kW; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Settle:

  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBV (94.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WLCT (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, TN; Owner: LAFAYETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WOVO (105.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Settle:

  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Settle, KY
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 30.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Settle, KY
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 16.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Wood


Settle compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
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