Short Creek, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,321.
Males: 1,195  (51.5%)
Females: 1,126  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40119

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,101 (it was $28,923 in 2000)
Short Creek:

$39,101
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,316 (it was $14,119 in 2000)

Short Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,727 (it was $63,500 in 2000)
Short Creek:

$111,727
KY:

$141,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Short Creek: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Short Creek, KY (2000)
    • 2,19599.2%White alone
    • 80.4%Hispanic
    • 50.2%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Asian alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 109.9 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.5% ($308)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (35.9 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (61.9 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (302.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Caneyville, KY (3.1 miles ),
Horse Branch, KY (3.5 miles ),
Fordsville, KY (3.5 miles ),
Leitchfield, KY (3.6 miles ),
Hardinsburg, KY (3.9 miles ),
Rosine, KY (3.9 miles),
Clarkson, KY (4.1 miles ),
Welchs Creek, KY (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.56 N, Longitude: 86.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

5.1%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Short Creek, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.5%)
  • Truck transportation (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Short Creek, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Registered nurses (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Short Creek, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Short Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Short Creek place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the place center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Short Creek-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 96.9 miles away from Short Creek 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 75.3 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 114.6 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 147.0 miles away from Short Creek 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 96.3 miles away from the city 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 168.5 miles away from Short Creek 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 Grayson County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Short Creek:

  • FORDSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FORDSVILLE, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • LEITCHFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • MEDCO CENTER OF HARDINSBURG (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HARDINSBURG, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Short Creek:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Owensboro, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 41 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 57 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • University of Louisville (about 61 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • University of Evansville (about 63 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Short Creek: Fentrees Lookout (A), Falls of Rough Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 Water Rescue (B), Falls of Rough Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Short Creek include: Free Zion Church (A), Lone Hill Church (B), Lone Star Church (C), McGrady Creek Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Pilgrim Church (F), Pine Knob Primitive Baptist Church (G), Pleasant Run Church (H), Stones View Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: The Bend Cemetery (1), Thomason Cemetery (2), Mahurin Cemetery (3), Prewitt Cemetery (4), Porters Cemetery (5), Payton Cemetery (6), Patterson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horseshoe Pond (A), Pine Knob Lake (B), Rough River Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Ashcraft Branch (B), Blaine Run (C), Diamond Branch (D), Walter Creek (E), Cave Creek (F), Spring Fork (G), Pine Knob Creek (H), Short Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Short Creek: Rough River Dam State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Grayson 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:

71.3%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.3%
Whole state:

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

7.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Short Creek:

Marital status in Short Creek, KY
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Short Creek:

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Short Creek, KY (based on Grayson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,69350
Catholic2,1006
Mainline Protestant7878
Other771
None15,089-
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
Grayson County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Grayson County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Grayson County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.2%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Grayson County:

28.5%
Kentucky:

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

15.1%
State:

15.9%

4.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,669 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
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 Hardin County, KY  0.84% ($35,932 average AGI)
from Breckinridge County, KY  0.55% ($29,521)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.51% ($38,091)


4.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hardin County, KY  0.97% ($33,155 average AGI)
to Breckinridge County, KY  0.45% ($35,641)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.37% ($40,375)

Strongest AM radio stations in Short Creek:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMTL (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 3 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Short Creek:

  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WXBC (104.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: BRECKINRIDGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WULF (94.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS - 94.3, LLC)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Short Creek:

  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Short Creek)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Short Creek KY, 3690 Falls Of Rough Road (Lat: 37.530889 Lon: -86.473306), Type: Mast, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WRAA578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2017, Expiration Date: 09/25/2027, Certifier: Ronald R Smith, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Short Creek, KY
  • 44.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 42.1%Electricity
  • 10.1%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Short Creek, KY
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 29.8%Wood
  • 28.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Short Creek 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 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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