For population 25 years and over in South Carrollton:
For population 15 years and over in South Carrollton city:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $691 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (29.1 miles , pop. 54,067).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (84.4 miles , pop. 545,524).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Central City, KY (1.7 miles ), Bremen, KY (2.1 miles ), Powderly, KY (2.6 miles ), Island, KY (2.7 miles ), Rockport, KY (2.9 miles ), Sacramento, KY (3.0 miles ), Greenville, KY (3.0 miles ), Drakesboro, KY (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 37.34 N, Longitude: 87.14 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 270
Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-8.9%).
Average climate in South Carrollton, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
South Carrollton-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/15/2005, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the South Carrollton city center injured 40 people and caused $31 million in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.2 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:South Carrollton-area historical earthquake activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 87% 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 87.2 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 57.0 miles away from South Carrollton 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 87.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from South Carrollton center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 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 Muhlenberg County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near South Carrollton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Carrollton:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.25. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
South Carrollton compared to Kentucky state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for South Carrollton city (based on Muhlenberg County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
South Carrollton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
South Carrollton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
South Carrollton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
3.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,915 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,141 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in South Carrollton:
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TV broadcast stations around South Carrollton:
South Carrollton fatal accident list:
Nov 11, 2004 02:06 PM, Us-431, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 27, 1998 05:30 PM, Us-431, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 30, 1981 10:55 PM, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: