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Population in 2012: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 

Males: 57  (31.7%)
Females: 125  (68.3%)

Median resident age:  36.8 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip code: 42330

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,458 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
South Carrollton:

$19,458
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,142

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,896 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
South Carrollton:

$74,896
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,141; Detached houses: $88,993; Mobile homes: $20,631

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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  • White alone - 168 (91.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (2.7%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Carrollton: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (58.0%), Irish (15.2%), Italian (10.7%), English (6.3%), French (3.6%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/23/1849

Elevation: 458 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 751 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in South Carrollton:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Carrollton city:

  • Never married: 11.1%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 22.2%
  • Divorced: 27.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $691 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $550 (0.7%)

South Carrollton satellite photo by USGS

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-8.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (76%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)


Average climate in South Carrollton, Kentucky

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near South Carrollton:

  • BELLE MEADE HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • BELLE MEADE HOME ICF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MAPLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in South Carrollton, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Carrollton:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Owensboro, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,136)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 45 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 14,936)
  • University of Evansville (about 49 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 53 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 53 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 8,149)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 57 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,264)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,367)

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Muhlenberg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

4.25
U.S.:

3.08
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.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.6
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.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in South Carrollton, KY

South Carrollton compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


South Carrollton travel time to work - commute


South Carrollton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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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%
Here68.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents78.8%7.4%3.7%1.9%1.3%
Congregations49.5%14.0%11.8%2.2%3.2%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%1.1%1.1%1.1%2.4%
Congregations2.2%2.2%3.2%1.1%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Muhlenberg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Muhlenberg County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Muhlenberg County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Muhlenberg County:

30.2%
Kentucky:

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

15.2%
State:

15.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$900
Totals for Government 0$0 1$900

South Carrollton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($16.48)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($10.99)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($16.48)

South Carrollton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,000 ($10.99)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.49)

South Carrollton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($164.84)

3.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

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:
from Hopkins County, KY  0.51% ($29,170 average AGI)
from Daviess County, KY  0.21% ($41,091)
from McLean County, KY  0.18% ($31,158)


4.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,141 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

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:
to Hopkins County, KY  0.44% ($21,870 average AGI)
to Daviess County, KY  0.37% ($31,718)
to Warren County, KY  0.33% ($28,257)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Carrollton:

  • WNES (1050 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMTA (1380 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: WMTA, AM 1380,INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • 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)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WAIA (1600 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTTL (1310 AM; 2 kW; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Carrollton:

  • W278AD (103.5 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WKYA (105.5 FM; GREENVILLE, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNTC (103.9 FM; DRAKESBORO, KY; Owner: NASHVILLE'S SPORTSRADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • W235AC (94.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WSOF-FM (89.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • W284AO (104.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Carrollton:

  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

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
  • Call Sign: KA4OIM, Licensee ID: L01147849
    Grant Date: 05/04/2006, Expiration Date: 07/30/2016, Certifier: Raymond K Cessna Jr
    Registrant: Raymond K Cessna Jr, Box 62a, South Carrollton, KY 42374
  • Call Sign: KM4C
    Grant Date: 03/22/1994, Expiration Date: 03/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/17/1999
    Registrant: Harry C Wheeldon Jr, Box 105 Main St, South Carrollton, KY 42374
  • Call Sign: KG4OWJ, Licensee ID: L00390600
    Grant Date: 05/20/2011, Expiration Date: 08/17/2021, Certifier: John E Scott
    Registrant: John E Scott, 10760 Us Hwy 431 North, South Carrollton, KY 42374


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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