Stearns, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 1,416. Population change since 2000: -10.7%
Males: 749  (52.9%)
Females: 667  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  54.5 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42638, 42653.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $19,857 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Stearns:

$19,857
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,314 (it was $11,037 in 2000)

Stearns CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,412 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Stearns:

$75,412
KY:

$120,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $645.

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  • Races in Stearns, KY (2010)

    Stearns races chart
    • 1,39298.3%White alone
    • 181.3%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Stearns: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (43.5%), German (11.3%), English (11.1%), Irish (10.4%), Scottish (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1351 feet

Land area: 4.00 square miles.

Population density: 354 people per square mile   (very low).

Stearns,KY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Stearns:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stearns CDP:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 0.6%
  • Divorced: 19.6%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Stearns, Kentucky as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Stearns to the number of sex offenders is 202 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $823 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $281 (0.4%)

Stearns satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (58.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (92.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Whitley City, KY (1.4 miles ), Pine Knot, KY (1.8 miles ), Co-operative, KY (2.7 miles ), Winfield, TN (3.1 miles ), Parkers Lake, KY (3.4 miles ), Oneida, TN (3.7 miles ), Gregory, KY (3.8 miles ), Cumberland Falls, KY (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.70 N, Longitude: 84.48 W

Stearns household income distribution Stearns home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.9%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Stearns: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Stearns, Kentucky

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Tornado activity:

Stearns-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Stearns place center .

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 22.8 miles away from the place center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stearns-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 108.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from Stearns 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 222.8 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) earthquake occurred 165.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 105.2 miles away from Stearns 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 202.3 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCreary County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stearns topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Stearns:

  • DEACONESS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • ONEIDA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • SCOTT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stearns:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 18 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Somerset Community College (about 27 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 47 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 54 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 55 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Roane State Community College (about 58 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 60 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)

Public high school in Stearns:

Public elementary/middle schools in Stearns:

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Hotel: Parkland Motel (Highway 27).

McCreary County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
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: 0.2% of all households
8 people in other group homes in 2000

Stearns, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Stearns 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 significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Stearns, Kentucky:

  • Parkland Motel, HC 69, Stearns, KY 42647 , Phone: (606) 876-5046
  • South Fork Motel, Bruce St, Stearns, KY 42647 , Phone: (606) 376-3156
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Stearns, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.8
Kentucky average:

12.3

Stearns travel time to work - commute Stearns mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Stearns CDP (based on McCreary County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,28718
Mainline Protestant3914
Other2491
Catholic421
None14,337-
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: 4
McCreary County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
McCreary County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
McCreary County:

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
McCreary County:

33.6%
Kentucky:

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

20.1%
State:

15.9%

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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:
from Pulaski County, KY  0.79% ($22,324 average AGI)
from Scott County, TN  0.49% ($22,905)
from Wayne County, KY  0.30% ($15,846)


5.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, KY  1.11% ($26,396 average AGI)
to Scott County, TN  0.74% ($22,000)
to Whitley County, KY  0.35% ($24,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stearns:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WEZJ (1440 AM; 3 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOCV (1310 AM; 1 kW; ONEIDA, TN; Owner: ONEIDA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stearns:

  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCTT-FM (107.3 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVCT (91.5 FM; KEAVY, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Stearns:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Stearns fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 1995 02:46 AM, 1651, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 6,020Total average daily traffic
  • 301Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,224Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 36.700556 Lon: -84.488667, Call Sign: WPXY810
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz, 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2003, Expiration Date: 07/02/2013, Certifier: Earl Wilson
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • 120 Raider Way (Lat: 36.705306 Lon: -84.541639), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7.9 m, Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WQJD530
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2008, Expiration Date: 07/31/2018, Certifier: Mike Chaney
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STEARNS, 300 Ft Ne Of Int Cno&tp Railroad And Hwy 92 (Lat: 36.698111 Lon: -84.475472), Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: KBQ94
    Assigned Frequencies: 6603.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2009, Expiration Date: 03/01/2019
    Registrant: Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Stearns)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Stearns, KY
Most common first names in Stearns, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2874.0 years
John2280.0 years
William1968.3 years
Mary1574.4 years
Robert1272.3 years
Charles1071.5 years
Earl972.2 years
George972.9 years
Thomas874.7 years
Henry876.0 years
Most common last names in Stearns, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones5171.9 years
Coffey3573.2 years
Ross2770.4 years
Ball2572.9 years
Gregory2466.6 years
Kidd2370.5 years
Vaughn2365.9 years
Worley2272.6 years
Stephens2176.4 years
Dobbs2161.9 years

Businesses in Stearns, KY

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1

Stearns on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
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