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McCreary County

Population in 2010: 1,416. Population change since 2000: -10.7%
Males: 676  (47.7%)
Females: 740  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Kentucky median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 42638, 42653.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $27,266 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Stearns:

$27,266
Kentucky:

$41,141
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,031

Stearns CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $69,495 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Stearns:

$69,495
Kentucky:

$120,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,176; Detached houses: $87,068; In 2-unit structures: $48,004; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,009; Mobile homes: $26,659

Median gross rent in 2011: $416.

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  • White alone - 1,392 (98.3%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stearns: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (28.0%), English (14.0%), German (13.8%), Irish (9.9%), Scottish (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1351 feet

Land area: 4.00 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Stearns:

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stearns CDP:

  • Never married: 10.9%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.5%
Kentucky:  2.8%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Stearns, Kentucky as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Stearns to the number of sex offenders is 551 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $498 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $400 (0.6%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.4%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (54%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Stearns-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 47% greater 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 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from Stearns center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from Stearns center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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, Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 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 Stearns:

  • SCOTT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)

Political contributions by individuals in Stearns, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stearns:

  • Somerset Community College (about 27 miles; Somerset, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,009)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 47 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 54 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,222)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 55 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,478)
  • Roane State Community College (about 58 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)
  • The University of Tennessee (about 60 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 26,308)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 68 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,679)

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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 2011: 20.3%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Stearns, KY


8 people in other group homes in 2000

Stearns compared to Kentucky state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Stearns (based on McCreary County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.82%
Here23.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents82.8%8.1%2.4%2.3%4.4%
Congregations50.0%16.7%5.6%5.6%22.2%
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: 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%

4.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
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 Pulaski County, KY  0.72% ($27,871 average AGI)
from Scott County, TN  0.56% ($20,917)


4.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
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 Pulaski County, KY  1.01% ($22,818 average AGI)
to Scott County, TN  0.69% ($14,133)
to Whitley County, KY  0.28% ($20,583)

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 drivers: 1



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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