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Median resident age:  37.8 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42210

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,010 (it was $19,890 in 2000)
Sunfish:

$27,010
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,635

Sunfish CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,913 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Sunfish:

$78,913
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $84,881; Detached houses: $108,995; Mobile homes: $50,409

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Sunfish races chart
  • White alone - 1,061 (99.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.09%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sunfish: 135.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 522 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sunfish CCD:  0.7% ($346)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (51.3 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (74.8 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (322.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jetson, KY (2.8 miles) , Brownsville, KY (3.2 miles ), Greencastle, KY (3.3 miles) , Caneyville, KY (3.4 miles ), Welchs Creek, KY (3.5 miles) , Lincoln, KY (3.5 miles) , Woodbury, KY (3.8 miles) , Leitchfield, KY (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 86.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Sunfish household income distribution Sunfish home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Repair and maintenance (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Apparel (14%)
  • Personal and laundry services (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Bus drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Sunfish-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Sunfish 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 13.3 miles away from the place center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sunfish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Sunfish 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 83.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2003 at 16:17:09, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.9 LG, Depth: 11.3 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from Sunfish center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edmonson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Sunfish:

  • EDMONSON CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, KY)
  • LEITCHFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 15 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunfish:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 21 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 14,936)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,367)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,136)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 62 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,222)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 64 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 4,348)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 74 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,264)
  • University of Louisville (about 74 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 15,612)

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Notable location: Bear Creek Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sunfish include: Hunts Church (A), Mount Pleasant Church (B), Cedar Grove Church (C), Cub Creek Church (D), South Union Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cub Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Reedy Branch (A), West Fork Big Reedy Creek (B), Watery Branch (C), Cub Creek (D), Claylick Branch (E), Whetstone Creek (F), Salt Well Branch (G), Nappers Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.9. This is about average.
City:

34.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

28.3
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 7.91. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.91
U.S.:

11.56
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 18.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.6
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

32.3%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

8.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sunfish, KY

Sunfish compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sunfish CCD (based on Edmonson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.12%
Here39.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents72.8%9.3%6.9%4.8%6.2%
Congregations42.3%30.8%11.5%3.8%11.5%
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: 5
Edmonson County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Edmonson County:

32.3%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

7.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
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 Warren County, KY  2.34% ($30,383 average AGI)
from Barren County, KY  0.42% ($28,235)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.40% ($48,313)


7.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
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 Warren County, KY  3.24% ($25,654 average AGI)
to Barren County, KY  0.82% ($24,152)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.42% ($31,588)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunfish:

  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLBQ (1570 AM; 1 kW; MORGANTOWN, KY; Owner: BUTLER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBGN (1340 AM; 1 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunfish:

  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS 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.)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Sunfish:

  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD4GO, Licensee ID: L01086787
    Grant Date: 11/22/2005, Expiration Date: 02/02/2016, Certifier: Larry J Moon Sr
    Registrant: Larry J Moon Sr, 1371 Moon Rd, Sunfish, KY 42284



Sunfish on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
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