Sunfish, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,090.
Males: 557  (51.1%)
Females: 533  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42210

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,451 (it was $19,890 in 2000)
Sunfish:

$33,451
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,308 (it was $9,166 in 2000)

Sunfish CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,024 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Sunfish:

$81,024
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $170,530; detached houses: $202,432; mobile homes: $57,285
March 2019 cost of living index in Sunfish: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 522 feet

Land area: 40.4 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Sunfish, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sunfish CCD:

0.7% ($346)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

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

Distribution of median household income in Sunfish, KY in 2017
Sunfish satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Sunfish, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Apparel (7.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (15.2%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.4%)
  • Truck transportation (10.4%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Apparel (13.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Sunfish, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Bus drivers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Construction laborers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.8%)
  • Bus drivers (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)

Average climate in Sunfish, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sunfish, Kentucky average temperatures Sunfish, Kentucky average precipitation Sunfish, Kentucky humidity Sunfish, Kentucky wind speed Sunfish, Kentucky snowfall Sunfish, Kentucky sunshine Sunfish, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.156. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.156
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sunfish-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 52% 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 near Kentucky state average. It is 76% 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 114.6 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 89.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from Sunfish center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from the city 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 114.3 miles away from Sunfish center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 172.6 miles away from Sunfish 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 Edmonson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • MORGANTOWN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MORGANTOWN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunfish:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 21 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Campbellsville University (about 59 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 62 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 63 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)

Points of interest:

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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

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%

For population 15 years and over in Sunfish:

Marital status in Sunfish, KY
  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sunfish:

  • High school or higher: 53.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sunfish, KY (based on Edmonson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,73712
Catholic631
Mainline Protestant--
None10,361-
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: 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.
State:

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

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Edmonson County:

15.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

7.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warren County, KY  3.15% ($39,214 average AGI)
from Barren County, KY  0.83% ($30,091)
from Grayson County, KY  0.60% ($42,792)

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)

Sunfish fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 2009 04:53 PM, Sr-2330, Lat: 37.290853, Lon: -86.380519, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD4GO, Licensee ID: L01086787, Grant Date: 04/26/2016, Expiration Date: 04/26/2026, Certifier: Larry J Moon Sr, Registrant: Larry J Moon Sr, 1371 Moon Rd, Sunfish, KY 42284

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sunfish, KY
  • 50.6%Electricity
  • 39.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.9%Wood
  • 3.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunfish, KY
  • 60.7%Electricity
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.5%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Wood


Sunfish compared to Kentucky 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.
  • 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Sunfish on our top lists:

  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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