Tracy, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,921.
Males: 1,945  (49.6%)
Females: 1,976  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42123

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,379 (it was $31,356 in 2000)
Tracy:

$41,379
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,284 (it was $16,091 in 2000)

Tracy CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $114,535 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
Tracy:

$114,535
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,179; detached houses: $156,281; townhouses or other attached units: $136,122; mobile homes: $98,337
March 2019 cost of living index in Tracy: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Tracy, KY (2000)
    • 3,58698.5%White alone
    • 240.7%Hispanic
    • 150.4%Two or more races
    • 100.3%Black alone
    • 20.05%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 853 feet

Land area: 121.9 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.6% ($448)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (64.5 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (359.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fountain Run, KY (2.6 miles ),
Temple Hill, KY (3.1 miles ),
Settle, KY (3.2 miles ),
Holland, KY (3.3 miles ),
Mount Herman, KY (3.3 miles ),
Glasgow, KY (3.6 miles ),
Rocky Hill, KY (3.7 miles ),
Scottsville, KY (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.82 N, Longitude: 85.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

4.7%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Tracy, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Tracy, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Tracy, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 24.2 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 12.3 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 12.3 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 20.5 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 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Tracy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the Tracy place center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 34.1 miles away from the place center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tracy-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 155.0 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 145.9 miles away from Tracy 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 129.1 miles away from Tracy 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 174.3 miles away from Tracy 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from Tracy center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 131.2 miles away from Tracy 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 Barren County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Tracy:

  • GLASGOW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLASGOW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • BARREN COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T.J. SAMSON KIDNEY CARE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • FMC - GLASGOW KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T. J. SAMSON COMM HOSP HOME CARE PROGRAM (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T J SAMSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tracy:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 31 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 41 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 44 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Campbellsville University (about 50 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 51 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tracy: The Narrows Boat Ramp (A), Austin Boat Ramp (B), Barren River Lake State Resort Park Golf Course (C), Walnut Creek Boat Ramp (D), Park Site Boat Ramp (E), Temple Hill Fire Department (F), Austin Tracy Fire Department (G), Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department Substation (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tracy include: Kirby Grove Church (A), Mount Pleasant Church (B), Pleasant Hill Church (C), Pleasant Home Church (D), Pleasant Point Church (E), Poplar Grove Church (F), Poplar Log Church (G), Tracy Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thomerson Cemetery (1), Tracy Cemetery (2), Bradshaw Cemetery (3), Burgess Cemetery (4), Chambers Cemetery (5), Combs Cemetery (6), Lyon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Dry Creek (B), Dry Branch (C), Beaver Creek (D), Boyds Creek (E), Twitters Branch (F), Coon Creek (G), Canoe Creek (H), Caney Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Tracy: Barren River Lake State Resort Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Barren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.1%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Tracy:

Marital status in Tracy, KY
  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 71.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Tracy:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tracy, KY (based on Barren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,74159
Mainline Protestant2,96519
Catholic7041
Other3842
Black Protestant3071
None22,072-
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: 10
This county:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.9%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Kentucky:

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

19.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

5.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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  0.89% ($33,139 average AGI)
from Hart County, KY  0.71% ($29,220)
from Metcalfe County, KY  0.56% ($28,046)


5.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Warren County, KY  0.99% ($36,066 average AGI)
to Hart County, KY  0.75% ($23,810)
to Metcalfe County, KY  0.59% ($28,066)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tracy:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WTKY (1370 AM; daytime; 2 kW; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCLU (1490 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, 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)
  • WLCK (1250 AM; 1 kW; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tracy:

  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBV (94.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WOVO (105.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSGP (88.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKWY (102.7 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: J.K. WHITTIMORE)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WLCT (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, TN; Owner: LAFAYETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Tracy:

  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tracy, KY
  • 44.9%Electricity
  • 39.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.0%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tracy, KY
  • 34.2%Electricity
  • 31.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.9%Wood
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Utility gas


Tracy compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 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 below state average.
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