Upper Tygarts, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,426.
Males: 1,704  (49.8%)
Females: 1,722  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41164

Estimated median household income in 2015: $31,474 (it was $21,927 in 2000)
Upper Tygarts:

$31,474
KY:

$45,215

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,700 (it was $12,727 in 2000)

Upper Tygarts CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $61,319 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Upper Tygarts:

$61,319
KY:

$130,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $104,037; Detached houses: $119,375; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,536; Mobile homes: $69,159
  • Races in Upper Tygarts, KY (2000)

    Upper Tygarts races chart
    • 3,32498.6%White alone
    • 200.6%Hispanic
    • 160.5%Two or more races
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Upper Tygarts: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 47.7 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (very low).

Upper Tygarts, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Upper Tygarts:

  • High school or higher: 56.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Upper Tygarts CCD:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Upper Tygarts CCD:  0.6% ($230)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Upper Tygarts satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (46.2 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (68.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (339.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Olive Hill, KY (2.3 miles ), Grahn, KY (3.4 miles ), Morehead, KY (3.4 miles ), Carter, KY (3.4 miles ), Laurel-Petersville, KY (3.5 miles ), Pine Grove, KY (3.5 miles ), Sandy Hook, KY (3.8 miles ), Lakeview Heights, KY (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 38.27 N, Longitude: 83.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.8%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Upper Tygarts, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Upper Tygarts-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.8 miles away from the Upper Tygarts place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Upper Tygarts-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 37.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.4 miles away from Upper Tygarts 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 250.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 175.5 miles away from Upper Tygarts 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 252.6 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 Carter County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Upper Tygarts:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MOREHEAD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • ST CLAIRE HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • FMC - MOREHEAD (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)
  • ST CLAIRE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MOREHEAD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Upper Tygarts:

  • Morehead State University (about 11 miles; Morehead, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,523)
  • Shawnee State University (about 35 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Marshall University (about 47 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 68 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)

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Notable location: Easterline Shelter (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Upper Tygarts include: Fairview Church (A), Bowen Chapel (B), Kings Chapel Church (C), Limestone Apostolic Church (D), Flat Fork Church of God (E), Pilgrim Holiness Church (F), Brinergar Church (G), Walnut Grove Church (H), Flat Fork Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barney Fultz Cemetery (1), Gilliam Cemetery (2), Patton Cemetery (3), Hargett Cemetery (4), King Family Cemetery (5), Clark Cemetery (6), Masters Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Branch (A), Flat Fork (B), Fleming Fork (C), Greasy Creek (D), Greenbrier Branch (E), Jones Branch (F), Mocabee Creek (G), Tipton Branch (H), Thompson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Carter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 51.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.51. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.51
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.3%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
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: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

26.0%
Whole state:

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

8.4%
Whole state:

6.6%
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Upper Tygarts travel time to work - commute Upper Tygarts mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Upper Tygarts CCD (based on Carter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,26950
Mainline Protestant6668
Black Protestant1831
Other1571
Catholic1021
None20,343-
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: 9
Carter County:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carter County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

33.8%
Kentucky:

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

17.9%
State:

15.9%

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
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 Boyd County, KY  0.68% ($32,780 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.39% ($32,676)
from Greenup County, KY  0.35% ($36,774)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Boyd County, KY  0.88% ($29,494 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.67% ($26,068)
to Greenup County, KY  0.30% ($33,923)

Strongest AM radio stations in Upper Tygarts:

  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMOR (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Upper Tygarts:

  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WQXX (106.1 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WIVY (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLKS-FM (102.9 FM; WEST LIBERTY, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBVX (92.1 FM; CARLISLE, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WKKS-FM (104.9 FM; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Upper Tygarts:

  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W07BY (Channel 7; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MCKINLEY WALKER)
  • W10BM (Channel 10; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: VEARL PENNINGTON)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Upper Tygarts compared to Kentucky 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.
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