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Median resident age:  38.2 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41774

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,584 (it was $25,256 in 2000)
Viper:

$36,584
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,198

Viper CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,707 (it was $44,500 in 2000)
Viper:

$66,707
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,490; Detached houses: $82,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,832; Mobile homes: $40,254

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Viper races chart
  • White alone - 3,385 (99.1%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.06%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Viper: 125.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Viper, Kentucky as of September 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Viper to the number of sex offenders is 3,400 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Viper CCD:  0.8% ($374)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Viper satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (71.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (95.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (403.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jeff, KY (1.6 miles ), Diablock, KY (2.2 miles ), Defiance-Vicco, KY (2.2 miles) , Vicco, KY (2.4 miles ), Daisy, KY (2.6 miles) , Hazard, KY (2.6 miles ), Cutshin, KY (2.7 miles) , Blackey, KY (3.0 miles) .

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 83.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Viper household income distribution Viper home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.1%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Viper-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Viper place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Viper-area historical earthquake activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 63% 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 84.2 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 78.7 miles away from Viper center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city 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 7.9 miles away from Viper 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 28.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 19, Floods: 17, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Viper:

  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HAZARD, KY)
  • HAZARD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HAZARD, KY)
  • MARY BRECKINRIDGE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; HYDEN, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in Viper, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viper:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 50 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 63 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Walters State Community College (about 66 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Tusculum College (about 72 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Morehead State University (about 73 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 74 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)

Public elementary/middle school in Viper:

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Notable locations in Viper: Twin Rocks Camp (A), Viper Fire and Rescue (B), Open Door Childrens Home (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Viper include: Ira Combs Memorial Church (A), Big Branch Church (B), Poundmill Church (C), Fourseam Church (D), Calvary Bible Church (E), Middle Fork Church (F), Poplar Grove Church (G), Lone Pine Church (H), Logwood Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hall Cemetery (1), Caudill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dixon Branch (A), Buffalo Creek (B), Wooten Branch (C), Elk Branch (D), Engle Branch (E), Fields Fork (F), Hollythicket Branch (G), Jerrys Fork (H), Lick Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 15.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

11.7

Drinking water stations with addresses in Viper and their reported violations in the past:

TWIN ROCKS BIBLE CAMP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 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:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

23.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

12.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Viper, KY

Viper compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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 (72%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Viper CCD (based on Perry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.83%
Here36.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents61.5%12.6%5.8%4.5%3.3%
Congregations26.3%17.1%18.4%6.6%2.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.2%2.0%1.3%1.2%4.5%
Congregations3.9%1.3%2.6%2.6%18.4%
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: 9
Perry County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Perry County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

34.7%
Kentucky:

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

23.0%
State:

15.9%

4.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
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 Knott County, KY  1.03% ($25,217 average AGI)
from Letcher County, KY  0.33% ($36,207)
from Fayette County, KY  0.28% ($24,520)


4.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
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 Knott County, KY  0.60% ($30,509 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.35% ($25,258)
to Breathitt County, KY  0.29% ($29,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Viper:

  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WQXY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAZARD, KY; Owner: BLACK GOLD BROADCASTING)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Viper:

  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Viper:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Viper)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hall Mt Tank- Hall Mt Rd, 0.5mi W Of Sr 7 (Lat: 37.160056 Lon: -83.109972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 8.8 m, Call Sign: WPZI933
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2004, Expiration Date: 01/20/2014, Certifier: Paul Feltner
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Viper)


Viper on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #40 (41774) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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