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Population in 2012: 152 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: -40.9%
Males: 70  (46.4%)
Females: 82  (53.6%)

Median resident age:  38.7 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 40873.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,831 (it was $11,083 in 2000)
Wallins Creek:

$16,831
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,908

Wallins Creek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,702 (it was $27,300 in 2000)
Wallins Creek:

$60,702
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,370; Detached houses: $61,719; Mobile homes: $50,714

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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  • White alone - 155 (99.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wallins Creek: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (51.3%), Irish (10.6%), English (4.4%), German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 389 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wallins Creek:

  • High school or higher: 67.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wallins Creek city:

  • Never married: 11.4%
  • Now married: 69.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wallins Creek, Kentucky as of July 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wallins Creek to the number of sex offenders is 152 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $430 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $550 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (66.0 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (102.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (414.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Wallins, KY (0.9 miles ), Coldiron, KY (1.5 miles ), Loyall, KY (1.9 miles ), Harlan, KY (2.3 miles ), Pathfork, KY (2.4 miles ), Alva, KY (2.6 miles) , Tejay, KY (2.8 miles) , Pine Mountain, KY (2.8 miles) .

Latitude: 36.83 N, Longitude: 83.41 W

Area code: 606

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

17.2%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Religious workers (20%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (20%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (20%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)

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Tornado activity:

Wallins Creek-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Wallins Creek city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1967, a category F3 tornado 40.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Wallins Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 62% 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 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from Wallins Creek center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city 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 4.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from Wallins Creek 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 22.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harlan County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Fires: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Wallins Creek, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wallins Creek:

  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 22 miles; Harrogate, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,182)
  • Walters State Community College (about 44 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Tusculum College (about 59 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 61 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • The University of Tennessee (about 67 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 26,308)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 69 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Somerset Community College (about 69 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,009)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wallins Creek (A), Terry Fork (B), Plats Fork (C), Little Creek (D), Laurel Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Harlan 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.6. This is about average.
City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.127. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.127
U.S.:

0.640
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.9%

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wallins Creek, KY

Wallins Creek compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wallins Creek travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wallins Creek city (based on Harlan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.44%
Here49.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ East District Association of Primitive Baptist
Adherents62.3%11.2%9.8%4.4%2.0%
Congregations43.7%12.6%9.7%5.8%1.9%
NameChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.3%1.1%4.3%
Congregations6.8%2.9%2.9%1.0%12.6%
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: 10
Harlan County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Harlan County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Harlan County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Harlan County:

29.8%
Kentucky:

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

21.0%
State:

15.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,603$19,2360$0
Water Supply 1$2,606$31,2720$0
Totals for Government 2$4,209$25,2540$0


3.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
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 Letcher County, KY  0.23% ($29,947 average AGI)
from Bell County, KY  0.22% ($25,944)
from Fayette County, KY  0.21% ($11,588)


3.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
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 Madison County, KY  0.28% ($16,478 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.26% ($23,905)
to Bell County, KY  0.23% ($36,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wallins Creek:

  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wallins Creek:

  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • 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)
  • WJNV (99.1 FM; JONESVILLE, VA; Owner: REGINA KAY MOORE)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wallins Creek:

  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • 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)

Wallins Creek fatal accident list:

Nov 13, 2008 06:29 PM, Us-119, Lat: 36.836356, Lon: -83.416700, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 2007 04:00 PM, Platts Fork Road, Lat: 36.827575, Lon: -83.407603, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 5, 2006 08:00 AM, Us-119, Lat: 36.831094, Lon: -83.427914, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 7, 2003 09:12 AM, Sr-219, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 1, 1996 05:55 PM, 0219, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 27, 1995 11:08 AM, 119, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • FOX KNOB, Fox Knob Mountain (Lat: 36.800556 Lon: -83.375278), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 54 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WNBM989
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2005, Expiration Date: 02/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2011
    Registrant: Tri-State Electronics, Inc., 640 Four Mile Road, Baxter, KY 40806, Phone: (606) 573-5461, Fax: (606) 573-3816, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: AF4JY, Previous Call Sign: KC4MXN
    Grant Date: 05/20/1998, Expiration Date: 10/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2004
    Registrant: Ralph Cornett, 78 Cornett Dr, Wallins Creek, KY 40873
  • Call Sign: KE4SPX
    Grant Date: 06/29/1998, Expiration Date: 11/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2006
    Registrant: Opal Cornett, 144 Cornett Dr, Wallins Creek, KY 40873
  • Call Sign: KF4HDH, Licensee ID: L00191476
    Grant Date: 11/30/2005, Expiration Date: 02/27/2016, Certifier: Roy L Watkins
    Registrant: Roy L Watkins, 3649 Hwy 219, Wallins Creek, KY 40873
  • Call Sign: KM4FT, Licensee ID: L01368966
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018, Certifier: Donald E Arvin
    Registrant: Donald E Arvin, 58 Walter Street, Wallins Creek, KY 40873-0309
  • Call Sign: N9XLJ, Licensee ID: L00849128
    Grant Date: 04/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Certifier: Kenneth F Mann Jr
    Registrant: Kenneth F Mann Jr, 200 S Wallins Ave, Wallins Creek, KY 40873
  • Call Sign: WD4FIL, Licensee ID: L01291794
    Grant Date: 06/07/2007, Expiration Date: 08/29/2017, Certifier: Fred A Saylor
    Registrant: Fred A Saylor, 948 Terrysfork Rd, Wallins Creek, KY 40873



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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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