Waynesburg, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 5,961.
Males: 2,970  (49.8%)
Females: 2,991  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 40489

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,903 (it was $24,312 in 2000)
Waynesburg:

$30,903
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,721 (it was $13,405 in 2000)

Waynesburg CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,290 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Waynesburg:

$70,290
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $83,905; Detached houses: $101,605; Townhouses or other attached units: $31,102; Mobile homes: $43,178
Waynesburg races chart
  • White alone - 5,456 (98.2%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waynesburg: 131.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 96.8 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (very low).

Waynesburg, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Waynesburg:

  • High school or higher: 60.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waynesburg CCD:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

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

Waynesburg CCD:  0.6% ($305)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Waynesburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (47.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Eubank, KY (2.4 miles ), Middleburg, KY (2.7 miles ), Hustonville, KY (3.3 miles ), Crab Orchard, KY (3.4 miles ), Stanford, KY (3.4 miles ), Science Hill, KY (3.6 miles ), Brodhead, KY (3.8 miles ), Liberty, KY (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 37.36 N, Longitude: 84.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Waynesburg household income distribution Waynesburg home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Waynesburg, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Waynesburg-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Waynesburg place center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 26.4 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

Earthquake activity:

Waynesburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% 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 70.5 miles away from the city 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 191.0 miles away from Waynesburg 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 69.2 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 175.7 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 115.1 miles away from Waynesburg 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 202.0 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 Lincoln County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Waynesburg:

  • FORT LOGAN HOSPITAL EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STANFORD, KY)
  • ROCKCASTLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRODHEAD, KY)
  • CASEY COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LIBERTY, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waynesburg:

  • Somerset Community College (about 22 miles; Somerset, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,698)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 34 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Campbellsville University (about 38 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 40 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 48 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 52 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waynesburg:

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Notable locations in Waynesburg: Lincoln County Fire Department Station 5 (A), Lincoln County Fire Department Station 7 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waynesburg include: Fairview Church (A), Friendship Church (B), Green River Church (C), Highland Church (D), Locust Grove Church (E), Mount Hebron Baptist Church (F), Mount Moriah Church (G), Olive Baptist Church (H), Parlor Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Clear Fork Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2), Waters Cemetery (3), Gooch Cemetery (4), Double Spring Cemetery (5), Leach Cemetery (6), Olive Baptist Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Fishing Creek Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Moccasin Creek (A), Bittersweet Creek (B), Tunnel Creek (C), Pilot Creek (D), Butt Branch (E), Spring Branch (F), Sims Creek (G), Sims Branch (H), Buckeye Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Faulkner's Motel (10125 USHighway 27 South) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.46
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.7%
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:

23.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

6.6%
26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
2 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Waynesburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waynesburg CCD (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.60%
Here: 66.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Churches of Christ
Adherents72.5%6.5%5.2%2.8%2.7%
Congregations39.7%11.5%7.7%2.6%12.8%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.7%1.0%3.4%
Congregations5.1%1.3%6.4%1.3%11.5%
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: 7
Lincoln County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lincoln County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

31.6%
Kentucky:

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

16.0%
State:

15.9%

6.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
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 Boyle County, KY  1.75% ($26,324 average AGI)
from Garrard County, KY  0.79% ($28,063)
from Pulaski County, KY  0.58% ($26,128)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
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 Boyle County, KY  1.96% ($24,818 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.55% ($25,311)
to Garrard County, KY  0.53% ($24,488)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waynesburg:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSL (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKDO (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LIBERTY, KY; Owner: CARLOS WESLEY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDFB (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JUNCTION CITY, KY; Owner: ALUM SPRINGS VISION & OUTREACH CORP)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waynesburg:

  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNZ (105.1 FM; LANCASTER, KY; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WLFX (106.7 FM; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKDO-FM (98.7 FM; LIBERTY, KY; Owner: CARLOS D. WESLEY)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDFB-FM (88.1 FM; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: ALUM SPRINGS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION)
  • W277AA (103.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKII-FM (102.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Waynesburg:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBLU-LP (Channel 62; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: SANDRA B. POWLEY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Waynesburg, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Waynesburg fatal accident list:

Aug 18, 1998 02:16 PM, Us-27, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $266,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,203
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 1,403

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waynesburg, KY

Waynesburg on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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