Wheelwright-Weeksbury, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,115.
Males: 2,236  (54.4%)
Females: 1,879  (45.6%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41612

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,495 (it was $15,893 in 2000)
Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

$21,495
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,351 (it was $9,155 in 2000)

Wheelwright-Weeksbury CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,647 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

$50,647
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,944; Detached houses: $62,395; Townhouses or other attached units: $45,169; In 2-unit structures: $52,118; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,180; Mobile homes: $32,368
Wheelwright-Weeksbury races chart
  • White alone - 3,705 (89.3%)
  • Black alone - 388 (9.3%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wheelwright-Weeksbury: 123.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 28.5 square miles.

Population density: 144 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

  • High school or higher: 53.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheelwright-Weeksbury CCD:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

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

Wheelwright-Weeksbury CCD:  0.7% ($234)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (73.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (108.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (407.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wheelwright, KY (1.3 miles ), Beaver, KY (2.2 miles ), Long Fork, KY (2.2 miles ), McDowell, KY (2.5 miles ), Virgie, KY (2.7 miles ), Wayland, KY (2.8 miles ), Robinson Creek, KY (2.9 miles ), Dorton, KY (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.36 N, Longitude: 82.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Wheelwright-Weeksbury household income distribution Wheelwright-Weeksbury home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.5%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (40%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Repair and maintenance (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (21%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Work and jobs in Wheelwright-Weeksbury: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wheelwright-Weeksbury, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wheelwright-Weeksbury-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Wheelwright-Weeksbury place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 55.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheelwright-Weeksbury-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 89.5 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 84.0 miles away from Wheelwright-Weeksbury center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 42.7 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 128.2 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 44.7 miles away from Wheelwright-Weeksbury 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 292.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, 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 Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOME CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF PIKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PIKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PIKEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • King University (about 62 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 63 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Morehead State University (about 70 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 76 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

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Notable locations in Wheelwright-Weeksbury: Southeast Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department (A), Wheelwright Fire Department (B), Weeksbury Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wheelwright-Weeksbury include: Joppa Church (A), Pilgrim Church (B), Elliott Chapel (C), Church of God of Prophecy (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cook Cemetery (1), Burke Cemetery (2), Tackett Cemetery (3), Slone Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Abe Fork (A), Abner Fork (B), Blue Branch (C), Wolfpen Branch (D), Caleb Fork (E), Stonecoal Fork (F), Skull Fork (G), Pine Fork (H), Muley Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Floyd 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 2012 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.3%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

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

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

40.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

20.2%
Whole state:

6.6%
209 people in state prisons in 2010
528 people in other types of correctional institutions in 2000

Wheelwright-Weeksbury compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (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 Wheelwright-Weeksbury CCD (based on Floyd County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.87%
Here: 30.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionNational Association of Free Will BaptistsUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.4%21.0%20.1%7.8%3.5%
Congregations17.9%21.4%15.5%13.1%2.4%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents3.2%2.9%2.4%2.3%7.4%
Congregations3.6%3.6%1.2%6.0%15.5%
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: 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

35.3%
Kentucky:

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

14.3%
State:

15.9%

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
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 Pike County, KY  1.06% ($33,033 average AGI)
from Johnson County, KY  0.45% ($28,923)
from Knott County, KY  0.22% ($20,385)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
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 Pike County, KY  0.97% ($31,478 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KY  0.66% ($35,273)
to Fayette County, KY  0.42% ($30,939)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, 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)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wheelwright-Weeksbury:

  • 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)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; 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)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKPI-TV (Channel 22; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Wheelwright-Weeksbury on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #77 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"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #51 (41612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries"
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