White Oak, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,995.
Males: 1,450  (48.4%)
Females: 1,545  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42728

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,228 (it was $19,236 in 2000)
White Oak:

$26,228
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,466 (it was $14,030 in 2000)

White Oak CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,730 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
White Oak:

$73,730
KY:

$120,900
  • Races in White Oak, KY (2000)

    White Oak races chart
    • 2,84598.4%White alone
    • 200.7%Two or more races
    • 80.3%American Indian alone
    • 100.3%Hispanic
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in White Oak: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 74.2 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

White Oak, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in White Oak:

  • High school or higher: 55.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White Oak CCD:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

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

White Oak CCD:  0.5% ($266)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
White Oak satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (73.4 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (353.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Russell Springs, KY (2.4 miles ), Columbia, KY (2.8 miles ), Casey Creek, KY (3.0 miles ), Glens Fork, KY (3.1 miles ), Cane Valley, KY (3.2 miles ), Jamestown, KY (3.2 miles ), Bryan, KY (3.4 miles ), Dunnville, KY (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.11 N, Longitude: 85.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

White Oak household income distribution White Oak home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in White Oak, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

White Oak-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the White Oak place center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 5.6 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

White Oak-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 101.0 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 175.3 miles away from White Oak 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 155.7 miles away from the city 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 189.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from White Oak center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 100.3 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 Adair County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near White Oak:

  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF KY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Oak:

  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 8 miles; Columbia, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 20 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Somerset Community College (about 31 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 62 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 65 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 68 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)

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Churches in White Oak include: Free Union Separate Baptist Church (A), Freedom Separater Church (B), Grassy Springs Church (C), Little Cake Christian Church (D), Lovedale Church (E), White Oak Church (F), Millerfield Church (G), New Hope Church (H), Pleasant View Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adkins Cemetery (1), Damron Cemetery (2), Williams Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Clifty Creek (A), Denton Branch (B), Damron Creek (C), Taylor Branch (D), Cabin Fork Creek (E), Butler Creek (F), Snake Creek (G), McKee Branch (H), Bryant Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
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: 0.4% of all households

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

29.6%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

8.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

White Oak compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
Kentucky average:

13.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for White Oak CCD (based on Adair County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,47835
Mainline Protestant2,01116
Catholic1401
Other2-
None12,025-
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: 6
Adair County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Adair County:

32.2%
Kentucky:

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

15.3%
State:

15.9%

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Russell County, KY  0.97% ($22,815 average AGI)
from Taylor County, KY  0.84% ($29,426)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.29% ($22,500)


5.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
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 Taylor County, KY  0.81% ($26,822 average AGI)
to Russell County, KY  0.78% ($20,884)
to Green County, KY  0.25% ($31,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Oak:

  • WIDS (570 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAIN (1270 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • WJKY (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • 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)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Oak:

  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHVE (92.7 FM; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WAIN-FM (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, KY; Owner: TRI-COUNTY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKDO-FM (98.7 FM; LIBERTY, KY; Owner: CARLOS D. WESLEY)
  • WAPD (91.7 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKYR-FM (107.9 FM; BURKESVILLE, KY; Owner: RAY MULLINIX)

TV broadcast stations around White Oak:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W04BP (Channel 4; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CAMPSVILLE UNIVERSITY)
White Oak fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


White Oak fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 1998 11:45 PM, Us-460, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 281Total average daily traffic
  • 425Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Daniel J Turnpaugh, Spring Branch Road (Lat: 37.833306 Lon: -83.173611), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 5134195046, Dan.Turnpaugh@duke-Energy.Com, 139 E. 4TH ST, EA501
  • Daniel J Turnpaugh, Spring Branch Road (Lat: 37.833306 Lon: -83.173611), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 5134195046, Dan.Turnpaugh@duke-Energy.Com, 139 E. 4TH ST, EA501
  • Daniel J Turnpaugh, Spring Branch Road (Lat: 37.833306 Lon: -83.173611), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 5132875672, Kathy.Smith@duke-Energy.Com, 139 E. 4TH STREET, CT710
  • Leslie N Nixon, Spring Branch Road (Lat: 37.833306 Lon: -83.173611), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 5132875746, Dan.Turnpaugh@duke-Energy.Com, 139 E. 4TH STREET, CT710

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