Willard, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,435.
Males: 2,212  (49.9%)
Females: 2,223  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 41143

Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,443 (it was $26,782 in 2000)
Willard:

$38,443
KY:

$45,215

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,554 (it was $12,628 in 2000)

Willard CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $68,919 (it was $39,900 in 2000)
Willard:

$68,919
KY:

$130,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $104,037; Detached houses: $119,375; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,536; Mobile homes: $69,159
  • Races in Willard, KY (2000)

    Willard races chart
    • 4,30498.6%White alone
    • 310.7%Hispanic
    • 120.3%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Black alone

Races in Willard detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Willard: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 90.2 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Willard, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Willard:

  • High school or higher: 62.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willard CCD:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Willard, Kentucky as of March 24, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Willard to the number of sex offenders is 4,435 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Willard CCD:  0.7% ($272)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Willard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (27.2 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (88.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (354.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grayson, KY (2.5 miles ), Webbville, KY (2.9 miles ), Grahn, KY (3.0 miles ), Isonville, KY (3.5 miles ), Cannonsburg, KY (3.5 miles ), Olive Hill, KY (4.0 miles ), Blaine, KY (4.0 miles ), Ashland Rural, KY (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 82.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.8%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Willard, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willard-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Willard place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willard-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% 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 57.2 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 54.1 miles away from Willard 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 271.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.2 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 90.2 miles away from Willard center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carter County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: William J. Fields - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Willard:

  • CARTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)
  • FMC - NA OF GRAYSON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)
  • BOYD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ASHLAND, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willard:

  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 20 miles; Ashland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,482)
  • Marshall University (about 28 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Morehead State University (about 30 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Shawnee State University (about 34 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • West Virginia State University (about 62 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

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Notable locations in Willard: Camp Webb (A), Hitchins Volunteer Fire Department (B), Norton Branch Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Willard include: Huff Run Church (A), Johns Run Church (B), Mount Chapel Church (C), Reedville Church (D), Mountain Chapel United Baptist Church (E), Norton Branch Church (F), Deer Creek Chapel (G), Davys Church (H), Oak Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hall Cemetery (1), Webb Cemetery (2), Rice Cemetery (3), Cooksey Cemetery (4), Ratcliff Cemetery (5), Edison Cemetery (6), Sammons Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Grayson Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Beetree Fork (B), Big Sinking Creek (C), Deer Creek (D), Dawson Branch (E), Davy Run (F), Wells Branch (G), Webb Branch (H), Waddell Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Willard: Grayson Game Refuge Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Carter 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 2013 was 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.180. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.180
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.56
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.06
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.5%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.6%

Banks with branches in Willard (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Grayson: Willard Branch at 8752 S St Hwy 1, branch established on 1975/02/18. Info updated 2009/08/19: Bank assets: $216.5 mil, Deposits: $193.0 mil, headquarters in Grayson, KY, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Grayson Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Willard travel time to work - commute Willard mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willard CCD (based on Carter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,26950
Mainline Protestant6668
Black Protestant1831
Other1571
Catholic1021
None20,343-
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: 9
Carter County:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carter County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

33.8%
Kentucky:

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

17.9%
State:

15.9%

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
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 Boyd County, KY  0.68% ($32,780 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.39% ($32,676)
from Greenup County, KY  0.35% ($36,774)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
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 Boyd County, KY  0.88% ($29,494 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.67% ($26,068)
to Greenup County, KY  0.30% ($33,923)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willard:

  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willard:

  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEE-FM (100.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WOUL-FM (89.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Willard:

  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49BN (Channel 49; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNCATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTSF (Channel 61; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: TRI STATE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
Willard fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Willard fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 2005 11:38 PM, Sr-1, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 1988 12:10 AM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KG4LNZ, Licensee ID: L00320601, Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Angela M Porter, Registrant: Angela M Porter, Willard, KY 41181

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Willard compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
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