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Population in 2012: 285 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
Males: 149  (52.6%)
Females: 136  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 40078.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,720 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Willisburg:

$36,720
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,742

Willisburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,733 (it was $47,800 in 2000)
Willisburg:

$110,733
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,263; Detached houses: $148,535; Mobile homes: $33,702

Median gross rent in 2012: $731.

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  • White alone - 271 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Willisburg: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (30.9%), English (23.5%), Irish (15.7%), German (6.7%), French (2.9%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/26/1965

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

Population density: 535 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Willisburg:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willisburg city:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $733 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $396 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (37.4 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (310.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mackville, KY (2.4 miles ), Chaplin, KY (2.9 miles ), Springfield, KY (3.2 miles ), Bloomfield, KY (3.6 miles ), Salvisa-McAfee, KY (3.8 miles) , Perryville, KY (3.8 miles ), Harrodsburg, KY (3.9 miles ), Gravel Switch, KY (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 37.81 N, Longitude: 85.12 W

Area code: 859

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Willisburg-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1996, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Willisburg city center injured 10 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willisburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 94% 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 69.8 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 71.6 miles away from Willisburg center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Willisburg center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Willisburg:

  • SPRINGFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, KY)
  • MEDCO CENTER OF SPRINGFIELD (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, KY)
  • HAGGIN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HARRODSBURG, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in Willisburg, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willisburg:

  • Kentucky State University (about 31 miles; Frankfort, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,204)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 6,449)
  • University of Kentucky (about 38 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,273)
  • Sullivan University (about 41 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,912)
  • National College-Lexington (about 42 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 2,647)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,367)
  • Bellarmine University (about 43 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,337)

Public elementary/middle school in Willisburg:

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Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.9%
(31.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Willisburg, KY

27 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
64 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Willisburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Black 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Willisburg (2011 data):

  • Springfield State Bank: Willisburg Branch at 2559 Main Street, branch established on 1995/08/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $254.8 mil, Deposits: $182.9 mil, headquarters in Springfield, KY, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Springfield Bankshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Willisburg city (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 104.56%
Here104.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents45.8%38.2%8.0%2.8%5.2%
Congregations13.9%38.9%11.1%11.1%25.0%
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: 3
Washington County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Washington County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.2%
Kentucky:

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

16.6%
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


5.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
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 Nelson County, KY  1.15% ($32,622 average AGI)
from Marion County, KY  0.71% ($27,071)
from Fayette County, KY  0.56% ($51,636)


5.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
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 Marion County, KY  1.27% ($33,660 average AGI)
to Nelson County, KY  0.87% ($30,471)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.66% ($26,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willisburg:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 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)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLBN (1590 AM; 1 kW; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WHBN (1420 AM; 1 kW; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF KE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willisburg:

  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WKYL (102.1 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, KY; Owner: DAVENPORT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WHIR-FM (107.1 FM; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTFX-FM (100.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDFB-FM (88.1 FM; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: ALUM SPRINGS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Willisburg:

  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Willisburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 37.809722 Lon: -85.126111, Call Sign: WPYC626
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 07/18/2013, Certifier: Jeffrey A Doig
    Registrant: Radioland, 1421 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206, Phone: (502) 589-4214, Fax: (502) 589-4276, Email:
  • Lat: 37.803694 Lon: -85.112861, Call Sign: WQNC949
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/22/2010, Expiration Date: 12/22/2020, Certifier: Chad Willis
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Washington North, Washington North, 7799 State Route 555 (Lat: 37.784667 Lon: -85.170611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQQM450
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Ronald R Smith
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Willisburg, KY

Most common first names in Willisburg, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1974.1 years
Mary1378.9 years
James1372.1 years
John1071.3 years
Roy1070.0 years
Robert972.2 years
Charles869.6 years
Earl777.1 years
Anna682.3 years
Henry682.1 years
Most common last names in Willisburg, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Chesser3175.6 years
Lewis2775.6 years
Coulter1875.7 years
Burkhead1475.8 years
Curtsinger1375.9 years
Thompson1276.9 years
Hood1281.0 years
Scott1078.4 years
Drury979.0 years
Cornish873.2 years

Willisburg on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #74 (40078) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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