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County population in 2012: 14,493 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 15,307 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,020
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,216
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,515
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,748 (it was 1,593 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 254 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 58 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Estill County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.8%), Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Estill County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 7,233  (50.5%)
Females: 7,439  (49.5%)

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Estill County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Estill County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,750 ($23,318 in 1999)
This county:

$27750
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $334 (lower quartile is $208, upper quartile is $416)
This county:

$334
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $74,159 (it was $44,900 in 2000)
Estill County:

$74,159
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,101 - $112,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,827
Here:

$110,827
State:

$160,262

In 2-unit structures: $21,227
Here:

$21,227
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $47,932
Here:

$47,932
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $950
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $208

Institutionalized population: 117

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Estill County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $570 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $224 (0.4%)


Estill County household income distribution in 2009 Estill County home values distribution


Estill County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.9%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.6% for American Indian residents, 23.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 17 years old)

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

26.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

11.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Estill County is $357 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.

Cities in this county include: Irvine, Ravenna, Red Lick, Station Camp.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Estill County: Station Camp (A), Cottage Furnace Picnic Area (B), Cottage Furnace Ruins (C), Lilly's Ferry (D), Buffalo Licks (E), Scotts Landing (F), Fitchburg Furnace Ruins (G), Drownville (H), Barker Point (I), Estill Furnace Ruins (J), Bradleys Rocks (K), Cob Hill Volunteer Fire Department (L), Hargett Fire Station (M), Estill County Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Estill County include: Clay Hill Church (A), Ivory Hill Church (B), Liberty Baptist Church (C), Mount Tabor Christian Church (D), Hargett Church (E), Gum Springs Church (F), Crooked Creek Church (G), Cow Creek Baptist Church (H), Beech Grove Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barker Cemetery (1), Peters Cemetery (2), Noland Cemetery (3), Barnes Cemetery (4), Neal Cemetery (5), Puckett Cemetery (6), Gum Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blue Run (A), Calloway Creek (B), Campbell Branch (C), Campbell Creek (D), Clear Creek (E), Cow Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Woodward Creek (H), Dry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Estill County include: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center (1), Camp Burnamwood (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clark County , Jackson County , Lee County , Madison County , Powell County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 385
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 40 (55% naturalized citizens)

Estill County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.0%

Estill County marital status for males
Estill County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Estill County with a mortgage: 1,157 (78 second mortgage, 76 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,297

Here:

47.1% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.76%
Here45.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,005
Total congregations: 46

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
Adherents3,494 (49.9%)737 (10.5%)530 (7.6%)512 (7.3%)494 (7.1%)
Congregations18 (39.1%)3 (6.5%)4 (8.7%)2 (4.3%)5 (10.9%)
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents419 (6.0%)348 (5.0%)146 (2.1%)104 (1.5%)221 (3.2%)
Congregations1 (2.2%)3 (6.5%)4 (8.7%)1 (2.2%)5 (10.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Estill County - Irvine, Ravenna, Red Lick, Station Camp

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Estill County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Estill County:

18.4%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Estill County:

Average size of farms: 140 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,444
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $139.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.09%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,461
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,673
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.58%
Corn for grain: 768 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 661 harvested acres
Vegetables: 62 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Tornado activity:

Estill County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 63 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/9/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Estill County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 81% 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 35.4 miles away from the county 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 31.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from Estill County center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Estill County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Estill County (%):





Estill County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,123 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,015 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 68 (1%)
  • Other means: 51 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 78 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Estill County, Kentucky in 2000:

85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,049.

5.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.21% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($20,161 average AGI)
1.09% relocated from other states ($4,085 average AGI)
Estill County:

1.09%
Kentucky average:

2.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Madison County, KY  1.82% ($28,600 average AGI)
from Powell County, KY  0.43% ($16,400)
from Clark County, KY  0.32% ($18,867)
from Fayette County, KY  0.32% ($28,733)


4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.15% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($24,044 average AGI)
0.75% relocated to other states ($3,092 average AGI)
Estill County:

0.75%
Kentucky average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Madison County, KY  1.89% ($31,409 average AGI)
to Clark County, KY  0.45% ($22,143)
to Fayette County, KY  0.34% ($26,875)
to Powell County, KY  0.28% ($17,846)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Estill County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Estill County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Estill County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,247 (2,336 aged, 911 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.59
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5585.600
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 164.860
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70146.4

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1385.110
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1027.240

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53.02

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.63

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,554

Size of family households: 1,847 2-persons, 1,110 3-persons, 737 4-persons, 297 5-persons, 95 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,621 1-person, 195 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

98.4% of residents of Estill County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $108,266,000 ($7140 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,366,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,472,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,163,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $426,000
Federal grants: $29,784,000
Federal procurement contracts: $736,000 ($358,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,685,000 ($1,218,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $578,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,503,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,625,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,019
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 889
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -323
Here -21 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Estill County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.88 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Estill County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 71
  • 4 rooms: 832
  • 5 rooms: 1,401
  • 6 rooms: 994
  • 7 rooms: 544
  • 8 rooms: 378
  • 9+ rooms: 265
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 89
  • 3 rooms: 178
  • 4 rooms: 613
  • 5 rooms: 365
  • 6 rooms: 197
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 30
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Estill County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,465
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,343
  • 4 bedrooms: 421
  • 5+ bedrooms: 135
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 278
  • 2 bedrooms: 818
  • 3 bedrooms: 367
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Estill County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 441
  • 1 vehicle: 1,089
  • 2 vehicles: 1,894
  • 3 vehicles: 755
  • 4 vehicles: 241
  • 5+ vehicles: 95
  • no vehicle: 381
  • 1 vehicle: 714
  • 2 vehicles: 411
  • 3 vehicles: 60
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

58% of Estill County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Kentucky.

Estill County:

58.3%
State average:

56.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Estill County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Utility gas (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Wood (10.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • Electricity (39.9%)
  • Utility gas (35.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.1%)
  • Wood (6.2%)
  • Coal or coke (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

2.2%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

2.0%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

21.3%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Estill County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Estill County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Estill County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Estill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Estill County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Estill County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Estill County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12673.5 years
Mary8479.4 years
William6576.2 years
Robert6473.9 years
John5876.3 years
Charles5569.7 years
Willie3478.9 years
George3274.8 years
Anna3280.7 years
Roy3170.5 years
Most common last names in Estill County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Richardson10175.7 years
Tipton8775.1 years
Hall5474.7 years
Cox5279.1 years
Horn4972.4 years
Neal4970.6 years
Witt4878.2 years
Johnson4776.5 years
Rose4476.0 years
Estes4472.0 years
Businesses in Estill County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
GNC1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value1
Long John Silver's1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

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