Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

McCracken County, Kentucky (KY)

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
County population in 2014: 65,316 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 65,514 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,767
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,995
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,061
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,465 (it was 8,675 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

31%

Land area: 251 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 260 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McCracken County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
Click here to upload your McCracken County photos (outside city limits)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.4%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

McCracken County races chart

Races in McCracken County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 31,320  (48.0%)
Females: 33,996  (52.0%)
McCracken County, KY forum
Recent posts about McCracken County, Kentucky on our local forum with over 1,900,000 registered users. McCracken County is mentioned 50 times on our forum:
We made our decision... WE PICKED MAYFIELD!!!!!!  (49 replies)
Seriously considering a move to Paducah, KY  (8 replies)
Kentucky obesity problem. What can be done?  (45 replies)
Paducah in the news.  (29 replies)
Small Town Kentucky- Please Help!  (28 replies)
2010 Census numbers out for counties  (25 replies)

McCracken County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
McCracken County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,209 ($33,865 in 1999)

This county:

$41209
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $450 (lower quartile is $308, upper quartile is $551)
This county:

$450
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,500 (it was $79,800 in 2000)
McCracken:

$104,500
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,500 - $168,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $879
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 1,032
McCracken County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 195 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2008: 92 buildings, average cost: $272,700
  • 2009: 85 buildings, average cost: $249,100
  • 2010: 107 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2011: 106 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2012: 113 buildings, average cost: $226,300
  • 2013: 77 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2014: 144 buildings, average cost: $197,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $861 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $544 (0.5%)

McCracken County household income distribution in 2009 McCracken County home values distribution McCracken County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.3% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 46.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
McCracken County:

20.8%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Black residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for American Indian residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 41.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 64 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McCracken County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $668 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paducah, Woodlawn-Oakdale, Farley, Reidland, Hendron, Massac, Lone Oak.

McCracken County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in McCracken County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear McCracken County borders

Neighboring counties: Comanche County, Kansas , Lunenburg County, Virginia , Lynchburg city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 606 (44% naturalized citizens)

McCracken County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 107
  • 1990 to 1994: 118
  • 1985 to 1989: 34
  • 1980 to 1984: 89
  • 1975 to 1979: 57
  • 1970 to 1974: 72
  • 1970 to 1974: 43
  • 1965 to 1969: 86

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.8%

McCracken County marital status for males McCracken County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,729
  • One, attached: 582
  • Two: 1,275
  • 3 or 4: 1,346
  • 5 to 9: 1,607
  • 10 to 19: 573
  • 20 or more: 779
  • Mobile homes: 3,463
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in McCracken County with a mortgage: 9,588 (946 second mortgage, 1,364 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,383

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McCracken County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,84796
Mainline Protestant6,10623
Catholic4,3084
Black Protestant93610
Other8004
None17,568-
McCracken County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
McCracken County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
McCracken County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McCracken County:

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
McCracken County:

28.2%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in McCracken County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,777
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $215.65
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,605
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,300
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.63
Corn for grain: 9160 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3899 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 37579 harvested acres
Vegetables: 85 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 122 acres

Earthquake activity:

McCracken County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from McCracken County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the county 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 80.0 miles away from the county 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 128.8 miles away from McCracken County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1802): October 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1802, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1163): March 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyBlizzard, Incident Period: January 5, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1089): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • KentuckyFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 6, 1990 to February 2, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-893): January 29, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-893, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 13, 1989 to March 8, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-821): February 24, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-821, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 29, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-461): March 29, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 11, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-381): May 11, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-381, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in McCracken County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

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

  • United States or American (24%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

McCracken County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,514 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 2,771 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 114 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 95 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 329 (1%)
  • Other means: 248 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 770 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 705 people in nursing homes
  • 359 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 91 people in halfway houses
  • 31 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in McCracken County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 510 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 335 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 100 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 96 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,388.

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.86% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($14,652 average AGI)
3.31% relocated from other states ($24,267 average AGI)
McCracken County:

3.31%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, KY  0.57% ($37,355 average AGI)
from Graves County, KY  0.47% ($32,026)
from Massac County, IL  0.38% ($33,463)
from Ballard County, KY  0.33% ($32,146)
from Livingston County, KY  0.32% ($23,633)
from Calloway County, KY  0.25% ($25,754)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.10% ($34,000)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.73% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($14,722 average AGI)
3.22% relocated to other states ($22,512 average AGI)
McCracken County:

3.22%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, KY  0.61% ($30,987 average AGI)
to Graves County, KY  0.49% ($34,090)
to Livingston County, KY  0.34% ($46,812)
to Massac County, IL  0.33% ($27,704)
to Ballard County, KY  0.25% ($34,656)
to Calloway County, KY  0.21% ($19,098)
to Fayette County, KY  0.15% ($21,526)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in McCracken County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in McCracken County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McCracken County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McCracken County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McCracken County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,173 (10,344 aged, 2,829 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,438 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in McCracken County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (946)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (891)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (885)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (590)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (576)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (571)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (452)
  • Congestive heart failure (430)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (360)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (352)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.09
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 36987.64
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 891.810
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 128338.49

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1310.710
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1049.490
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.64

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 125.2

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.37

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 46.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 170.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 119.3
  • Other - 50.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,376
  • In family households: 52,398 (12,622 male householders, 5,269 female householders)
    13,191 spouses, 16,968 children (15,417 natural, 460 adopted, 1,091 stepchildren), 1,401 grandchildren, 410 brothers or sisters, 402 parents, 579 other relatives, 1,319 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,978 (4,526 male householders (3,763 living alone)), 5,810 female householders (5,230 living alone)), 1,642 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,189 (1,032 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,862 2-persons, 4,185 3-persons, 3,035 4-persons, 1,200 5-persons, 411 6-persons, 198 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,993 1-person, 1,153 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

9,745 married couples with children.
4,234 single-parent households (724 men, 3,510 women).

97.7% of residents of McCracken County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,391,288,000 ($21504 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,875,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $188,200,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $96,015,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,450,000
Federal grants: $70,920,000
Federal procurement contracts: $978,145,000 ($2,135,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $52,557,000 ($3,585,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,089,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,920,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,291,000

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

Births: 4,221
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,973
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +78
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,080
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McCracken County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.77 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 690
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,061
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,485
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,568
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,092
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,719
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,594
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,585
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,425
Rooms in houses/apartments in McCracken County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 313
  • 4 rooms: 2,049
  • 5 rooms: 4,473
  • 6 rooms: 4,479
  • 7 rooms: 3,408
  • 8 rooms: 2,232
  • 9+ rooms: 1,981
  • 1 room: 109
  • 2 rooms: 598
  • 3 rooms: 1,338
  • 4 rooms: 2,940
  • 5 rooms: 2,069
  • 6 rooms: 967
  • 7 rooms: 386
  • 8 rooms: 197
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McCracken County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 461
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,416
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,427
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,170
  • 5+ bedrooms: 580
  • no bedroom: 195
  • 1 bedroom: 2,060
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,171
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,998
  • 4 bedrooms: 251
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in McCracken County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 630
  • 1 vehicle: 5,620
  • 2 vehicles: 8,714
  • 3 vehicles: 3,107
  • 4 vehicles: 772
  • 5+ vehicles: 218
  • no vehicle: 1,796
  • 1 vehicle: 4,422
  • 2 vehicles: 2,035
  • 3 vehicles: 359
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 44

57% of McCracken County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Kentucky.

McCracken County:

57.1%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 43049
  • Northeast: 1370
  • Midwest: 10801
  • South: 7962
  • West: 1486

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McCracken County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.0%)
  • Electricity (22.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (57.8%)
  • Electricity (35.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 754
Here:

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 302
Here:

8.0%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 337
Here:

15.3%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

McCracken County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,808,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
    Sewerage: $18,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,917,000
    Regular Highways: $2,720,000
    Police Protection: $2,465,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,478,000
    Local Fire Protection: $941,000
    Parks and Recreation: $736,000
    Financial Administration: $380,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $380,000
    Central Staff Services: $378,000
    Solid Waste Management: $344,000
    General Public Buildings: $328,000
    Health - Other: $205,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Transit Utilities: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $456,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $72,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,649,000

McCracken County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,062,000
    Parks and Recreation: $313,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,977,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $235,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $445,000
    Interest Earnings: $373,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,926,000
    Highways: $1,321,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,097,000
    Individual Income: $2,148,000
    NEC: $487,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $196,000

McCracken County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $36,990,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $33,460,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,020,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,850,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,530,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000

McCracken County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,120,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,460,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,282
  • Number of aged recipients: 142
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,140
  • Number of recipients under 18: 425
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,540
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 317
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 892
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 986
McCracken County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McCracken County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in McCracken County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James69570.8 years
Mary66279.1 years
William58773.4 years
John44774.3 years
Robert35071.6 years
Charles34571.3 years
George23675.5 years
Thomas19672.5 years
Dorothy18275.4 years
Ruth15177.9 years
Most common last names in McCracken County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26476.0 years
Jones24175.8 years
Johnson17373.8 years
Williams13775.1 years
Brown13175.1 years
Miller12778.7 years
Davis11975.8 years
Harris11875.2 years
Thompson11776.9 years
Clark11075.9 years
Businesses in McCracken County, KY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T3LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's4
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike6
Burger King3Nissan1
CVS3Office Depot1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A2Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza3Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Ethan Allen1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx13Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In4
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC1Sears3
GameStop2Shoe Carnival1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill3Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Starbucks2
H&R Block5Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's4Subway10
Hilton1T-Mobile2
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell3
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1The Limited1
Hot Topic1The Room Place1
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jimmy John's2U-Haul4
Jones New York2UPS18
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Waffle House2
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart2
Kroger3Wendy's3
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1

McCracken County on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"