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Wolfe County, Kentucky (KY)


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County population in 2012: 7,164 (all rural); it was 7,065 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 976
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,213
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,079
Renter-occupied apartments: 876 (it was 737 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 223 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wolfe County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (36.8%), Retail trade (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wolfe County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 3,608  (47.7%)
Females: 3,747  (52.3%)

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Wolfe County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Wolfe County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $22,980 ($19,310 in 1999)
This county:

$22980
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $227 (lower quartile is $151, upper quartile is $304)
This county:

$227
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $56,452 (it was $37,900 in 2000)
Wolfe County:

$56,452
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,605 - $88,676

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $157,217
Here:

$157,217
State:

$160,262

Mobile homes: $38,159
Here:

$38,159
State:

$33,636
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,040
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $182

Institutionalized population: 132

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):


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $292 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $205 (0.4%)


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


Wolfe County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 41.9%
(42.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 9 years old)

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

35.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

14.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wolfe County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $537 a month.

Cities in this county include: Campton, Hazel Green, Malaga.


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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wolfe County: Koomer Ridge Camping and Picnic Area (A), Sky Bridge Recreation Site (B), Rock Bridge Picnic Area (C), Hells Kitchen (D), Half Moon Rock (E), Cloud Splitter Rock (F), Clarks Ford (G), Flat (H), Bethany Children's Home (I), Pine Ridge Visitor Center (J), Hazel Green Fire Department (K), Dessie Scott Childrens Home (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wolfe County include: Hollon Chapel (A), Hour of Harvest Church (B), Landsaw Church (C), Big Andy Church (D), Bethesda Mission (E), Glencairn Church (F), Bear Pen Mission (G), Torrent Church of God (H), Stillwater Old Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Terrell Cemetery (1), Cash Cemetery (2), Centers-Rose Cemetery (3), Pence Cemetery (4), Evans Cemetery (5), Center Cemetery (6), Whisman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allison Branch (A), Banks Fork (B), Baptist Fork (C), Bee Branch (D), Betts Branch (E), Big Branch (F), Cave Branch (G), Chester Creek (H), Chestnut Log Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Breathitt County , Lee County , Magoffin County , Menifee County , Morgan County , Powell County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 217
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 53.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 49 (0% naturalized citizens)

Wolfe County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.5%

Wolfe County marital status for males
Wolfe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wolfe County with a mortgage: 313 (13 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 415

Here:

43.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 15.90%
Here15.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,123
Total congregations: 10

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents361 (32.1%)263 (23.4%)239 (21.3%)104 (9.3%)156 (13.9%)
Congregations1 (10.0%)2 (20.0%)3 (30.0%)1 (10.0%)3 (30.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wolfe County - Campton, Hazel Green, Malaga

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wolfe County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Wolfe County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.4%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wolfe County:

18.5%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Wolfe County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,749
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $268.24
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,189
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,593
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.15%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.63
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.86%
Corn for grain: 318 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wolfe County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 78% 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 39.9 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 34.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from Wolfe 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 52.2 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 66.3 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 Wolfe County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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




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





Wolfe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,517 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 527 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (1%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 39 (2%)
  • Other means: 23 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
32 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $29,554.

6.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.23% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,605 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($6,295 average AGI)
Wolfe County:

1.97%
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 Morgan County, KY  0.72% ($17,267 average AGI)
from Powell County, KY  0.72% ($33,333)
from Breathitt County, KY  0.58% ($23,167)


6.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($20,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.79% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($18,712 average AGI)
0.86% relocated to other states ($2,165 average AGI)
Wolfe County:

0.86%
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 Morgan County, KY  0.96% ($27,500 average AGI)
to Clark County, KY  0.72% ($13,600)
to Breathitt County, KY  0.62% ($19,000)
to Powell County, KY  0.48% ($22,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5

Births per 1000 population in Wolfe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Wolfe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wolfe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,439 (944 aged, 495 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1697.310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1570.010
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28.29

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56.58

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,223

Size of family households: 1,003 2-persons, 471 3-persons, 383 4-persons, 125 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 902 1-person, 90 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

98.2% of residents of Wolfe County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 41% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,670,000 ($8470 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $253,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,451,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,528,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $73,000
Federal grants: $25,249,000
Federal procurement contracts: $480,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,889,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $293,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $636,000
Federal Government insurance: $361,000

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

Births: 587
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 506
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -80
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wolfe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wolfe County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 377
  • 5 rooms: 682
  • 6 rooms: 437
  • 7 rooms: 261
  • 8 rooms: 110
  • 9+ rooms: 108
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 93
  • 4 rooms: 250
  • 5 rooms: 160
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wolfe County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 575
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,106
  • 4 bedrooms: 216
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 131
  • 2 bedrooms: 290
  • 3 bedrooms: 251
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Wolfe County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 590
  • 2 vehicles: 741
  • 3 vehicles: 399
  • 4 vehicles: 112
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 164
  • 1 vehicle: 336
  • 2 vehicles: 180
  • 3 vehicles: 47
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

65% of Wolfe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Kentucky.

Wolfe County:

65.1%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wolfe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (38.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.0%)
  • Utility gas (14.4%)
  • Wood (10.7%)
  • Coal or coke (3.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Electricity (34.7%)
  • Wood (21.7%)
  • Utility gas (15.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.6%)
  • Coal or coke (4.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

5.6%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

9.8%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

6.6%
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

Wolfe County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Wolfe County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Wolfe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Wolfe County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5965.9 years
William3670.6 years
John2873.1 years
Mary2581.8 years
Robert2270.0 years
George1673.3 years
Ruby1678.5 years
Charles1466.5 years
Raymond1471.2 years
Sarah1380.6 years
Most common last names in Wolfe County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Banks5474.9 years
Spencer5072.5 years
Brewer4877.2 years
Hollon4574.4 years
Rose4378.4 years
Taulbee4074.5 years
King3572.3 years
Combs2877.8 years
Tolson2668.6 years
Dunn2470.8 years
Businesses in Wolfe County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
RadioShack1

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