County population in 2014: 7,214 (all rural); it was 7,065 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 223 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wolfe County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $385 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $334 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.5%
(40.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 95.8% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.4%
(41.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 59 years old)
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Wolfe 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 Wolfe 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
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
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 20
1990 to 1994: 23
1985 to 1989: 0
1980 to 1984: 0
1975 to 1979: 0
1970 to 1974: 0
1970 to 1974: 6
1965 to 1969: 0
Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.5%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 1,791
One, attached: 50
3 or 4: 82
5 to 9: 47
10 to 19: 12
20 or more: 6
Mobile homes: 1,225
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.7% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Wolfe County
Wolfe 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: 3
4.26 / 10,000 pop.
2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.42 / 10,000 pop.
0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
2.84 / 10,000 pop.
4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
1.42 / 10,000 pop.
5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
Wolfe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 3153099.2 times below 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.
Wolfe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 Wolfe 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from the county center On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 136.8 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 249.2 miles away from Wolfe 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 Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
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
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, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
KentuckySevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
KentuckyStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1407): April 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 4, 1998 to February 6, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1207): March 3, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
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
KentuckySevere Storm, Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1018): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1018, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze, Snow
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
Sales and related occupations (14%)
Transportation occupations (10%)
Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
Healthcare support occupations (8%)
Sales and related occupations (7%)
Health technologists and technicians (5%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (12%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Wolfe County (%):
United States or American (55%)
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:
101 people in nursing homes
46 people in other group homes
5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
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 2010 was $34,386.
5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,667 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.51% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($22,368 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($5,308 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wolfe County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,635 (1,037 aged, 598 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 250 (14%)
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 Wolfe County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:
1,151 married couples with children.
468 single-parent households (149 men, 319 women).
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:
83 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +13
+2 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -80
-11 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 85
2000 to 2004: 514
1990 to 1999: 555
1980 to 1989: 793
1970 to 1979: 742
1960 to 1969: 436
1950 to 1959: 138
1940 to 1949: 129
1939 or earlier: 266
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wolfe County, Kentucky
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 5994
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