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Wolfe County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 7,214 (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: 32 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wolfe County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (47.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wolfe County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,538  (49.1%)
Females: 3,676  (50.9%)

Wolfe County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wolfe County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,764 ($19,310 in 1999)

This county:

$22764
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $289 (lower quartile is $195, upper quartile is $364)
This county:

$289
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,019 (it was $37,900 in 2000)
Wolfe:

$53,019
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,786 - $83,178

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $75,794
Here:

$75,794
State:

$165,943

Mobile homes: $44,507
Here:

$44,507
State:

$47,914
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $802
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 132

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Presidential Elections Results

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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%)

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 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%
Wolfe County:

40.4%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(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.

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

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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

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

Neighboring counties: Accomack County, Virginia , Dade County, Missouri , Daviess County , Marion County , Morgan County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 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%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,791
  • One, attached: 50
  • Two: 51
  • 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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wolfe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,27013
Mainline Protestant2573
Catholic421
Other1-
None5,785-
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
Wolfe County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Wolfe County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wolfe County:

11.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Wolfe County:

31.4%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • 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 (%):

  • Korea (47%)
  • Mexico (37%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Philippines (4%)

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

  • United States or American (55%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (5%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • British (1%)

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:

  • 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)

Here:

5.68%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


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)
Wolfe County:

1.16%
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 Breathitt County, KY  0.92% ($32,947 average AGI)
from Morgan County, KY  0.87% ($19,889)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($18,933 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($3,617 average AGI)
Wolfe County:

1.11%
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 Breathitt County, KY  0.53% ($19,818 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.53% ($27,273)
to Powell County, KY  0.48% ($21,800)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wolfe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (198)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (120)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (113)
  • Congestive heart failure (93)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (68)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (49)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (30)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (30)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (26)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (25)

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
  • In family households: 6,111 (1,361 male householders, 704 female householders)
    1,466 spouses, 1,993 children (1,828 natural, 43 adopted, 122 stepchildren), 238 grandchildren, 58 brothers or sisters, 42 parents, 84 other relatives, 133 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,112 (483 male householders (425 living alone)), 517 female householders (477 living alone)), 112 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 132 (all institutionalized)

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.

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:

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

  • 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
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:

  • This state: 5994
  • Northeast: 68
  • Midwest: 728
  • South: 173
  • West: 53

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Wolfe County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $73,000
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $554,000
    General - Other: $157,000
    General Public Buildings: $103,000
    Central Staff Services: $80,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Financial Administration: $67,000
    Corrections - Other: $63,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Fire Protection: $16,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $157,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $98,000
    Regular Highways: $63,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $465,000

Wolfe County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000
    Highways: $3,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $66,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $651,000
    All Other: $399,000
    General Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $293,000
    Property: $184,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $69,000
    Public Utilities: $15,000
    NEC: $9,000

Wolfe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,724,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,236
  • Number of aged recipients: 71
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,165
  • Number of recipients under 18: 146
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 843
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 247
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 369
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 587
Wolfe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Wolfe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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's1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1

Wolfe County on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"