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42085 Zip Code (Water Valley, KY) Detailed Profile




City: Water Valley, KY (2.18%)
Counties: Graves County, KY (57.20%), Hickman County, KY (42.80%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 959
Zip code population in 2010: 918
Zip code population in 2000: 1,036

Houses and condos: 450
Renter-occupied apartments: 24
% of renters here:

6%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 42085: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 28.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($574)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($1,257)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $573 (0.5%)

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Males: 577  (60.2%)
Females: 382  (39.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 42085:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 42085:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Zip code 42085 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 42085 (2019)
    • 85092.6%White
    • 262.8%Black
    • 232.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 101.1%Two or more races
    • 80.9%Asian
    • 10.1%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $97,637
42085:

$97,637
Kentucky:

$151,700



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 42085 zip code as of March 01, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 42085 is 197 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.9 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 42085, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,309 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,309
State:

$50,814

Salary/wage: $31,753 (reported on 88.2% of returns)
Here:

$31,753
State:

$42,723
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.3% for AGIs below $25k, 77.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $538 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$538
Kentucky:

$1,381
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Ordinary dividends: $950 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$950
State:

$6,239

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$767 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

+$767
State:

+$11,336

Profit/loss from business: +$4,283 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,283
State:

+$10,862

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,233 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
42085:

$4,233
Kentucky:

$14,296

Total itemized deductions: $16,483 (26% of AGI, reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$16,483
State:

$21,160

Here:

26.3% of AGI
State:

20.0% of AGI

Charity contributions: $5,020 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,020
State:

$4,303

Taxes paid: $4,183 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
42085:

$4,183
State:

$8,496

Earned income credit: $2,310 (reported on 29.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,310
State:

$2,273
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 70.6%
Here:

71%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 66.7% for AGIs below $25k, 70.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 42085, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,436 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,436
State:

$41,540

Salary/wage: $30,839 (reported on 83.9% of returns)
Here:

$30,839
State:

$36,432
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 116.9% for AGIs below $10k, 71.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,406 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,406
Kentucky:

$1,571
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $348 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$348
State:

$3,453
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$532 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

+$532
State:

+$9,663

Profit/loss from business: +$1,238 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,238
State:

+$9,233
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, -1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,045 (24% of AGI, reported on 17.1% of returns)
Here:

$13,045
State:

$17,474

Here:

24.1% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $3,517 (7% of AGI, reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,517
State:

$3,494

Here:

6.6% of AGI
State:

4.0% of AGI

Total tax: $2,933 (reported on 73.2% of returns)
42085:

$2,933
State:

$6,162
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,494 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,494
State:

$1,723

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.1%
Here:

76%
State:

66%
(% for various income ranges: 73.7% for AGIs below $10k, 73.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 77.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$45,006
Kentucky:

$52,295
Water Valley, KY (42085) map Nearest zip codes: 42088, 42041, 38257, 38226, 42079, 38237.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.0%
Kentucky:

47.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

10.5%
Kentucky:

47.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 77
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 295


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 3 (3 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 129 (89 now married, 38 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 42085 with a mortgage: 94 (18 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 263

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $860
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $384

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

25.9%
Whole state:

16.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

23.7%
Whole state:

9.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.9
State:

4.4
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  • Churches in zip code 42085 include: Mount Zion Church (A), Pleasant View Church (B), Bayou de Chien Church (C), Bethlehem Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (1), Camp Beauregard Cemetery (2), Adams Cemetery (3), Old Bethlehem Cemetery (4), Wesley Cemetery (5), Morris Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Bayou de Chien (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 1192000 to 2009
  • 161990 to 1999
  • 421980 to 1989
  • 581970 to 1979
  • 1491960 to 1969
  • 21950 to 1959
  • 241940 to 1949
  • 291939 or earlier

Zip code 42085 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Water Valley, KY (42085)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Water Valley, KY (42085)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 792 bedrooms
  • 1373 bedrooms
  • 224 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Water Valley, KY (42085)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Water Valley, KY (42085)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 172 bedrooms
  • 243 bedrooms
  • 54 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Water Valley, KY (42085) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Water Valley, KY (42085) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 16no vehicle
  • 521 vehicle
  • 1802 vehicles
  • 433 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Water Valley, KY (42085) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Water Valley, KY (42085) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2no vehicle
  • 171 vehicle
  • 32 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 42085 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 42085 household income distribution in 2019
  • 40Less than $10,000
  • 21$10,000 to $14,999
  • 41$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 36$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15$35,000 to $39,999
  • 37$40,000 to $44,999
  • 15$45,000 to $49,999
  • 36$50,000 to $59,999
  • 47$60,000 to $74,999
  • 26$75,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 42085

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 42085
  • 37Less than $10,000
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 44$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14$60,000 to $69,999
  • 10$70,000 to $79,999
  • 30$80,000 to $89,999
  • 63$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 35$175,000 to $199,999
  • 11$200,000 to $249,999
  • 21$250,000 to $299,999
  • 13$500,000 to $749,999
  • 11$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 42085

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 42085
  • 1$150 to $199
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 10$350 to $399
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 1$700 to $749
  • 2$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $439.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $706,891.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $87,523
  • Black or African American householders: $48,624

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $97,637
42085:

$97,637
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,903 - $188,630

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $78,326
Here:

$78,326
State:

$202,714

Mobile homes: $553,129
Here:

$553,129
State:

$65,175
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 42085
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 334
  • Two: 1
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • 10 to 19: 1
  • Mobile homes: 99

Unemployment: 6.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 42085

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 42085
  • 81.6%281Drove a car alone
  • 17.4%60Carpooled
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 42085

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 42085
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 165 to 9 minutes
  • 2210 to 14 minutes
  • 3215 to 19 minutes
  • 13020 to 24 minutes
  • 225 to 29 minutes
  • 3030 to 34 minutes
  • 140 to 44 minutes
  • 9045 to 59 minutes
  • 190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 46.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 959
  • Male householders: 214 (39 living alone), Female householders: 163 (55 living alone)
  • 193 spouses (193 opposite-sex spouses), 4 unmarried partners, (4 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 301 children (252 natural, 0 adopted, 49 stepchildren), 49 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 0 foster children, 5 other relatives, 23 non-relatives

Size of family households: 140 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 1 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 95 1-person, 11 2-persons

102 married couples with children.
134 single-parent households (102 men, 32 women).

91.4% of residents of 42085 zip code speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% very well, 17% well).

Foreign born population: 41 (4.4%)
(55.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.4%
Whole state:

4.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 56%Micronesia
  • 24%Bangladesh
  • 24%Malaysia
Most common first ancestries reported in 42085
  • 38%Irish
  • 24%German
  • 7%American
  • 4%French Canadian
  • 2%Scottish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 172010 or later
  • 172000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 24Before 1990

Zip code 42085 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CLARK POULTRY FARM (5050 ST RT 1283 in WATER VALLEY, KY)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: BROILER, FRYER, AND ROASTER CHICKENS
  • FORD CONSTRUCTION CO (HWY 45 N WATER VALLEY KY MINE in WATER VALLEY, KY)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CONSTRUCTION SAND AND GRAVEL

Zip code 42085 marital status for males
Zip code 42085 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 30.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood

Population in 1990: 409. Population change in the 1990s: +627 (+153.3%).

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

  • This state: 622
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 183
  • South: 74
  • West: 4

70% of the 42085 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Kentucky.

93% of the 42085 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Water Valley, KY (42085)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

12.3%
Kentucky:

11.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Kentucky:

13.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Kentucky:

17.7%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 103,745Office and administrative support occupations
  • 46,842Transportation occupations
  • 44,144Management occupations
  • 41,545Sales and related occupations
  • 27,172Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 22,366Production occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 20 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 42085 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.5%), and Outside Fires (38.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 42085
    • 6839.5%Structure Fires
    • 6638.4%Outside Fires
    • 3218.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 42085, Kentucky

Most common first names in zip code 42085 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1772.7 years
William1577.7 years
John1577.7 years
Mary1281.2 years
Thomas779.5 years
Robert678.5 years
George677.8 years
Pauline582.4 years
Edward575.2 years
Carl578.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 42085 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Yates2079.8 years
Stephens1077.3 years
Williams981.0 years
Hicks971.9 years
Bennett872.9 years
Coltharp879.7 years
Morris879.3 years
Wilson778.8 years
Taylor779.4 years
Rhodes779.3 years
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