Auxier, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 669.
Males: 292  (43.8%)
Females: 377  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 41602.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $38,181
Auxier:

$38,181
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,487

Auxier CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $99,703
Auxier:

$99,703
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $104,333; detached houses: $110,731; mobile homes: $71,774
March 2022 cost of living index in Auxier: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 19.6%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Auxier, Kentucky as of May 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Auxier is 231 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (45.0%), American (12.3%), English (9.0%), Polish (8.5%), German (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 629 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (50.0 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (96.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (385.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Prestonsburg, KY (2.2 miles ),
Paintsville, KY (2.4 miles ),
Oil Springs, KY (2.5 miles ),
Dwale, KY (2.8 miles ),
Allen, KY (3.0 miles),
Risner-Bull Creek, KY (3.1 miles ),
Martin, KY (3.4 miles ),
Nippa, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.74 N, Longitude: 82.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Auxier, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Auxier, KY in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 68.8. This is about average.

City:

68.8
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 35.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Auxier-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 66.7 miles away from the Auxier place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.0 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Auxier-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 25% greater 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 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 263.7 miles away from Auxier center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city 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 67.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Auxier center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (36) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 22, Mudslides: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Winds: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Auxier:

  • PRESTONSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • RIVERVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • FMC - PAINTSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PAINTSVILLE, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN MANOR OF PAINTSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PAINTSVILLE, KY)
  • SAINT JOSEPH MARTIN Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MARTIN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Auxier:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 4 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Morehead State University (about 49 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Marshall University (about 51 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 55 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • West Virginia State University (about 70 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Auxier Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Governors Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Auxier Branch (A), Shot Gun Hollow (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Floyd County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Auxier:

Marital status in Auxier, KY
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Auxier:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Auxier, KY (based on Floyd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,91162
Mainline Protestant2,61416
Other6992
Catholic2291
None26,998-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Floyd County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

35.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

15.9%

Businesses in Auxier, KY

  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Auxier:

  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSIP (1490 AM; 1 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: S.I.P. BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WRLV (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Auxier:

  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXKZ-FM (105.3 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: ADAM GEARHEART D/B/A WXLR-FM)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLV-FM (106.5 FM; SALYERSVILLE, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Auxier:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)

Auxier fatal accident list:

Aug 12, 1991 06:50 AM, 23, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 24, 1991 07:50 PM, Railroad, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 2, 1989 08:45 PM, 23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 7, 1988 09:50 PM, 23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 8, 1982 08:30 PM, 23, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1978 10:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.6mTotal length
  • $3,071,000Total costs
  • 12,899Total average daily traffic
  • 640Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,994Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Auxier)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Dewet Dam Ls 0.5 Mi Sw Of Junction Long Br Rd & Sr3 (Lat: 37.740528 Lon: -82.748556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPPS692,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2004, Expiration Date: 02/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2015, Certifier: Larry Herald, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

  • Auxier 140 Ls Just N Junction Buckingham St & Richmond (Lat: 37.736111 Lon: -82.755278), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPTT324,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 10/13/2021, Expiration Date: 12/11/2031, Certifier: Larry Herald Mr, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Auxier, 2.9 Km Southwest Of (Lat: 37.716778 Lon: -82.780444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQWH248,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2015, Expiration Date: 08/20/2025, Certifier: Lynn Haney, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, 101 Technology Trail, Ivel, KY 41642, Phone: (606) 339-1006, Fax: (606) 339-1363, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Auxier)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Auxier, KY
  • 51.8%Utility gas
  • 48.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Auxier, KY
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Auxier compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
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