Beaver, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,586.
Males: 1,306  (50.5%)
Females: 1,280  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41862

Estimated median household income in 2022: $36,878 (it was $19,876 in 2000)
Beaver:

$36,878
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $18,313 (it was $9,936 in 2000)

Beaver CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $65,496 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Beaver:

$65,496
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Beaver: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Beaver, KY (2000)
    • 2,63999.0%White alone
    • 120.5%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Hispanic
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Black alone
    • 10.04%Asian alone

Races in Beaver detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Beaver, Kentucky as of June 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beaver is 1,293 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 53.2 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Beaver, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Beaver CCD:

0.6% ($199)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (74.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (104.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (404.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wheelwright, KY (2.1 miles ),
Pippa Passes, KY (2.2 miles ),
Wheelwright-Weeksbury, KY (2.2 miles ),
Wayland, KY (2.5 miles ),
McDowell, KY (2.6 miles ),
Mousie, KY (2.9 miles ),
Colson, KY (3.0 miles ),
Long Fork, KY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.36 N, Longitude: 82.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Beaver, KY in 2022
Beaver satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

6.2%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Beaver, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (21.2%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Truck transportation (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (32.6%)
  • Truck transportation (13.1%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (38.9%)
  • Educational services (23.8%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Construction (2.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Beaver, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.4%)
  • Extraction workers (9.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Electricians (3.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.1%)
  • Extraction workers (14.8%)
  • Electricians (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (17.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (16.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Therapists (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)

Average climate in Beaver, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Beaver, Kentucky average temperatures Beaver, Kentucky average precipitation Beaver, Kentucky humidity Beaver, Kentucky wind speed Beaver, Kentucky snowfall Beaver, Kentucky sunshine Beaver, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 85.4. This is about average.

City:

85.4
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 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 22.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 7.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.64
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Beaver-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the Beaver place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 57.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beaver-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 30% 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 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 112.2 miles away from Beaver center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from Beaver 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 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 125.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/2012 at 17:08:14, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Beaver center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knott County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 28
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 28, Storms: 23, Mudslides: 12, Tornadoes: 10, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 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 Beaver:

  • KNOTT COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • KENTUCKY RIVER DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SAINT JOSEPH MARTIN Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MARTIN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaver:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 65 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 65 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Morehead State University (about 68 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 72 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beaver: Topmost (A), Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department / Knott County Emergency Rescue Squad (B), Kite - Topmost Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beaver include: Hollybush Church (A), Mullins True Baptist Church (B), Holly Bush Old Regular Baptist Church (C), Providence Baptist Church (D), Topmost Baptist Church (E), Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church (F), Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Martin Cemetery (1), Hall Cemetery (2), Turner Cemetery (3), Bald Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arnold Fork (A), Dry Creek (B), Bates Branch (C), Big Branch (D), Bill D Branch (E), Bloomer Branch (F), Crager Fork (G), Cottonpatch Branch (H), Pigeonroost Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.7%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.5%
Whole state:

4.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.9%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Beaver:

Marital status in Beaver, KY
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Beaver:

  • High school or higher: 52.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 18.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.2
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beaver, KY (based on Knott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33211
Mainline Protestant2431
Other11
None12,770-
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: 6
This county:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Knott County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Knott County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Knott County:

32.0%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Knott County:

22.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaver:

  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaver:

  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Beaver:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • W A Gillum, Mud Creek, 0.8 Mile Nw Of (Lat: 37.400917 Lon: -82.668028), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21071 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, Mud Creek, 0.8 Mile Nw Of (Lat: 37.400917 Lon: -82.668028), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21071 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, Mud Creek, 0.8 Mile Nw Of (Lat: 37.400917 Lon: -82.668028), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21071 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Michael L Johnson, Mud Creek, 0.8 Mile Nw Of (Lat: 37.400917 Lon: -82.668028), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21071 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, Compliance@ekn.Com, , Ivel, Phone: (606) 477-2355


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • LIGON TANK, 16211-18779 Ky 979 (Lat: 37.376694 Lon: -82.673639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQHN360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2017, Expiration Date: 09/17/2027, Certifier: Bob Meyer, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC4QON, Grant Date: 05/15/1990, Expiration Date: 05/15/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/16/2002, Registrant: Ginger D Tackett, Box 092, Beaver, KY 41604

  • Call Sign: KD4KYV, Grant Date: 03/03/1992, Expiration Date: 03/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2004, Registrant: Jennifer A Cayheart, Beaver, KY 41604


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beaver, KY
  • 48.6%Electricity
  • 39.7%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Coal or coke
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beaver, KY
  • 52.1%Electricity
  • 34.7%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Coal or coke
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood


Beaver compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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