Blackey, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 100 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -34.6%
Males: 59  (59.0%)
Females: 41  (41.0%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip code: 41804

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-657,339,558 (it was $19,250 in 2000)
Blackey $-657,339,558
KY $59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $15,763 (it was $11,278 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $62,550 (it was $27,200 in 2000)
Blackey:

$62,550
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $75,470; detached houses: $79,971; mobile homes: $57,426
March 2022 cost of living index in Blackey: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 55.2%
(55.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Blackey, KY (2022)
    • 9893.3%White alone
    • 43.8%Two or more races
    • 32.9%Hispanic



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blackey, Kentucky as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blackey is 190 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (42.9%), Scotch-Irish (42.9%), English (14.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/27/1915

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 206 people per square mile   (very low).

Blackey, Kentucky map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,164 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $474 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (65.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (103.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (410.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Vicco, KY (2.6 miles ),
Defiance-Vicco, KY (2.7 miles ),
Carr Fork, KY (2.8 miles ),
Daisy, KY (2.9 miles ),
Whitesburg, KY (3.0 miles ),
Viper, KY (3.0 miles ),
Jeff, KY (3.1 miles ),
Eolia, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.14 N, Longitude: 82.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Blackey, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Blackey, KY in 2022

Blackey satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.9%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+50.0%).
Most common industries in Blackey, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.0%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.0%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (24.0%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (12.0%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (8.0%)
  • Fuel dealers (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (24.0%)
  • Educational services (24.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (16.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (8.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
Most common occupations in Blackey, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (36.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (12.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.0%)
  • Media and communications workers (8.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.0%)

Average climate in Blackey, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 81.6. This is about average.

City:

81.6
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

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

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Blackey city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 52.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 38% 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 90.6 miles away from Blackey center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 114.1 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 281.7 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 85.0 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 107.7 miles away from Blackey center
On 11/10/2012 at 17:08:14, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 4.1 miles away from Blackey 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 Letcher County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 19, Mudslides: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackey topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blackey:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • KNOTT COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • KENTUCKY RIVER DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HAZARD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackey:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 12 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 13 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 54 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 56 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 60 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Walters State Community College (about 66 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public elementary/middle school in Blackey:

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Points of interest:

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

Letcher 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 city:

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Blackey:

Marital status in Blackey, KY
  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blackey:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blackey, KY (based on Letcher County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
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: 7
Here:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Letcher County:

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

36.9%
State:

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

19.5%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.8%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Blackey:

28.7
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blackey:

18.9%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blackey:

8.1%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blackey:

6.7
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

23.5%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
Blackey:

57.8%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Blackey:

75.2%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blackey, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackey:

  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackey:

  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackey:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Blackey fatal accident list:

Dec 20, 2019 06:57 PM, Sr-0007, Lat: 37.135481, Lon: -83.017011, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 24, 2003 12:22 AM, Sr-3408, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 5, 1983 11:10 PM, 7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 72.9mTotal length
  • $3,503,000Total costs
  • 12,744Total average daily traffic
  • 935Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,179Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blackey, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blackey, KY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Gerald Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chartered, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Gerald Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chartered, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Gerald Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chartered, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Gerald F Robinette, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Michael L Johnson, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 21133 m, Overall height: 85.3 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
  • ELK CREEK PUMP, Off Of Bull Creek Road (Lat: 37.182417 Lon: -82.998583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQVG795,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.392 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2015, Expiration Date: 02/09/2025, Certifier: Mark Lewis, Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Blackey, 2.3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 37.155750 Lon: -83.002083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQWH250,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 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:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blackey)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blackey, KY
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blackey, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Blackey compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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