Cave City, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 2,356 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +25.3%
 
Males: 1,169  (49.6%)
Females: 1,187  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42127.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $36,907 (it was $22,257 in 2000)
Cave City:

$36,907
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,028 (it was $15,346 in 2000)

Cave City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $104,250 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Cave City:

$104,250
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $159,391; detached houses: $142,380; mobile homes: $294,840

Median gross rent in 2022: $643.

March 2022 cost of living index in Cave City: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 31.6%
(30.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Cave City, KY (2022)
    • 2,31085.2%White alone
    • 1666.1%Two or more races
    • 1405.2%Black alone
    • 552.0%Other race alone
    • 421.5%Hispanic
    • 220.8%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Cave City, Kentucky as of May 25, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cave City is 80 to 1.


Crime rates in Cave City by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(99.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.4)
1
(43.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.3)
1
(41.5)
2
(82.0)
1
(41.2)
2
(81.6)
1
(41.0)
1
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(88.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(87.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(86.7)
2
(83.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(49.7)
2
(89.3)
5
(221.7)
4
(177.6)
2
(87.6)
2
(86.8)
1
(43.3)
2
(83.0)
2
(82.0)
5
(206.2)
1
(40.8)
2
(82.0)
4
(164.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(993.0)
10
(446.4)
11
(487.8)
19
(843.7)
10
(438.0)
13
(564.0)
10
(433.3)
13
(539.2)
6
(245.9)
9
(371.1)
9
(367.2)
5
(205.0)
9
(369.3)
5
(213.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(1,043)
26
(1,161)
22
(975.6)
24
(1,066)
36
(1,577)
21
(911.1)
23
(996.5)
27
(1,120)
22
(901.6)
12
(494.8)
18
(734.4)
11
(451.0)
11
(451.4)
1
(42.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(49.7)
8
(357.1)
2
(88.7)
5
(222.0)
1
(43.8)
1
(43.4)
4
(173.3)
5
(207.4)
4
(163.9)
3
(123.7)
6
(244.8)
5
(205.0)
3
(123.1)
5
(213.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index204.6124.1151.2190.5176.196.7153.4173.8148.4129.9148.1110.3119.433.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Cave City, KY

Crime rate in Cave City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 9 (9 officers - 8 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.69
Kentucky average:

1.89
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Ancestries: American (37.6%), English (20.3%), Irish (9.4%), Polish (1.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/02/1866

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 4.32 square miles.

Population density: 545 people per square mile   (low).

Cave City, Kentucky map

50 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Kentucky:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $950 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $661 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (76.4 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (338.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Horse Cave, KY (2.0 miles ),
Park City, KY (2.4 miles ),
Hiseville, KY (2.9 miles ),
Glasgow, KY (3.1 miles ),
Munfordville, KY (3.2 miles ),
Rocky Hill, KY (3.5 miles ),
Hardyville, KY (3.7 miles ),
Smiths Grove, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.14 N, Longitude: 85.96 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Cave City, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Cave City, KY in 2022
Cave City satellite photo by USGS

Cave City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Cave City, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.2%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Cave City, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Cave City, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cave City, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.178. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.178
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.108. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.108
U.S.:

1.515
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 7.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.68
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Cave City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Cave City city center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

Earthquake activity:

Cave City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from Cave City center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from Cave City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from the city 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 156.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Cave 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 Barren County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cave City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cave City:

  • HART COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HORSE CAVE, KY)
  • CAVERNA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; HORSE CAVE, KY)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, GLASGOW (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T.J. SAMSON KIDNEY CARE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLASGOW STATE NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLENVIEW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T. J. SAMSON COMM HOSP HOME CARE PROGRAM (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cave City:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 30 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 37 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 37 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 62 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 72 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)

Public elementary/middle school in Cave City:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Cave City is the gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave in the world.

Points of interest:

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

Church in Cave City: Servant Valley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Wild Wonderful Gift Shop (Museums; 803 Mammoth Cave Road), Dinosaur World Inc (Museums; 713 Mammoth Cave Road), Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum (409 East Happy Valley Street), Mammoth Cave Wax Museum (901 Mammoth Cave Road), Tourco Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; I 65 Interchange), Cave Country Go Garts (Amusement & Theme Parks; 820 Sanders Street), Guntown Mountain Amusement Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; I 65 Interchange), Smith's Country Store No 4 - DIV of Tourco Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 101 Huckleberry Knob Road), Cave City Convention Center (502 Old Mammoth Cave Road).

Hotels: Goodnight Inn (70 Goodnight Road), Ramada Limited (807 Mammoth Cave Street), Best Western Kentucky Inn (Highway 90 And I # 65), Wigwam Village No 2 (601 North Dixie Highway), Cave City Budget Inn (405 North Dixie Highway), Comfort Inn Cave City (801 Mammoth Cave Street), Caveland Motel (415 N Dixie Hwy), Knights Inn Cave City KY (1006 A Doyle Avenue), Comfort Inn-Cave City (801 Mammoth Cave Road).

Barren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cave City and their reported violations in the past:

GREEN RIVER VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 17,431, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
MAMMOTH CAVE/CENTRAL SYSTEM (Population served: 5,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
CAVE CITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 3,193, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
HORSE CAVE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,798, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
CAVELAND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITY, INC. (Population served: 823, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
12 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Cave City (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Cave City Branch at 104 Broadway Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Cave City Branch at 102 Broadway Street, branch established on 1897/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • South Central Bank, Inc.: Cave City Branch at 518 North Dixie Highway, branch established on 1998/04/23. Info updated 2010/08/31: Bank assets: $276.2 mil, Deposits: $236.5 mil, headquarters in Glasgow, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: South Central Bancshares Of Kentucky, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cave City:

Marital status in Cave City, KY
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 38.3%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Cave City:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Kentucky average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Cave City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cave City, KY (based on Barren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,74159
Mainline Protestant2,96519
Catholic7041
Other3842
Black Protestant3071
None22,072-
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: 10
Barren County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
State:

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

19.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cave City:

48.6%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Cave City:

29.9
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.9%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cave City:

15.6%
Kentucky:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cave City:

6.6
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cave City:

33.5%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
Cave City:

53.1%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Cave City:

84.5%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cave City, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$40,542$60,8130$0
Streets and Highways 6$10,887$21,7743$4,821
Solid Waste Management 6$3,780$7,5600$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,139$48,5568$3,967
Other and Unallocable 3$8,377$33,5087$7,794
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$1,984$23,8080$0
Totals for Government 27$77,709$34,53718$16,581

Cave City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $860,000 ($365.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $561,000 ($238.12)
    Central Staff Services: $496,000 ($210.53)
    Police Protection: $474,000 ($201.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($40.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $66,000 ($28.01)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($2.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($3.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $908,000 ($385.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $89,000 ($37.78)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($25.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($16.13)
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000 ($15.28)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($7.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($5.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $851,000 ($361.21)

Cave City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $189,000 ($80.22)
    Other: $28,000 ($11.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $764,000 ($324.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $351,000 ($148.98)
    Special Assessments: $337,000 ($143.04)
    Rents: $152,000 ($64.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($3.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($2.97)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($2.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $144,000 ($61.12)
    Highways: $89,000 ($37.78)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($6.79)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $764,000 ($324.28)
    Public Utilities Sales: $401,000 ($170.20)
    Individual Income: $382,000 ($162.14)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $260,000 ($110.36)
    Property: $186,000 ($78.95)
    Corporation Net Income: $80,000 ($33.96)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $43,000 ($18.25)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($2.97)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.42)

Cave City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,000 ($87.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $167,000 ($70.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($16.55)

Cave City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,576,000 ($668.93)
Businesses in Cave City, KY
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Cracker Barrel1Sleep Inn1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Econo Lodge1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cave City:

  • WLOC (1150 AM; 1 kW; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCLU (1490 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WCDS (1440 AM; 0 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cave City:

  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WGBV (94.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WOVO (105.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cave City:

  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • Cave City, Kentucky
  • Fatal accident count22
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents34
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:7
  • Fatalities26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents67
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count12124
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18430
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4032
  • Fatalities13590
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30781
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1112
See more detailed statistics of Cave City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.4mTotal length
  • $778,000Total costs
  • 95,188Total average daily traffic
  • 30,329Total average daily truck traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 69 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cave City, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.0%), and Outside Fires (29.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cave City, KY
    • 22050.0%Structure Fires
    • 13129.8%Outside Fires
    • 6615.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 235.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cave City, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cave City, Kentucky:

  • Masters Inn, 102 Happy Valley Rd, Cave City, Kentucky 42127 , Phone: (270) 773-3101, Fax: (270) 773-6082
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 819 Sanders St, Cave City, Kentucky 42127 , Phone: (270) 773-3335, Fax: (270) 773-5095
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 801 Mammoth Cave St, Cave City, Kentucky 42127 , Phone: (270) 773-2030, Fax: (270) 773-2031
  • Econo Lodge, 807 Mammoth Cave St, CAVE CITY, Kentucky 42127 , Phone: (270) 773-3121
  • Super 8, 799 Mammoth Cave St, Cave City, Kentucky 42127 , Phone: (270) 733-2500, Fax: (270) 773-5602
  • Travel Inn, 1224 N Dixie Hwy, Cave city, Kentucky 42127 , Phone: (270) 773-2138
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cave City, Kentucky
Most common first names in Cave City, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5977.4 years
William5975.0 years
James5271.9 years
John3076.9 years
Robert2769.4 years
Ruby2077.3 years
Willie1873.0 years
George1773.2 years
Dorothy1773.5 years
Henry1576.6 years
Most common last names in Cave City, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4180.8 years
Martin3572.3 years
Poynter3469.5 years
Johnson2975.5 years
Turner2576.5 years
Hatcher2472.0 years
Wilson2371.4 years
Pedigo2172.8 years
Doyle2173.5 years
Logsdon1973.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cave City, KY
  • 75.4%Utility gas
  • 22.0%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cave City, KY
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 27.3%Utility gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Cave City compared to Kentucky state average:

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