Cawood, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,268.
Males: 1,115  (49.2%)
Females: 1,153  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40815

Estimated median household income in 2022: $26,111 (it was $14,071 in 2000)
Cawood:

$26,111
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $13,154 (it was $7,328 in 2000)

Cawood CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $66,877 (it was $31,800 in 2000)
Cawood:

$66,877
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $102,372; detached houses: $112,042; townhouses or other attached units: $117,777; in 2-unit structures: $250,926; mobile homes: $57,021
March 2022 cost of living index in Cawood: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Cawood, KY (2000)
    • 2,36998.3%White alone
    • 180.7%Two or more races
    • 120.5%Hispanic
    • 40.2%Black alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cawood, Kentucky as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cawood is 2,268 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: 1320 feet

Land area: 57.4 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.9% ($271)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (56.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (111.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (423.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Evarts, KY (2.4 miles ),
Kenvir, KY (2.5 miles ),
Harlan, KY (2.7 miles ),
Jonesville, VA (2.9 miles ),
Loyall, KY (3.0 miles ),
St. Charles, VA (3.0 miles),
Poor Fork, KY (3.2 miles ),
Pennington Gap, VA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 36.78 N, Longitude: 83.22 W

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

5.9%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Cawood, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (19.4%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (31.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (12.1%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.0%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Cawood, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (14.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.6%)
  • Financial managers (7.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)

Average climate in Cawood, Kentucky

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Tornado activity:

Cawood-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Cawood place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/6/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cawood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 48% 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 106.3 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 119.9 miles away from Cawood center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from Cawood center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 300.8 miles away from Cawood center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 101.0 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 26.5 miles away from the city 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 Harlan County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cawood:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 28 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Walters State Community College (about 40 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Tusculum College (about 50 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 50 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 53 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)

Public elementary/middle school in Cawood:

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Notable location: Martins Fork Fire and Rescue Department  (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crummies Creek (A), Thompson Branch (B), Stillhouse Branch (C), Long Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Harlan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CAWOOD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 4,425, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2012)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2012)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cawood that have no violations reported:

  • CAWOOD WATER-PATHFORK (Population served: 410, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

47.3%
Whole state:

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

19.7%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Cawood:

Marital status in Cawood, KY
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Cawood:

  • High school or higher: 51.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.6
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cawood, KY (based on Harlan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,15295
Mainline Protestant1,52413
Black Protestant9683
Catholic2073
Other1512
None14,276-
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
Harlan County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Harlan County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Harlan County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Harlan County:

29.8%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.0%
State:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Cawood:

  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 2 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cawood:

  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNV (99.1 FM; JONESVILLE, VA; Owner: REGINA KAY MOORE)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • 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.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WSWV-FM (105.5 FM; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Cawood:

  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • 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)
Cawood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Cawood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.9mTotal length
  • $139,000Total costs
  • 2,404Total average daily traffic
  • 118Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,096Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cawood)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 5.6 Km S Of Harlan On Hwy 72 (Lat: 36.795361 Lon: -83.335472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 0 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KNNU210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2021, Expiration Date: 06/05/2031, Certifier: Vernon Powell, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

  • Off State Hwy 987 .74 Mi W Of Private Dr And State Hwy 987 Int. (Lat: 36.699500 Lon: -83.405389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 7.1 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQSC302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2013, Expiration Date: 08/29/2023, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2023, Certifier: Pete Dean, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

  • Off 72, 0.05 Mi N Of 72 And Mike Cox Rd Intersection (Lat: 36.783639 Lon: -83.330250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.6 m, Overall height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQSC309,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2013, Expiration Date: 08/29/2023, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2023, Certifier: Pete Dean, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

  • L1, Lat: 36.756250 Lon: -83.247722, Call Sign: WQXA310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2016, Expiration Date: 01/12/2026, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-Scott, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr So, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216-6177, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 10-9LITTLBLK, Cawood (Lat: 36.822472 Lon: -83.148861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQHC398,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6628.75 MHz, 6650.62 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2017, Expiration Date: 06/26/2027, Certifier: William F Hays, Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Building# 101, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Fax: (502) 564-6726, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI4SZN, Licensee ID: L00100882, Grant Date: 01/18/2007, Expiration Date: 01/18/2017, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2007, Certifier: Richard W Torstrick, Registrant: Richard W Torstrick, Cawood, KY 40815


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cawood, KY
  • 69.8%Electricity
  • 16.2%Coal or coke
  • 10.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cawood, KY
  • 65.2%Electricity
  • 26.1%Coal or coke
  • 5.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Wood


Cawood compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • 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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