Dexter, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 277.
Males: 137  (49.5%)
Females: 140  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

58.5 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42020, 42036.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $47,601
Dexter:

$47,601
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,236

Dexter CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $187,539
Dexter:

$187,539
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $112,216; detached houses: $112,215
March 2022 cost of living index in Dexter: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 5.1%

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  • Races in Dexter, KY (2022)
    • 5454.5%White alone
    • 4242.4%Two or more races
    • 1414.1%Hispanic

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Dexter, Kentucky as of July 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dexter is 93 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (61.1%), American (25.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 412 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (53.6 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (94.3 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (354.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hardin, KY (1.2 miles ),
Kirksey, KY (2.4 miles ),
Shiloh, KY (2.9 miles ),
Fairdealing, KY (2.9 miles ),
Benton, KY (2.9 miles ),
Murray, KY (3.0 miles ),
Farmington, KY (3.8 miles ),
Southwest Lyon, KY (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 88.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

4.2%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 70.5. This is about average.

City:

70.5
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.91. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.91
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.97. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 37.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Dexter-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Dexter place center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 tornado 9.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dexter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 297% 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 120.3 miles away from Dexter center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Dexter center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from Dexter center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 90.6 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 145.5 miles away from Dexter 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 Calloway County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dexter:

  • HOME HEALTH PLUS, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MURRAY, KY)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BENTON, KY)
  • MARSHALL CO HOSP SNF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BENTON, KY)
  • FMC - DIALYSIS OF MURRAY (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MURRAY, KY)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BENTON, KY)
  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MURRAY, KY)
  • SPRING CREEK HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MURRAY, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dexter:

  • Murray State University (about 10 miles; Murray, KY; Full-time enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 43 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Bethel University (about 44 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 46 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 55 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 61 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)

Public high school in Dexter:

Public elementary/middle school in Dexter:

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Church in Dexter: Dexter Hardin Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Calloway County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dexter:

Marital status in Dexter, KY
  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 20.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Dexter:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • 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:

7.0
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dexter, KY (based on Calloway County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,53562
Mainline Protestant3,88020
Catholic8621
Other4513
Black Protestant2902
None15,173-
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: 4
This county:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Calloway County:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Calloway County:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

9.5%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
State:

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

12.4%
State:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Dexter:

  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WRKY (1130 AM; 2 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WNBS (1340 AM; 1 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dexter:

  • WVHM (90.5 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTRT (88.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAAJ (89.7 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCBL-FM (99.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WCVQ (107.9 FM; FORT CAMPBELL, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WITB-LP (107.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: BENTON CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Dexter:

  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQTV-LP (Channel 24; MURRAY, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Dexter fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2020 06:54 PM, Sr-1346, Lat: 36.742444, Lon: -88.293778, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 3, 2019 01:04 PM, Sr-1824, Roosevelt Rd, Lat: 36.742572, Lon: -88.296850, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 14, 2013 10:57 AM, Us-641, Wind Drive, Lat: 36.735164, Lon: -88.299086, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 8, 2009 09:56 AM, Sr-1824, Lat: 36.731850, Lon: -88.297075, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 69.9mTotal length
  • 37,066Total average daily traffic
  • 3,870Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,479Total future (year 2020) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dexter, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dexter, KY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dexter)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HARDIN, Sw Of Int Of Miller Rd & Kelley Rd (Lat: 36.732417 Lon: -88.352028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.7 m, Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WPNH531,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2168.40 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/27/2003, Certifier: Kellye E Abernathy, Registrant: Bellsouth Personal Communications, LLC, 17330 Preston Rd. Suite 100a, Dallas, TX 75252, Phone: (972) 733-2000, Fax: (972) 733-8141


FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.6 Km E Of Us Hwy 641, 3.4 Km S Of Dexter (Lat: 36.707250 Lon: -88.295028), Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: KNKP407,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2005, Registrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Ave., Nw #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dexter)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70909, N70909, N-70909, Serial Number: 17926, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark E Rudenborg, 351 Turner Airport Ln, Dexter, KY 42036, Other Owners: Mary A Rudenborg
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29SH, N29SH, N-29SH, Serial Number: 15061663, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 11/04/1998
    Registrant (Individual): William D Turner, 396 Turner Airport Ln, Dexter, KY 42036

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dexter, KY
  • 71.2%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 13.6%Wood


Dexter compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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