Dwale, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 329.
Males: 193  (58.8%)
Females: 136  (41.2%)
Median resident age:

21.1 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 41621.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $38,181
Dwale:

$38,181
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,487

Dwale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $99,703
Dwale:

$99,703
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $86,172; detached houses: $85,376
March 2022 cost of living index in Dwale: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 32.1%

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dwale, Kentucky as of May 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dwale is 282 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (100.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (56.9 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (100.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (393.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Allen, KY (0.8 miles),
Prestonsburg, KY (1.9 miles ),
Martin, KY (2.1 miles ),
Mare Creek, KY (2.3 miles ),
Risner-Bull Creek, KY (2.3 miles ),
Betsy Layne, KY (2.6 miles ),
Auxier, KY (2.8 miles ),
Mud Creek, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 82.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

5.5%
Kentucky:

3.8%
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 60.7. This is about average.

City:

60.7
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 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 21.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Dwale-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Dwale place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1972, a category F2 tornado 26.2 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dwale-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 25% 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 77.8 miles away from Dwale center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from Dwale center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 120.0 miles away from Dwale 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 72.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from Dwale center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from the 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 Floyd County (36) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 22, Mudslides: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Winds: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 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 Dwale:

  • SAINT JOSEPH MARTIN Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; MARTIN, KY)
  • RIVERVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • PRESTONSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PAINTSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PAINTSVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PIKEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN MANOR OF PAINTSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PAINTSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dwale:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 6 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Morehead State University (about 55 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Marshall University (about 58 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia State University (about 74 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

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Floyd 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 place:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dwale:

Marital status in Dwale, KY
  • Never married: 43.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 38.9%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Dwale:

  • High school or higher: 49.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.9%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.4
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dwale, KY (based on Floyd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,91162
Mainline Protestant2,61416
Other6992
Catholic2291
None26,998-
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: 21
This county:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Floyd County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

35.3%
Kentucky:

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

14.3%
State:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Dwale:

  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSIP (1490 AM; 1 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: S.I.P. BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dwale:

  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WXKZ-FM (105.3 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: ADAM GEARHEART D/B/A WXLR-FM)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dwale:

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

Dwale fatal accident list:

Aug 3, 1996 01:50 AM, 0023, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 45.2mTotal length
  • $3,696,000Total costs
  • 65,736Total average daily traffic
  • 2,529Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dwale, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dwale, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Dwale compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 rooms per house above state average.
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