Emmalena, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,988.
Males: 1,510  (50.6%)
Females: 1,478  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41722

Estimated median household income in 2022: $37,672 (it was $20,304 in 2000)
Emmalena:

$37,672
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $19,708 (it was $10,693 in 2000)

Emmalena CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $68,761 (it was $33,700 in 2000)
Emmalena:

$68,761
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Emmalena: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Emmalena, KY (2000)
    • 3,03298.4%White alone
    • 200.6%Two or more races
    • 130.4%Hispanic
    • 90.3%Black alone
    • 30.10%American Indian alone
    • 20.06%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Emmalena, Kentucky as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Emmalena is 996 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 85.8 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.9% ($298)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (79.5 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (90.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hindman, KY (2.3 miles ),
Dice, KY (2.7 miles ),
Mousie, KY (3.1 miles ),
Carr Fork, KY (3.1 miles ),
Pippa Passes, KY (3.3 miles ),
Hardshell, KY (3.3 miles ),
Hazard, KY (3.3 miles ),
Vicco, KY (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 83.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

6.2%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Emmalena, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.7%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (19.1%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Emmalena, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Extraction workers (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (10.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Religious workers (6.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)

Average climate in Emmalena, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Emmalena, Kentucky average temperatures Emmalena, Kentucky average precipitation Emmalena, Kentucky humidity Emmalena, Kentucky wind speed Emmalena, Kentucky snowfall Emmalena, Kentucky sunshine Emmalena, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
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 10.4 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 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Emmalena-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Emmalena place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emmalena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 37% 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 74.9 miles away from Emmalena center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 125.4 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 283.1 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 69.3 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 120.0 miles away from Emmalena center
On 11/10/2012 at 17:08:14, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 16.4 miles away from Emmalena 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 Knott County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 28
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 28, Storms: 23, Mudslides: 12, Tornadoes: 10, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 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 Emmalena:

  • KENTUCKY RIVER DISTRICT HHA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • KNOTT COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HINDMAN, KY)
  • MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HAZARD, KY)
  • HAZARD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HAZARD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emmalena:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 12 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Morehead State University (about 60 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 65 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 72 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 73 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)

Public elementary/middle school in Emmalena:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Emmalena: Talcum (A), Camp Nathanial (B), Fisty Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Emmalena include: New Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church (A), Clear Creek Evangelical Church (B), Philadelphia Regular Primitive Baptist Church (C), Clear Creek Church Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ (D), Clear Creek Free Church (E), New Bethlehem Church (F), Montgomery Baptist Church (G), Maggie Memorial Church of Old Regular Baptist (H), Holiness Tabernacle of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Clear Creek Cemetery (1), Dobson Cemetery (2), Whitt Howard Cemetery (3), Adam Terry Cemetery (4), Combs Cemetery (5), Fuller Cemetery (6), Owen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: America Branch (A), Bee Branch (B), Bee Creek (C), Beech Creek (D), Big Branch (E), Big Laurel Branch (F), Dicks Fork (G), Devilhouse Branch (H), Boughcamp Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

  • CAMP NATHANIEL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.9%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

31.1%
Whole state:

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

15.5%
Whole state:

6.6%
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Emmalena:

Marital status in Emmalena, KY
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Emmalena:

  • High school or higher: 61.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Emmalena, KY (based on Knott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33211
Mainline Protestant2431
Other11
None12,770-
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: 6
Knott County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

13.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.0%
Kentucky:

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

22.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Emmalena:

  • WKCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • 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.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WQXY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAZARD, KY; Owner: BLACK GOLD BROADCASTING)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emmalena:

  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Emmalena:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; 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)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BO (Channel 20; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Emmalena fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Emmalena fatal accident list:

Sep 26, 2016 06:36 PM, Sr-80, Sr-1102, Lat: 37.357283, Lon: -83.031839, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 21, 2011 06:46 PM, Sr-1102, Lat: 37.347986, Lon: -83.050117, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 550/1231 MM, 550/1231 Mm - 550/1231 Junction (Lat: 37.328722 Lon: -83.014444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WQJE200,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2018, Expiration Date: 08/06/2028, Certifier: Steve Basham, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

  • MONTGOMERY PS, Montgomery Ps - Montgomery Creek Rd & Copperhead Rd. (Lat: 37.353083 Lon: -83.038778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQKE929,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/23/2029, Certifier: Earl Caudill, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4YXG, Licensee ID: L00652558, Grant Date: 03/11/2003, Expiration Date: 03/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2015, Certifier: Archie Tibbs, Registrant: Archie Tibbs, 32 Ritchie Dr, Emmalena, KY 41740

  • Call Sign: KM4OOX, Licensee ID: L01981072, Grant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 11/03/2025, Certifier: Russell G Hurt Jr, Registrant: Russell G Hurt Jr, 136 Birch Ln, Emmalena, KY 41740


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emmalena, KY
  • 56.1%Electricity
  • 34.9%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Coal or coke
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emmalena, KY
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 8.5%Coal or coke
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood


Emmalena compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Renting percentage 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 below state average.
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