Eolia, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,578.
Males: 801  (50.8%)
Females: 777  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40826

Estimated median household income in 2022: $30,506 (it was $16,979 in 2000)
Eolia:

$30,506
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $18,336 (it was $9,214 in 2000)

Eolia CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $69,916 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Eolia:

$69,916
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $114,459; detached houses: $128,463; townhouses or other attached units: $64,774; mobile homes: $82,859
March 2022 cost of living index in Eolia: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Eolia, KY (2000)
    • 1,64298.8%White alone
    • 80.5%American Indian alone
    • 90.5%Hispanic
    • 20.1%Two or more races
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Eolia, Kentucky as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Eolia is 789 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: 50.6 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.7% ($234)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (55.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (113.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (420.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Whitesburg, KY (2.4 miles ),
Lynch, KY (2.6 miles ),
Mayking, KY (2.8 miles ),
Benham, KY (2.8 miles ),
Cumberland, KY (3.0 miles ),
Appalachia, VA (3.1 miles ),
Millstone, KY (3.2 miles),
Blackey, KY (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 37.04 N, Longitude: 82.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

5.9%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Eolia, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.4%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Apparel (6.6%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (35.2%)
  • Wood products (13.2%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Apparel (9.9%)
  • Machinery (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.1%)
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Eolia, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (11.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.3%)
  • Extraction workers (8.8%)
  • Woodworkers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.2%)

Average climate in Eolia, Kentucky

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Tornado activity:

Eolia-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Eolia place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 52.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eolia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 34% 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 100.9 miles away from Eolia center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 104.2 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 275.8 miles away from Eolia 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 106.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 95.4 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 13.8 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 Letcher County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 19, Mudslides: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Eolia:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL BIG STONE GAP (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE II (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF VIRGINIA (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • BMA - MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; NORTON, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eolia:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 10 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 45 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • King University (about 50 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 56 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 58 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)

Public elementary/middle school in Eolia:

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Notable locations in Eolia: Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A), Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Boggs Cemetery (1), Maggard Cemetery (2), Parsons Cemetery (3), Sturgill Cemetery (4), Roberts Branch Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Colliers Creek (A), South Fork Collier Creek (B), Andy Branch (C), Bad Branch (D), Barlow Branch (E), Bee Branch (F), Brown Branch (G), Craiger Branch (H), Coal Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Eolia: Hensley-Pine Mountain Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Letcher 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:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.4%
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: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

27.2%
Whole state:

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

16.7%
Whole state:

6.6%
4 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Eolia:

Marital status in Eolia, KY
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Eolia:

  • High school or higher: 48.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 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 Eolia, KY (based on Letcher County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
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: 7
This county:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Letcher County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
Kentucky:

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

19.5%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Eolia:

  • 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.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eolia:

  • 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)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Eolia:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAPM-CA (Channel 9; LYNCH/BENHAM, KY; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Eolia fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 2005 05:52 PM, Sr-806, Lat: 37.064120, Lon: -82.792550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 13-10 BRIGHT, Bright Road (Lat: 37.076944 Lon: -82.808333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 29 m, Call Sign: WQHB871,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6556.25 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2017, Expiration Date: 06/22/2027, 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:

4
  • Call Sign: KC4EZX, Grant Date: 05/03/1988, Expiration Date: 05/03/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2000, Registrant: Wilma E Carter, Hc67 Box 2010, Eolia, KY 40826

  • Call Sign: KC4TAJ, Licensee ID: L00313465, Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 04/09/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2023, Certifier: George A Blair, Registrant: George A Blair, 24 Angler Rd, Eolia, KY 40826

  • Call Sign: N4SRO, Licensee ID: L01331676, Grant Date: 11/13/2017, Expiration Date: 12/26/2027, Certifier: Clarence T Carter, Registrant: Clarence T Carter, 466 Smith Creek, Eolia, KY 40826

  • Call Sign: KO4YGJ, Licensee ID: L02533684, Grant Date: 03/07/2022, Expiration Date: 03/07/2032, Certifier: Myrel Short, Registrant: Myrel Short, 2652 Hwy 932, Eolia, KY 40826




Eolia 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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