Girdler, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,781.
Males: 1,857  (49.1%)
Females: 1,924  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

33.8 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 40946

Estimated median household income in 2022: $33,298 (it was $18,036 in 2000)
Girdler:

$33,298
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $19,565 (it was $9,958 in 2000)

Girdler CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $113,590 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Girdler:

$113,590
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Girdler: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Girdler, KY (2000)
    • 3,69799.1%White alone
    • 100.3%Two or more races
    • 130.3%Hispanic
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Black alone

Races in Girdler 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 Girdler, Kentucky as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Girdler is 1,260 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

Land area: 71.5 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.7% ($281)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (69.2 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (81.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gray, KY (2.8 miles ),
Barbourville, KY (2.8 miles ),
Dewitt, KY (2.9 miles ),
Sibert-Hima, KY (3.0 miles ),
Camp Ground, KY (3.0 miles ),
Artemus, KY (3.1 miles ),
Flat Lick, KY (3.2 miles ),
Trosper, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 83.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

5.4%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Girdler, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.1%)
  • Truck transportation (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.2%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.3%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Girdler, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)

Average climate in Girdler, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Girdler-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Girdler place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.4 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Girdler-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 66% 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 85.7 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 155.7 miles away from the city 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 81.3 miles away from Girdler center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Girdler center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 244.3 miles away from Girdler center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.3 miles away from Girdler 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 Knox County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 19, Mudslides: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Girdler:

  • BARBOURVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BARBOURVILLE, KY)
  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CORBIN, KY)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MANCHESTER, KY)
  • CUMBERLAND VAL DIST HLTH DEPT (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MANCHESTER, KY)
  • SETON HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LONDON, KY)
  • PINEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; PINEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Girdler:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 25 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 29 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Somerset Community College (about 44 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 60 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Walters State Community College (about 62 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public elementary/middle school in Girdler:

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Notable locations in Girdler: Green Road (A), Fount (B), Jarvis Store (C), Deep Cut (D), Richland Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Girdler include: Faith Church (A), Green Road Church (B), Grove Church (C), Horn Branch Church (D), McClellan Church (E), Crane Nest Church (F), Locust Grove Church (G), Friendship Church (H), Rock Spring Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gregory Cemetery (1), Bingham Cemetery (2), Marion Cemetery (3), Mac Williams Cemetery (4), Hammons Cemetery (5), Helton Cemetery (6), Hampton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Asher Branch (A), Phillip Branch (B), Black Lick Branch (C), Bull Creek (D), Wyrick Branch (E), Dancey Branch (F), Disappointment Creek (G), Crook Branch (H), Hammons Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Knox 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:

75.4%
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: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

38.0%
Whole state:

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

14.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Girdler:

Marital status in Girdler, KY
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Girdler:

  • High school or higher: 46.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.6
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Girdler, KY (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,33456
Mainline Protestant8595
Catholic6782
Black Protestant1231
Other-1
None14,889-
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: 9
Knox County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Knox County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Knox County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

32.3%
Kentucky:

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

21.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Girdler:

  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WYWY (950 AM; 1 kW; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE-COMMNITY BROADC/G CO IN)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 2 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WCTT (680 AM; 1 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WWXL (1450 AM; 1 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: THE PROMISE PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WANO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Girdler:

  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWLT (103.1 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKKQ (96.1 FM; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE COMMUNITY B/NG CO.INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTT-FM (107.3 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCT (91.5 FM; KEAVY, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Girdler:

  • W33BK (Channel 33; CORBIN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVTN-LP (Channel 48; CORBIN, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W39CK (Channel 20; CORBIN, KY; Owner: DEREK RAY EUBANKS)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W07AH (Channel 7; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE AREA TELEVISION CORP.)
  • W04AF (Channel 4; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE AREA TELEVISION CORP.)
Girdler fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Girdler fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 2016 02:37 PM, Sr-11, Lat: 36.931658, Lon: -83.839753, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 9, 1999 02:59 PM, Sr-11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Muayyad Mustafa, 5644 Hwy 11 North (Lat: 36.941306 Lon: -83.842194), Type: 97.6, Overall height: 94.5 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Ka8805@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422

  • Lottie L Thompson, 5644 Hwy 11 North (Lat: 36.941306 Lon: -83.842194), Type: 97.6, Overall height: 94.5 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508

  • Lottie L Thompson, 5644 Hwy 11 North (Lat: 36.941306 Lon: -83.842194), Type: 97.6, Overall height: 94.5 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508

  • Christopher B Page, 5644 Hwy 11 North(273055) (Lat: 36.941306 Lon: -83.842194), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508

  • Christopher B Page, 5644 Hwy 11 North(273055) (Lat: 36.941306 Lon: -83.842194), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508

  • Bridget Carter, 5644 Hwy 11 North(273055) (Lat: 36.941306 Lon: -83.842194), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21121 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GILLIAM MTN, 2 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 36.952028 Lon: -83.958250), Overall height: 57.3 m, Call Sign: WHA465,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3710.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2004, Certifier: Dennis W Guard Jr., Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc., 2400 North Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Girdler, KY
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 17.2%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Coal or coke
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Girdler, KY
  • 51.0%Electricity
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Coal or coke
  • 9.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Girdler compared to Kentucky state average:

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