Glens Fork, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,375.
Males: 683  (49.7%)
Females: 692  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42741

Estimated median household income in 2022: $46,942 (it was $23,047 in 2000)
Glens Fork:

$46,942
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $25,376 (it was $14,319 in 2000)

Glens Fork CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $126,964 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Glens Fork:

$126,964
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $169,717; detached houses: $186,335; townhouses or other attached units: $186,093; mobile homes: $69,353; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $92,599
March 2022 cost of living index in Glens Fork: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Glens Fork, KY (2000)
    • 1,28897.0%White alone
    • 141.1%Hispanic
    • 131.0%Black alone
    • 90.7%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian alone

Races in Glens Fork 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 Glens Fork, Kentucky as of May 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Glens Fork is 458 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 52.7 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.4% ($199)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (83.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (360.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bryan, KY (2.4 miles ),
Columbia, KY (3.0 miles ),
Jamestown, KY (3.1 miles ),
White Oak, KY (3.1 miles ),
Russell Springs, KY (3.2 miles ),
Gradyville, KY (3.3 miles ),
Cane Valley, KY (3.8 miles ),
Burkesville, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.99 N, Longitude: 85.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

4.7%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Glens Fork, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.9%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.9%)
  • Construction (18.2%)
  • Wood products (9.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.6%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Glens Fork, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Carpenters (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.1%)
  • Carpenters (9.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.1%)

Average climate in Glens Fork, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Glens Fork-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Glens Fork place center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 11.5 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Glens Fork-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 117% 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 110.4 miles away from Glens Fork 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 176.7 miles away from Glens Fork center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 155.6 miles away from Glens Fork 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 108.7 miles away from Glens Fork 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 192.2 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 Adair County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Glens Fork:

  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF KY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BURKESVILLE, KY)
  • CUMBERLAND VALLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BURKESVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glens Fork:

  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 9 miles; Columbia, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 26 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Somerset Community College (about 35 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 58 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 63 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 68 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)

Public elementary/middle school in Glens Fork:

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Churches in Glens Fork include: Hopewell Baptist Church (A), Zion Church (B), Pierce Chapel (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Union Church (E), Concord Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hadleys Cemetery (1), Earl Cemetery (2), Lewis Cemetery (3), Wesley Cemetery (4), Ragen Cemetery (5), McGinnis Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Battle Branch (B), Tres Creek (C), Cedar Creek (D), West Prong Glens Fork (E), Burns Creek (F), Powells Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.0%
Whole state:

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

9.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Glens Fork:

Marital status in Glens Fork, KY
  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Glens Fork:

  • High school or higher: 55.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.9
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Glens Fork, KY (based on Adair County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,47835
Mainline Protestant2,01116
Catholic1401
Other2-
None12,025-
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
Adair County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Adair County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Adair County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Adair County:

32.2%
State:

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

15.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Glens Fork:

  • WAIN (1270 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • WJKY (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIDS (570 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Glens Fork:

  • WHVE (92.7 FM; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WAIN-FM (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, KY; Owner: TRI-COUNTY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYR-FM (107.9 FM; BURKESVILLE, KY; Owner: RAY MULLINIX)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKWY (102.7 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: J.K. WHITTIMORE)

TV broadcast stations around Glens Fork:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Glens Fork fatal accident list:

Oct 14, 2020 03:51 PM, Sr-900, Lat: 37.011417, Lon: -85.249331, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 1989 08:10 PM, 900, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN814
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon, 1300 I Street, Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Ronald R Smith, 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, , Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Ronald R Smith, 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Cumberland Cellular Partnership, 5012 Eliza-bethtown, Phone: (270) 769-0339

  • Christophe Le Scanve, 340 J. Brummett Road (Lat: 37.007722 Lon: -85.254056), Type: 77.7, Structure height: 21001 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Cumberland Cellular Partnership, 5012 Eliza-bethtown, Phone: (270) 769-0339


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Glens Fork, KY
  • 55.4%Electricity
  • 18.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.8%Wood
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Glens Fork, KY
  • 36.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 26.5%Wood
  • 8.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Glens Fork compared to Kentucky 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.
  • 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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