Hellier, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,677.
Males: 1,305  (48.8%)
Females: 1,372  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41522

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,631 (it was $22,336 in 2000)
Hellier:

$33,631
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,675 (it was $11,921 in 2000)

Hellier CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $71,647 (it was $41,600 in 2000)
Hellier:

$71,647
KY:

$151,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Hellier: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Hellier, KY (2000)
    • 2,78399.4%White alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.2%Hispanic
    • 30.1%Two or more races
    • 10.04%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 25.8 square miles.

Population density: 104 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.8% ($328)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (68.1 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (122.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (418.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ashcamp, KY (2.0 miles ),
Cedarville, KY (2.3 miles),
Elkhorn City, KY (2.5 miles ),
Millard, KY (2.5 miles ),
Robinson Creek, KY (2.5 miles ),
Virgie, KY (2.6 miles ),
Dorton, KY (2.7 miles ),
Long Fork, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.32 N, Longitude: 82.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Distribution of median household income in Hellier, KY in 2019
Hellier satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Most common industries in Hellier, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (18.7%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (30.9%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Truck transportation (10.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.2%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Hellier, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Extraction workers (6.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.4%)
  • Extraction workers (10.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.9%)

Average climate in Hellier, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hellier, Kentucky average temperatures Hellier, Kentucky average precipitation Hellier, Kentucky humidity Hellier, Kentucky wind speed Hellier, Kentucky snowfall Hellier, Kentucky sunshine Hellier, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.1. This is better than average.

City:

56.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Hellier-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 21% 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 101.9 miles away from Hellier center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from Hellier center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 250.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from Hellier center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from Hellier center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Hellier 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 Pike County (38) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 30
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 28, Storms: 25, Mudslides: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 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 Hellier:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ELKHORN CITY, KY)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOME CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF PIKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PIKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hellier:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • King University (about 54 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 58 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 71 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 76 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hellier: Lookout Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A), Marrowbone Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hellier include: Little Hattie Regular Baptist Church (A), Pine Grove Regular Baptist Church (B), Community Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maritha Johnson Cemetery (1), Bowling Fork Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bad Fork (A), Dry Fork (B), Big Branch (C), Bowling Fork (D), Brushy Branch (E), Wolfpit Branch (F), Coal Branch (G), Stagerweed Fork (H), Marrowbone Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Vern Bickford - Baseball player.

Pike 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:

72.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.0%
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:

24.1%
Whole state:

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

11.5%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Hellier:

Marital status in Hellier, KY
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Hellier:

  • High school or higher: 61.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hellier, KY (based on Pike County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,720101
Mainline Protestant2,22715
Catholic2933
Other2133
Black Protestant1801
None44,391-
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: 23
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Pike County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

15.7%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

33.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

3.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Floyd County, KY  0.72% ($36,252 average AGI)
from Mingo County, WV  0.27% ($41,000)
from Fayette County, KY  0.20% ($17,118)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hellier:

  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hellier:

  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY 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.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Hellier:

  • WKPI-TV (Channel 22; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Brushy Branch And Big Branch 1.1 Mi N (Lat: 37.302056 Lon: -82.469861), Call Sign: WNNP607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/15/2024, Registrant: Mountain Water District, 6332 Zebulon Hwy, Pikeville, KY 41502-3157, Phone: (606) 631-9162, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE4LGU, Grant Date: 04/19/1994, Expiration Date: 04/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2006, Registrant: Marcus K Smith, Hellier, KY 41534
  • Call Sign: KJ4RGI, Licensee ID: L01536750, Grant Date: 12/16/2009, Expiration Date: 12/16/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2010, Certifier: Gene E Thompson, Registrant: Gene E Thompson, Hellier, KY 41534
  • Call Sign: N4PLL, Previous Call Sign: KJ4RGI, Licensee ID: L01536750, Grant Date: 06/18/2020, Expiration Date: 09/11/2030, Certifier: Gene E Thompson, Registrant: Gene E Thompson, Hellier, KY 41534

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hellier, KY
  • 78.3%Electricity
  • 10.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Coal or coke
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hellier, KY
  • 75.7%Electricity
  • 11.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Coal or coke


Hellier compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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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