Horse Branch, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,994.
Males: 1,011  (50.7%)
Females: 983  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42349

Estimated median household income in 2022: $44,533 (it was $25,440 in 2000)
Horse Branch:

$44,533
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $21,973 (it was $12,427 in 2000)

Horse Branch CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $111,775 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Horse Branch:

$111,775
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Horse Branch: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Horse Branch, KY (2000)
    • 1,91598.5%White alone
    • 90.5%Two or more races
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 60.3%Hispanic
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Horse Branch, Kentucky as of May 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Horse Branch is 249 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 79.6 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.5% ($215)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (31.7 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (73.9 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (307.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rosine, KY (1.8 miles),
Welchs Creek, KY (3.2 miles ),
Caneyville, KY (3.3 miles ),
Beaver Dam, KY (3.3 miles ),
Hartford, KY (3.5 miles ),
Short Creek, KY (3.5 miles ),
Fordsville, KY (3.5 miles ),
McHenry, KY (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 86.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

5.7%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Horse Branch, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.3%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Food (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.6%)
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.8%)
  • Rail transportation (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Food (10.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Horse Branch, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Carpenters (3.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)

Average climate in Horse Branch, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Horse Branch-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Horse Branch place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the place center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Horse Branch-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Horse Branch center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from Horse Branch 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 114.8 miles away from Horse Branch center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 158.4 miles away from Horse Branch center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from Horse Branch 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 Ohio County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Horse Branch:

  • OHIO COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; HARTFORD, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF OHIO CO (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HARTFORD, KY)
  • FORDSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FORDSVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Horse Branch:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Owensboro, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 35 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 46 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Evansville (about 59 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 60 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)

Public elementary/middle school in Horse Branch:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Horse Branch: Dan (A), Rosine Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Horse Branch include: Fairview Church (A), Hopewell Church (B), Leach Chapel (C), New Baymus Church (D), Antioch Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Salem Church (H), Cane Run Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCord Cemetery (1), Wilson Cemetery (2), Arnold Ridge Cemetery (3), Axton Cemetery (4), Voyles Cemetery (5), Wade Cemetery (6), Ferguson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Browns Creek (A), Brush Run (B), Cow Creek (C), Sled Run (D), McGrady Creek (E), Muddy Creek (F), Jenny Branch (G), Richland Creek (H), Horse Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ohio 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:

73.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.2%
Whole state:

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

5.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Horse Branch:

Marital status in Horse Branch, KY
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Horse Branch:

  • High school or higher: 50.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • 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:

14.4
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Horse Branch, KY (based on Ohio County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,74165
Mainline Protestant1,04215
Catholic5302
Other1252
None9,404-
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: 3
Here:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Ohio County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Ohio County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ohio County:

13.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Ohio County:

31.5%
Kentucky:

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

15.8%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Horse Branch:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAIA (1600 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WLBQ (1570 AM; 1 kW; MORGANTOWN, KY; Owner: BUTLER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 2 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horse Branch:

  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WXBC (104.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: BRECKINRIDGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIO (94.7 FM; PHILPOT, KY; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC OF KENTUCKY)
  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)

TV broadcast stations around Horse Branch:

  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

Horse Branch fatal accident list:

May 14, 1990 07:07 PM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Horse Branch)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Ohio West KY, 3893 State Route 505 South (Lat: 37.405278 Lon: -86.704722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 89 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQTL384,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2014, Expiration Date: 02/26/2024, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I Street, Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA4UGG, Licensee ID: L01300557, Grant Date: 05/17/2017, Expiration Date: 08/12/2027, Certifier: Donald R Davis Sr, Registrant: Donald R Davis Sr, 20855 Beaver Dam Road, Horse Branch, KY 42349-9611

  • Call Sign: KK4ZSN, Licensee ID: L01853212, Grant Date: 03/27/2014, Expiration Date: 03/27/2024, Certifier: Ethan E Eadens, Registrant: Ethan E Eadens, 1722 St Rt 2713, Horse Branch, KY 42349


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Horse Branch, KY
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.2%Wood
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Horse Branch, KY
  • 56.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.1%Electricity
  • 14.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Wood


Horse Branch compared to Kentucky state average:

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