Horse Cave, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 2,246 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 1,074  (47.9%)
Females: 1,172  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42749.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $46,314 (it was $21,134 in 2000)
Horse Cave:

$46,314
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,746 (it was $17,861 in 2000)

Horse Cave city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $87,725 (it was $56,100 in 2000)
Horse Cave:

$87,725
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $108,330; detached houses: $113,049; mobile homes: $71,132

Median gross rent in 2022: $633.

March 2022 cost of living index in Horse Cave: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 34.1%
(36.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.7% for Black residents, 7.6% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Horse Cave, KY (2022)
    • 1,59167.5%White alone
    • 45319.2%Black alone
    • 29912.7%Two or more races
    • 462.0%Hispanic
    • 170.7%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Horse Cave, Kentucky as of June 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Horse Cave is 150 to 1.


Crime rates in Horse Cave by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.6)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.0)
1
(43.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
2
(82.6)
3
(134.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(171.4)
4
(173.1)
1
(43.0)
4
(172.3)
1
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.6)
3
(123.3)
6
(247.7)
4
(178.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(171.4)
3
(129.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(86.2)
1
(42.1)
3
(126.8)
9
(374.7)
4
(164.4)
4
(165.2)
7
(312.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(83.3)
1
(41.1)
3
(123.9)
3
(134.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index18.930.311.624.14.65.137.139.050.462.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Crime rate in Horse Cave detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 7 (7 officers - 6 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Kentucky average:

1.89
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Ancestries: American (25.4%), English (14.1%), German (6.8%), European (3.1%), African (3.0%), Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/17/1864

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 2.97 square miles.

Population density: 756 people per square mile   (low).

Horse Cave, Kentucky map

35 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Kentucky:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $845 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $298 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (73.3 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (336.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cave City, KY (2.0 miles ),
Munfordville, KY (2.6 miles ),
Hiseville, KY (2.7 miles ),
Park City, KY (3.1 miles ),
Hardyville, KY (3.2 miles ),
Glasgow, KY (3.5 miles ),
Center, KY (3.7 miles ),
Bonnieville, KY (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 37.18 N, Longitude: 85.91 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Horse Cave, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Horse Cave, KY in 2022
Horse Cave satellite photo by USGS

Horse Cave tourist attractions:

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Horse Cave, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Horse Cave, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)

Average climate in Horse Cave, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Horse Cave, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.178. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.178
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.108. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.108
U.S.:

1.515
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 7.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.68
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Horse Cave-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Horse Cave city center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 25.2 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

Earthquake activity:

Horse Cave-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 143% 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 139.6 miles away from Horse Cave 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 128.9 miles away from Horse Cave center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 139.6 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 117.0 miles away from the city 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 156.8 miles away from Horse Cave 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 139.0 miles away from the city 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 Hart County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Horse Cave topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Horse Cave:

  • CAVERNA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1501 SOUTH DIXIE STREET)
  • HART COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (1505 SOUTH DIXIE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Horse Cave:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, GLASGOW (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLASGOW STATE NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • GLENVIEW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T. J. SAMSON COMM HOSP HOME CARE PROGRAM (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T J SAMSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • T.J. SAMSON KIDNEY CARE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)
  • FMC - GLASGOW KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; GLASGOW, KY)

Heliports located in Horse Cave:

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

  • Campbellsville University (about 33 miles; Campbellsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 34 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 34 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 66 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Somerset Community College (about 72 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)

Public high school in Horse Cave:

Public elementary/middle schools in Horse Cave:

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Notable location: Horse Cave Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Horse Cave include: Friendship Church (A), Our Lady of the Caves Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum (119 East Main Street), Kentucky Caverns (Caverns; I-65 Interchange), Kentucky Down Under (I 65 Interchange).

Hotels: Bluegrass Motel (1235 South Dixie Street), Hampton Inn Horse Cave (750 Flint Ridge Road), Budget Host Inn (I 65 & Highway 218), Horse Cave Motel (319 South Dixie Highway).

Birthplace of: Clarence Glover - Basketball player.

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

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
94 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Horse Cave (2011 data):

  • PBI Bank: Horse Cave Branch at 201 East Main Street, branch established on 1990/11/19. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,461.9 mil, Deposits: $1,326.3 mil, headquarters in Louisville, KY, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Porter Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens First Bank, Inc.: Horse Cave Branch at 204 Main Street, branch established on 1997/07/16. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $403.1 mil, Deposits: $333.0 mil, headquarters in Bowling Green, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens First Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Horse Cave:

Marital status in Horse Cave, KY
  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Horse Cave:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Kentucky average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Horse Cave
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Horse Cave, KY (based on Hart County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,71051
Mainline Protestant1,27713
Catholic2051
None9,007-
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:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hart County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Hart County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Hart County:

30.6%
Kentucky:

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

17.7%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.9%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Horse Cave:

45.1%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Horse Cave:

30.3
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Horse Cave:

22.0%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

19.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Horse Cave:

41.1%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.2%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Horse Cave, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$27,730$55,4601$1,414
Other and Unallocable 4$11,036$33,1082$3,385
Financial Administration 2$6,377$38,2620$0
Water Supply 1$3,066$36,7920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$5,184
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,389
Totals for Government 13$48,209$44,50113$11,373

Horse Cave government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $358,000 ($159.39)
    Police Protection: $273,000 ($121.55)
    Regular Highways: $168,000 ($74.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $161,000 ($71.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $121,000 ($53.87)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $46,000 ($20.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($11.13)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,000 ($2.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $82,000 ($36.51)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($10.69)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($9.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($7.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($3.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $530,000 ($235.98)

Horse Cave government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $72,000 ($32.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $57,000 ($25.38)
    Other: $54,000 ($24.04)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($5.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $16,000 ($7.12)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $51,000 ($22.71)
    Highways: $46,000 ($20.48)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $750,000 ($333.93)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $300,000 ($133.57)
    Property: $205,000 ($91.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000 ($30.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000 ($9.80)
    Other License: $7,000 ($3.12)

Horse Cave government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $633,000 ($281.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $578,000 ($257.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000 ($24.49)

Horse Cave government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $790,000 ($351.74)
Businesses in Horse Cave, KY
NameCountNameCount
Hilton1McDonald's1
La-Z-Boy1Rite Aid1

Strongest AM radio stations in Horse Cave:

  • WLOC (1150 AM; 1 kW; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WCLU (1490 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCDS (1440 AM; 0 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horse Cave:

  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WGBV (94.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WOVO (105.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Horse Cave:

  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
Horse Cave fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Horse Cave fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.1mTotal length
  • 40,012Total average daily traffic
  • 14,872Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Horse Cave)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 3700 L & N Tpke Rd (Lat: 37.205611 Lon: -85.937472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WNZM566,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.53000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2001, Certifier: Bob Sims, Registrant: Hart County Tourist Association Inc, 3700 L & N Tpke Rd, Horse Cave, KY 42749-0189, Fax: (502) 786-2636

  • Horse Cave 3 Mi E On Rt 218 (Lat: 37.176444 Lon: -85.923028), Call Sign: WZX691, Licensee ID: L00001846,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.4000 MHz, 45.6000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/1999, Expiration Date: 05/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: Kentucky, Commonwealth Of, Eoc Bldg Boone National Guard Cente, Frankfort, KY 40601

  • State Forestry Tower 1 Mi W (Lat: 37.176444 Lon: -85.923028), Call Sign: KCQ743, Licensee ID: L00001846,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz, 453.300 MHz, 453.450 MHz, 453.900 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/1996, Expiration Date: 10/16/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/03/2001, Registrant: Kentucky, Commonwealth Of, 1240 Airport Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 227-8750

  • 2.5 Mi E On Hwy 218 (Lat: 37.185889 Lon: -85.860250), Call Sign: WZT635, Licensee ID: L00003833,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6800 MHz, 37.8000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2002, Expiration Date: 01/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/26/2012, Registrant: East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc., Winchester, KY 40392-0707, Phone: (859) 745-9391, Fax: (859) 744-6008, Email:

  • Lat: 37.157528 Lon: -85.919389, Call Sign: WPTS243,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.562 MHz, 452.987 MHz, 452.887 MHz, 452.837 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 451.662 MHz, Grant Date: 10/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/04/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2022, Certifier: Jackie Buckingham, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

  • Lat: 37.160889 Lon: -85.915667, Call Sign: WQYI750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.887 MHz, 456.987 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2016, Expiration Date: 10/12/2026, Certifier: Jason Harper, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:

  • Lat: 37.090722 Lon: -85.701333, Call Sign: WSBR349,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.675 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2024, Expiration Date: 03/06/2034, Certifier: John Heine, Registrant: Kamstrup Water Metering, LLC, : 2855 Forsyth Commerce Centre Wy, Cumming, GA 30040, Phone: (404) 835-6716, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Horse Cave)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4592V, N4592V, N-4592V, Serial Number: D-1112, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/10/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Robert G Dyer, 2864 Legrande Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-CA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29207, N29207, N-29207, Serial Number: C10070, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 12/13/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Robert G Dyer, 2864 Legrande Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/02/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of fire incidents - 45 took place in 2004, and the least - 10 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Horse Cave, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.2%), and Outside Fires (31.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Horse Cave, KY
    • 18941.2%Structure Fires
    • 14431.4%Outside Fires
    • 9320.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 337.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Horse Cave, KY
Most common first names in Horse Cave, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7076.4 years
James5870.1 years
Mary5181.3 years
John3875.4 years
Robert3772.5 years
Charles2873.9 years
Joe1874.2 years
George1774.2 years
Ernest1578.0 years
Walter1574.5 years
Most common last names in Horse Cave, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4175.7 years
Thompson2872.6 years
Curry2775.5 years
England2577.8 years
Poynter2374.7 years
Wilson2277.3 years
Edwards1977.3 years
Bennett1970.4 years
Richardson1780.7 years
Logsdon1676.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Horse Cave, KY
  • 75.2%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Horse Cave, KY
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 45.8%Utility gas


Horse Cave compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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