La Center, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 867 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 
Males: 380  (43.9%)
Females: 487  (56.1%)
Median resident age:

50.0 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42056.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $50,274 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
La Center:

$50,274
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,336 (it was $14,317 in 2000)

La Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $88,169 (it was $45,500 in 2000)
La Center:

$88,169
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $116,792; detached houses: $119,494; mobile homes: $47,924

Median gross rent in 2022: $921.

March 2022 cost of living index in La Center: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 15.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 65.6% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in La Center, KY (2022)
    • 63474.9%White alone
    • 12214.4%Black alone
    • 8610.2%Two or more races
    • 151.8%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in La Center, Kentucky as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in La Center is 151 to 1.


Crime rates in La Center by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2020

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(99.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(99.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(99.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(195.9)
4
(396.8)
2
(199.2)
2
(203.7)
1
(104.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(297.3)
1
(98.4)
4
(395.3)
1
(97.8)
4
(391.8)
3
(297.6)
4
(398.4)
1
(101.8)
1
(104.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(195.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(97.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index31.73.915.83.945.1119.049.899.811.5

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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City-data.com crime index in La Center, KY

Crime rate in La Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2 (2 officers - 2 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Kentucky average:

1.88
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Ancestries: English (57.2%), African (11.9%), Norwegian (3.0%), Scottish (2.0%), German (1.8%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 360 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,128 people per square mile   (low).

La Center, Kentucky map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Kentucky:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $886 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $331 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (96.4 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (127.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (336.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Barlow, KY (2.0 miles ),
Kevil, KY (2.3 miles ),
Bandana, KY (2.3 miles ),
Blandville, KY (3.0 miles),
Olmsted, IL (3.1 miles ),
Wickliffe, KY (3.1 miles ),
Mound City, IL (3.2 miles ),
Lovelaceville, KY (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 37.07 N, Longitude: 88.98 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in La Center, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in La Center, KY in 2022
La Center satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in La Center, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Paper (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.6%)
  • Paper (10.6%)
  • Chemicals (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.8%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in La Center, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)

Average climate in La Center, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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La Center, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 5.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.10
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.675. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.675
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

La Center-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the La Center city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 tornado 23.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Center-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 338% 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 112.3 miles away from La Center center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 31.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from La Center center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 112.3 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 91.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.5 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 Ballard County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winds: 3, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in La Center:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF LACENTER (252 W. 5TH ST.)

Other hospitals and medical centers near La Center:

  • GREENBRIAR MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • PILOT HOUSE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • DAYSTAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • SOUTHERN MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • MERIDIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNDS, IL)
  • FMC - OF METROPOLIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; METROPOLIS, IL)
  • KRYPTON (Hospital, about 15 miles away; METROPOLIS, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Center:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 18 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 35 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 47 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 47 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Murray State University (about 49 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 52 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Bethel University (about 70 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)

Public school in La Center:

  • BALLARD CO. PRESCHOOL/HEADSTART CENTER (Location: 455 OLIVE ST, Grades: PK)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Center: La Center Fire Department (A), La Center Rural Fire Department (B), Ballard County Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: LA Center Motel (474 West Kentucky Drive).

Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in La Center (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: La Center Branch at Third And Broadway, branch established on 1954/01/02. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in La Center:

Marital status in La Center, KY
  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in La Center:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Kentucky average:

11.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Center, KY (based on Ballard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,84122
Mainline Protestant7729
Catholic1751
None1,461-
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: 2
Ballard County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Ballard County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Ballard County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

11.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
State:

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

10.9%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
La Center:

47.7%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.9%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
La Center:

30.2
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
La Center:

15.9%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
La Center:

15.4%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
La Center:

6.6
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

52.2%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
La Center:

83.9%
Kentucky:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Center, 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
Financial Administration 7$16,658$28,5570$0
Water Supply 6$21,230$42,4600$0
Firefighters 0$0 2$190
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$824
Totals for Government 13$37,888$34,9747$1,014

La Center government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $423,000 ($487.89)
    Gas Utilities: $207,000 ($238.75)
    Central Staff Services: $158,000 ($182.24)
    Police Protection: $85,000 ($98.04)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($25.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($3.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($2.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($19.61)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($17.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($5.77)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($2.31)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $309,000 ($356.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($40.37)

La Center government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $12,000 ($13.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $8,000 ($9.23)
    Rents: $5,000 ($5.77)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($4.61)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($3.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $354,000 ($408.30)
    Gas Utilities: $309,000 ($356.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($24.22)
  • Tax - Property: $226,000 ($260.67)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $41,000 ($47.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $36,000 ($41.52)

La Center government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000 ($1376.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,145,000 ($1320.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,000 ($55.36)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $7,000 ($8.07)
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,000 ($2.31)

La Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $432,000 ($498.27)

Businesses in La Center, KY

  • RadioShack: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in La Center:

  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCE (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WBCE, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Center:

  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around La Center:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

La Center fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 1992 09:45 AM, 2nd Street, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 21, 1985 00:20 AM, 358, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 1, 1982 09:40 PM, Third St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.6mTotal length
  • $1,181,000Total costs
  • 29,887Total average daily traffic
  • 3,598Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,743Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in La Center, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for La Center, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Center)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 210 Broadway (Lat: 37.080056 Lon: -88.971444), Call Sign: KDG664,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2011, Expiration Date: 09/27/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/27/2021, Registrant: Jp2way, 1201 S 3rd St, Paducah, KY 42003, Phone: (270) 443-6618, Fax: (270) 443-6402, Email:

  • Second & Olive St (Lat: 37.075611 Lon: -88.973389), Call Sign: KTL371,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.450 MHz, Grant Date: 12/09/2021, Expiration Date: 12/31/2031, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8510, Email:

  • 3257 Bandana Rd (Lat: 37.116028 Lon: -88.954778), Call Sign: WQRZ752,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.817 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2013, Expiration Date: 08/20/2023, Cancellation Date: 10/21/2023, Certifier: Allen Pace, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

  • NEW YORK, New York, 6.6 Mi Sse Of (Lat: 36.990667 Lon: -88.952611), Type: Upole, Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WRDA532,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.150 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2019, Expiration Date: 03/12/2029, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2019, Certifier: Zach Adams, Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, Inc., 9850 S. Maryland Parkway Suite A5-108, Las Vegas, NV 89183, Phone: (970) 672-0075, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LA CENTER, 220 Richardson Ln (Lat: 37.064278 Lon: -88.956556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WQRN483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2023, Expiration Date: 06/25/2033, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 Northpointe Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

  • La Center, Bandana Road (Lat: 37.111028 Lon: -88.959000), Type: Mast, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 86.6 m, Call Sign: WQTB715,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2023, Expiration Date: 12/30/2033, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

  • 9LV0937A, 220 Richardson Ln (Lat: 37.064278 Lon: -88.956556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WRDN385,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/11/2019, Expiration Date: 06/11/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BERRY BOB A KOLB FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3519Q, N3519Q, N-3519Q, Serial Number: F1042, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/24/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Bob A Berry, 513 Berry Rd, La Center, KY 42056

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 21 took place in 2014, and the least - 2 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in La Center, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.5%), and Outside Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in La Center, KY
    • 8747.5%Structure Fires
    • 6133.3%Outside Fires
    • 2212.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 137.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Center, KY
Most common first names in La Center, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3980.7 years
James3874.0 years
John3175.6 years
William3176.4 years
Charles2071.3 years
George1772.1 years
Martha1279.4 years
Thomas1271.7 years
Joe1171.3 years
Roy1176.6 years
Most common last names in La Center, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moore1581.7 years
Jones1378.8 years
Davis1177.8 years
Moss1076.2 years
Hall1080.7 years
Anderson1078.5 years
Williams971.2 years
Graves974.1 years
Beasley974.4 years
Webb883.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Center, KY
  • 62.6%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Center, KY
  • 51.4%Utility gas
  • 48.6%Electricity


La Center compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

La Center on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Greece (population 500+)"
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