Magnolia, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 524.
Males: 205  (39.2%)
Females: 319  (60.8%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42757.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $57,057
Magnolia:

$57,057
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,427

Magnolia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $181,882
Magnolia:

$181,882
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $211,662; detached houses: $224,860; townhouses or other attached units: $180,710; mobile homes: $103,039
March 2022 cost of living index in Magnolia: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 30.5%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Magnolia, Kentucky as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Magnolia is 36 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (19.5%), Irish (17.9%), American (15.5%), German (5.7%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $622 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $923 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (54.3 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (321.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Magnolia-Upton, KY (1.7 miles ),
Hammonville, KY (2.2 miles ),
Upton, KY (2.9 miles ),
Hodgenville, KY (3.0 miles ),
Summersville, KY (3.0 miles ),
Buffalo, KY (3.1 miles ),
Bonnieville, KY (3.2 miles ),
Sonora, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.44 N, Longitude: 85.74 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Magnolia, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Magnolia, KY in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 63.2. This is about average.

City:

63.2
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Magnolia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Magnolia place center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 21.6 miles away from the place center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Magnolia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 131% 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 136.1 miles away from the city 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 111.6 miles away from Magnolia center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 136.1 miles away from Magnolia center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from Magnolia 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 150.5 miles away from the city 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 135.1 miles away from Magnolia 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 Larue County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Magnolia:

  • SUNRISE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HODGENVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Magnolia:

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 20 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • Campbellsville University (about 23 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 35 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 51 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Sullivan University (about 54 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • University of Louisville (about 54 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)

Points of interest:

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Larue 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:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Magnolia (2011 data):

  • Magnolia Bank, Incorporated: at 4910 L&N Turnpike, branch established on 1919/11/04. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $133.6 mil, Deposits: $106.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Magnolia Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Magnolia:

Marital status in Magnolia, KY
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 22.0%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

For population 25 years and over in Magnolia:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Magnolia, KY (based on Larue County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,74030
Mainline Protestant7225
Catholic3701
Black Protestant1221
Other--
None6,239-
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: 4
Larue County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.0%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.2%
State:

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

17.8%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Magnolia:

  • WXAM (1430 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, KY; Owner: MARK GOODMAN PRODUCTIONS, 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.)
  • WLOC (1150 AM; 1 kW; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Magnolia:

  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHX (107.3 FM; LEBANON JUNCTION, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WRZI (101.5 FM; VINE GROVE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Magnolia:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Magnolia fatal accident list:

Jul 7, 2021 09:50 AM, Us-31 E New Jackson Hwy, Lat: 37.439794, Lon: -85.747931, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 1992 11:19 AM, 31e, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.7mTotal length
  • $112,000Total costs
  • 5,610Total average daily traffic
  • 366Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,790Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Magnolia, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Magnolia, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Magnolia Tank On Hwy 31e 2 Mi S (Lat: 37.418389 Lon: -85.755250), Call Sign: WNST269,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2015, Expiration Date: 07/12/2025, Registrant: Mobile Communications Service Of Bowlin, 926 Shive Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42103, Phone: (270) 843-3519, Fax: (270) 842-6566, Email:

  • 4093 L & N Tpke (Lat: 37.455889 Lon: -85.728583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WPBM711,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.750 MHz, 151.970 MHz, 451.725 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2013, Expiration Date: 01/21/2023, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2023, Certifier: Steve Sprowls, Registrant: Heartland 2 Way Radio, 1075 Optimist Rd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Phone: (270) 268-0663

  • Lat: 37.414694 Lon: -85.798333, Call Sign: WRAN378,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.837 MHz, 452.350 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2018, Expiration Date: 01/12/2028, Certifier: Richard Roe, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing, LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • MAGNOLIA, 650 Lg&e Rd (Lat: 37.431444 Lon: -85.708306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPQS731,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/11/2020, Expiration Date: 09/25/2030, Certifier: Wayne Jenkins, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

  • Mt. Sherman, KY, 296 Mt. Sherman-Ward Road (Lat: 37.466667 Lon: -85.638611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.4 m, Overall height: 89 m, Call Sign: WPTQ335, Licensee ID: L00128694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6640.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2001, Expiration Date: 11/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2009, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

  • MALT, 296 Mount Sherman-Ward Road (Lat: 37.466667 Lon: -85.638611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 89 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WQTR907,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2024, Expiration Date: 04/01/2034, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

  • MAGNOLIA, 1.3 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.444111 Lon: -85.753556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQXY259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/2016, Expiration Date: 07/12/2026, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 Northpointe Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

  • JONESVILLE, Jonesville, 3182 Pikeview Road (Lat: 37.388528 Lon: -85.761028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQXY261,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/2016, Expiration Date: 07/12/2026, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 Northpointe Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

  • MAGNOLIA, 9.5 Miles West Of (Lat: 37.475333 Lon: -85.568278), Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WLM743,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2011, Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Magnolia)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7552T, N7552T, N-7552T, Serial Number: 47152, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 11/22/1995
    Registrant (Individual): J Allan Jackson, 1015 Mount Sherman Rd, Magnolia, KY 42757
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83502, N83502, N-83502, Serial Number: 7AC-2173, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Michael R Payton, 959 Country Lane Rd, Magnolia, KY 42757

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 fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of fire incidents - 40 took place in 2012, and the least - 6 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Magnolia, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.1%), and Outside Fires (42.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Magnolia, KY
    • 16543.1%Structure Fires
    • 16142.0%Outside Fires
    • 4411.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 133.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Magnolia, KY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Magnolia, KY
  • 44.1%Utility gas
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Magnolia, KY
  • 72.5%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Electricity


Magnolia compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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 college students above state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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