Mayking, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 487.
Males: 329  (67.6%)
Females: 158  (32.4%)
Median resident age:

55.1 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 41837, 41858.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $37,928
Mayking:

$37,928
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $23,848

Mayking CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $73,197
Mayking:

$73,197
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $108,140; detached houses: $107,127

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,036.

March 2022 cost of living index in Mayking: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 41.4%

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mayking, Kentucky as of June 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mayking is 118 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (52.1%), Scotch-Irish (19.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (59.3 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (113.2 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Millstone, KY (1.6 miles),
Whitesburg, KY (1.8 miles ),
Fleming-Neon, KY (2.3 miles ),
Payne Gap, KY (2.5 miles ),
Colson, KY (2.7 miles ),
McRoberts, KY (2.7 miles ),
Eolia, KY (2.8 miles ),
Jenkins, KY (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 82.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

5.9%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Tornado activity:

Mayking-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Mayking place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 50.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mayking-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 31% 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 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 103.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 270.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from Mayking center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 113.8 miles away from Mayking center
On 11/10/2012 at 17:08:14, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 15.9 miles away from Mayking center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Letcher County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 19, Mudslides: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mayking:

  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WHITESBURG, KY)
  • WISE CHOICE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • IN HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF VIRGINIA (Hospital, about 16 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE(CLOSED) (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WISE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mayking:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 17 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 49 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 51 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 62 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 63 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Mayking: Thornton Regular Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bottom Fork (A), Pine Creek (B), Polly Branch (C), Friday Branch (D), Shop Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Letcher 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:

70.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Mayking:

Marital status in Mayking, KY
  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Mayking:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mayking, KY (based on Letcher County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
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
Here:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
State:

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

19.5%
State:

15.9%

Businesses in Mayking, KY

  • Sears: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mayking:

  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mayking:

  • 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.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Mayking:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • Mayking, Kentucky
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count10712
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16176
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3548
  • Fatalities11901
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26656
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents905
See more detailed statistics of Mayking fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.9mTotal length
  • $589,000Total costs
  • 27,023Total average daily traffic
  • 1,237Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Mayking, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
  • 22020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mayking, KY

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Pine Mnt (Lat: 37.110667 Lon: -82.788222), Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: KPF903, Licensee ID: L00137910,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.020 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/1987, Expiration Date: 08/01/2028, Registrant: Appalshop, Incorporated, 91 Madison Avenue, Whitesburg, KY 41858


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • State Highway Garage Us 119 W (Lat: 37.124556 Lon: -82.790722), Call Sign: WCA977,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.075 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2022, Expiration Date: 08/28/2032, Registrant: Kytc-Communications Section, 1239 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40622, Phone: (502) 782-8995, Fax: (502) 564-3198, Email:

  • Atop Pine Mountain (Lat: 37.110667 Lon: -82.738222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQHT656,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.487 MHz, 460.525 MHz, 460.187 MHz, 460.525 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2009, Certifier: Jim Ward, Registrant: Mega Communications, Inc., 640 Doty Creek, Jeremiah, KY 41826, Phone: (606) 632-9600, Fax: (606) 632-9600, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Just Off Us 119 (Lat: 37.134528 Lon: -82.768750), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WLI906, Licensee ID: L00059636,
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/1990, Expiration Date: 08/01/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2002, Registrant: T.C.W Broadcasting Company, Inc., Corbin, KY 40702


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB4GSU, Licensee ID: L00857867, Grant Date: 12/10/2014, Expiration Date: 12/10/2024, Certifier: Shelby L Wynn, Registrant: Shelby L Wynn, 148 Jeff Drive, Mayking, KY 41837

  • Call Sign: N4VVV, Previous Call Sign: KC4JHA, Grant Date: 05/23/1989, Expiration Date: 05/23/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2001, Registrant: Kenneth W Miles Jr, Hc 87 Box 2916, Mayking, KY 41837

  • Call Sign: KG4YXD, Licensee ID: L00652554, Grant Date: 03/11/2003, Expiration Date: 03/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2003, Certifier: Tim Pigman, Registrant: Tim Pigman, 850 Hwy 3410, Mayking, KY 41837

  • Call Sign: K2TIM, Previous Call Sign: KG4YXD, Licensee ID: L00652554, Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023, Certifier: Tim Pigman, Registrant: Tim Pigman, 850 Hwy 3410, Mayking, KY 41837


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mayking, KY
  • 95.1%Electricity
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mayking, KY
  • 62.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 11.7%Utility gas


Mayking compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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