Mays Lick, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,774.
Males: 905  (51.1%)
Females: 869  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41055

Estimated median household income in 2022: $42,857 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Mays Lick:

$42,857
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $34,502 (it was $16,681 in 2000)

Mays Lick CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $199,288 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Mays Lick:

$199,288
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $225,892; detached houses: $236,150; townhouses or other attached units: $153,468; in 2-unit structures: $126,760; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $249,138; mobile homes: $99,947
March 2022 cost of living index in Mays Lick: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Mays Lick, KY (2000)
    • 1,61993.4%White alone
    • 714.1%Black alone
    • 321.8%Hispanic
    • 80.5%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Asian alone

Races in Mays Lick detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Mays Lick, Kentucky as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mays Lick is 296 to 1.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 898 feet

Land area: 64.6 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.5% ($379)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (48.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (305.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sardis, KY (2.3 miles),
Ewing, KY (2.6 miles ),
Elizaville, KY (2.7 miles),
Maysville, KY (3.1 miles ),
Flemingsburg, KY (3.1 miles ),
Mount Olivet, KY (3.1 miles ),
Germantown, KY (3.3 miles),
Aberdeen, OH (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.52 N, Longitude: 83.86 W

Area code: 606

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

5.1%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Mays Lick, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.7%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (26.6%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Utilities (8.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Mays Lick, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (14.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (21.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Financial managers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Mays Lick, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mays Lick-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Mays Lick place center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mays Lick-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 43% 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 22.4 miles away from Mays Lick 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 26.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from Mays Lick center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from Mays Lick center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from Mays Lick center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 207.5 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 Mason County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mays Lick:

  • DAVITA - MAYSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MAYSVILLE, KY)
  • DCI - MAYSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MAYSVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF HOPE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MAYSVILLE, KY)
  • MAYSVILLE EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MAYSVILLE, KY)
  • MAYSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MAYSVILLE, KY)
  • PIONEER TRACE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FLEMINGSBURG, KY)
  • BRACKEN COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; AUGUSTA, KY)

Amtrak station near Mays Lick:

  • 11 miles: MAYSVILLE (W. FRONT ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mays Lick:

  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 8 miles; Maysville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • Morehead State University (about 33 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 43 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • Northern Kentucky University (about 48 miles; Highland Heights, KY; FT enrollment: 12,059)
  • Shawnee State University (about 49 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • University of Kentucky (about 49 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: May's Lick Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mason 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:

2.7 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.0%
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: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.2%
Whole state:

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

4.4%
Whole state:

6.6%
4 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Mays Lick:

Marital status in Mays Lick, KY
  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Mays Lick:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mays Lick, KY (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,79030
Mainline Protestant3,82224
Catholic1,2003
Other4262
Black Protestant1851
None7,067-
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
Mason County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Mason County:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.9%
Kentucky:

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

16.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Mays Lick:

  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTM (1240 AM; 1 kW; MAYSVILLE, KY; Owner: STANDARD TABACCO CO.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLE (1060 AM; daytime; 0 kW; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mays Lick:

  • WAOL (99.5 FM; RIPLEY, OH; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)
  • WFTM-FM (95.9 FM; MAYSVILLE, KY; Owner: STANDARD TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBVX (92.1 FM; CARLISLE, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WAGX (101.3 FM; MANCHESTER, OH; Owner: JEWELL SCHAEFFER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAXZ (97.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, OH; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)
  • WCYN-FM (102.3 FM; CYNTHIANA, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKCA (107.7 FM; OWINGSVILLE, KY; Owner: GATEWAY RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WRAC (103.1 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: DREAMCATCHER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVXW (89.5 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Mays Lick:

  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)

Mays Lick fatal accident list:

Nov 23, 2014 12:52 AM, Us-68, Lat: 38.583369, Lon: -83.827881, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 23, 2013 04:15 PM, Us-68, Lat: 38.515253, Lon: -83.839642, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 2
Aug 6, 2009 01:46 PM, Us-68, Lat: 38.520169, Lon: -83.836628, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 21, 2003 03:30 PM, Us-68, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 14, 1994 05:04 PM, 68, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 29, 1991 04:40 PM, 68, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 1980 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Matthew J Wallack, 6752 Us 68 (Lat: 38.499694 Lon: -83.849111), Type: 105.5, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: Boulevard Properties, LLC, Mwallack@blvdllc.Com, , Lowvi-lle, Phone: (315) 376-3333

  • Matthew J Wallack, 6752 Us 68 (Lat: 38.499694 Lon: -83.849111), Type: 105.5, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: Boulevard Properties, LLC, Mwallack@blvdllc.Com, , Lowvi-lle, Phone: (315) 376-3333


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WD4EKJ, Licensee ID: L01324299, Grant Date: 09/20/2017, Expiration Date: 09/26/2027, Registrant: Darrell T Ward, 6440 Ky 419, Mays Lick, KY 41055


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mays Lick, KY
  • 41.8%Electricity
  • 30.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.2%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Wood
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mays Lick, KY
  • 31.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.4%Wood
  • 23.1%Utility gas
  • 16.9%Electricity
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Mays Lick compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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