Paducah, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 24,941 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 11,831  (47.4%)
Females: 13,110  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42001.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,008 (it was $26,137 in 2000)
Paducah:

$41,008
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,899 (it was $18,417 in 2000)

Paducah city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $128,481 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Paducah:

$128,481
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $184,063; detached houses: $176,668; townhouses or other attached units: $170,785; in 2-unit structures: $182,961; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $646,672; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,884; mobile homes: $20,093

Median gross rent in 2017: $594.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paducah: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.7%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.5% for American Indian residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paducah, KY (2017)
    • 17,64170.4%White alone
    • 5,84523.3%Black alone
    • 7222.9%Hispanic
    • 5642.3%Two or more races
    • 1720.7%Asian alone
    • 910.4%American Indian alone
    • 540.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 195 registered sex offenders living in Paducah, Kentucky as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paducah is 129 to 1.


Crime rates in Paducah by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.6)
4
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(15.9)
2
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(81.7)
19
(73.7)
20
(78.6)
14
(54.6)
18
(71.4)
14
(55.6)
13
(51.9)
20
(79.9)
11
(44.1)
16
(64.4)
21
(83.4)
27
(108.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
44
(171.1)
37
(143.5)
49
(192.6)
50
(195.0)
28
(111.1)
40
(158.7)
25
(99.7)
37
(147.9)
35
(140.2)
31
(124.8)
24
(95.4)
24
(96.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
135
(525.0)
117
(453.9)
34
(133.7)
28
(109.2)
30
(119.1)
22
(87.3)
34
(135.7)
21
(83.9)
30
(120.2)
39
(157.0)
38
(151.0)
40
(160.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
253
(983.9)
219
(849.7)
225
(884.5)
183
(713.6)
139
(551.7)
143
(567.5)
132
(526.7)
147
(587.6)
155
(620.8)
150
(604.0)
188
(747.0)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,386
(5,390)
1,241
(4,815)
1,179
(4,635)
1,005
(3,919)
959
(3,806)
1,091
(4,330)
1,020
(4,070)
1,165
(4,657)
1,232
(4,934)
999
(4,022)
1,102
(4,378)
1,044
(4,187)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(556.1)
123
(477.2)
69
(271.2)
44
(171.6)
50
(198.4)
46
(182.5)
45
(179.5)
46
(183.9)
52
(208.3)
68
(273.8)
89
(353.6)
80
(320.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(19.4)
12
(46.6)
7
(27.5)
7
(27.3)
6
(23.8)
6
(23.8)
4
(16.0)
4
(16.0)
4
(16.0)
7
(28.2)
6
(23.8)
10
(40.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)550.6506.3447.9344.5352.8352.9312.6383.2366.8353.5381.3409.6

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City-data.com crime index in Paducah, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 82 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (18.1%), English (13.4%), German (7.8%), African (6.4%), Irish (5.4%), European (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/13/1838

Land area: 19.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,280 people per square mile   (low).

Paducah, Kentucky map

615 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Africa, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.5%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,487 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $968 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (78.7 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (121.2 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (333.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hendron, KY (1.6 miles ),
Lone Oak, KY (1.8 miles ),
Brookport, IL (1.9 miles ),
Woodlawn-Oakdale, KY (1.9 miles ),
Farley, KY (1.9 miles ),
Massac, KY (2.0 miles ),
Reidland, KY (2.7 miles ),
Ledbetter, KY (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 37.07 N, Longitude: 88.63 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Quilt City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,756 (+79.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,045 (76.3%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Paducah, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paducah, KY in 2017
Paducah satellite photo by USGS

Paducah tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2004: 185 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2005: 128 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $292,600
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $340,400
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $259,600
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $261,100
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $275,400
  • 2015: 28 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $242,300
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $302,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Paducah, KY residents
Average permit cost in Paducah, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Paducah, KY
Historical housing units in Paducah, KY
Most common industries in Paducah, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Chemicals (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Paducah, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Paducah, Kentucky

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Paducah, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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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 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.186. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.186
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Paducah-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Paducah city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paducah-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 73% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 103.7 miles away from the city 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 50.5 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 75.0 miles away from Paducah center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.5 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 127.6 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 31.8 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 McCracken County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paducah topographic map

Hospitals in Paducah:

  • BAPTIST HEALTH PADUCAH (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2501 KENTUCKY AVENUE)
  • CHARTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYS PADUCAH (provides emergency services, 435 BERGER RD BOX 7609)
  • LOURDES HOSPICE (2855 JACKSON ST)
  • LOURDES HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1530 LONE OAK ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Paducah:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PADUCAH (600 NORTH 4TH STREET)
  • LOURDES TRANSITIONAL CARE (1530 LONE OAK ROAD)
  • MCCRACKEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (867 MCGUIRE AVE.)
  • PADUCAH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (501 NORTH THIRD STREET)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (544 LONE OAK RD.)
  • RIVERFRONT TERRACE HLTH CARE FACILITY (501 N 3RD ST)
  • SUPERIOR CARE HOME (3100 CLAY STREET)
  • WESTERN BAPTIST HOSPITAL TRANSITIONAL CARE (2501 KENTUCKY AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Paducah:

  • FMC - DIALYSIS OF PADUCAH (1532 LONE OAK ROAD, SUITE G15)
  • FMC - SOUTH PADUCAH (1061 HUSBAND RD)

Home Health Centers in Paducah:

  • LOURDES HOMECARE (2855 JACKSON STREET)
  • PURCHASE DISTRICT HHA (916 KENTUCKY AVE.)

Airports and heliports located in Paducah:

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Colleges/Universities in Paducah:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 4,107; Location: 4810 Alben Barkley Drive; Public; Website: www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu)
  • Daymar College-Paducah Main (Full-time enrollment: 126; Location: 509 South 30th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.daymarcollege.edu/college/paducah)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Paducah:

  • Murray State University (about 36 miles; Murray, KY; Full-time enrollment: 8,930)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 53 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 53 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • John A Logan College (about 54 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 56 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 65 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 65 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)

Public high schools in Paducah:

  • PADUCAH TILGHMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 791, Location: 2400 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • MCCRACKEN OPEN CAMPUS SCHOOL (Location: 435 BERGER RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • MCCRACKEN REGIONAL SCHOOL (Location: 501 COUNTY PARK RD, Grades: 8-12)
  • MCCRACKEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 6601 OLD US HWY 60, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHOICES EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 1350 SOUTH 6TH ST, Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Paducah:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL SYSTEM (Students: 561, Location: 1243 ELMDALE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY K-12 (Students: 227, Location: 110 LEBANON CHURCH RD 6-12, Grades: KG-12)
  • OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 227 FARLEY PL, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Paducah:

Private elementary/middle school in Paducah:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY (Students: 261, Location: 377 HIGHLAND BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Paducah

Library in Paducah:

  • MCCRACKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,483,429; Location: 555 WASHINGTON STREET; 83,896 books; 2,083 e-books; 6,194 audio materials; 22,643 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 246 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Paducah Community College and West Kentucky Technical College no longer exist in Paducah, Kentucky. The two colleges were merged in 2003 to form West Kentucky Community and Technical College at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive. (270) 554-9200. Full-time enrollment: 6,500. Web site: http://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Paducah: Union Station (A), North Yard (B), Concord Fire Department Station 1 (C), Paducah Fire Department Station 2 (D), Paducah Fire Department Station 3 (E), Paducah Fire Department Station 5 (F), Paducah Fire Department Station 4 (G), Paducah Fire Department Station 1 (H), Superior Care Home (I), Mercy Regional Emergency Medical Services (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paducah include: Olivia Church (A), Park Avenue Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Calvary Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maplelawn Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Mount Kenton Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Crooked Creek (A), Middle Fork Massac Creek (B), Island Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Paducah include: Stewart Nelson Park (1), Keiler Park (2), Carson Park (3), Paxton Park (4), Barkley Park (5), Noble Park (6), Blackburn Park (7), Kennedy Park (8), Kolb Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Market House Museum Inc (121 Market House Square) (1), River Heritage Museum (117 South Water Street) (2), Museum of the American Quilters Society (215 Jefferson Street) (3), Cardinal Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 816 Joe Clifton Drive) (4), Lambert Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 625 South 4th Street) (5), Paducah McCracken County Convention & Visitors BRU (128 Broadway Street) (6), J.R. King's Tribute To ELVIS Show- 4 parties!! (Arcades & Amusements; 203 Lone Oak Rd) (7), Nancy's Party Animals (Arcades & Amusements; 825B Calvert Drive) (8), Anchor Tours (Tours & Charters; 144 County Park Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (5106 Cairo Road) (1), Days Inn (3901 Park Avenue) (2), Denton Motel & Suites (2550 Lone Oak Road) (3), Travel Inn & Suites (1380 Irvin Cobb Drive) (4), Tribeca Mexican Cuisine (127 Market House Square) (5), Kincaid's Crossing (1 Executive Boulevard) (6), Budget Inn and Apartments (3300 Park Avenue) (7), Mini-Mo (724 South 6th Street Apt 7) (8), Pear Tree Inn by Drury (5002 Hinkleville Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kentucky State - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Court Designated Wo (220 North 8th Street) (1), Federal Bureau of Investigation (555 Jefferson Street) (2), Kentucky State - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Supreme Court Jus (222 Kentucky Avenue) (3), Kentucky State - Administrative Office of the Courts- Circuit Court Clerk-Mike Lawr (301 South 6th Street) (4), Kentucky State - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Circuit Court District Court- Administr (301 South 6th Street) (5), Johnston J D DDS (2850 Lone Oak Road Suite 1) (6), Kentucky State - Circuit Court Clerk-Mike Lawrence- Administrative Office Of The Co (301 South 6th Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Julian Carroll - Politician, Ricochet (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Phil Roof - Baseball player, Steven Curtis Chapman - (born 1962), musician, Chad Cromwell - Session musician, Clarence Gaines - Basketball player-coach, Jean Byron - Actress, Drew Miller (American football) - College football player, Joseph C. Clifton - Rear Admiral, Jackie Trail - Female tennis player.

McCracken County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Paducah and their reported violations in the past:

PADUCAH WATER WORKS (Population served: 64,013, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2014)
US ENRICHMENT CORP (Population served: 2,000, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Paducah in 2010:

  • 510 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 335 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 100 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 43 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 35 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Paducah in 2000:

  • 641 people in nursing homes
  • 359 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 91 people in halfway houses
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Paducah (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Paducah Bank and Trust Company: The Paducah Bank And Trust Company, Southside Banking Center, Mid-City Branch, Lone Oak Branch, West Park Banking Center Branch, Southside Banking Center. Info updated 2010/06/17: Bank assets: $534.1 mil, Deposits: $423.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Paducah Bank Shares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Downtown Drive-In Branch, West Branch, Kentucky Oaks Branch, Paducah Branch, South Branch. 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
  • Independence Bank of Kentucky: Paducah Branch, Lone Oak Road Branch, West Park Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,133.6 mil, Deposits: $949.3 mil, headquarters in Owensboro, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Independence Bancshares, Inc.
  • Banterra Bank: Hinkleville Road Branch at 5200 Hinkleville Road, branch established on 2002/11/27; 3151 Parisa Drive Branch at 3151 Parisa Drive, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • FNB Bank, Inc.: Lone Oak Branch at 3445 Lane Oak Road, branch established on 2000/12/06; Paducah Branch at 630 Jefferson Street, branch established on 2000/07/31. Info updated 2010/10/01: Bank assets: $371.8 mil, Deposits: $311.4 mil, headquarters in Mayfield, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Jackson Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Paducah Main Branch at 1601 Broadway St, branch established on 2000/08/18; Paducah Concord Branch at 5195 Hinkleville Road, branch established on 2006/05/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Paducha Branch at 3220 Irvin Cobb Drive, branch established on 2008/04/02. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Community Financial Services Bank: Mccracken County Banking Center Bran at 3420 Park Avenue, branch established on 2004/07/01. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $559.2 mil, Deposits: $472.5 mil, headquarters in Benton, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Services, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

For population 15 years and over in Paducah:

Marital status in Paducah, KY
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Paducah:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Paducah
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paducah, KY (based on McCracken County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,84796
Mainline Protestant6,10623
Catholic4,3084
Black Protestant93610
Other8004
None17,568-
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: 13
Here:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
McCracken County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
McCracken County:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McCracken County:

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
McCracken County:

28.2%
Kentucky:

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

13.9%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paducah:

47.1%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Paducah:

19.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Paducah:

78.1%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paducah, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 69$347,134$60,3710$0
Electric Power 64$396,592$74,3610$0
Firefighters 60$311,142$62,2280$0
Other and Unallocable 59$231,799$47,1460$0
Water Supply 51$241,345$56,7871$1,279
Transit 34$79,322$27,99634$32,122
Housing and Community Development (Local) 29$123,261$51,0058$7,099
Parks and Recreation 25$88,326$42,39626$13,796
Solid Waste Management 25$83,722$40,1870$0
Streets and Highways 20$73,359$44,0150$0
Police - Other 18$40,039$26,6937$3,749
Financial Administration 16$78,081$58,5610$0
Other Government Administration 11$42,206$46,0430$0
Fire - Other 5$29,965$71,9160$0
Natural Resources 4$17,922$53,7666$1,134
Welfare 3$13,315$53,2600$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 493$2,197,530$53,49082$59,179

Paducah government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,168,000 ($367.59)
    Central Staff Services: $4,683,000 ($187.76)
    Electric Utilities: $4,299,000 ($172.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,613,000 ($64.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $562,000 ($22.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($0.72)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $58,392,000 ($2341.21)
    Central Staff Services: $7,667,000 ($307.41)
    Water Utilities: $7,401,000 ($296.74)
    Police Protection: $6,007,000 ($240.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,717,000 ($229.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,149,000 ($206.45)
    General - Other: $3,766,000 ($151.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,925,000 ($117.28)
    Regular Highways: $2,472,000 ($99.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,372,000 ($95.10)
    Transit Utilities: $2,317,000 ($92.90)
    Financial Administration: $708,000 ($28.39)
    Natural Resources - Other: $686,000 ($27.50)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,155,000 ($286.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $4,755,000 ($190.65)
    Corporate Bonds: $937,000 ($37.57)
    Benefit Payments: $778,000 ($31.19)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $434,000 ($17.40)
    Withdrawals: $13,000 ($0.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,008,000 ($40.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $3,884,000 ($155.73)
    Other - General - Other: $190,000 ($7.62)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $148,000 ($5.93)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Electric Utilities: $2,021,000 ($81.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $1,160,000 ($46.51)
    Water Utilities: $647,000 ($25.94)
    Police Protection: $395,000 ($15.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $324,000 ($12.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $115,000 ($4.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($1.96)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($1.92)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($1.64)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($0.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($0.48)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,366,000 ($1538.27)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($2.93)

Paducah government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $6,614,000 ($265.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,520,000 ($181.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,884,000 ($115.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $619,000 ($24.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $135,000 ($5.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $336,000 ($13.47)
    From Other Governments: $46,000 ($1.84)
    Local Employee Contribution: $7,000 ($0.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,959,000 ($158.73)
    Other: $3,561,000 ($142.78)
    Highways: $31,000 ($1.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $50,191,000 ($2012.39)
    Other: $1,283,000 ($51.44)
    General Local Government Support: $276,000 ($11.07)
    Transit Utilities: $215,000 ($8.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $993,000 ($39.81)
    Sale of Property: $402,000 ($16.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $374,000 ($15.00)
    Interest Earnings: $259,000 ($10.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $155,000 ($6.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000 ($3.85)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $71,917,000 ($2883.49)
    Water Utilities: $10,865,000 ($435.63)
    Transit Utilities: $1,737,000 ($69.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,253,000 ($170.52)
    Transit Utilities: $2,894,000 ($116.03)
    Other: $1,148,000 ($46.03)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $19,822,000 ($794.76)
    Property: $5,837,000 ($234.03)
    Corporation Net Income: $4,913,000 ($196.98)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $4,170,000 ($167.19)
    Other License: $270,000 ($10.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000 ($6.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $131,000 ($5.25)

Paducah government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,360,000 ($7792.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,389,000 ($7312.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,347,000 ($4624.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,375,000 ($4144.78)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $45,000 ($1.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $45,000 ($1.80)

Paducah government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $719,000 ($28.83)
    Total Federal Securities: $416,000 ($16.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,198,000 ($2493.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,607,000 ($465.38)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marshall County, KY  0.64% ($42,975 average AGI)
from Graves County, KY  0.57% ($41,117)
from Massac County, IL  0.43% ($37,591)


5.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marshall County, KY  0.60% ($49,836 average AGI)
to Graves County, KY  0.53% ($39,533)
to Ballard County, KY  0.29% ($46,205)
Businesses in Paducah, KY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T3LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's4
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike6
Burger King3Nissan1
CVS3Office Depot1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A2Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza4Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Ethan Allen1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx13Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes2
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In3
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC1Sears3
GameStop2Shoe Carnival1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill3Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Starbucks2
H&R Block5Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's4Subway10
Hilton1T-Mobile2
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell3
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1The Limited1
Hot Topic1The Room Place1
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jimmy John's1U-Haul4
Jones New York2UPS18
Journeys1Vans2
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Waffle House2
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Kroger3Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paducah:

  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXR (1450 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNTX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BROOKPORT, IL; Owner: DANIEL S. STRATEMEYER)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paducah:

  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • W221BB (92.1 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BD OF REGENTS MURRAY STATE UNIV)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WCBL-FM (99.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)

TV broadcast stations around Paducah:

  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Paducah fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 110Number of bridges
  • 1,427ft / 435mTotal length
  • $28,876,000Total costs
  • 931,008Total average daily traffic
  • 122,056Total average daily truck traffic
  • 779,669Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Paducah, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 161950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 431970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 162000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paducah, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paducah)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 243 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Paducah, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 281 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paducah)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Paducah)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 222. The highest number of fire incidents - 374 took place in 2005, and the least - 129 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paducah, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.2%), and Structure Fires (42.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paducah, KY
    • 1,58842.2%Outside Fires
    • 1,58342.0%Structure Fires
    • 53214.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 631.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paducah, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paducah, Kentucky:

  • Best Inns, 5001 Hinkleville, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 442-3334, Fax: (270) 442-3334
  • Comfort Inn, 5106 Old Cairo Rd, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 442-1616
  • Days Inn, 3901 Hinkleville, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 442-7501
  • Denton Motel, 2550 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, Kentucky 42003 , Phone: (270) 554-1626, Fax: (270) 554-1626
  • Quality Inn, 1350 Irvin Cobb Dr, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 443-8751
  • Sunset Inn, 2308 Hinkleville, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 554-2196
  • Pear Tree Inn - Paducah, 5006 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 442-7200, Fax: (270) 442-7200
  • Pear Tree Inn By Drury, 4910 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 , Phone: (270) 443-3313, Fax: (270) 444-7200
  • 21 other hotels and motels
All 29 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paducah, Kentucky
Most common first names in Paducah, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James69570.8 years
Mary66279.1 years
William58773.4 years
John44774.3 years
Robert35071.6 years
Charles34571.3 years
George23675.5 years
Thomas19672.5 years
Dorothy18275.4 years
Ruth15177.9 years
Most common last names in Paducah, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26476.0 years
Jones24175.8 years
Johnson17373.8 years
Williams13775.1 years
Brown13175.1 years
Miller12778.7 years
Davis11975.8 years
Harris11875.2 years
Thompson11776.9 years
Clark11075.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paducah, KY
  • 70.6%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paducah, KY
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Paducah compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Paducah on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael F. Koenig (13)
  • Joseph W. Lindley (6)
  • Herbert Martin (5)
  • James Scelzi (5)
  • Mark Crawford (3)
  • Michael Koenig (2)
  • Jeffrey L. James (2)
  • William E. Crabtree (2)
  • Kent C. Beckman (1)
  • Jon B. Price (1)

Total of 59 patent applications in 2008-2020.