Pathfork, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 379.
Males: 229  (60.6%)
Females: 150  (39.4%)
Median resident age:

53.0 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 40863.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $34,637
Pathfork:

$34,637
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $20,796

Pathfork CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $79,075
Pathfork:

$79,075
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $57,309; detached houses: $56,779
March 2022 cost of living index in Pathfork: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 60.6%

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Pathfork, Kentucky as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pathfork is 518 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Irish (63.3%), American (30.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1200 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (60.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (104.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Alva, KY (1.9 miles ),
Tejay, KY (1.9 miles ),
Coldiron, KY (2.2 miles ),
South Wallins, KY (2.3 miles ),
Wallins Creek, KY (2.4 miles ),
Ewing, VA (2.9 miles ),
Loyall, KY (3.0 miles ),
Harlan, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.76 N, Longitude: 83.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

5.9%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.127. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.127
U.S.:

0.251
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Pathfork-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Pathfork place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1967, a category F3 tornado 36.8 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Pathfork-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 56% 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 103.6 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 133.1 miles away from Pathfork center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.8 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 314.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 98.6 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 269.1 miles away from Pathfork 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 Harlan County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Pathfork:

  • PINEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; PINEVILLE, KY)
  • TRI STATE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HARROGATE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pathfork:

  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 17 miles; Harrogate, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,706)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 39 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Walters State Community College (about 40 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Tusculum College (about 57 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 62 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)

Points of interest:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Branch (A), Path Fork (B), Flat Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Harlan 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:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.3%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Pathfork:

Marital status in Pathfork, KY
  • Never married: 45.7%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

For population 25 years and over in Pathfork:

  • High school or higher: 57.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pathfork, KY (based on Harlan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,15295
Mainline Protestant1,52413
Black Protestant9683
Catholic2073
Other1512
None14,276-
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: 10
Harlan County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Harlan County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Harlan County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Kentucky:

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

21.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Pathfork:

  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 2 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRWB (740 AM; 1 kW; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: PINE HILLS OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • WANO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WCRK (1150 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: RADIO ACQUISITION CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pathfork:

  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WXJB (96.5 FM; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: JBD INCORPORATED)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNV (99.1 FM; JONESVILLE, VA; Owner: REGINA KAY MOORE)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pathfork:

  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Pathfork fatal accident list:

Mar 31, 2010 02:20 PM, Sr-72, Lat: 36.736544, Lon: -83.426742, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 2006 11:00 PM, Sr-2005, Lat: 36.741950, Lon: -83.460560, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 6, 1992 03:50 PM, 72, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.9mTotal length
  • $235,000Total costs
  • 3,494Total average daily traffic
  • 64Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,076Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pathfork, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pathfork, KY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • W A Gillum, North Of Sr72, 0.32 Km (0.2 Mi) West Of (Lat: 36.758472 Lon: -83.469306), Type: 57.9, Structure height: 21095 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Smith, North Of Sr72, 0.32 Km (0.2 Mi) West Of (Lat: 36.758472 Lon: -83.469306), Type: 57.9, Structure height: 21095 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, North Of Sr72, 0.32 Km (0.2 Mi) West Of (Lat: 36.758472 Lon: -83.469306), Type: 57.9, Structure height: 21095 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Michael L Johnson, North Of Sr72, 0.32 Km (0.2 Mi) West Of (Lat: 36.758472 Lon: -83.469306), Type: 57.9, Structure height: 21095 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, Compliance@ekn.Com, , Ivel, Phone: (606) 477-2355


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Chunk Lick, Lat: 36.735639 Lon: -83.377417, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Overall height: 28.1 m, Call Sign: WQUW788,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 11/04/2024, Certifier: Cary V Johnson, Registrant: Tri-State Electronics, Inc., 640 Four Mile Road, Baxter, KY 40806, Phone: (606) 273-9464, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE4TGM, Licensee ID: L00917249, Grant Date: 09/09/2014, Expiration Date: 12/06/2024, Certifier: Michael W Wilson, Registrant: Michael W Wilson, 189 Path Street, Pathfork, KY 40863


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pathfork, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pathfork, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Pathfork 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.
  • Median age above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Pathfork on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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