Raccoon, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,347.
Males: 2,102  (48.4%)
Females: 2,245  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41501

Estimated median household income in 2022: $48,890 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Raccoon:

$48,890
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,954 (it was $13,704 in 2000)

Raccoon CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $123,444 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Raccoon:

$123,444
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Raccoon: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Raccoon, KY (2000)
    • 4,48598.7%White alone
    • 250.6%Hispanic
    • 210.5%Two or more races
    • 80.2%Asian alone
    • 40.09%Black alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Raccoon, Kentucky as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Raccoon is 2,174 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 806 feet

Land area: 59.8 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.8% ($477)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (61.3 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (120.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (409.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mayflower, KY (2.4 miles ),
Pikeville, KY (2.9 miles ),
Millard, KY (3.0 miles ),
Sidney, KY (3.0 miles ),
South Williamson, KY (3.0 miles ),
Coal Run Village, KY (3.1 miles ),
Fedscreek, KY (3.2 miles ),
McCarr, KY (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.53 N, Longitude: 82.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

5.3%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Raccoon, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.7%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.6%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (25.2%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Food (7.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (14.1%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Raccoon, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Extraction workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.3%)
  • Extraction workers (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.5%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Raccoon, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Raccoon, Kentucky average temperatures Raccoon, Kentucky average precipitation Raccoon, Kentucky humidity Raccoon, Kentucky wind speed Raccoon, Kentucky snowfall Raccoon, Kentucky sunshine Raccoon, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 60.7. This is about average.

City:

60.7
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 21.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Raccoon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 53.7 miles away from the Raccoon place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 33.0 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Raccoon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 18% 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 96.7 miles away from Raccoon center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 245.3 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 102.2 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 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from Raccoon 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 Pike County (38) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 30
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 28, Storms: 25, Mudslides: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Raccoon:

  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PIKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PIKEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOME CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF PIKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Raccoon:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Marshall University (about 62 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • King University (about 67 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Raccoon: Kimper Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (A), Kimper Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Johns Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (C), Johns Creek Volunteer Fire Department (D), Kimper Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Raccoon include: Frozen Creek Church (A), Little Dove Church (B), Meathouse Fork Church (C), Edo Church (D), Calvary Church (E), Primitive Church (F), Maranatha Church (G), Zebulon Church (H), Cornerstone Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maynard Cemetery (1), Deskins Family Cemetery (2), Morris Cemetery (3), Lawson Cemetery (4), Morris Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bent Branch (A), Bevins Branch (B), Big Groundhog Branch (C), Bishop Branch (D), Blackberry Fork (E), Deskins Branch (F), Deskin Branch (G), Phillips Branch (H), Varney Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pike 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:

73.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.1%
Whole state:

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

4.7%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Raccoon:

Marital status in Raccoon, KY
  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Raccoon:

  • High school or higher: 64.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Raccoon, KY (based on Pike County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,720101
Mainline Protestant2,22715
Catholic2933
Other2133
Black Protestant1801
None44,391-
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: 23
Pike County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pike County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Here:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

15.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.3%
Kentucky:

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

13.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Raccoon:

  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WBTH (1400 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raccoon:

  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Raccoon fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Raccoon fatal accident list:

Dec 11, 2019 06:15 AM, Sr-3418, Lat: 37.458647, Lon: -82.392453, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 30, 2011 02:10 PM, Sr-1441, Lat: 37.502578, Lon: -82.446986, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 23, 1998 02:29 PM, Sr-1441, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 13, 1990 10:50 PM, 1441, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Raccoon)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KY006 R, 2855 Ridgeline Rd (Lat: 37.456222 Lon: -82.396833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 67.1 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Call Sign: WQYF955,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2016, Expiration Date: 09/15/2026, Certifier: Marguerite Elias, Registrant: Hogan Lovells Us LLP, 555 Thirteenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 637-5858, Fax: (202) 637-5910, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Raccoon)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Raccoon, KY
  • 70.5%Electricity
  • 21.7%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Raccoon, KY
  • 73.9%Electricity
  • 22.7%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Coal or coke


Raccoon compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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