Sidney, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 2,766.
Males: 1,373  (49.7%)
Females: 1,393  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41514

Estimated median household income in 2022: $36,485 (it was $21,455 in 2000)
Sidney:

$36,485
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $19,358 (it was $10,631 in 2000)

Sidney CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $110,311 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Sidney:

$110,311
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Sidney: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Sidney, KY (2000)
    • 2,86899.2%White alone
    • 130.4%Hispanic
    • 80.3%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Black alone

Races in Sidney 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 Sidney, Kentucky as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sidney is 1,383 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

Land area: 52.2 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.7% ($376)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (52.7 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (120.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (405.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Williamson, WV (1.9 miles ),
Chattaroy, WV (2.2 miles ),
South Williamson, KY (2.3 miles ),
Three Forks, KY (2.6 miles ),
Mayflower, KY (2.9 miles ),
Raccoon, KY (3.0 miles ),
Delbarton, WV (3.1 miles ),
Matewan, WV (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.65 N, Longitude: 82.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

5.3%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Sidney, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.2%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (30.4%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Sidney, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Extraction workers (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electricians (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (12.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Electricians (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Sidney, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sidney, Kentucky average temperatures Sidney, Kentucky average precipitation Sidney, Kentucky humidity Sidney, Kentucky wind speed Sidney, Kentucky snowfall Sidney, Kentucky sunshine Sidney, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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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 15.7 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 15.7 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 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Sidney-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 47.7 miles away from the Sidney place center injured 3 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 39.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sidney-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 15% 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 95.2 miles away from Sidney center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 241.6 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 106.8 miles away from Sidney 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 90.3 miles away from Sidney center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from Sidney 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 Sidney:

  • ARH PIKE COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON ARH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON ARH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • MINGO WAYNE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF MINGO (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sidney:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Marshall University (about 54 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 55 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia State University (about 60 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)

Public elementary/middle school in Sidney:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sidney: Rockhouse (A), Hatfield Volunteer Fire Department (B), Big Creek Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sidney include: Highland Church (A), Lonesome Dove Church (B), Mary Elizabeth Church (C), Big Creek Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Rockhouse Church (F), Dix Fork Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: W J May Cemetery (1), Stanley Cemetery (2), Stepp-Vance (3), Fraley Cemetery (4), Hayes Lowe Cemetery (5), Orrison Lowe Branch Number 2 Cemetery (6), Orrison R Lowe Number One Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dick Fork (A), Swinge Camp Branch (B), Becket Branch (C), Bent Branch (D), Bevins Branch (E), Big Creek (F), Dix Fork (G), Brunty Fork (H), Coburn 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:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

27.9%
Whole state:

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

17.8%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Sidney:

Marital status in Sidney, KY
  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Sidney:

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.2
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sidney, 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
Here:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

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
Pike County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Pike 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:
Pike County:

33.3%
State:

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

13.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Sidney:

  • WBTH (1400 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sidney:

  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM; ALLEN, KY; Owner: FLOYD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSIP-FM (98.9 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Sidney fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Sidney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • W A Gillum, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W A Gillum, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Tyson-s, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Michael L Johnson, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, Compliance@ekn.Com, , Ivel, Phone: (606) 477-2355


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.589833 Lon: -82.396250, Call Sign: WQBG373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.200 MHz, 467.200 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 09/30/2024, Certifier: Steve Endicott, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sidney, KY, Lat: 37.532194 Lon: -82.409500, Call Sign: WQJW724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2018, Expiration Date: 01/26/2029, Certifier: Brad Bohrer, Registrant: Spectrum And Licensing Services, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, PA 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:

  • Sidney, 1.6 Miles South Of (Lat: 37.596694 Lon: -82.360139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WRJG650,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2020, Expiration Date: 08/26/2030, Certifier: Lynn Haney, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, 101 Technology Trail, Ivel, KY 41642, Phone: (606) 339-1006, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: AA4TQ, Licensee ID: L01196872, Grant Date: 09/28/2006, Expiration Date: 09/28/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2018, Registrant: Dennis C Stiltner, Sidney, KY 41564

  • Call Sign: KM4ZBO, Licensee ID: L02064669, Grant Date: 11/18/2016, Expiration Date: 11/18/2026, Certifier: Justin Crawford, Registrant: Justin Crawford, 3304 Dix Fork Rd, Sidney, KY 41564


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sidney, KY
  • 74.9%Electricity
  • 14.8%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Coal or coke
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sidney, KY
  • 56.8%Electricity
  • 21.9%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Coal or coke


Sidney compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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