Summersville, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,080.
Males: 1,554  (50.5%)
Females: 1,526  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42782

Estimated median household income in 2022: $42,392 (it was $28,365 in 2000)
Summersville:

$42,392
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $32,346 (it was $21,331 in 2000)

Summersville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $88,696 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
Summersville:

$88,696
KY:

$196,300
March 2022 cost of living index in Summersville: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Summersville, KY (2000)
    • 2,99697.0%White alone
    • 471.5%Black alone
    • 160.5%Two or more races
    • 160.5%Hispanic
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.10%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

Races in Summersville 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 Summersville, Kentucky as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Summersville is 1,540 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: CST time zone

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 98.9 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.6% ($282)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (59.0 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Buffalo, KY (2.8 miles ),
Hammonville, KY (3.0 miles ),
Magnolia, KY (3.0 miles ),
Saloma, KY (3.0 miles ),
Greensburg, KY (3.2 miles ),
Magnolia-Upton, KY (3.5 miles ),
Donansburg, KY (3.5 miles ),
Hardyville, KY (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 85.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

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

3.4%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Summersville, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Wood products (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.9%)
  • Wood products (14.8%)
  • Truck transportation (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Apparel (4.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Summersville, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Woodworkers (4.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)

Average climate in Summersville, Kentucky

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Tornado activity:

Summersville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Summersville place center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 18.1 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

Earthquake activity:

Summersville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 126% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from Summersville center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 106.7 miles away from Summersville center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from Summersville 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 159.4 miles away from Summersville center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.2 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 Green County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Summersville:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GREEN HILL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENSBURG, KY)
  • GREEN HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENSBURG, KY)
  • CAMPBELLSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • METZMEIER NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • TAYLOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • DAVITA - TAYLOR COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)
  • SUNRISE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HODGENVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Summersville:

  • Campbellsville University (about 14 miles; Campbellsville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 26 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 55 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Sullivan University (about 58 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 59 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)

Points of interest:

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Church in Summersville: Hodges Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Cave Springs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Green County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.1%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.5%
Whole state:

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

3.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Summersville:

Marital status in Summersville, KY
  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 69.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Summersville:

  • High school or higher: 60.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Summersville, KY (based on Green County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,35838
Mainline Protestant1,37612
Catholic621
None1,462-
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: 2
Green County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Green County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Summersville:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAKY (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WXAM (1430 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, KY; Owner: MARK GOODMAN PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WTCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLOC (1150 AM; 1 kW; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Summersville:

  • WGRK-FM (103.1 FM; GREENSBURG, KY; Owner: GREEN COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WAPD (91.7 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Summersville:

  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W04BP (Channel 4; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CAMPSVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Summersville Wt, Water Tank In The Town Of (Lat: 37.330000 Lon: -85.545556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 43.5 m, Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN795
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon, 1300 I Street, Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Anna C Claspy, 8600 Hodgenville Road (Lat: 37.370639 Lon: -85.581667), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 21087 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Whiterock Holdings LLC, Jauriema2@whiterockholdingsllc.Com, , Barri-ngton, Phone: (847) 277-0070

  • Anna C Claspy, 8600 Hodgenville Road (Lat: 37.370639 Lon: -85.581667), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 21087 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Whiterock Holdings LLC, Smartin@whiterockholdingsllc.Com, , Barri-ngton, Phone: (224) 655-2719


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .50 Miles Ne On 323 Corner 0f 61 And 323 (Lat: 37.330833 Lon: -85.536833), Type: Upole, Structure height: 16 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WQJF955,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.780 MHz, Grant Date: 07/03/2018, Expiration Date: 08/25/2028, Certifier: Mike Skaggs, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing, LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:


2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fire incidents - 19 took place in 2014, and the least - 2 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Summersville, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.7%), and Structure Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Summersville, KY
    • 5848.7%Outside Fires
    • 4033.6%Structure Fires
    • 1411.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 75.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Summersville, KY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Summersville, KY
  • 40.9%Electricity
  • 25.3%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Wood
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Summersville, KY
  • 30.6%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 21.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.3%Wood
  • 2.0%Other fuel


Summersville compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • 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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