Virgie, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 279.
Males: 146  (52.6%)
Females: 133  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

32.7 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 41572.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $40,694
Virgie:

$40,694
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $25,502

Virgie CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $107,466
Virgie:

$107,466
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $75,431; detached houses: $74,735
March 2022 cost of living index in Virgie: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 29.7%
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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Virgie, Kentucky as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Virgie is 266 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (77.4%), Scottish (22.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (70.1 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (115.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (413.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Robinson Creek, KY (1.6 miles ),
Dorton, KY (2.0 miles ),
Long Fork, KY (2.0 miles ),
Hellier, KY (2.6 miles ),
Wheelwright-Weeksbury, KY (2.7 miles ),
Wheelwright, KY (2.8 miles ),
Ashcamp, KY (2.9 miles ),
Millard, KY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.34 N, Longitude: 82.58 W

Area code: 606

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

5.3%
Kentucky:

3.8%
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 10.3 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 10.3 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 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Virgie-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Virgie place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 49.5 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Virgie-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 24% 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 95.8 miles away from Virgie center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 101.4 miles away from Virgie center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 257.4 miles away from Virgie 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 90.4 miles away from Virgie center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from Virgie center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from Virgie 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 Virgie:

  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOME CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • HOSPICE OF PIKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PIKEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - PIKEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; PIKEVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Virgie:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • King University (about 57 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 60 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 73 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Morehead State University (about 76 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)

Public elementary/middle school in Virgie:

  • VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1285 HWY 610 W, Grades: PK-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Virgie:

  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 26, Location: 4908 LONGFORK RD, Grades: PK-3)

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Notable location: Shelby Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 Virgie (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Fork (A), Adkins Branch (B). 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:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Virgie (2011 data):

  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Pike Virgie Branch at 1056 Highway 610 W, branch established on 1969/07/07. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Shelby Valley Branch at 1151 Highway 610, branch established on 1987/09/22. 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

For population 15 years and over in Virgie:

Marital status in Virgie, KY
  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Virgie:

  • High school or higher: 58.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Virgie, 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.
State:

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
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.3%
Kentucky:

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

13.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Virgie:

  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WPKE (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Virgie:

  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Virgie:

  • WKPI-TV (Channel 22; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • Virgie, Kentucky
  • Fatal accident count16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:10
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents51
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count8031
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12101
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2476
  • Fatalities8865
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents19154
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents689
See more detailed statistics of Virgie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 377ft / 115mTotal length
  • $10,525,000Total costs
  • 82,736Total average daily traffic
  • 8,635Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Virgie, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 91970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Virgie, KY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Gerald F Robinette, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Gerald F Robinette, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • Gerald F Robinette, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, Suite 1200, Mclea-n, Phone: (703) 584-8665

  • W.A. Gillum, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 21195 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, Compliance@ekn.Com, , Ivel, Phone: (606) 477-2355

  • W.A Gillum, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), 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

  • Michael L Johnson, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), 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

  • Norrh West Peter Branch Rd (Lat: 37.379722 Lon: -82.569722), Type: 31.0, Overall height: 31 m, Registrant: Wzlk Inc, 2347 Pikev-ille, Phone: (606) 432-9805


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • DORTON SUB, Lat: 37.239222 Lon: -82.569528, Type: Pole, Structure height: 25.3 m, Overall height: 26.2 m, Call Sign: WQKM631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Jason D Griffith, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, Fax: (614) 883-6917, Email:

  • Virgie, 3.2 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 37.349333 Lon: -82.612722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQUU550,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2014, Expiration Date: 10/16/2024, Certifier: Stanton Neece, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, 101 Technology Trail, Ivel, KY 41642, Phone: (606) 339-1006, Fax: (606) 339-1363, Email:

  • Speight, Ky Highway 1469 (Lat: 37.259500 Lon: -82.709889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WQWY461,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6019.32 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2015, Expiration Date: 12/28/2025, Certifier: Lynn Haney, Registrant: East Kentucky Network, LLC D/B/A Appalachian Wireless, 101 Technology Trail, Ivel, KY 41642, Phone: (606) 339-1006, Fax: (606) 339-1363, Email:

  • 9LV3110D, 2274 Flatwoods Rd (Lat: 37.285556 Lon: -82.526944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WRCT771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2019, Expiration Date: 01/30/2029, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2024, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Virgie)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BLYTHE T C 2002 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 SERIES (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75533, N75533, N-75533, Serial Number: 558 4420, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 04/05/2013
    Registrant (Individual): James F Damron, 340 Amos Newsome Ln, Virgie, KY 41572
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fires - 22 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Virgie, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.7%), and Outside Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Virgie, KY
    • 6742.7%Structure Fires
    • 5937.6%Outside Fires
    • 2515.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Virgie, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Virgie, KY
  • 70.5%Electricity
  • 21.2%Wood
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Virgie compared to Kentucky 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.
  • 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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