Wheatcroft, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 102 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -41.0%
 
Males: 44  (43.4%)
Females: 58  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

47.8 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip code: 42463

Estimated median household income in 2022: $42,434 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Wheatcroft:

$42,434
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $21,698 (it was $12,643 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $75,082 (it was $28,200 in 2000)
Wheatcroft:

$75,082
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $65,949; detached houses: $64,132; mobile homes: $68,356

Median gross rent in 2022: $729.

March 2022 cost of living index in Wheatcroft: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.2%

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wheatcroft, Kentucky as of June 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wheatcroft is 123 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (38.3%), Greek (28.4%), European (14.8%), American (12.3%), Swedish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/02/1902

Elevation: 372 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Wheatcroft, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Wheatcroft city:

0.7% ($199)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (37.8 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (110.4 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (301.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clay, KY (1.6 miles ),
Sturgis, KY (2.8 miles ),
Providence, KY (2.9 miles ),
Dixon, KY (3.0 miles ),
Breckinridge Center, KY (3.6 miles ),
Morganfield, KY (3.7 miles ),
Nebo, KY (3.8 miles ),
Waverly, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.49 N, Longitude: 87.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Distribution of median household income in Wheatcroft, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Wheatcroft, KY in 2022

Wheatcroft satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.9%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Wheatcroft, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.1%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Truck transportation (11.1%)
  • Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers (8.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • U. S. Postal service (19.2%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Apparel (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Food (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Wheatcroft, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Extraction workers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.7%)
  • Extraction workers (11.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (11.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)

Average climate in Wheatcroft, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wheatcroft-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/2005, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Wheatcroft city center injured 40 people and caused $31 million in damages.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 tornado 28.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheatcroft-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 243% 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 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from Wheatcroft center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from Wheatcroft 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 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the city 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 68.3 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 Webster County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wheatcroft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wheatcroft:

  • MORGANFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MORGANFIELD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheatcroft:

  • Madisonville Community College (about 22 miles; Madisonville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 35 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 38 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 47 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 66 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Wheatcroft Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Webster 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 city:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Wheatcroft:

Marital status in Wheatcroft, KY
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Wheatcroft:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Kentucky average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wheatcroft, KY (based on Webster County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,59333
Mainline Protestant1,4379
Catholic5002
Black Protestant312
Other-1
None6,060-
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: 5
Webster County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Webster County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Webster County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

31.1%
Kentucky:

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

17.4%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 0$0 3$208
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$236
Totals for Government 0$0 11$444

Wheatcroft government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $189,000 ($1852.94)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($254.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($68.63)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($58.82)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($58.82)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($29.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,000 ($29.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($294.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,000 ($823.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($68.63)

Wheatcroft government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $51,000 ($500.00)
    Other: $5,000 ($49.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($19.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($196.08)
    Other: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $147,000 ($1441.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($205.88)
    Highways: $3,000 ($29.41)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($176.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($19.61)

Wheatcroft government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,000 ($1186.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,000 ($1058.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($127.45)

Wheatcroft government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,000 ($1313.73)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheatcroft:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTTL (1310 AM; 2 kW; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheatcroft:

  • WHRZ (97.7 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: HOPKINS-WEBSTER CBC, INC.)
  • W266AB (101.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: PENNYRILE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WMSK-FM (95.3 FM; MORGANFIELD, KY; Owner: UNION COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WMJL-FM (102.7 FM; MARION, KY; Owner: JOEMYERS PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WGBF-FM (103.1 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W235AC (94.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSOF-FM (89.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Wheatcroft:

  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFIE (Channel 14; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

Wheatcroft fatal accident list:

Jun 22, 2019 08:50 AM, Sr-109, Lat: 37.491983, Lon: -87.913417, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 4
Sep 2, 1984 06:45 AM, 109, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.4mTotal length
  • 6,784Total average daily traffic
  • 592Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,951Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wheatcroft, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wheatcroft, KY

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KK4ZSO, Licensee ID: L01853213, Grant Date: 03/27/2014, Expiration Date: 03/27/2024, Certifier: Freddy G Wright, Registrant: Freddy G Wright, Wheatcroft, KY 42463


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wheatcroft, KY
  • 47.3%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 12.7%Wood
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wheatcroft, KY
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity


Wheatcroft compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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