Willard, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 4,435.
Males: 2,212  (49.9%)
Females: 2,223  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41143

Estimated median household income in 2022: $46,969 (it was $26,782 in 2000)
Willard:

$46,969
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $23,763 (it was $12,628 in 2000)

Willard CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $114,901 (it was $39,900 in 2000)
Willard:

$114,901
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $146,454; detached houses: $165,822; townhouses or other attached units: $187,658; mobile homes: $82,189
March 2022 cost of living index in Willard: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Willard, KY (2000)
    • 4,30498.6%White alone
    • 310.7%Hispanic
    • 120.3%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Black alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Willard, Kentucky as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Willard is 4,435 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: 620 feet

Land area: 90.2 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.7% ($272)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (27.2 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (88.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (354.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Grayson, KY (2.5 miles ),
Webbville, KY (2.9 miles ),
Grahn, KY (3.0 miles ),
Isonville, KY (3.5 miles ),
Cannonsburg, KY (3.5 miles ),
Olive Hill, KY (4.0 miles ),
Blaine, KY (4.0 miles ),
Ashland Rural, KY (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 82.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

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

7.2%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Most common industries in Willard, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.3%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Apparel (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Willard, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Construction laborers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (14.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Willard, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Willard, Kentucky average temperatures Willard, Kentucky average precipitation Willard, Kentucky humidity Willard, Kentucky wind speed Willard, Kentucky snowfall Willard, Kentucky sunshine Willard, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 87.4. This is worse than average.

City:

87.4
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.180. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.180
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 5.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.87
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.401
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 8.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.97
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Willard-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Willard place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willard-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 21% 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 57.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 270.8 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 157.7 miles away from Willard 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 54.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 271.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.2 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 Carter County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 17, Mudslides: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Willard:

  • CARTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)
  • FMC - NA OF GRAYSON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GRAYSON, KY)
  • BOYD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ASHLAND, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willard:

  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 20 miles; Ashland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,482)
  • Marshall University (about 28 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Morehead State University (about 30 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Shawnee State University (about 34 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • West Virginia State University (about 62 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Willard: Camp Webb (A), Hitchins Volunteer Fire Department (B), Norton Branch Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Willard include: Huff Run Church (A), Johns Run Church (B), Mount Chapel Church (C), Reedville Church (D), Mountain Chapel United Baptist Church (E), Norton Branch Church (F), Deer Creek Chapel (G), Davys Church (H), Oak Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hall Cemetery (1), Webb Cemetery (2), Rice Cemetery (3), Cooksey Cemetery (4), Ratcliff Cemetery (5), Edison Cemetery (6), Sammons Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Grayson Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Beetree Fork (B), Big Sinking Creek (C), Deer Creek (D), Dawson Branch (E), Davy Run (F), Wells Branch (G), Webb Branch (H), Waddell Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Willard: Grayson Game Refuge Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: William J. Fields - Politician.

Carter 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:

74.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.5%
Whole state:

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

7.8%
Whole state:

6.6%

Banks with branches in Willard (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Grayson: Willard Branch at 8752 S St Hwy 1, branch established on 1975/02/18. Info updated 2009/08/19: Bank assets: $216.5 mil, Deposits: $193.0 mil, headquarters in Grayson, KY, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Grayson Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Willard:

Marital status in Willard, KY
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Willard:

  • High school or higher: 62.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willard, KY (based on Carter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,26950
Mainline Protestant6668
Black Protestant1831
Other1571
Catholic1021
None20,343-
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: 9
This county:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carter County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

33.8%
Kentucky:

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

17.9%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Willard:

  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 2 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willard:

  • WUGO (102.3 FM; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEE-FM (100.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WOUL-FM (89.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBMK (88.5 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Willard:

  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49BN (Channel 49; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNCATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTSF (Channel 61; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: TRI STATE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
Willard fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Willard fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 2005 11:38 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 38.206860, Lon: -82.892730, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 1988 12:10 AM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KG4LNZ, Licensee ID: L00320601, Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2023, Certifier: Angela M Porter, Registrant: Angela M Porter, Willard, KY 41181


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Willard, KY
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 17.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.9%Wood
  • 6.9%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Willard, KY
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 25.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Wood


Willard compared to Kentucky 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 significantly below state average.
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