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Barbourville

Barbourville, Kentucky

  •   State: 
    Kentucky
      County: 
    Knox County
      City: 
    Barbourville
      County all: 
    Knox | Whitley
      County FIPS: 
    21121 | 21235
      Coordinates: 
    36°52′00″N 83°53′05″W
      Area total: 
    2.72 sq mi (7.04 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.65 sq mi (6.88 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.16 km²)
      Elevation: 
    971 ft (296 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    36,8638
      Longitude: 
    -83,8848
      Dman name cbsa: 
    London, KY
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    40906
      GMAP: 

    Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, United States

  •   Population: 
    3,222
      Population density: 
    1,213.56 residents per square mile of area (468.47/km²)
      Household income: 
    $16,386
      Households: 
    1,605
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.00%

Barbourville is a home rule-class city in Knox County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 3,165 at the 2010 census, down from 3,589 at the 2000 census. The city was formally established by the state assembly in 1812. It was incorporated in 1854 and then reïncorporated in 1856. Union College and the Appalachian Children's Home are located in Barbourville. In 2015, the city approved alcohol sales in the city after 82 years of prohibition. It is in the center of Knox County in the valley of the Cumberland River where it is joined by Richland Creek. U.S. Route 25E passes through the east side of the city, leading northwest 16 miles (26 km) to Corbin and southeast the same distance to Pineville. The Redbud Festival in April features a quilting workshop and now includes other traditions and crafts, including storytelling, art shows, dulcimer workshops, and a school. The festival features open-air concerts, carnival attractions, a beauty pageant, a parade, and other events. In early October, the town hosts the Daniel Boone Festival, commemorating the pioneer who explored the area in 1775. The first celebration was at Pine Mountain State Resort Park, but the celebration is now held on the campus of Union College (Kentucky). The city has a total area of 2.68 square miles (6.95 km²) of which 2.62 square miles are land and 0.06 square miles of water.

Geography

Barbourville is the primary city name, but also Bailey Switch, Baughman, Crane Nest, Gausdale, Himyar, Jarvis, Kayjay, Swanpond, Tedders, Woollum are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Barbourville, Kentucky. Barbourville is in the center of Knox County, in the valley of the Cumberland River where it is joined by Richland Creek. U.S. Route 25E passes through the east side of the city, leading northwest 16 miles (26 km) to Corbin and southeast the same distance to Pineville. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.68 square miles (6.95 km²) of which 2.62 square miles are land and 0.06 square miles of water. The city is located in Knox County and is part of the Knox County School District. The school district has an enrollment of 1,856. The town has a population of 1.2 million, making it one of the smallest towns in the state. It is the only town in the county to have a post office, which opened in 1881. It was the first post office in the area, opening in 1883. The post office closed in 1891, and was replaced by a new one in 1894. It reopened again in 1892, when the city was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It has been in the same location since 1894, when it was first established. The current post office was opened in 1896. It closed in 1901, and the post office reopened in 1904, when a new post office opened in the city. The last post office left the city in 1998. It no longer exists, but is now located in a nearby town, Corbin.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,165 people, 1,211 households, and 662 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,027.4 inhabitants per square mile (396.7/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 94.40% White, 3.23% African American, 0.56% Native American,0.25% Asian, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population. The city's population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 15.7% from 18 to 24, 24. 7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there are 82.2 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there is 78.4 males. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was2.88. The per capita income for the city is $11,485. About 32.6% of families and 38.0%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 43.4% of those under 18 and 30.5%. The median income for a household in theCity was $13,297, and $20,762. for a family. Males had a median income of $31,775 versus $18,102 for females.

Arts and culture

Each year in early October, Barbourville hosts the Daniel Boone Festival, commemorating the pioneer who explored the area in 1775. The festival features open-air concerts, carnival attractions, a beauty pageant, a parade, and other events.Starting in 2005, the Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association began sponsoring the Springtime Redbud Festival. The first celebration was at Pine Mountain State Resort Park, but the celebration is now held on the campus of Union College (Kentucky) The festival in April first featured a quilting workshop and now includes other traditions and crafts, including storytelling, art shows, dulcimer workshops, and a cooking school.Voters in Barbourvilles in 2015 approved alcohol sales in the city after 82 years of prohibition established by local law in 1933. The measure won in a special election in December 2015, by a little more than 60 votes. This approval came three and a half years after voters rejected alcohol Sales in another special election. the measure will allow alcohol sale in both stores and restaurants. It will be the first time in the state that alcohol sales have been allowed in both restaurants and stores in more than 30 years. The city will also be the fourth state in the U.S. to allow alcohol sales at restaurants and in stores, after Tennessee, Georgia, and Arkansas all did so in the past 10 years. It is the first state to do so in a state with a population of more than 100,000.

Education

Knox County Public Schools administers public schools in Barbourville. The Knox Appalachian School is a public school serving the needs of the children committed to the Appalachian Children's Home. The Independent School District administers the town's elementary and high schools. The town has a lending library, the Knox County Public Library. It is located in the town of Knox County, which is part of the Knox-Knox county school district. It has a population of about 2,000 people. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through Knox County. It was founded in 1881. It became a city in 1883. It received its first post-secondary degree in 1891. It had its first high school in 1894. It also has a middle school and high school, which were established in 1892. It currently has a high school and two elementary schools, which opened in 1998 and 1998, respectively. The high school was the first in Knox County to graduate from high school. It opened its doors in 1998. The elementary school opened in 1999. The middle school was opened in 2000. It closed in 2007. It reopened in 2010. The public library is in the city's downtown area, which has a branch of the library in the center of the town. The library has a collection of more than 1,000 books, including many rare books and children's books. It runs out of a building that was built in the early 1900s. The community has a public library, which was established in the late 1800s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky = 92.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 80. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 97. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Barbourville = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 3,222 individuals with a median age of 35 age the population grows by 5.46% in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,213.56 residents per square mile of area (468.47/km²). There are average 2.09 people per household in the 1,605 households with an average household income of $16,386 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.80% of the available work force and has dropped -3.20% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.80%. The number of physicians in Barbourville per 100,000 population = 59.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Barbourville = 50.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 3.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 138. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 184. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky which are owned by the occupant = 37.90%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $98,310 and home appreciation of 0.08%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.76 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,168 per student. There are 19.9 students for each teacher in the school, 618 students for each Librarian and 618 students for each Counselor. 1.75% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.22% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.57% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Barbourville's population in Knox County, Kentucky of 1,010 residents in 1900 has increased 3,19-fold to 3,222 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.78% female residents and 46.22% male residents live in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky.

    As of 2020 in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky are married and the remaining 51.36% are single population.

  • 18.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Barbourville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.16% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.68% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.93% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.21% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, 37.90% are owner-occupied homes, another 51.78% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.31% are vacant.

  • The 56.46% of the population in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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