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Population (year 2000): 26,307. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,575 (-2.8% change)
Males: 11,964 (45.5%), Females: 14,343 (54.5%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $26,137 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Paducah:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.1%)
  • Black (24.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (11.9%), German (10.8%), English (9.4%), Irish (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), French (2.1%).Kentucky forum

Land area: 19.5 square miles

Paducah,

For population 25 years and over in Paducah

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paducah city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,161 (-4.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Clarksville, (94.1 miles pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Nashville-Davidson, (143.0 miles pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (336.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: KY (2.7 miles Hendron, Oak, KY (3.6 miles Lone IL (3.7 miles Brookport, KY (4.3 miles Woodlawn-Oakdale, KY (4.7 miles Massac, KY (8.4 miles Reidland, IL Metropolis, (8.8 miles KY (9.0 miles Ledbetter,
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 55 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2004: 185 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2005: 128 buildings, average cost: $88,800

Latitude: 37.07 N, Longitude: 88.63 W

Area code: 270


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Retail trade (14.6%), Manufacturing (11.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +18,639 (+70.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,651 (75.3%)


 

Crime in Paducah by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 3 3 3 5 9
    per 100,000 15.2 11.4 11.4 11.4 19.0 34.2
Rapes 11 11 18 18 22 28
    per 100,000 41.8 41.8 68.4 68.4 83.6 106.4
Robberies 41 58 41 51 38 64
    per 100,000 155.9 220.5 155.9 193.9 144.4 243.3
Assaults 130 98 174 98 165 149
    per 100,000 494.2 372.5 661.4 372.5 627.2 566.4
Burglaries 279 253 350 318 279 261
    per 100,000 1060.6 961.7 1330.4 1208.8 1060.6 992.1
Thefts 1,372 1,420 1,411 1,312 1,326 1,437
    per 100,000 5215.3 5397.8 5363.6 4987.3 5040.5 5462.4
Auto thefts 125 120 149 148 140 140
    per 100,000 475.2 456.2 566.4 562.6 532.2 532.2
498.4 488.5 570.8 500.6 539.7 593.6

Average climate in Paducah, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Paducah,

Paducah-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Paducah city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 3/4/1964, a category 4 tornado 28.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Steven Curtis Chapman - (born 1962), musician, Marcy Walker - (born 1961), soap opera actress, Keith Murt - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Mar 1, 1957), Boots Randolph - (born 1926), musician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Paducah:
  • LOURDES HOSP (1530 LONE OAK RD)
  • WESTERN BAPTIST HOSP (2501 KENTUCKY AV)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Paducah:
  • MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; METROPOLIS, IL)
  • JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; MAYFIELD, KY)
  • MARSHALL CO HOSP (about 26 miles; BENTON, KY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Paducah:
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 10 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: PAH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 54 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 65 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; ID: MDH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Paducah:
  • WEST KENTUCKY AIRPARK (about 10 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: FIO)
  • METROPOLIS MUNI (about 12 miles; METROPOLIS, IL; ID: M30)
  • MAYFIELD GRAVES COUNTY (about 22 miles; MAYFIELD, KY; ID: M25)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 10 $23,462 $28,154 15 $8,418
Housing and Community Development(Local) 45 $137,962 $36,789 3 $3,347
Natural Resources 22 $66,510 $36,278 8 $8,469
Water Supply 46 $157,367 $41,052 1 $102
Electric Power 61 $287,374 $56,532 2 $3,549
Transit 35 $71,928 $24,661 67 $76,354
Other and Unallocable 16 $53,576 $40,182 0 $0
Streets and Highways 26 $66,258 $30,580 0 $0
Financial Administration 16 $47,705 $35,778 0 $0
Other Government Administration 16 $79,664 $59,748 6 $8,172
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $1,025
Fire - Other 7 $20,929 $35,878 0 $0
Firefighters 63 $199,578 $38,014 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $16,268 $16,268 10 $5,050
Police Protection - Officers 79 $308,105 $46,800 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 26 $61,078 $28,189 0 $0
Welfare 3 $8,894 $35,576 0 $0
Totals for Government 483 $1,606,658 $39,916 113 $114,486
Colleges/Universities in Paducah:
  • PADUCAH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,830; Location: PO BOX 7380; Public; Website: www.pccky.com)
  • WEST KENTUCKY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 935; Location: 5200 BLANDVILLE RD; Public; Website: www.wkytech.com)
  • PADUCAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 139; Location: 509 SOUTH 30TH STREET; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ptc-ky.com)
  • PADUCAH BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 124 S FOURTH ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paducah:
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 55 miles; MARTIN, TN; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 58 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 59 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 93 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,510)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
Public high schools in Paducah:
  • LONE OAK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: 225 JOHN ROBINSON DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PADUCAH TILGHMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 2400 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • REIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 5349 OLD BENTON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Paducah:
  • ST MARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1243 ELMDALE ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 227 FARLEY PLACE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Paducah:
  • HENDRON LONE OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 2501 MARSHALL AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PADUCAH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 662; Location: 342 LONE OAK RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LONE OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 300 CUMBERLAND AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LONE OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 301 CUMBERLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 582; Location: 3401 BUCKNER LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FARLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 1250 HUSBANDS RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • REIDLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 5347 BENTON RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CONCORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 5184 HINKLEVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MCNABB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 21ST & PARK AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • REIDLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 5741 BENTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Paducah:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 377 HIGHLAND BLVD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 254; Location: 3230 BUCKNER LANE; Grades: KG - 11)
  • ST. MARY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 1243 ELMDALE ROAD; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY (Students: 72; Location: 7450 ST JOHN CHURCH DR; Grades: PK - 5)
  • SPEEDWELL MONTESSORI (Students: 23; Location: 1907 KENTUCKY AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Paducah:
  • MCCRACKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,350,577; Location: 555 WASHINGTON STREET; 97,594 books; 3,374 audio materials; 3,886 video materials; 327 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Paducah: North Yard (A), Union Station (B).

Churches in Paducah include: Park Avenue Church (A), Calvary Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Olivia Church (D).

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Mount Kenton Cemetery (2), Maplelawn Cemetery (3).

Creeks: Crooked Creek (A), Island Creek (B), Middle Fork Massac Creek (C).

Parks in Paducah include: Paxton Park (1), Keiler Park (2), Carson Park (3), Kolb Park (4), Noble Park (5), Stewart Nelson Park (6), Blackburn Park (7), Barkley Park (8), Kennedy Park (9).


Paducah compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Paducah:
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXR (1450 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNTX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BROOKPORT, IL; Owner: DANIEL S. STRATEMEYER)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Paducah:
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W221BB (92.1 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BD OF REGENTS MURRAY STATE UNIV)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Paducah:
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

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