Burkesville, Kentucky

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Burkesville, Kentucky

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High Points

Burkesville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Burkesville Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Burkesville Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Burkesville Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Burkesville Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Burkesville, Kentucky

Comparing Burkesville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Housing Recently Built 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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Burkesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles NE of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Cumberland
Standard Zip Codes 42717
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.79
Longitude -85.37

Burkesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CELINA
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
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Burkesville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,756 100%
Male 761 43.3%
Female 995 56.7%
Under 18 403 22.9%
18+ 1,353 77.1%
65+ 406 23.1%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.79
White 1,526 86.9%
African-American 191 10.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 33 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.9%

Estimated Burkesville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,760
Growth 4
Growth % 0.2%

Burkesville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 57.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
English 10.6%
Irish 4.9%
German 2.7%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
African 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Welsh 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Serbian 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Burkesville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bakerton (42717)
Bow (42717)
Kettle (42717)
Peytonsburg (42717)
Waterview (42717)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burkesville 1,756 $24,028
Albany 2,220 $22,652
Columbia 4,014 $31,344
Edmonton 1,586 $27,763
Jamestown 1,624 $25,234
Russell Springs 2,399 $26,464
Tompkinsville 2,660 $23,361

Burkesville Public Libraries

Cumberland County Public Library
Burkesville, Kentucky
(270) 864-2207
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Burkesville High Schools (2004)

Serves 304 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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1. Clayton, New Mexico 81.8   32.5% 18.7% 12.2% 17 $30,109 5.6% 24.6% 2,524 17.9% 17.4 1.7% 6.7
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