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Overview

Introduction to Flatwoods, Kentucky

Flatwoods, Kentucky, in Greenup county, is 16 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 100 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Huntington - Ashland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 7,605 people lived in Flatwoods.

Flatwoods History

The city of Flatwoods is located in Greenup County, in the Huntington - Ashland metro area. The city derives its name from the original topography of the area, which was a belt of flat wooded land, approximately 650 feet in elevation along the Ohio River. The city was originally named as Advance, after the Advance Methodist Church. Its name changed to Cheap, after a blind Methodist called John Cheap. In the year 1938, the city post office was renamed Flatwoods, and the town got incorporated under this name.

Flatwoods and nearby Attractions

  • Dean State Forest
  • Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
  • Shawnee State Forest
  • Serpent Mound
  • Lawrence County Museum

Things To Do In Flatwoods

Tourists can get a glimpse to the history of the place by visiting the Lawrence County Museum. One can also enjoy the Serpent Mound designed in shape of an uncoiling serpent. The Shawnee State Forest is another site tourists can visit to witness the rich vegetation of the forest. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events throughout the year.

Flatwoods Transportation

Air transport is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.

Flatwoods Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Shawnee State University, University of Rio Grande, and Marshall University.

People

Total Population 7,407
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,735
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,682
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $87,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 16.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Flatwoods Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles S of Columbus, Ohio
County Greenup
Metro Area Huntington - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 41139
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.522
Longitude -82.717

Flatwoods Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ASHLAND
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station SOUTH POINT
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HUNTINGTON TRI STATE
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellefonte 883 $125,625
Raceland 2,932 $54,429
Russell 3,307 $86,150
Westwood 611 $98,750
Worthington 1,320 $56,204
Wurtland 1,073 $41,705

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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