Hindman, Kentucky

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Hindman, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hindman Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Hindman Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Hindman Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hindman Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Hindman, Kentucky

Comparing Hindman 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 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 1


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


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

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Hindman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Knott
Standard Zip Codes 41822
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.335
Longitude -82.98

Hindman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HYDEN
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station BAXTER
Distance 38.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
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Hindman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 787 100%
Male 358 45.5%
Female 429 54.5%
Under 18 199 25.3%
18+ 588 74.7%
65+ 125 15.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.87
White 768 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 13 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.3%

Estimated Hindman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 772
Growth -15
Growth % -1.9%

Hindman 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 65.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
English 6%
Irish 5.3%
German 4.6%
French (except Basque) 2%
Italian 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Scottish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
European 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brinkley (41822)

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)
Hindman 787 $21,806
Blackey 153 $20,625
Hazard 4,806 $27,226
Hyden 204 $32,500
Pippa Passes 297 $73,250
Vicco 318 $14,688
Wayland 298 $20,938

Hindman Public Libraries

Knott County Public Library
Hindman, Kentucky
(606) 785-5412

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Hindman High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 669 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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