Lynch, Kentucky

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Lynch, Kentucky

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 5% trophy Lynch Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Lynch Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lynch Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Lynch, Kentucky

Comparing Lynch 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 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 7 6

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Lynch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Harlan
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40855
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.966
Longitude -82.922

Lynch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station BAXTER
Distance 24.1 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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Lynch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 900 100%
Male 407 45.2%
Female 493 54.8%
Under 18 203 22.6%
18+ 697 77.4%
65+ 179 19.9%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 660 73.3%
African-American 224 24.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Lynch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 844
Growth -56
Growth % -6.2%

Lynch 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 30.1%
English 14.4%
Irish 7.3%
Italian 4.9%
German 3.3%
African 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lynch 900 $21,625
Benham 599 $33,333
Blackey 153 $20,625
Cumberland 2,611 $22,365
Evarts 1,101 $22,159
Vicco 318 $14,688
Whitesburg 1,600 $35,714
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