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Overview

Introduction to Mayfield, Kentucky

Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves county, is 72 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 110 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 10,349 people lived in Mayfield.

Mayfield History

The city of Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County. The community was named after Mayfield Creek. During the Civil War, Mayfield was the region of strongest support for the Confederate cause. In 1907, Fulton County judge Herbert Carr declared that the Mayfield Convention made a resolution for secession. The surviving records of the meeting, headed by a Union sympathizer, have made no mention of this resolution. Historian Berry Craig supposed that the convention believed the whole of Kentucky would ultimately secede and make a pledge for the Purchase to break away without any reason. It was for this controversial issue that the city is also known as Pearl of the Purchase.

Mayfield and nearby Attractions

  • Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Natchez Trace National Park
  • Holy Springs National Forest

Things To Do In Mayfield

Tourists can visit Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park that offers fishing, camping and picnicking facilities. The Holy Springs National Forest is another attraction which tourists can visit. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is another site where one can visit to know more about the area's history.

Mayfield Transportation

Air transport is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Mayfield Higher Education

One can opt for Mid - Continent College, Murray State University, Shawnee Community College, and University of Tennessee at Martin.

People

Total Population 10,101
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 3,557
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 40.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $23,031
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,367

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,547
% Above Poverty Level 67.7%
% Below Poverty Level 32.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $79,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 9%

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

Mayfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Graves
Standard Zip Codes 42066
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.741
Longitude -88.636

Mayfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

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

Station MAYFIELD RADIO WNGO
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station MURRAY
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 44 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches
Station PADUCAH WALKER BOAT YARD
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benton 4,379 $61,941
Clinton 1,293 $34,000
Hardin 625 $30,054
Murray 18,515 $46,144
Water Valley 328 $35,625
Wingo 790 $46,786

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

Mayfield Public Libraries

Library
Graves County Public Library
601 NORTH 17TH STREET
Mayfield, Kentucky
(270) 247-2911
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Mayfield Hospitals

JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1099 MEDICAL CENTER CIRCLE
(270) 251-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mayfield High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GRAVES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1107 HOUSMAN ST
270-674-6242
Serves 1,269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

MAYFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
700 DOUTHITT ST
270-247-4461
Serves 382 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

GATEWAY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
1115 HOUSEMAN ST
270-328-4828
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

MAYFIELD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
3179 STATE RT 45 S
270-247-3237
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

THE GENESIS ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
4747 OLD DUBLIN RD
270-623-6144
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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