Mortons Gap, Kentucky

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Mortons Gap, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Mortons Gap Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Mortons Gap Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Mortons Gap Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mortons Gap Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mortons Gap, Kentucky

Comparing Mortons Gap 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 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Housing Recently Built 6 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2


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

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Mortons Gap Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SW of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Hopkins
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42440
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.236
Longitude -87.475

Mortons Gap Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
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Mortons Gap Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 952 100%
Male 447 47%
Female 505 53%
Under 18 215 22.6%
18+ 737 77.4%
65+ 167 17.5%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.87
White 910 95.6%
African-American 31 3.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Mortons Gap Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 956
Growth 4
Growth % 0.4%

Mortons Gap 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 54.7%
English 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
Irish 8.1%
German 4.1%
Dutch 4.1%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Polish 0.8%
Belgian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mortons Gap 952 $34,276
Earlington 1,649 $24,167
Hanson 625 $36,406
Madisonville 19,307 $38,688
Nortonville 1,264 $31,466
St. Charles 309 $20,000
White Plains 800 $32,321
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