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Overview

Introduction to Paducah, Kentucky

Paducah, Kentucky is 79 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 120 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee. It is in McCracken county. The population of the city is 26,307.

Paducah History

Paducah was originally known as Pekin. It began as a mixed community of white settlers and Native Americans in the year 1815. The settlers were attracted by its location. The community was named as Paducah after Chief Paduke, who welcomed the travelers and provided hospitality to the settlers. In 1830 the place was incorporated as a town. Its growth was because of the valuable port facility it offered to the steam boats that traveled across the river system. Paducah was incorporated as a city in the year 1856.

Paducah and nearby Attractions

  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • Museum of the American Quilter's Society
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Tilghman Civil War Museum

Things To Do In Paducah

One may enjoy the facilities offered by parks like Paxton Park, Keiler Park, and Carson Park while in the city. Park Avenue Church, Calvary Church, and Pleasant Grove Church are among the local churches one may visit. You can also visit the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Tilghman Civil War Museum, and River Heritage Museum.

Paducah Transportation

Barkley Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Paducah Higher Education

The local institutions for higher education are Paducah Community College, West Kentucky Technical College, and Paducah Technical College.

People

Total Population 25,001
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 10,070
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23%
Median Earnings25+ $29,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,124
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,397

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,948
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.9%
Median Gross Rent $575
Median House Value $100,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 8.6%

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

Paducah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County McCracken
Standard Zip Codes 42001, 42003
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42002
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.094
Longitude -88.611

Paducah 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 BROOKPORT DAM 52
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station PADUCAH WALKER BOAT YARD
Distance 4.6 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
Station PADUCAH BARKLEY RGNL AP
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Avondale (42001)

Fremont (42001)

Kentucky Oaks Mall (42001)

Oakdale (42001)

Paducah Mall (42001)

Saint Johns (42001)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calvert City 2,543 $62,679
Grand Rivers 360 $57,679
Kevil 521 $55,833
La Center 1,080 $35,938
Smithland 354 $34,659

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

Paducah Public Libraries

Library
Mccracken County Public Library
555 WASHINGTON STREET
Paducah, Kentucky
(270) 442-2510
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Paducah Hospitals

LOURDES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1530 LONE OAK RD
(270) 444-2444
Emergency Service: Yes

WESTERN BAPTIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2501 KENTUCKY AVE
(270) 575-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Paducah High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LONE OAK HIGH SCHOOL
225 JOHN ROBINSON DR
270-538-4150
Serves 790 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

PADUCAH TILGHMAN HIGH SCHOOL
2400 WASHINGTON ST
270-444-5650
A Title I School.
Serves 778 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

REIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL
5349 OLD BENTON RD
270-538-4210
A Title I School.
Serves 520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

MCCRACKEN CO REG JUV DET CTR ALT SC
501 COUNTY PARK RD
270-575-7111
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

MCCRACKEN ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT SCHOOL
260 BLEICH RD
270-538-5038
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

CUMBERLAND HALL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
425 BERGER ROAD
270-442-0537
A Non-traditional School

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