Powderly, Kentucky

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 8% Powderly Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Powderly, Kentucky

Comparing Powderly 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 2 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 6
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Powderly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles S of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Muhlenberg
Standard Zip Codes 42367
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.236
Longitude -87.159

Powderly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 20.3 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
Distance 35.3 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
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Powderly Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 846 100%
Male 407 48.1%
Female 439 51.9%
Under 18 205 24.2%
18+ 641 75.8%
65+ 125 14.8%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 2.98
White 813 96.1%
African-American 25 3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Powderly Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 843
Growth -3
Growth % -0.4%

Powderly 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 38.5%
English 24.2%
Irish 12%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
German 7.3%
Scottish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1%
Italian 1%
Dutch 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Powderly 846 $28,063
Bremen 365 $36,094
Central City 5,893 $32,959
Drakesboro 627 $25,417
Greenville 4,398 $35,571
Rockport 334 $32,500
South Carrollton 184 $38,750
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